Key Employment Issues Every ABA Provider Should Know About

By: Dawn Mackey
Published: May 21, 2021
Key Employment Issues Every ABA Provider Should Know, presenters Vanessa Kelly and Melinda Lapan


Join us on Thursday, May 20 as we discuss common employment issues faced by businesses and entrepreneurs. Learn how to mitigate risk and avoid potential pitfalls of non-compliance.

Learning Objectives

  • Employment laws affecting all employers
  • Violating a law you didn’t know existed
  • Where to look for help and guidance in this complex terrain

About the Presenters

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Vanessa Kelly, PLC

Labor & Employment Attorney, Member with Clark Hill, PLC,

Vanessa Kelly is a Labor & Employment Attorney and a Member with Clark Hill, PLC, a full-service, global law firm. Vanessa’s clients seek her experienced, confident counsel in addressing their employee management needs. She provides legal services including risk assessment and risk avoidance in employee terminations, accommodating disabilities, addressing workplace misconduct, protecting key personnel and proprietary information, performing reductions in force, and implementation of workplace policies designed to avoid disputes and comply with state and federal law, to name a few.

Vanessa also defends employers before federal and state courts and civil rights agencies. Vanessa earned her J.D. at George Washington University Law School, and is licensed in both NJ and NY.

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Melinda Lapan, PLC

Vice President of HR Advantage Advisory

Melinda Lapan is Vice President of HR Advantage Advisory, a subsidiary of Clark Hill. HR Advantage Advisory provides HR outsourcing and consulting services.

Melinda has over 20 years of Generalist experience in Human Resources, having worked in various HR leadership roles across multiple industries prior to joining HR-AA. She has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, she holds two HR certifications and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

About the Author

Dawn Mackey, Product Manager at RethinkBH

Rethink Product Manager

Dawn is a versatile, analytical, resourceful, passionate and people-oriented leader in the Behavioral Health industry who thrives in a growth oriented, progressive, and values-based organization. Dawn has dedicated more than 7 years to the B2B SaaS environment serving as a subject matter expert, owning features and products end-to-end, working cross-functionally to manage roadmaps, and prioritizing features based on company strategic objectives. She excels in identifying opportunities to innovate and improve products, while ensuring a great user experience for existing features.

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