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Membership Meeting and CLE - LIVE at Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 11:45 AM until 1:15 PM
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 Gainey Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Registration is required before Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
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Please DO NOT MAIL CHECKS FOR THE LUNCHEON. Either pay in advance on the website via credit card or bring a check or cash (exact change appreciated) to the luncheon. Note: We charge $5 MORE than what the website lists to pay by check or cash at the luncheon, even if you pre-registered. LATE REGISTRANTS PAY A $13.50 LATE FEE.
Non-members who pay via credit card will be charged a convenience fee by our website provider ($2.00 for a charge up to $50; $3 for over $50 up to 250).
Please arrive by 11:45 to check in at the registration desk. The program begins promptly at noon.
We cannot guarantee special meal requests made after the registration deadline.
This program will NOT be recorded or live streamed.
We cannot give a credit for cancellations after the registration deadline. After the deadline, we give Gainey a guarantee, and we pay for your meal whether you attend or not.
Please register by Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at NOON
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
GAINEY RANCH HAS CHANGED OUR REGISTRATION DEADLINE.
REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED FOR THIS LUNCHEON BY TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023 AT NOON.
IF YOU CONTACT US TO REGISTER AFTER THE REGISTRATION CLOSES,
GAINEY RANCH WILL CHARGE AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT FOR THE LATE REGISTRATION.
THE LATE REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE $13.50 PER PERSON.
Congress and President Biden enacted three major labor and employment bills in November and December of 2022. The Day the Earth Stood Still happened on February 21 of this year when the new Members of the National Labor Relations Board held not only common settlement and release language about confidentiality and non-disparagement, but also simply offering same to be unlawful. The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a rule making noncompete agreements unlawful. What’s next? Come find out at our April 11, 2023 luncheon with longtime SBA member and labor/employment lawyer Denise Blommel.
Denise Blommel is a longtime member of our Association. She practices exclusively in labor and employment law; representing both employers and employees. Denise began her career at the National Labor Relations Board. She is a Lifetime Girl Scout.
DENISE M. BLOMMEL is an attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Arizona and Nevada. Her practice centers on the employer-employee relationship.
Denise is a former Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and a former Assistant Chief Counsel of the Industrial Commission of Arizona. She represents employers and employees in employment and labor matters.
Denise belongs to the State Bar of Arizona, State Bar of Nevada, the American Bar Association, the Scottsdale Bar Association, and the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association. She serves on the Executive Council for the State Bar of Arizona’s Senior Lawyers Division.
Denise was awarded the State Bar of Arizona’s Member of the Year for 1998-1999. She was also awarded the State Bar Employment & Labor Law Section Member of the Year in 2014. Denise is one of the authors of the State Bar’s Arizona Employment Law Handbook and a co-author of articles in the January 2022, January 2021, and December 2013 State Bar’s Arizona Attorney about the State Board of Education’s expanded jurisdiction, COVID-19 in the Workplace, and the Affordable Care Act; and two articles in the April 1994 and April 1998 Arizona Attorney about Workers' Compensation, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Denise served as Chair of the Employment & Labor Law and Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Law Sections of the State Bar of Arizona.
Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics, with Highest Distinction (Summa Cum Laude), Honors, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Arizona. She serves on the Advisory Board to the Honors College at the University of Arizona. Her law degree is from Arizona State University. Denise and her Moot Court teammates placed second in the nation in the National Moot Court competition – team, brief, and speaker.
Denise is a frequent presenter for government, business, educational and community groups. She taught Human Resources Law for the ASU Master of Legal Studies Program in 2014 and 2015 and was active with the former ASU Law Group.
Denise is a mediator with the U.S. Postal Service. She and her husband, Don Doerres, are regular presenters of “Soft Skills for a Hard World,” a seminar to improve workplace communication and resolve conflict. Denise and Don belong to the University of Iowa Alumni Association and Denise is a life member of both the ASU and U of A Alumni Associations.
Denise served on the Board of Directors for 20 years for Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. The Girl Scouts awarded Denise the Thanks Badge in 2000; the Thanks Badge II in 2005, and the Impact Award in 2020, their highest volunteer honors. She currently serves as Chair of the Council’s Personnel Committee. Denise and Don live in Scottsdale and are active at St. Patrick Catholic Community.
All attendees are invited to bring in their gently used suits to support The Phoenix Suit Project. The Phoenix Suit Project mission is to be the connection point between the suit wearing community and non-profit organizations providing professional men’s clothing to individuals who are committed to rejoining the workforce. Looking and feeling your best is an important piece of gaining the confidence necessary to build a path for a brighter future. The clothing collected represents more than a suit, it is a hand up not a hand out. For more information, please click here
Donation receipts will be provided by the Phoenix Suit Project. With support from membership, this 50th Anniversary Year activity
will be a great success benefiting the community and membership.
MEMBERS, PLEASE LOG IN TO THE WEBSITE BEFORE REGISTERING TO RECEIVE MEMBER PRICING.
When registering, please indicate your choice of REGULAR entrée or VEGAN entrée.
Regular Entrée: Greek chicken pasta with grilled chicken, artichoke, olives, baby heirloom tomato, basil, and citrus white wine sauce
Vegan Entrée: Vegetable stir fry with fried rice
All meals served with rolls and butter, Southwest Caesar Salad with romaine, corn, black bean, avocado, chili lime dressing, corn tortilla crisp (GF/DF) and angel food cake with mixed berry compote (DF).
Share the fun! Invite a friend to experience the networking, social and educational opportunities of the Scottsdale Bar Association! Current members may invite a prospective member to attend an upcoming lunch for free. Here are the rules:
1. The guest must be eligible for membership in the Scottsdale Bar Association. See www.scottsdalebar.org, click on Membership Information, then Membership Categories.
2. The guest cannot be a former Scottsdale Bar member.
3. The guest cannot have attended lunch for free in the past.
4. The member must attend the luncheon with the guest.
5. The member must register him/herself for the luncheon, then contact Paige Martin at email@example.com with the guest’s name and email address, and choice of regular or vegan meal, so that she can register the guest. Member registration and the request for guest registration must be completed before the registration cut-off on the Friday before the luncheon, at noon.
6. The member can only invite one guest to any luncheon.
7. The member is responsible for following up with his/her guest after the luncheon to invite the guest to join Scottsdale Bar.
8. The Board of Directors reserves the right to limit the number of guests attending each luncheon.