Register Now! Ward and Smith's Labor and Employment Breakfast and Learn Series

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Registration is now open for Ward and Smith's 2019 Breakfast and Learn Series. 

The program will be held every Wednesday throughout October in one of five locations: Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

The Breakfast and Learn Series are designed for human resources professionals, such as human resource directors and managers, in-house employment attorneys, and corporate controllers with human resources responsibilities.  Each event begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and networking, followed by a presentation, given by a Ward and Smith labor and employment attorney, on emerging employment law trends including:

  • LGBT Issues
  • DOL New Overtime Rule, and Other US DOL Developments
  • #MeToo

The Breakfast and Learns are pre-approved for HRCI and SHRM continuing education credits.  The North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education, through its Accreditation Committee, has approved this symposium for CLE activity.  Any North Carolina attorney attending will receive 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit.

There is no fee to attend but advance registration is required. To sign-up, send an email to with your contact information and the date of the event you want to attend.

October 2

Ken Gray

  Speaker: Ken Gray

  Craven Community College, Naumann Community Room
  800 College Court
  New Bern, North Carolina


October 9

Devon Williams

  Speaker: Devon Williams

   Ward and Smith, P.A.
   751 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 300
   Raleigh, North Carolina


October 16

  Speaker:  Hayley Wells

  Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown
   309 College Street,
   Asheville, North Carolina


October 23

Ken Gray  Speaker: Ken Gray

  Courtyard by Marriott
  2225 Stantonsburg Road 
  Greenville, North Carolina


October 30

Will OdenSpeaker: Will Oden

Hampton Inn Medical Park
2320 South 17th Street
Wilmington, North Carolina



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