An Overview of Essential Functions of Human Resources

Presented by: Wendy Hansen, Attorney
Foley & Foley, PC
September 28, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Cod - Hyannis
287 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
7:30 to 7:45 am      Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
7:45 to 8 am            Breakfast and Opening Remarks
8 to 10 am                Program and Discussion
Program Description:
As a business owner and/or HR professional it can be incredibly challenging to stay current and remain compliant with critical HR functions. Join us for an informative and interactive discussion covering essential human resources functions.    The discussion on each topic will include an overview, notes of importance, and any recent changes. Topics to be covered are:
Background Checks
Personnel Files
Medical Marijuana
Substance Abuse Disorder - How Paid Family and Medical Leave and Family and Medical Leave apply
Employee I- 9’s
Reference Checks
Reasonable Accommodations
Networkers Membership - $25.00 per attendee
HR Leaders Membership - $0.00 
Leadership Table Membership - $0.00
Guest/Non-Member - $35.00 per attendee
Speaker Bio:
Wendy Hansen, Attorney

Wendy brings a broad range of employment law skills to our team. She is the Practice Leader of the Employment Counsel On-Call Triage Service, which services over 1,700 clients all over the country. She has experience in handling a variety of questions and claims in employment law, including: FMLA, ADA, FLSA, criminal background checks, medical marijuana, wrongful termination, and harassment.

Wendy is the firm’s Organizational Restructure and Reduction in Force Practice Leader as well as the FMLA and State-Specific Leave Law subject matter expert. She is also the lead for the firm’s Education and Training Practice and has hosted and conducted hundreds of webinars to clients, covering topics and trainings for HR personnel; supervisors and mid-level managers; and standard employees.

During the course of her work at Foley & Foley Wendy has helped multiple employers through the firm’s Handbook Preparation Service and assisted with execution and implementation of legal compliance and best practice policies. She has specific experience working with the manufacturing industry and understands the important nuances within the industry that intersect with employment law.

Wendy has experience both as a Human Resources Manager and as a litigator at an insurance defense law firm in Boston. She has taught legal compliance and leadership training. She has drafted and implemented a framework for a new Human Resources department as a Human Resources Manager. She has also worked with employers under their employment practice liability insurance on a variety of claims, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts


  • New England Law, Boston, MA, cum laude, Dean’s List, New England Law Review, JD 2015
  • Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID BA 2011


Coming Soon:

November 30, 2023 - Understanding Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance for Employers




  •  September 28, 2023
     7:30 am - 10:00 am
Details Price Qty
The Networkers Membership ($25.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The HR Leaders Membership is available to members only. On Sale
The Leadership Table Membership is available to members only. On Sale
Guest/Non Member $35.00 (USD)  

Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso