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Greenberg Traurig Attorney Will Speak At Society Of HR Management Conference

Daniel B. Pasternak, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, is scheduled to speak at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) annual conference held June 24 to 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pasternak will lead a session titled “Traditional Labor Law Issues Affecting the Non-Union Employer.”

Pasternak, who practices in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice, will speak on Wednesday, June 27 about the National Labor Relations Act and how it applies to non-union employers. He will discuss the recent actions by the National Labor Relations Board to extend and apply the act, particularly as it relates to employees’ use of social media as a means to comment on the workplace.  Pasternak will also address issues in the non-union workplace including confidentiality, blogging, Internet usage policies, solicitation and distribution policies, and other matters that arise daily in the workplace.

This is SHRM’s 64th annual conference. According to its website, SHRM was founded in 1948 and is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the interests of the HR profession in over 100 countries.

Pasternak focuses his practice on representing employers in traditional labor relations matters, including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charge and representation case proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and federal appellate courts, and grievance arbitration proceedings, as well as litigating employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases before the federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. He represents clients in other employment-related matters, such as wage and hour, non-compete and non-solicitation, breach of contract, ERISA denial of benefits, executive compensation, and shareholder and LLC member disputes.

Pasternak received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice, with more than 100 practitioners firm-wide and recognized by Law360 as a 2011 Employment Group of the Year, provides an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel, including consulting, technical assistance and litigation representation.

For more information Greenberg Traurig and the Society for Human Resource Management, visit Greenberg Traurig’s website at gtlaw.com and visit the Society for Human Resource Management’s website at shrm.org

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge 2011

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge Teaches Students Workforce Skills

Hundreds of Valley high school students learn workforce skills, compete for internships at the Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) JA You’re Hired! Challenge at the Tempe Center for the Arts


According to a 21st Century Skills study, 42 percent of employers rate the overall preparation of high school graduates for entry-level jobs as deficient. On March 29, more than 350 Valley high school students will defy this statistic at the Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) JA You’re Hired! Challenge at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

The JA You’re Hired! Challenge is a part of a three component, award-winning program created by JAAZ in partnership with the University of Phoenix to develop high school students’ work-readiness skills, many of which are not addressed in a normal high school curriculum.

“We realize that even some of the best schools lack the ‘real world’ lessons that are needed to transition from student to employee,” says Joyce Richards, president of JAAZ. “JA You’re Hired! teaches students those skills and does so in a realistic, competitive environment to help them make smart academic and economic choices.”

The first component is a rigorous curriculum led in class by Junior Achievement volunteers to prepare them for the JA You’re Hired! Challenge. Over the course of a few weeks, students learn proper interview techniques; work to improve their writing, language, math and critical thinking skills; and how to apply what they learn in the classroom to real life situations.

These skills are then put to the test by nearly 50 Phoenix area hiring managers who will be on-site the day of the JA You’re Hired! Challenge. They will be testing the students on their abilities through mock interviews, marketing pitches and public speaking exercises.

Some of the hiring managers will be offering summer internships. Students selected will continue to the third component of the program, which is comprised of successfully completing a paid internship with regular correspondence between the employer and Junior Achievement advisors.

“What is truly unique about this program is that it goes beyond lessons and workshops,” Richards says. “Students actually go through the hiring process and apply everything this program has taught them. And like the real world, not everyone gets the job, but at least now they are prepared for whatever challenges they may face in the job market.”

This year’s JA You’re Hired! Challenge program is made possible thanks to the generous support of University of Phoenix and community partners, such as Phoenix Suns Charities, Triton Technologies, Crexando, FedEx, Allstate, bluemedia, Charles Schwab, Manpower, SHRM and others.

For more information on Junior Achievement or ways to get involved, please call 480-377-8500 or visit jaaz.org.

About Junior Achievement of Arizona
Junior Achievement is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which believes that every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy. Serving Arizona’s youth since 1957, JA prepares young people for the real world by showing them how to become self-sufficient, how to create jobs which make their communities robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Junior Achievement of Arizona reached nearly 83,000 students during the 2010-2011 school year.