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Annual Conference - Virtually!

October 27, 2020
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
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It’s a confusing and challenging time to be an HR professional.  Workforces are laid off, on unemployment and brought back with major COVID workplace restrictions and new legal requirements-all creating leave headaches and extra work for everyone in your business.  Our keynote speaker, Jim Rowell, will help prepare you for an uncertain future and power through these difficult times through developing resilience. The talented Barley Snyder attorneys will get down to the specifics of leave issues and the legal issues surrounding discrimination.  The conference will end with Jim Carchidi giving you practical tips on how to weather the COVID storm by taking care of our own emotional health during this unprecedented time.  HRP will be giving out prizes during each session to those who are present.   

Session 1: 9:00-10:00 am: Developing and Nurturing Organizational Resiliency     

Keynote Presenter: Jim Rowell, Rising Sun Consultants, LLC

Description: Developing and Nurturing Organizational Resiliency presentation will explore what resiliency is and the components of organizational resiliency. During this presentation we will focus employee resiliency and the impact resiliency has on organizational culture. We will discuss where resiliency comes from, what skills support the development of resiliency and the benefits it has on individuals and organizations. Leaders will discuss and learn what role they play and strategies they can use in supporting the development of resiliency.

Session 2: 10:30-11:30 am:  Leave issues under the FMLA, FFCRA and ADA

Presenter: Joshua Schwartz, Esquire, Barley Snyder

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has created new statutory and regulatory requirements for companies, creating an intricate web of potential legal liability. This session will address leave and other workplace accommodation issues under the FFCRA, FMLA, and ADA, including the interplay of the three statutes and how employers can mitigate risks. It will also offer strategies for controlling fraud and abuse. Participants will be invited to submit questions in advance of the session.  This session assumes some advanced knowledge of the FMLA and ADA and is not a basic level course.

Session 3: 1:00-2:00 pm: Expanding Scope of Employer Responsibilities and Employee Protections

Presenter: David Freedman, Esquire, Barley Snyder

Description: Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has been around for over 55 years, the law surrounding employment discrimination continues to evolve. And 2020 could be one of the most revolutionary years on record. So employers must be able to recognize and address employment discrimination issues when they arise. In this session, there will be examples ripped from the headlines to test your knowledge of the expanding scope of employer responsibilities and employee protections under Title VII, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. This interactive session will hit on issues related to conducting effective internal investigations and remedying harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement. There will also be a legal update regarding LGBTQ discrimination.

Session 4:  2:30-3:30 pm: The COVID 19 Storm: What boat are you in?  

Presenter: James M Carchidi, CSP, CEO at JFC

Description: We are well into this wild ride - emotionally drained, frazzled, shorter tempered, and less patient - all in the same storm but not necessarily on the same boat.  For some who live alone they are facing endless loneliness. While others living alone are appreciating the peace and quiet. Some have experienced the virus firsthand while others question how serious to take this pandemic. Some welcome the reprieve from life’s whirlwind while others are in a desperate financial and family crisis.  We are in the same storm yet experiencing entirely different journeys.  No matter the boat you are on, staying healthy is imperative – both physical and mental.  Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked.  The two should not be thought of as separate. Discover fool proof easily applied routines that boost your mental health…leading to increased physical health!

Login will be provided on Monday, October 26. We look forward to connecting with you! 

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**As a conference attendee you will be able to renew your 2021 HRP membership at a discounted rate! Details coming soon!**




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