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Sara E. Elder

Sara E. Elder

Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Divisional Vice President, Associate Relations and Compliance
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA


Sara Elder is Divisional Vice President, Associate Relations and Compliance for Sears Holdings Management Corporation.  In this role, Ms. Elder oversees the associate relations, labor relations, HR policy, HR compliance, and discrimination charge management functions for Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. In addition, she is responsible for Sears, Roebuck and Co.’s and Innovel Solutions, Inc.’s affirmative action programs.

Prior to joining human resources, Ms. Elder was Assistant General Counsel, Complex Litigation for Sears, Roebuck and Co., with a focus on class action and commercial litigation, and employment practices.  She joined Sears following eight years of private practice, concentrating in the areas of commercial litigation, employment practices and creditors’ rights.

Ms. Elder has frequently presented and trained on the issues of leave and accommodation management and was a contributing author to the inaugural issue of the West publication Successful Partnering Between Outside and Inside Counsel (Employment Law Section) (1999-2000 ed.).  In 2012, Ms. Elder was named as one of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders by Diversity MBA Magazine.

Ms. Elder graduated from DePaul University College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the DePaul Business Law Journal, and received her undergraduate degree in history and sociology from Washington University in St. Louis summa cum laude.

Sara E. Elder is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Thorny Issues Involving Reasonable Accommodations Under The Americans with Disabilities Act (July 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues, Monday, October 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues, Monday, October 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY
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