Are Your Job Descriptions Working Hard or Hardly Working For You?

Wednesday 4:15 – 5:15 PM

Session Description

While job descriptions may not be everyone’s favorite topic, for HR professionals they are the bedrock of the recruitment process and play a critical role in the evaluation of ADA reasonable accommodation requests. Additionally, as HR professionals consider their workforces and job responsibilities and duties post-pandemic, job descriptions will likely surface as employees weigh in about how (and where) they want to work.


Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, AWI-CH

Ms. Cole-Johnson counsels boards of directors, senior management, and human resources professionals in all areas of employment law, with a focus on sensitive, high-risk personnel issues, investigations, compliance, training, and U.S. market-entry initiatives for international corporations. She routinely advises private sector employers, ranging from Fortune 500 and NYSE companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions to manufacturers, financial services firms, and federal contractors. Ms. Cole-Johnson is a trained workplace investigator and also represents employers in litigation. As a trusted advisor, she regularly counsels board chairs and C-Suite executives on C-Suite/director transitions, the executive search/selection process, investigations, and board and committee training.


Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Ms. Warren counsels clients, including multinational corporations, private equity firms educational institutions, manufacturers, and non-profits, on employment law an workplace human resource issues, including personnel issues and compliance. She also defends clients in state and federal court litigation matters as well as before state and federal agencies. Ms. Warren represents federal contractors in their compliance efforts, including with regard to affirmative action plans and audits. She is a trained workplace investigator and conducts, manages and provides advice regarding workplace investigations. Ms. Warren conducts trainings and presents on topics such as sexual harassment, workplace investigations, and discrimination.