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TREN EVENT: Navigating Compensation Issues to Help Sail Past Risks & Litigation

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
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Location: Richland Library

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The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network presents its January seminar: Navigating Compensation Issues to Help Sail Past Risks & Litigation. People most often think of compensation as bonus pay for a job well done, but compensation is much more than just the monetary rewards provided by an employer. According to Milkovitch and Newman in "Compensation", it is "all forms of financial returns and tangible services and benefits employees receive as part of an employment relationship." This can include salaries, incentives, insurance, paid vacation and sick days, pension plans, and employee discounts. An organization's compensation practices can have far-reaching effects on its competitive advantage. To remain competitive, companies must find ways to control labor costs. January's TREN meeting will focus on key areas of the compensation plan, what to watch out for, and hot compensation topics.

What you'll learn:

  • How to clearly identify the nature of the employment relationship
  • What to watch out for in the areas of overtime, stock options, and leave laws
  • How to deal with the hot topics in compensation today

Who should attend?

  • Business owners
  • Human resource professionals
  • Individuals with leadership positions in organizations with employees


There is no charge to attend. Please pre-register by Thursday, January 12. Space is limited, so register early. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Please register at:  

For More Information:
Teresa Claar
(509) 375-2068

About the Speaker

Sandra Muller, an attorney with The Cicotte Law Firm, is a native of the area having grown up on a wheat farm outside of Connell. She is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law - Juris Doctorate, 1983 and Arizona State University - Bachelor of Arts in Education, Cum Laude, 1978. Sandra's practice focuses on employee matters, corporate governance, contracts, securities, and general business. Prior to joining the law firm in January 2008, Sandra served as Corporate Counsel for Nuvotec USA, including subsidiaries Vivid Learning Systems, Pacific EcoSolutions, ImageWorks, Technical Resources International, and Thermal Conversion Corp. She has served in a lead role on a team that took a local company public, obtained a Community Economic Revitalization Board grant, and was active in the acquisition and merger arena.

Sandra enjoys spending time with her two children, fiancé, family, and friends, and takes pleasure in gardening and golfing. Sandra is on the Kennewick General Hospital Foundation Board, where she provides leadership as Secretary of the Board and Chairman of the Membership Committee.

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