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CALG Quarterly Meeting

  • February 14, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • TIAA / 8500 Andrew Carnegie Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262


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Speakers:  Cheryl Behymer and Sheila Bias Willis

Topic:  Inquiring about salary history in the applicant stage.  

Cheryl Behymer is a Partner in the Fisher Phillips Columbia office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Pay Equity Practice Group, as well as the Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance Practice Group. She assists clients by providing timely and practical counsel, training and audit defense in affirmative action, workplace harassment, employee leave issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other labor and employment issues.

Cheryl defends employers who are responding to administrative charges, actively involved in litigation, or are participating in compliance reviews conducted by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Cheryl prepares affirmative action plans for federal contractors and subcontractors and assists federal contractor and non-federal contractor clients with self-audits, including compensation audits. She also defends employers in multi-plaintiff lawsuits, including class and collective actions.

Cheryl is a frequent presenter on pay equity, compensation, affirmative action, and harassment legal issues. She is also past chair of the South Carolina Diversity Council, a committee of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and a diversity fellow of The Diversity Leadership Institute affiliated with the Riley Institute at Furman University. Cheryl is an Ambassador for the South Carolina Diversity Recruitment Consortium, and she is a former board member of the South Carolina ILG. Cheryl regularly presents on federal contract compliance at the ILG National Conferences, served as Co-Chair for the 2016 National Conference for the Industry Liaison Group, and regularly presents and publishes with national, state and local organizations and publications.  Cheryl is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Sheila Bias Willis is an associate with Fisher Phillips in the Columbia office. She represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters.

Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Sheila practiced in a regional civil defense firm, representing employers in litigation and a variety of administrative proceedings. Sheila has also worked as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Sheila is involved in various professional and community activities. She serves as President Elect and is on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association (SCWLA). She also serves on the Board of Directors for Columbia – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a previous board member for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (SCDTAA). Sheila is active in the Richland County Bar, American Bar Association, and is a member of the Junior League of Columbia. Sheila also is very active in the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers’ Division, serving as the state-wide Chair of the Cinderella Project.

Prior to attending law school, Sheila was a member of store leadership for a Fortune 500 retail company, providing employee supervision and managing a variety of employee issues related to wage and hour, workers’ compensation, discrimination issues, performance management, and other personnel issues.

Breakfast will be provided at no charge for members. $20 for guests and non-members. Everyone is welcome!

Please note: Visitors will need to check in at the security gate and provide a photo ID. 


Registration will be open until Wednesday February 7th. 
We look forward to networking with you!

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