Toby J. Brink, Esq.
Toby Brink is a Senior Associate General Counsel for Banner Health, where she provides legal advice on employment law and benefits issues affecting the organization’s 50,000+ employees. Ms. Brink started at Banner in 2008, and since that time the organization has acquired or merged with several other health care companies, including the University of Arizona Health Network, with a resulting increase of more than 15,000 new employees. Ms. Brink has represented management in employment law matters for 27 years, first as a litigator and later as in-house counsel for Michelin North America before moving into healthcare 16 years ago. In each of her positions Ms. Brink has conducted extensive training for managers, and she is a frequent speaker before professional organizations. She brings a depth of professional experience in executing reductions in force and defending retaliation claims. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School.
You are invited to attend the August Educational Session presented by Toby Brink, Sr. Associate General Counsel for Banner Health. She will be presenting on the two very timely topics of
1. Retaliation: What’s Illegal and What’s Not?
An employee walks into your office and tells you his manager is retaliating against him. How do you know if this may turn into a legal issue? What kind of conduct creates a problem under anti-retaliation laws?
What is “protected activity” under various state and federal laws? What kind of employer action might be construed as retaliatory? How can you ensure your company can defend itself against a legal claim of retaliation? How can you manage the poor performer who sets herself up as a whistleblower?
2. Reductions in Force: Staying on the Right Side of the Law
Many health care organizations are looking at ways to cut costs, and reductions in force have become a necessary evil. How do you execute a RIF without incurring legal expenses, damaging your company’s reputation, and destroying the morale of those employees left behind? This presentation will reveal lessons learned in a decade with one of Arizona’s largest employers as it acquired and merged with other healthcare organizations, expanding and reducing its workforce to meet the changing demands of its operations.The program will be presented at Az Hospital and Healthcare Association Office.
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