This interactive one-day workshop is designed for business people responsible for Human Resources. The class includes a review of the laws most often unknowingly violated and provides information on how to prevent these violations.

This class is for you if you are a private employer with under 100 employees and:

  • Are new to the human resources responsibility, or;
  • Are a business owner overseeing human resources

Topics Include:

  • Commonly Violated Laws
  • Job Descriptions
  • Recruiting and On-boarding
  • Interview Questions
  • Background Checks
  • Discipline and Documentation



Karen Bender, SPHR-SCP, CEBS

Human Resources Consultant

Karen joined Hausmann-Johnson Insurance in 2017 with over 30 years of Human Resources experience. Her experience includes regulatory compliance (FMLA, EEO, FLSA, HR, and Safety), benefits, wage and salary administration, employee relations, training, and payroll. The majority of her industry experience is in insurance and manufacturing and she is knowledgeable in both union and non-union environments.

Karen also provides training services to the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in HR areas and instructs a class for the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Further, she developed and teaches courses targeted at providing small businesses (less than 100 employees) with general HR guidance and employment law review to help them maintain compliance and improve their processes.

Karen enjoys working outside, spending time with family, reading, and traveling. She has traveled to 23 foreign countries so far including hiking throughout Europe, a 1,000 mile snowmobile trip in Canada, and exploring off the beaten path in China.