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06/23/2024

806: Managing Your Managers to Manage Better
06/23/2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Additional Fee and Registration Required
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Michael S. Cohen, J.D., Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will enable the attendees to bring back to their management-level constituents, immediately, the tools necessary to manage through the complicated issues associated with the employee lifecycle.  

Room location: Refer to your ticket printed at Attendee Services for the session room location.

How many times has it happened? We promote high-performing employees into management positions because they are good at their jobs, and then we send them off in the hopes that they have the ability to lead. MISTAKE! We cannot assume that our managers, new or experienced, have the tools necessary to lead and manage those who report to them. These skills are not inherent in everyone, and managers frequently must be taught how to manage. This fast-paced, business-focused, interactive workshop will take you through the education managers need most. Even more, we will give you the actual material and presentations so that you, as an HR professional, can bring this knowledge back to your organization. We will focus on the hiring and interview processes, performance management (including documenting discipline and performance appraisals), how to deal with employees who aren't meeting business needs, the importance of empathy in keeping employees engaged and motivated, reporting responsibilities when complaints are brought or medical conditions are disclosed, recognizing and mitigating against implicit bias in decision making and more.Learning Objectives:Identify the subject matter on which managers must be educated.Learn training techniques so you can provide your managers with the tools they need to lead effectively.Evaluate how managers can keep their employees motivated and engaged through "soft skills" and effective performance management.Analyze the skills managers need with respect to hiring and interviewing, as well as reporting complaints that are brought to their attention.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app
807: Compliance Bootcamp - Fundamentals of HR, Leave and Benefits
06/23/2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Additional Fee and Registration Required
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Jay M. Kirschbaum, Benefits Compliance - Director and Sr. V.P., World Insurance Associates
Presenter:
Marina Galatro, SHRM-SCP, Executive HR Consultant, HR Services, Newfront Insurance Services, LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain sufficient understanding of the structure and purpose of the rules governing HR and Benefits to apply them in different circumstances. 

Room location: Refer to your ticket printed at Attendee Services for the session room location.

The rules and regulations governing HR and Benefits are confusing and complex.  It is difficult for many HR professionals to understand how they all fit together as a coherent set of rules so that they can apply them in various situations.  They learn bits and pieces ad hoc as the need arises and that leaves a confusing tangle of seemingly contradictory rules.   This session is designed to provide a high-level overview of the basics of HR and benefits compliance.   This is designed to give attendees and understanding of the structure of the core HR and benefits rules, how they work together, and be able to apply them in specific situations.   Attendees will get a contextual overview and summary of core HR, leave and benefits requirements that all HR professionals should know.  The presenters will give the attendees a structure to bring some order and understanding to the seemingly arbitrary rules associated with HR and Benefits Compliance.   Just knowing the internal structure and logic of individual rules and regulations help to broaden and clarify the rules when applying them to specific instances.Learning Objectives:Learn the overall structure, organization and methodology (versus just a recitation of specific rules) of ERISA, IRC and other laws and regulations that govern employee benefits.Learn the overall structure, organization and methodology of the core HR rules and requirements.Learn the basics of the various paid leave requirements in the various states and other jurisdictions and how they interact with the federal rules.Learn how the various rules and regulations interact in various situations to understand the overall structure and be able to apply the rules in specific situations.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app

Altered States or Deep Dish With Mushrooms: A Practical Approach to Drug and Alcohol Testing in 2024 and Beyond
06/23/2024 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Jim Reidy, Esq., Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA
Workplace Application:
A practical approach to the drafting and updating of drug and alcohol policies and testing procedures. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

With more than 40 states having legalized cannabis in one form or another and at least two states legalizing the use of therapeutic ( psilocybin) mushrooms human resources professionals need to address these realities as they update and enforce their organization's drug and alcohol policies. This session will review federal and state laws as well as legal issues presented with this evolving issue.

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness of federal and state law issues.
  • Update on reasonable accommodation as it relates to cannabis.
  • Alert to legal pitfalls with health questionnaires involving drug use.
  • EAP and other resources Practical approach to discipline and discharge.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

06/24/2024

A Good Process = Good Results. Proper Retirement Plan Management
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N228, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Jeanne J. Sutton, CFP, Managing Director, Strategic Retirement Partners
Presenter:
Bryan Peebles, Financial Benefits Advisor, Strategic Retirement Partners
Workplace Application:
This presentation will demonstrate, with real life examples, how a proper Retirement Plan Committee is ran and what processes your organization needs to provide a strong retirement plan and reduce fiduciary liability. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Are you responsible for managing your organization's retirement plan? The key to success is a strong process. I know, it sounds boring but this presentation won't be! We will coach you through what proper plan management looks like, ideal fiduciary practices, a sample retirement plan committee meeting, investment monitoring practices, and what partners are necessary to ensure your organization's success. We'll share real life successes and failures that will help you create a successful process for your organization!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand fiduciary liability and how to mitigate.
  • Establish and run a proper Retirement Plan Committee.
  • Discover what partners to engage to support your retirement plan.
  • Properly monitor investments.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

AI in HR Update: The Brave New World of Laws, Regs and Guidance For Employers
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will get an overview of the new laws, regulations and guidance that currently exist relating to employee protections and the use of artificial intelligence in HR software and functions, as well as what to expect and HR's obligations.. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

It seems like every time there's a new Artificial Intelligence application created to streamline an HR function, there are new laws or regulations right behind it! Legal liability surrounding the use of AI in HR continues to evolve and grow. Learn what laws, regs and guidance exist, learn what's coming in the future and learn how to comply.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fast-changing legal protections that exist for employees in federal, state and local law, as well as at the EEOC, NLRB and other agency level;
  • Learn what HR's obligations are under these new laws, regs and guidance;
  • Get tips for best practices relating to the use of AI in HR software and functions - for both the employer and the employee.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Collusion, Antitrust, and Whistleblowing: What HR Pros Need to Know
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E351, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, Independent Consultant & Author, FiveL Company
Workplace Application:
This session will provide attendees with practical information to guide their organization within legally defined boundaries in day-to-day activities from hiring, to protect employees' concurrent rights, and avoiding even the appearance of any activities that violate these burgeoning rules and regulations.  

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

In 2023, we saw a flurry of activity from various federal agencies targeting employment practices. The U.S. DOJ and other agencies continue to push their 'no poach approach.' Federal rules and guidance are also changing related to employers' sharing of wage and benefits information, M & A's, and more. Join this interactive program as we review the latest news, trends, cases, and pitfalls to avoid throughout the employment cycle from recruitment to separation. This program will NOT cover the FTC’s new and final noncompete rule; join this speaker’s session to Tuesday, “Employment Agreements Under Fire” from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. for an in depth look at the final rule and what may lie ahead.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review applicable laws and recent court decisions impacting related policies and practices.
  • Name two proactive practices from the DOJ and FTC’s “Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals”.
  • Consider the most recent federal agencies' rules and guidance.
  • Consider the legal question of 'Can we do this' balanced with the subjective, 'Should we do this?'


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Get Smart About Artificial Intelligence: Generating Guidelines to Harmonize Technology With Humanity
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Carrie Cherveny, Chief Compliance Officer, HUB International Limited
Presenter:
Workplace Application:
Artificial intelligence tools can be a smart addition to your HR toolkit as long as you have a proper guidance system in place. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

HR departments are already deploying AI services for such tasks as resume screening, onboarding, training and research. How organizations implement AI into their workflow can be limitless. For such a potentially powerful tool, it's essential to have a guidance system in place. By establishing a balance between leveraging technology and maintaining human connections, HR professionals will deliver exceptional experiences – without replacing real-life interaction and judgment.

Learning Objectives:

  • AI in the Workplace: Embrace new opportunities to reduce administrative burden, synthesize data and generate value for businesses.
  • The White House Blueprint: Understand the five principles that comprise the blueprint for AI Bill of Rights.
  • Federal Agency Perspective: Guardrails and warnings from various labor and federal employment agencies, including EEOC, DOL and the NLRB.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Riding the I-9 Rollercoaster: The Latest on Form I-9 Regulations, Including E-Verify and Virtual Inspections
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E253, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
John Fay, Director of Product Strategy, Equifax
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain insights and actionable strategies to help them improve accuracy and reduce risk in the evolving I-9 landscape, including the latest on E-Verify obligations, how virtual verifications are working for those who qualify, how to help avoid discrimination, and what audits are uncovering. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 11:00am.
In an era where the stakes of I-9 compliance are higher than ever and audits are increasing, join us for strategic insights and actionable strategies to help your organization navigate the complexities of the Form I-9 and reduce risk. I-9 guru, John Fay, will discuss the latest on E-Verify obligations, how virtual verifications are working for those who qualify, how to help avoid discrimination, and what audits are uncovering.

Learning Objectives:

Virtual Efficiency: Optimizing I-9 Completions in a Digital Landscape

a. Unlock the secrets to streamlining I-9 processes in the new virtual environment.

b. Discover innovative approaches to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of your I-9 completion workflow.

E-Verify Evolution: Navigating Impactful Changes for Employers

a. Stay ahead of the curve by understanding the dynamic evolution of E-Verify.

b. Explore the implications for employers and learn how to adapt to the latest developments.

Decoding Trends: Analyzing I-9 Penalty Decisions

a. Gain a deeper understanding of emerging trends in I-9 penalty decisions.

b. Arm yourself with knowledge by analyzing real-world cases, ensuring your organization is well-prepared for potential pitfalls.

Risk Reduction Toolbox: Actionable Tips for Your Organization

a. Equip your organization with practical and actionable tips to proactively reduce your I-9 compliance risks.

b. Implement proven strategies aligned with the latest regulatory standards, helping to safeguard your organization from potential pitfalls.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

10 Current Trends in Total Compensation
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N229, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Chris Dohrmann, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships , Global Shares, a J.P. Morgan Company
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn about upcoming regulatory changes, their impacts, and how to navigate these. Discussing trends in recruitment strategies will help the audience with their hiring strategies, through the promotion of their equity comp plans and wider total rewards package. We will also discuss additional anticipated trends and how they will affect the audience's HR team and company as a whole. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Diving into the trends your company needs to be on top of in 2024, we'll discuss regulatory updates including the second year of Pay Versus Performance, the new disclosure requirements for Say on Pay coming into effect July 2024, their impact on your company, and much more. We'll also look at how factors including pay transparency and the promotion of shares in job posts can help beat the competition to attract top talent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how upcoming trends will impact their team/department/company.
  • Implement policies and procedures to adapt to new trends.
  • Enhance their recruitment processes to attract key talent.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Communicative Repair: Why 'Huh' Is the Most Powerful Word in the Workplace!
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S404, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical), Communication, HR Expertise, Relationship Management

Presenter:
Alex Murzaku, PhD, Director, Gap International

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Language isn't merely a tool—it's the very foundation of human connection. Yet, a staggering 50% of our communication time is spent repairing misunderstandings. Every 84 seconds, we resort to the humble "huh?"—not out of rudeness, but as a bridge to clarity.

Embark on a journey through the intricacies of organizational communication—how it fuels collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and emotional intelligence.

Join us to uncover the transformative power of language—navigate its complexities, learn how to ensure seamless communication, and discover how to cultivate a vibrant workplace culture.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • Increased understanding of the power of language
  • Heightened awareness of potential misunderstandings
  • Strategies for mitigating miscommunications



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Detecting Lies and Deception: Practical Skills for HR Professionals
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Regency Ballroom, Level 2 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Michael Wade Johnson, Esq., Chief Strategy Officer, Traliant
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn scientifically-validated methods for spotting deception that you can apply in your everyday work life. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 11:00 am.

HR professionals need to be able to spot deception when conducting investigations and interviewing and hiring applicants. While research shows that the average person is lied to twice a day, most people are extremely poor at spotting deception because they rely on inaccurate stereotypes about how people behave when they lie. In this engaging and interactive session from a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney, you will watch videos and examine case studies to learn how to spot signs of deception and truthfulness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn which signs of deception are valid and which are based on myth (such as the mistaken beliefs that liars don't look you in the eye and are fidgety).
  • How to spot scientifically validated signs of deception, including verbal and non-verbal cues.
  • How to spot signs of deception and truthfulness when conducting investigative interviews.
  • How to spot deception when interviewing and hiring applicants.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Disability, Pregnancy, and Hair? Oh My! Managing the Accommodation Revolution in the Workplace
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E271, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Saru Matambanadzo, J.D.; Ph.D., Moise S. Steeg, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and Senior Director of Online Programs, Tulane University Law School
Workplace Application:
This session will address the expanding realm of accommodations in anti-discrimination law with a focus on federal statutes (e.g., the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the PUMP Act, and the CROWN Act) and cases (e.g., the Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy (2023). 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 2:00pm

An accommodation revolution is coming! This presentation examines legal changes to Title VII workplace accommodations.  Historically, Title VII required minimal employer concessions in terms of accommodations. Recently, statutes and cases expanded the scope of accommodation protections in Title VII. These changes constitute an 'accommodation revolution.' Employers will need to make increasing concessions to employee needs that were previously only available under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Are you ready for the accommodation revolution?

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the history and operation of Title VII.
  • Increase understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide information on recent legal changes in Title VII concerning accommodations.
  • Increase understanding of the scope of reasonable accommodations.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The Cutting Edge of Personnel Monitoring: Ethical Implications and Technological Innovations
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S405, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Melissa Daley, President, Orca Intelligence
Workplace Application:
This session aims to foster a dialogue that guides the future of personnel monitoring in a way that respects both technological advancement and individual privacy rights. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

In an era where technology seamlessly integrates into every aspect of our lives, the domain of personnel monitoring has seen revolutionary advancements. This topic, 'The Cutting Edge of Personnel Monitoring: Ethical Implications and Technological Innovations', invites participants to explore the latest monitoring technologies in the workplace while critically examining their implementation's ethical boundaries and implications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Technological Advancements in Personnel Monitoring will showcase the latest innovations in employee monitoring tools. It includes discussions on AI and machine learning algorithms for behavior analysis, advanced biometric systems, real-time GPS tracking, and sophisticated digital productivity tools. Melissa will provide insights into how these technologies transform employee management, productivity assessment, and workplace security.
  • Ethical and Privacy Considerations will be on the ethical dilemmas posed by these technologies. This includes debates on privacy rights, the fine line between monitoring and surveillance, employee consent, and the ethical use of personal data. Legal perspectives on the current regulatory frameworks and guidelines for ethical monitoring practices will also be discussed.
  • Balancing Efficiency and Ethics will aim to strike a balance between the efficiency and effectiveness offered by monitoring technologies and the ethical considerations they raise. This includes exploring best practices for transparent and respectful implementation of these systems in the workplace.
  • Commonly used productivity tools like Microsoft 365 and Google Cloud, while primarily designed to enhance workplace efficiency and collaboration, also possess capabilities that can be utilized for personnel monitoring. These tools can be deployed for monitoring purposes. This topic will touch on how crucial it is to balance the operational benefits with ethical considerations.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The Future of Workplace DEI and A Programs in the Wake of the US Supreme Court decision in Harvard/UNC
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S103, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Jonathan A. Segal, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Presenter:
Victoria Lipnic, Lead of Human Capital Strategy Group, Resolution Economics
Presenter:
Rae Vann, Head of Employment Law and Labor Relations, Wayfair
Workplace Application:
This session will provide the current legal landscape for organizational DEI&A programs and suggestions to achieve their intended purpose and mitigate legal risk. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

'The Future of Workplace DEI&A Programs in the Wake of the US Supreme Court decision in Harvard/UNC.' The spotlight is on workplace DEI&A programs like never before.  The US Supreme Court's June 2023 decision on affirmative action in higher education (Harvard/UNC) does not directly affect workplace DEI&A programs, but one of the results of the decision has been an increase in litigation and other challenges to corporate DEI&A programs.  These challenges include employment practices designed to increase workplace diversity, including hiring and promotional practices. There are also challenges to internship, mentorship and other workplace programs designed to increase inclusion, not to exclude individuals based on gender, race, etc. Learn the current legal and risk landscape for corporate DEI&A. 

This session will (a) provide a general overview of the 'state of the law;' (b) highlight specific workplace practices under the DEI&A rubric that are unlawful or legally risky; and (c) suggest specific DEI&A practices that will help employers achieve the business value of DEI&A and at the same time lessen their exposure to litigation and/or lability.

Learning Objectives: Learn the current legal landscape for organizational DEI&A programs. Hear effective strategies to keep your DEI&A programs on the right side of the law.Maintain inclusive workplaces in the face of legal and cultural headwinds.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Wage and Hour Compliance: A DOL Update and Ways to Avoid Common FLSA Overtime Liability Landmines
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E353, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Robert A. Boonin, Attorney/Member, Dykema Gossett
Workplace Application:
This program will focus on how the USDOL is changing its enforcement initiatives and rules governing overtime pay, as well as ways employers can minimize and hopefully avoid liability for FLSA violations. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 2:00pm

Who's exempt? Who's an employee versus an independent contractor? Are you a joint employer? What are the penalties for errors? These and other issues have recently undergone major regulatory and policy reforms. This program will provide an overview of these developments and best practices for responding to them. In addition, the program will address some errors that, despite their best intentions, employers all too commonly make with respect to overtime compliance, determining who's exempt, what time is compensable, and nuances regarding calculating overtime pay. Knowing more on these topics and understanding what needs to be audited and modified will allow employers to better conform to the complex and ever-evolving rules regarding overtime, and thereby lessen -- if not avoid -- avoidable and substantial liability due to noncompliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding new and pending FLSA regulations and the latest on their legal status, as well as the DOL's current FLSA enforcement initiatives.
  • Appreciating mistakes commonly made by employers with respect to overtime compliance, and thereby getting a better a sense as to issues to watch out for while developing and administrating pay and payroll policies.
  • Learning steps employers can take to avoid, or at least minimize their exposure to, common overtime pay violations by knowing what to look for while auditing policies and practices and then modifying them to better conform to the law.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Your First Employees Abroad: Understanding Risks and Implementing Strategies to Navigate Complexities
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E352, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
This program will cover the considerations that must be undertaken when starting operations abroad with a few employees. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Many employers in the United States start international expansion slowly, often employing one, two or a few employees (or maybe using them as contractors). While there are many benefits to this type of expansion, the risks related to issues such as Permanent Establishment, tax presence, using independent contractors and/or third-party employers can outweigh those benefits, if not handled properly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the key components to a successful start-up abroad.
  • Learn how to navigate the risks of international expansion in various countries.
  • Gain insight into making key strategic decisions about international expansion such as jurisdictional choices based on business needs, the relevant legal environment and local cultural challenges.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

AI-Fueled Employee Service Center
06/24/2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM HR Solutions Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)

Presenter:
Romy Malviya, CEO, Pulpstream

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Join Pankaj 'Romy' Malviya, an innovator in HR technology and the driving force behind Pulpstream’s cutting-edge solutions, for an illuminating session at the SHRM Conference. With a deep expertise in automating HR processes and a passion for leveraging technology to enhance employee experiences, Pankaj will introduce their latest AI-driven features designed to revolutionize employee service centers.

Session Overview: Discover how Pulpstream’s groundbreaking platform, uses AI and advanced automation to transform the employee service center into a dynamic, efficient hub. In this 20-minute demo, Pankaj will showcase how AI can provide instant answers to employees’ queries about job roles, company policies, legal requirements, and benefits. Learn how AI-driven and rule-based automation can streamline workflows, enhancing the entire employee lifecycle from onboarding to offboarding.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/. Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Unlock Global Talent: Successfully Launching and Managing a Global Workforce Expansion
06/24/2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM HR Strategy & Innovation Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)

Presenter:
Dan Grace, Director, International HR Consulting, IRIS Global Workforce Management
Workplace Application:
International payroll and HR 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Crossing borders to grow your business is an exciting endeavor. But have you considered the complexity it brings to Human Resources?

SHRM invites you to a presentation for HR professionals tasked with successfully spearheading their company's international workforce expansion.

  • When: Monday, June 24 at 1:30pm
  • Where: HR Strategy & Innovation Theater in the SHRM24 Expo Hall

This presentation, delivered by global payroll and HR expert Dan Grace, Director of IRIS Software's world class HR Consulting division, will focus on essential strategies and compliance practices pivotal to your success on the world stage.

  • Building a Skilled Global Workforce: Strategies for building an elite team beyond your home turf. From identifying talent pools to culturally intelligent onboarding methods.
  • Legal Frameworks & Compliance: Navigate through the maze of immigration laws, mandatory benefits, labor laws, and ensure you’re aligned with worldwide employment standards.
  • Employee Compensation Essentials: Tactics for seamless international payroll operations, from precise currency conversion and international payments to handling complex tax withholdings.
  • Global Expansion Best Practices: Tried-and-true methodologies that lay the framework for compliant, effective and scalable growth.

Whether you're on the verge of taking those first steps into international markets or looking to refine existing processes, this session is geared to fill your strategic arsenal with actionable insights and practical tools.

Learning Objectives:

  • Getting set up in another country: immigration, legal entity, etc.
  • How to compliantly recruit and hire skilled workers in another country
  • How to navigate the unique and ever evolving employment laws and regulations in another country
  • How to pay global employees accurately, in their own currency, on-time, every time
  • How to access in-country experts to help you comply with providing the mandatory benefits, paying the correct taxes, understand cultural differences, etc.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/. Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

California 2025 – New Developments and What You Need To Know!
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S105, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Jonathan A. Siegel, Partner, Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Workplace Application:
The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for critical workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 12:30pm California regulates the workplace like no other state but there are new emerging hurdles for 2024-2025. The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  The program will review new laws, important cases and key policy and handbook updates for California.

Learning Objectives:

  • What your employer must address in response to the new California laws and agency actions for 2025.
  • Provide practical strategies to respond to the new California and federal case law impacting the workplace.
  • Provide an action plan to update your California handbook and train your managers.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

FLSA's New Minimum Salary Requirements: Strategic and Tactical Implementation Issues
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Regency Ballroom, Level 2 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Jonathan A. Segal, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Presenter:
Victoria Lipnic, Lead of Human Capital Strategy Group, Resolution Economics
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn about the new rule increasing the minimum salary to meet the white collar exemptions under the FLSA. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

In 2024, the Department of Labor issued its final rule increasing the minimum salary to meet the white collar exemptions under the FLSA.  The new rule calls for a series of increases to the minimum salary as follows:

  1. July 1, 2024:  increase from $684 per week to $844 per week
  2. January 1, 2025:  increase again to $1,128 per week
  3. July 1, 2027: initial triennial update

The rules are relatively simple to understand.  What is more complex is the decision making on how to deal with employees who make or will make less than the minimum salary as it increases over time.

This program will discuss strategic and tactical issues to consider in implementing the new minimum salary requirements.  Among the issues to be discovered:

  1. Determining who is or will be impacted by the new rules
  2. Evaluating the cost of increasing salaries to retain the exemption over different periods of time
  3. Evaluating the employee relations and other potential costs of reclassifying employees
  4. Implementing cost-controls for employees who are reclassified
  5. Training reclassified employees on time keeping practices for non-exempt employees as well as the people managers who work with them

In determining who is impacted, employers must remember that a number of states have minimum salary requirements that are higher than those require by the  FLSA.  These laws will be discussed, too.

Finally, the minimum salary must be paid in accordance with the salary basis requirement.  The salary basis requirement is technical and, in some respects, counterintuitive.  We will discuss how employers have inadvertently violated the salary basis requirement and steps employers can take to help avoid violating the requirement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Legal requirements of new FLSA minimum salary rule.
  • Strategic options in implementing the new rule.
  • Tactical considerations in ensuring compliance with salary basis requirement

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at presentations.shrm.org. Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event. Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them. Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

FMLA: Know the Basics - Manage it Better!
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Karen A. Young, President, HR Resolutions, LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will receive a review of the Federal regulation surrounding FMLA along with the guidelines on how to effectively apply the regulations in the workplace. Those that attend will leave with a better understanding of how to best apply the guidelines, support their employees, and help management better understand the ins and outs of managing this type of leave. Best practices will be shared! 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

REPEATED ON TUESDAY at 11:00amIt seems like we receive an FMLA request almost every day anymore. Continuous leaves are, generally, simple to deal with and very straight forward it's hard to 'fake' an appendicitis! Intermittent FMLA, on the other hand, is an automatic, cringe worthy event. This session is designed to help the HR Practitioner avoid the 'cringe' by reviewing the tools we have at our disposal to remain compliant AND minimize potential abuse of the system.  The session covers the basics but is good for mid-level professionals as well - the more we are familiar with the regulations, the better we can apply them and minimize our organizations' exposure to abuse.

Learning Objectives: Compliant and effective management of intermittent FMLA. Ease practitioner's anxiety over intermittent requests.Best practices for risk reduction.Checklist for intermittent leave management. 


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

A 'Hostile Working Environment' -- What It Is, and What It Is Not
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Regency Ballroom, Level 2 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SHRM-SCP, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
This presentation will teach HR professionals how to distinguish between complaints of 'hostile working environment' that require an investigation and those that do not. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Employees frequently complain about a 'hostile working environment.'  The term has specific legal meaning that is much more narrow than most employees think, however. It does not ordinarily cover demanding or unpleasant bosses, legitimate discipline, rude or gossipy co-workers, or hot-tempered customers. To the contrary, it requires conduct that meets certain legal standards and is tied to a protected classification such as sex or race. HR professionals must know how to distinguish between complaints of a hostile working environment that potentially involve unlawful conduct and require a thorough investigation, and those that merely describe the ordinary stresses of the work day. This presentation will highlight the difference.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the legal meaning of the term 'hostile working environment.'
  • Learn how to distinguish between complaints of a hostile environment that require a full investigation and those that do not.
  • Learn how to address complaints that do not involve unlawful conduct or violations of company policy.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Coming Out of the Shadows: Recognizing and Effectively Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S100BC, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Jim Reidy, Esq., Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA
Workplace Application:
Understanding how mental health issues impact employee performance How to discuss mental disabilities with applicants and employees Reviewing steps in the reasonable accommodation process and how that is handled with mental health challenges How to document and properly protect mental health records. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Mental health issues are largely hidden especially in the workplace. During COVID mental health issues weren't priorities in healthcare treatment triage decisions. In addition, COVID amplified many mental health challenges with isolation, anxiety, depression and self-medication. In the workplace some programs and benefits could help ( e,g, FMLA, sick leave, short term long-term disability benefits and Employee Assistance programs) but because of misunderstanding of mental health issues, possible accommodations and the stigma that attaches to disclosing challenges and seeking help many employees stay in the shadows. This session will discuss EEOC guidance and help HR professionals better understand and address mental health issues and accommodations in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding mental health protections under disability laws.
  • Applying workplace policies.
  • Walking through medical questions.
  • Guiding through the accommodation process.
  • Documenting important issues.
  • Discussing possible resources ad assistance.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Harnessing Innovation Responsibly: Strategies for HR Professionals in the Face of Changing Trends in Workplace Policies - AI and Beyond
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S501, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Ryan Parker, Chief Legal Officer , Sixfifty
Workplace Application:
Navigate the ever-changing landscape of US employment laws, including the influence of AI, and harmonize legal compliance with employee welfare for a thriving workplace. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 3:30pm.

There are hundreds of changes to employment laws every year across the US - and now AI technologies have entered the chat. It's hard for even experienced HR professionals to keep up! We'll discuss the dynamic landscape of employment law, including non-compete, arbitration, and employment agreements, plus how to keep a robust employee handbook. By balancing compliant legal documents with employee well-being, HR can navigate these trends while fostering a positive work environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to onboard new employees across the country while complying with state and federal employment laws relating to offer letters, non-compete agreements, and arbitration agreements.
  • Learn how to draft a robust employee handbook that complies with differing employment laws across the country and supports a positive and transparent workplace.
  • Learn what you need to consider when drafting an AI in the Workplace Policy.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Medicare, COBRA and More - Welcome to Vipers' Nest
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM N227, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Melinda A. Caughill, CSA, Co-Founder , 65 Incorporated
Workplace Application:
In this entertaining session (yes, really!), attendees will discover simple tricks and tools to easily navigate the complexities of Medicare, including easy-to-use talking points to drive a basic understanding of Medicare and help employees steer clear of costly Medicare mistakes. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 3:30pm.
Beware! HR professionals, like most people in general, are often unaware of the dangers of Medicare-related mistakes- until one bites them. Unfortunately, just one Medicare mistake can be incredibly costly - or even deadly. In this session, you'll learn the most common Medicare-related mistakes made by HR professionals and how to steer clear of them, with a special emphasis on COBRA, Medicare secondary payer rules and Guaranteed Issue Right.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Medicare is the primary payer for employees on COBRA after the age of 65.What Guaranteed Issue Right is and why it's important for those on COBRA.Simple, yet powerful, talking points about Medicare to use with employees.
  • Specific strategies to bridge potential gaps in coverage during work transitions.How to integrate Medicare into the broader narrative of employee benefits and healthcare planning.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Please Sue Me 2024
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM E353, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Hunter Lott, Owner, HunterLott.com
Workplace Application:
This session simplifies and merges the practical application of employment law principles with better business decision-making. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated on Tuesday at 3:30pm

Old school policies like treating everyone the same, banning workplace romance, keeping salaries a secret, probationary periods and firing people for resigning keep us in the baby-sitting business. This session blends best practices, humor and case law to balance legal risk and good business decision-making. Don't let the attorney be the loudest voice in the room. Take away sample policies and learn how to hire the best, fire the rest and stay out of court.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be prepared to develop, influence and execute strategies for managing organizational change that balance the expectations of the organization, their employees and the law.
  • Attendees will gain a real-world understanding of applicable federal/state regulations and an ability to audit their own practices for legal exposure.
  • Attendees will learn the effects of company HR policy and procedure on frontline practices including hiring, retaining 'A' players, discipline, documentation and workplace behavior.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Seven Steps (plus tips) for Perfecting Your Documentation
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH, Principal, Employment Practices Specialists
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the seven steps to create documentation that is fair and will withstand the scrutiny of a judge or jury. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Document, document, document. Sounds familiar? This standard mantra from your employment counsel is meant to encourage managers to memorialize performance/disciplinary conversations that shows efforts to help the employee be successful and supports employment decisions. And, importantly, documentation can provide a solid defense if prepared correctly. But, in reality, managers (and HR) are typically not taught how to effectively transcribe verbal coaching, counseling or disciplinary conversations into clear, unambiguous, defensible documentation.

Learn the seven steps to creating 'bulletproof' documentation along with ways to tighten your documentation, words and phrases to avoid, and potential red flags for discrimination. Walk away with a usable framework and tips for perfecting your documentation.

Learning Objectives: Learn to document expectations, policy violations, performance issues and consequences.Properly document employee's explanation and action plan.Understand which words and phrases to avoid when documenting.Learn about documentation disasters that create liability.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The Overlap of the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII, and other Employment Laws: What Every HR Professional Should Know
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Jackson Park, Level 1 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Raeann Burgo, J.D., Of Counsel, Fisher Phillips LLP
Presenter:
Alba Aviles, J.D., Partner, Fisher Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to keep the NLRB from meddling in Title VII matters, the key points of overlap and tension between the NLRA, Title VII, and other Employment Laws, and best practices for handling workplace issues that implicate the NLRA and Title VII. Attendees will also walk away with key tips and a plan for responding to an unfair labor practice charge before the NLRB. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The NLRB has broadened the scope of the NLRA's protection of conduct that may otherwise violate Title VII and similar state statutes and has also entered memorandums of understanding with various agencies, increasing inter-agency scrutiny. Unfair labor practice charges may accompany charges and/or complaints to other federal and state agencies. Whether you are managing a union or non-union workforce, you will identify hot spots between the NLRA and different Employment Laws.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying common issues under the NLRA, Title VII and other employment laws and the overlap between them.
  • Best practices to employ for managing workplace issues that implicate the NLRA, Title VII and other employment laws.
  • Gain an understanding of an unfair labor practice charge, including the criteria for who can file and effective strategies for responding to the NLRB when such a charge is filed.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Creating a Culture of Compliance: Lessons Learned for Combining Security & Compliance Training
06/24/2024 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM HR Technology Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)
Competencies: Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
John Just, Chief Learning Officer

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Aligning compliance and security awareness training efforts across departments like legal, HR, IT, etc. allows for a coordinated, consistent training approach organization-wide. Moving away from a once per year “training event” to continuous learning that is more effective and easier for learners to complete with higher completion percentages by utilizing smaller learning modules consistently throughout the year.

Overall, these strategies help foster a culture of compliance that effective training goes beyond checking boxes. They allow companies to design training programs that are comprehensive yet engaging, proactively addressing risks in an ever changing landscape, while building an organizational culture of reporting possible incidents more consistently so they can be more proactively addressed. 

This session highlights best practices to effectively implement combined security awareness and compliance training programs. We'll cover practical tips to help you plan an effective integrated security and compliance training program for the upcoming year, as well as how to align compliance and security training efforts across departments. The focus is not on just “checking the box” with training but on cultivating a culture of compliance and security within your organization. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will walk away with strategies for aligning compliance and security training efforts across multiple departments within their organization.
  • Attendees will walk away with insights into cultivating and maintaining a culture of compliance and security awareness in their workplace.
  • Attendees will walk away with ideas for moving from annual training events to continuous learning processes that are engaging and have higher completion rates.
  • Attendees will walk away with the ability to measure the effectiveness of their training programs in instilling a true culture of compliance and security rather than simply fulfilling formal requirements.
     

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/. Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

06/25/2024

Employers Have Rights Too!
06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM S103, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Joseph L. Beachboard, Nationally Recognized Employment Lawyer, Beachboard Consulting Group
Workplace Application:
By focusing on cases where employers successfully defended their actions or decisions, HR professionals will garner specific practical advice that will increase their ability to decrease their organization's risk profile. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Generally, lawyer-led HR presentations focus on cases involving organizations that made significant employment law mistakes -- and suffered significant damages as a result. That is not this presentation. Rather, this session will look at cases in which employers successful defended claims brought against them, analyzing what they did right rather than what they did wrong. The program will do a deep dive into ten recent rulings, providing tips that HR professionals can immediately implement when they return to their organization after the conference. Significant time will be reserved at the end of this program for questions and suggestions from the audience.  

Learning Objectives: Create an awareness that employers can and do win workplace-related litigation -- when they do the right thing.Understand how to handle difficult situations such that if litigation follows the organization will be able to successfully defend any claims.During this program, information will be shared that helps HR Professionals guide managers to take the steps necessary to put the organization in the best position possible to defend any claims.By following the best practices covered in the session, HR professional will enhance their organization's culture, increase retention, and decrease their risk profile.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Navigating HR Compliance in a GenAI World
06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Helena Almeida, Vice President, Counsel, ADP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn best practices for the effective, compliant use of generative AI and machine learning tools in the HR function. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

As organizations harness the power of generative AI, HR leaders are exploring how to do so responsibly. This careful balance of compliance and innovation requires an ethical framework ensuring fairness and non-discrimination. This session will examine the best practices for organizations seeking to leverage AI tools in the employment context, while upholding HR compliance, driving productivity and fostering inclusion. Learn key considerations, such as responsible AI governance, transparency, data security and privacy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the critical importance of inclusive, deep data sets in the development, testing and use of HCM AI tools.
  • Learn about AI governance structures and how to create processes in your organization for the ethical and effective use of HCM data.
  • Understand -- via examples -- how generative AI-powered insights can enable employers to be more effective, compliant and create a more equitable workplace.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

A Little More Privacy Please! New CCPA Regulations for Automated Decision-making Tools and Privacy Risk Assessments and What Employers Need to Know to Comply
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S504, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Anthony Isola, Partner , Fisher Phillips LLP
Presenter:
Darcey Groden, Associate, Fisher Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn about updates to the CCPA addressing automated decision-making technology, what these new regulations mean for employers, and the role that human resources will play to facilitate compliance. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) continues to impose more obligations on employers, focusing on automated decision-making tech and privacy risk assessments. Employers must evaluate their use of AI, employee monitoring software, and recruiting tools to determine if they trigger new notice obligations and offer opt-out rights for employees and job applicants. In this session, Fisher Phillips' Consumer Privacy attorneys will discuss CCPA changes, their implications for employers, and HR's role in ensuring compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to identify what software tools constitute automated decision-making technology, including AI software, employee monitoring tools and other software that assists in the profiling of employees and job applicants.
  • Understand the notice obligations and opt-out rights related to an employer's use of automated decision-making technology.
  • Understand what is a privacy risk assessment and what uses of employee and job applicant data trigger an obligation to do one.
  • Strategies for conducting privacy risk assessments related to uses of employee and job applicant data.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Background Screening: How to Avoid Litigation Throughout the Entire Pre-Employment Process
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S100A, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Debra Keller, President & Chief Compliance Officer , Victig Background Checks
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to protect their organization from litigation by learning each of the potential traps in the entire background screening process, ranging from job postings and applications all the way through to the Adverse Action process. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

So, you think you're doing the right thing to protect your organization by ordering background checks on your applicants (and you are!) but did you know there are MANY litigation 'traps' where you could be violating FCRA law (and state laws) and you don't even know it? In this new installment of Deb's national background screening educational series, she walks you step by step through ALL phases of using criminal records in the hiring process. This includes job postings, job applications (yes, these can put you at risk!), the interview process (hello, Ban the Box laws), job offers, the EEOC Guidance on the consideration of criminal records, individualized assessments and business necessity, internal job matrixes and Adverse Action. A must attend for all HR Professionals responsible for recruiting, hiring, compliance & talent management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to make compliant hiring decisions based on the background check itself & the criminal records it contains - this includes state restrictions on criminal reporting, individualized assessments, the EEOC Guidance and Adverse Action, all of which are strong areas of litigation against employers.
  • Learn how to compliantly list qualifications in your job postings and how your job application may be causing you great risk of litigation.
  • Learn when to compliantly run the background check and how to be compliant with Ban the Box laws during the interview process.
  • Learn how to create internal job matrixes which allow you to make consistent, compliant hiring decisions based on business necessity and criminal records based on job duties and how that can vary by position.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Detecting Lies and Deception: Practical Skills for HR Professionals
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S100BC, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Michael Wade Johnson, Esq., Chief Strategy Officer, Traliant
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn scientifically-validated methods for spotting deception that you can apply in your everyday work life. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 12:30 pm

HR professionals need to be able to spot deception when conducting investigations and interviewing and hiring applicants. While research shows that the average person is lied to twice a day, most people are extremely poor at spotting deception because they rely on inaccurate stereotypes about how people behave when they lie. In this engaging and interactive session from a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney, you will watch videos and examine case studies to learn how to spot signs of deception and truthfulness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn which signs of deception are valid and which are based on myth (such as the mistaken beliefs that liars don't look you in the eye and are fidgety).
  • How to spot scientifically validated signs of deception, including verbal and non-verbal cues.
  • How to spot signs of deception and truthfulness when conducting investigative interviews.
  • How to spot deception when interviewing and hiring applicants.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

EB in M and A: Understanding Obligations and Identifying Opportunities Arising from Employee Benefits Related Due Diligence Operations in Corporate Transactions
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E271, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Nicole L. Fender, Director, Benefits Compliance , Baldwin Risk Partners
Presenter:
Frank Brown, Counsel, Bush Graziano Rice & Hearing
Workplace Application:
This program is designed to provide participants with an actionable overview of federal employee benefits related regulatory requirements for assessment in the transactional environment, assuring adequate pre- and post-transactional success in the mergers and acquisitions environment. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the 'ACA'), the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ('MHPAEA'), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ('HIPAA'), the Employer Retirement Security Act ('ERISA'), and other federal laws and regulations, lay out a plethora obligations and requirements for employee benefit plan sponsors. Crisis of contract and organizational security may easily arise to the extent an unknowing or inexperienced transactional team is employed to conduct employee benefits related oversight during due diligence operations conducted in corporate mergers and acquisitions. An unsuspecting buyer might be plagued with post-closing transactional liabilities reaching into the millions of dollars, requiring months or years of negotiations to settle private and federal administrative agency-related enforcement liabilities. To avoid such liabilities, employers must prepare and execute a systematic and comprehensive due diligence operation to catalogue, evaluate, and appraise the relative values and underlying liabilities associated with a seller's performance of a wide range of federal compliance mandates and other regulatory requirements. This program is designed to assist the employer in pre- and post-closing evaluation of employee benefits related due diligence operations arising in the M&A context. Participants will explore foundational aspects of many benefits related laws and regulations, while learning strategies to evaluate, assure and document a seller's current and historical performance of these important legal and regulatory obligations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn and understand the basic federal regulatory requirements for employee benefit plan sponsors, including legal responsibilities and other obligations arising in connection with the ACA, ERISA, privacy and security laws and regulations, mental health parity laws and regulations, and others.
  • Understand and learn to administer a successful due diligence operation respecting the evaluation and assessment of performance of employer liabilities arising in the context of a corporate merger or acquisition.
  • Learn strategies for the inventorying of a seller's present and historical performance of certain regulatorily required component tasks underlying satisfaction of the ACA's Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions.
  • Learn and deploy a holistic approach to the identification, assessment, and satisfaction of a seller's historical performance of certain complex transactional requirements, such as substantive compliance with the quantitative and nonquantitative treatment limitation requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ('MHPAEA').



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

FMLA: Know the Basics - Manage it Better!
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S401, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Karen A. Young, President, HR Resolutions, LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will receive a review of the Federal regulation surrounding FMLA along with the guidelines on how to effectively apply the regulations in the workplace. Those that attend will leave with a better understanding of how to best apply the guidelines, support their employees, and help management better understand the ins and outs of managing this type of leave. Best practices will be shared! 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

REPEATED FROM MONDAY at 2:00pmIt seems like we receive an FMLA request almost every day anymore. Continuous leaves are, generally, simple to deal with and very straight forward it's hard to 'fake' an appendicitis! Intermittent FMLA, on the other hand, is an automatic, cringe worthy event. This session is designed to help the HR Practitioner avoid the 'cringe' by reviewing the tools we have at our disposal to remain compliant AND minimize potential abuse of the system.  The session covers the basics but is good for mid-level professionals as well - the more we are familiar with the regulations, the better we can apply them and minimize our organizations' exposure to abuse.

Learning Objectives: Compliant and effective management of intermittent FMLA.Ease practitioner's anxiety over intermittent requests.Best practices for risk reduction.Checklist for intermittent leave management.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Pay Equity Update: EEOC, OFCCP, and What to Expect in a Presidential Election Year
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S104, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Joanna Colosimo, Vice President of Workforce Equity and Compliance Strategy, DCI Consulting
Presenter:
Krystal Welland, Lead Statistician, Silberman Law PC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will leave the session with a broader awareness of practices that can expose organizational risk, strategies that will strengthen their pay programs, and comply with EEOC, OFCCP, and state law standards. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

There is a heightened focus on pay equity, pay transparency, and pay reporting and it's growing. This presentation will update the SHRM community on the impact of EEOC and OFCCP enforcement pay trends, ramifications from pay data collection initiatives, and potential implications of the U.S. presidential election on the future of pay equity.  The session will highlight the landscape and leave attendees with strategic and practical tips for analyzing and reporting pay data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase your knowledge of legal rules and developments related to pay transparency, discrimination enforcement, and mandatory pay data reporting.
  • Develop skills to evaluate options for assessing your pay equity programs that align to compliance needs.
  • Apply your understanding of contrasting and complex legal requirements and recommend strategies to leadership to enhance your compensation programs.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Religion at Work: How New Laws Have Led to Increased Accommodation Requests
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Grant Park, Level 1 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the breadth of legal protection for employees requesting a religious accommodation regarding workplace policies and training and what to be aware of when considering whether to grant or reject an accommodation request. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The Supreme Court decision broadening religious rights in the workplace has led to many state court decisions that also give employees greater protection for their religious views. This, in turn, has led to an increase in worker demands for accommodation. Learn the current state of legal protection for religion at work and what obligations HR may have to workers claiming faith-based exceptions to employer policies and training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how religious rights of employees enjoy greater protection due to federal and state court decisions;
  • Learn what new state laws are in place based on those court decisions;
  • Learn how to analyze requests for accommodation or exemption from workplace policies and training from employees claiming their religious beliefs are being violated.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Riding the I-9 Rollercoaster: The Latest on Form I-9 Regulations, Including E-Verify and Virtual Inspections
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S403, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
John Fay, Director of Product Strategy, Equifax
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain insights and actionable strategies to help them improve accuracy and reduce risk in the evolving I-9 landscape, including the latest on E-Verify obligations, how virtual verifications are working for those who qualify, how to help avoid discrimination, and what audits are uncovering. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 11:00am.
In an era where the stakes of I-9 compliance are higher than ever and audits are increasing, join us for strategic insights and actionable strategies to help your organization navigate the complexities of the Form I-9 and reduce risk. I-9 guru, John Fay, will discuss the latest on E-Verify obligations, how virtual verifications are working for those who qualify, how to help avoid discrimination, and what audits are uncovering.

Learning Objectives:

Virtual Efficiency: Optimizing I-9 Completions in a Digital Landscape a. Unlock the secrets to streamlining I-9 processes in the new virtual environment. b. Discover innovative approaches to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of your I-9 completion workflow.

E-Verify Evolution: Navigating Impactful Changes for Employers

a. Stay ahead of the curve by understanding the dynamic evolution of E-Verify.

b. Explore the implications for employers and learn how to adapt to the latest developments.

Decoding Trends: Analyzing I-9 Penalty Decisions

a. Gain a deeper understanding of emerging trends in I-9 penalty decisions.

b. Arm yourself with knowledge by analyzing real-world cases, ensuring your organization is well-prepared for potential pitfalls.

Risk Reduction Toolbox: Actionable Tips for Your Organization

a. Equip your organization with practical and actionable tips to proactively reduce your I-9 compliance risks.

b. Implement proven strategies aligned with the latest regulatory standards, helping to safeguard your organization from potential pitfalls.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Wake Up: Time to Take the Emotion Out of Retaliation
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N230, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Louis Richard Lessig, SHRM-SCP, Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session is designed to assist in rethinking how retaliation is considered, addressed and dealt with in the workplace so that organizations can reduce the issues that arise from claims of retaliation after an initial discrimination claim is raised. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Do you deal with retaliation in your workplace?  Ever felt that you were retaliated against?  Have you ever taken action against someone else?  Ever considered why people are so fundamentally charged up over this topic?  Well it is not you, that is for sure!  The fact is that retaliation in the workplace gets to the core of our essence as humans and it is time that we changed our mindset in terms of how we address, consider and of course train on this very challenging topic. 

In this session we will explore our physiology and how our very bodies create a visceral response that needs to be acknowledged and addressed before we can truly work to reduce the level of retaliation occurring in the workplace. Both the applicable employment laws and the cases across the country have left a plethora of examples in the sea of guidance and decisions in this area.  So join me as we engage together to tear down your incorrect preconceived notions and assist you in evolving beyond your DNA to thwart retaliation in your mind as well as your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the physiological response to the fight or flight response in the workplace.
  • Learn about the true exposure to retaliation in the workplace and the costs associated with the same.
  • Gain insight into how to address retaliation independent of what employment law is being used in a given situation.
  • Understand the questions everyone needs to ask to deal with retaliation concerns at work.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Rising Healthcare Costs are OUT, Non-traditional Plan Types are IN. Learn How to Save Big with Capped Cost Plans Employees Love.
06/25/2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM HR Solutions Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)
Competencies: Communication, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise, Relationship Management

Presenter:
Bree Bacon, Vice President & General Manager of Employer & Individual , EHealth
Presenter:
Anthony Lopez, VP, Individual & Family, Employer, & ICHRA Sales, EHealth

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Are you facing rising health insurance costs? High employee turnover? High administrative burden? Lack of confidence in your current health insurance solution? This session is for YOU!

Remember when the shift in retirement benefits went from pensions to 401ks?  The same transition is happening NOW with new ways to provide employees with health benefits.  In this session, we’re sharing the unspoken details behind the changing employer healthcare landscape, including the latest research and trends that are contributing to fast and rapid adoption of individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRA). eHealth has saved clients thousands on rising premiums and renewal rates while providing quality health benefits employees love. Join us for a compelling discussion that will inspire you to take a deeper look into the game-changing benefits waiting for you and your employees. 

Objectives:

  • Understand what ICHRA is, how it works, who it’s best for, and why this growing health insurance plan model is the future of employer and employee health solutions.
  • Examine the changing landscape of employer health insurance solutions – the latest research, insights, and growth/adoption trends.
  • Dive into real life case studies of how eHealth has helped clients save 30-50%.

 

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/. Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

An Employment Lawyer’s Top 10 Reasons Why Employers Get Sued by Employees (And How To Prevent Them All)!
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N227, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Mario R. Bordogna, Esquire, Partner, Bowles Rice, LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will walk away from the session having identified 10 various day-to-day employment actions, the legal risk associated with each, and preventative steps to apply in their own workplace which can help avoid being sued over each and every one of them. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The list of reasons employers get sued by employees is as long as it is wide, but a seasoned employment lawyer with 25 years in the trenches has seen certain ones more than others.  Come for an engaging session by one of those lawyers reviewing his top 10 reasons why employers get sued by employees, and stay for preventative tips on how to avoid each and every one of them!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 10 of the most significant day-to-day employment decisions they make which create compliance danger if done incorrectly.
  • Understand the specific legal risk of being sued which is inherent in each of those choices.
  • Learn and take back to your workplace practical and preventative solutions to each issue so as to avoid or minimize being sued.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

California 2025 – New Developments and What You Need To Know!
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N230, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Jonathan A. Siegel, Partner, Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Workplace Application:
The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for critical workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 2:00pmCalifornia regulates the workplace like no other state but there are new emerging hurdles for 2024-2025. The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  The program will review new laws, important cases and key policy and handbook updates for California.

Learning Objectives:

  • What your employer must address in response to the new California laws and agency actions for 2025.
  • Provide practical strategies to respond to the new California and federal case law impacting the workplace.
  • Provide an action plan to update your California handbook and train your managers.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Hero or Scapegoat? HR's Role in Helping an Organization Win (or Lose) an Employment Lawsuit
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SHRM-SCP, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will understand HR's important role in helping an organization defeat employee lawsuits.  

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Presented by a lawyer who has defended employment lawsuits for 40 years, this program will highlight HR's role in the events leading up to litigation and in the litigation itself.  HR is instrumental in creating the right policies, in maintaining the necessary records, in documenting employee misconduct and performance issues, and in conducting competent and objective investigations that set the stage for an employment lawsuit.  HR also typically plays a pivotal role in answering discovery, giving depositions and testifying in court.  This presentation will prepare you to set your organization up for a win in the event an employee should sue.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how employment policies can provide a winning edge -- or not -- in an employment lawsuit.
  • Learn why thorough documentation of workplace incidents and employee performance is so important -- 'If it's not in writing, it didn't happen.'
  • Learn how to conduct an investigation of employee misconduct that won't be shot down by opposing counsel.
  • Learn HR's role in the discovery process in a lawsuit, and in testifying in court.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Attract, Engage, Succeed: How to optimize your recruiting with Indeed solutions and insights
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S404, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical), Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management

Presenter:
Nathan Wigert, Senior Talent Strategy Advisor, Indeed , Indeed

Abstract: What do job seekers truly desire? Discover strategies to enhance engagement and visibility on Indeed, attract higher quality candidates, and stand out in the competitive market. Get data-driven insights and practical tips for optimizing job descriptions with Indeed’s AI-powered solutions that will transform your hiring approach to meet modern challenges and achieve better results.

Key Themes/ Objectives:

  • Understand the craft of creating job postings that captivate and engage the right candidates, driving better outcomes.
  • Learn how to leverage Indeed's tools effectively, ensuring your postings stand out and attract quality applicants.
  • Gain insights into showcasing your company culture and benefits to set your listings apart.
Disability, Pregnancy, and Hair? Oh My! Managing the Accommodation Revolution in the Workplace
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E351, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Saru Matambanadzo, J.D.; Ph.D., Moise S. Steeg, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and Senior Director of Online Programs, Tulane University Law School
Workplace Application:
This session will address the expanding realm of accommodations in anti-discrimination law with a focus on federal statutes (e.g., the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the PUMP Act, and the CROWN Act) and cases (e.g., the Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy (2023). 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 12:30pm

An accommodation revolution is coming! This presentation examines legal changes to Title VII workplace accommodations.  Historically, Title VII required minimal employer concessions in terms of accommodations. Recently, statutes and cases expanded the scope of accommodation protections in Title VII. These changes constitute an 'accommodation revolution.' Employers will need to make increasing concessions to employee needs that were previously only available under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Are you ready for the accommodation revolution?

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the history and operation of Title VII.
  • Increase understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide information on recent legal changes in Title VII concerning accommodations.
  • Increase understanding of the scope of reasonable accommodations.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Employment Agreements Under Fire
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S403, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, Independent Consultant & Author, FiveL Company
Workplace Application:
This program will provide practical tips for developing a business case for determining what type of agreement you may want to use, with which workers, when, and why, including an overview of the FTC’s new and final rule on noncompetes.  

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

As of this writing, the FTC has effectively banned nearly all non-compete agreements as of September 4, 2024. Concurrently, Congress is considering comparable legislation. The momentum continues with state laws and rules are barring, limiting, or restricting employers' use of other various employment agreements including and not limited to confidentiality / non-disclosure, no solicitation, non-disparagement, and more. Join this program as we review the latest news, updates, rules and regulations limiting and restricting employers' use of these agreements, when, how, where, and for whom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the FTC’s ban on noncompetes existing before as compare to on or after September 4, 2024.
  • Distinguish between Nondisclosure, no-solicitation, and noncompete agreements.
  • Explain why the EEOC and NLRB feel nondisparagement agreements have a “chilling” effect.
  • Build the business case to advocate for or against the use of one or more of these agreements.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Global Pay Equity: A Tour Around the World
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
This presentation helps HR professionals navigate the challenging demands of pay equity laws around the world. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

We will cover the difference between 'pay equity' and 'equal pay for equal work.' Comparisons will be made between the litigation-based North American model and the reporting-based European model by using specific examples from the US, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Australia, Japan, and China.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between 'pay equity' and 'equal pay for equal work'.
  • Understand the difference between North American vs. European models.
  • Understand the complexities of wage and hour issues in myriad international jurisdictions.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Labor Board Seizes Control - New Critical Challenges for ALL Private Sector Employers
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM N226, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Timothy Davis, Managing Partner, Constangy, Brooks & Smith & Prophete, LLP
Workplace Application:
: Labor relations begins with employee relations and an understanding of the important and somewhat contradictory provisions of the National Labor Relations Act. This session will discuss the new laws and how they impact on workplace dynamics and the need for wholistic approach to labor relations. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The NLRA is the Grandaddy of them all when it comes to employment laws impacting on ALL private sector employers and employees.  Recent changes dramatically change the legality of handbooks and policies, the rights of employees on social media and during workplace investigations, the leverage unions have during bargaining and, most significantly, created new and much easier pathways for unions to organize and very strict limits on employers' ability to educate employees during union organizing drives.  The new reality is that employers could violate the law with a few simple words in a handbook and can be unionized in as little as fourteen days if they miss the new NLRB deadline.  Immediate action is necessary to understand these changes, update your labor relations compliance strategies and prepare your workplace.  This interactive session will update on the law and provide critical on how to prepare your management team for the challenges we face in the new pro-labor arena and era of heightened union activism.

Learning Objectives:

  • A detailed understanding of new NLRA legal requirements that impact on all private sector employers.
  • Clear guidance on how new changes in the law change the leverage labor unions have during organizing and at the bargaining table.
  • Clear guidance on actions that must be taken to ensure the legality of handbooks and workplace policies.
  • A detailed labor relations strategy guideline to take back to their workplaces to assess their risks and actions that can be taken to achieve their labor relations goals.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

New Federal Overtime Regulations Are Coming! Are you Ready?
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 02:20 PM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)

Presenter:
Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP, Senior Director, Knowledge Center Operations, SHRM

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Amber Clayton with SHRM’s Knowledge Center will share need-to-know information related to the new overtime regulations as well as provide tips to ensure you are in compliance.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/. Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Update! Stay on Top of Labor Law Poster Compliance in 2024
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S401, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Terri Dougherty, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Workplace Application:
Learn which labor law posters to display, where to display them, how to comply with remote worker requirements, and which updates you need. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Employers must display labor law postings required by federal, state, and local agencies, and misunderstanding or overlooking this obligation can be costly. We'll cover five keys to keeping your posters in compliance:Knowing the numbersKeeping it localLocation, location, locationRemembering remote employeesUnderstanding updates.   

We'll highlight some new state posting obligations and explain how to lower your risk of noncompliance.

Learning Objectives:

Learn which labor law posters you need to display. Be informed about recent mandatory posting updates. Ensure posters are properly displayed (What does visible and conspicuous mean?).Understand the risks of noncompliance, including fines and employee lawsuits.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Wage and Hour Compliance: A DOL Update and Ways to Avoid Common FLSA Overtime Liability Landmines
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM N228, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Robert A. Boonin, Attorney/Member, Dykema Gossett
Workplace Application:
This program will focus on how the USDOL is changing its enforcement initiatives and rules governing overtime pay, as well as ways employers can minimize and hopefully avoid liability for FLSA violations. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 12:30pm

Who's exempt? Who's an employee versus an independent contractor? Are you are a joint employers? What are the penalties for errors? These and other issues have recently undergone major regulatory and policy reforms. This program will provide an overview of these developments and best practices for responding to them. In addition, the program will address some errors that, despite their best intentions, employers all too commonly make with respect to overtime compliance, determining who's exempt, what time is compensable, and nuances regarding calculating overtime pay. Knowing more on these topics and understanding what needs to be audited and modified will allow employers to better conform to the complex and ever-evolving rules regarding overtime, and thereby lessen -- if not avoid --  avoidable and substantial liability due to noncompliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding new and pending FLSA regulations and the latest on their legal status, as well as the DOL's current FLSA enforcement initiatives.
  • Appreciating mistakes commonly made by employers with respect to overtime compliance, and thereby getting a better a sense as to issues to watch out for while developing and administrating pay and payroll policies.
  • Learning steps employers can take to avoid, or at least minimize their exposure to, common overtime pay violations by knowing what to look for while auditing policies and practices and then modifying them to better conform to the law.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Harnessing Innovation Responsibly: Strategies for HR Professionals in the Face of Changing Trends in Workplace Policies - AI and Beyond
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S504, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Ryan Parker, Chief Legal Officer , Sixfifty
Workplace Application:
Navigate the ever-changing landscape of US employment laws, including the influence of AI, and harmonize legal compliance with employee welfare for a thriving workplace. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 3:30pm.

There are hundreds of changes to employment laws every year across the US - and now AI technologies have entered the chat. It's hard for even experienced HR professionals to keep up! We'll discuss the dynamic landscape of employment law, including non-compete, arbitration, and employment agreements, plus how to keep a robust employee handbook. By balancing compliant legal documents with employee well-being, HR can navigate these trends while fostering a positive work environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to onboard new employees across the country while complying with state and federal employment laws relating to offer letters, non-compete agreements, and arbitration agreements.
  • Learn how to draft a robust employee handbook that complies with differing employment laws across the country and supports a positive and transparent workplace.
  • Learn what you need to consider when drafting an AI in the Workplace Policy.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Making the Cut: Impact of Cost Cutting Measures on Immigration Programs
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Priscilla Muhlenkamp, Partner, Fragomen
Presenter:
Nathalie Fassie, Counsel, Fragomen
Workplace Application:
This session provides actionable insights to help senior HR develop winning strategies in the face of economic challenges. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

In an economic downturn, cost cutting measures such as layoffs, wage and benefit reductions, and furloughs are often necessary to maintain the bottom line. In this session we discuss the interplay between common labor-related cost cutting measures and immigration rules and requirements. We will explore the limitations of cost cutting measures when dealing with immigration programs and some alternatives to help achieve financial objectives and fair treatment of employees while remaining compliant.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand immigration laws and regulations governing wages, hours, reporting and terminations for common visa classifications.
  • Identify and manage risk concerning common payroll-related cost cutting measures.
  • Propose and develop alternative strategies for reducing costs when managing a global workforce.


Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Medicare, COBRA and More - Welcome to Vipers' Nest
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM N226, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Melinda A. Caughill, CSA, Co-Founder , 65 Incorporated
Workplace Application:
In this entertaining session (yes, really!), attendees will discover simple tricks and tools to easily navigate the complexities of Medicare, including easy-to-use talking points to drive a basic understanding of Medicare and help employees steer clear of costly Medicare mistakes. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 3:30pm.
Beware! HR professionals, like most people in general, are often unaware of the dangers of Medicare-related mistakes- until one bites them. Unfortunately, just one Medicare mistake can be incredibly costly - or even deadly. In this session, you'll learn the most common Medicare-related mistakes made by HR professionals and how to steer clear of them, with a special emphasis on COBRA, Medicare secondary payer rules and Guaranteed Issue Right.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Medicare is the primary payer for employees on COBRA after the age of 65.
  • What Guaranteed Issue Right is and why it's important for those on COBRA.Simple, yet powerful, talking points about Medicare to use with employees.
  • Specific strategies to bridge potential gaps in coverage during work transitions.
  • How to integrate Medicare into the broader narrative of employee benefits and healthcare planning.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Please Sue Me 2024
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S100A, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Hunter Lott, Owner, HunterLott.com
Workplace Application:
This session simplifies and merges the practical application of employment law principles with better business decision-making. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 3:30pm

Old school policies like treating everyone the same, banning workplace romance, keeping salaries a secret, probationary periods and firing people for resigning keep us in the baby-sitting business. This session blends best practices, humor and case law to balance legal risk and good business decision-making. Don't let the attorney be the loudest voice in the room. Take away sample policies and learn how to hire the best, fire the rest and stay out of court.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be prepared to develop, influence and execute strategies for managing organizational change that balance the expectations of the organization, their employees and the law.
  • Attendees will gain a real-world understanding of applicable federal/state regulations and an ability to audit their own practices for legal exposure.
  • Attendees will learn the effects of company HR policy and procedure on frontline practices including hiring, retaining 'A' players, discipline, documentation and workplace behavior.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

What Can I (and Can’t I) Say in an Interview?
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Lauraine Bifulco, President, Vantaggio HR, ltd.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn practical tips to reduce/avoid liability that can emerge from the interview process as well as how to train their staff on best interviewing practices. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

So, you're trying to fill a position for your firm, and it's time for either Zoom or in-person interviews. While having a nice conversation with the candidate seems like an easy task, it's fraught with legal landmines for an employer. What can you and what can't you say? We'll discuss some of the subjects to avoid altogether, how to phrase certain questions so that they're legal, and explore new emerging trends in this area including Ban the Box and Pay Transparency laws.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to avoid discussion of legally protected categories.
  • What to do if the candidate brings up something you're not supposed to discuss.
  • The tricky areas of discussing current or former wages and criminal background.Does the job in question open the door to allow for questions that would otherwise be prohibited?

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

06/26/2024

Top 10 Employment Cases of 2024
06/26/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Louis Richard Lessig, SHRM-SCP, Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session on the top 10 employment cases will engage you from the start and provide specific thoughts for you to consider the moment you return to your office. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Do you know what the respective courts have done that will impact employment issues?  Have any of your employees shared with you specific employment law concerns?  Have you been trolling social media and read about an issue you think the courts have dealt with this year?  Fear not, this session will engage and enlighten you about the most impactful decisions which may cause you to revisit, alter or potentially double down on your workplace activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the latest impactful court decisions in employment law.
  • Gain an understanding of how the respective decisions provide a path to change the manner in which HR conducts itself.
  • Evaluate case law to review existing policies and procedures for potential areas of necessary alteration moving forward.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Is that Legal in California? Best Practices for Every Company with Employees in the Golden State
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S401, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Adam Rosenthal, Employment Law Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP
Workplace Application:
Participants will gain a solid understanding on how to navigate many of California's unique employment law requirements, as well as practical advice on how to maintain a California-compliant workplace. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Regardless if your company has ten or ten thousand employees in California, employers must remain vigilant to survive the state's harsh employment law landscape.  During this session, Adam Rosenthal, a frequent SHRM speaker and employment law expert, will address the biggest areas of risk employers face in California. Participants will leave the session with practical advice and best practices to comply and thrive within California's complicated employment law landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify significant employment law compliance issues unique to California employers, from idiosyncratic wage and hour and payroll requirements to restrictive covenants, and everything in between.
  • Receive concrete and practical advice on how to improve compliance within your organizations and mitigate risk factors.
  • Train your non-California frontline managers when managing their California-based employees.



Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at https://presentations.shrm.org/.

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.