October 21-22, 2020

A Virtual Conference for All Your HR Needs!

Since 1937, your colleagues (and competitors) have trusted The HR Specialist for dependable, field-tested advice on HR management, compliance and best practices.  This comprehensive two-day online conference brings together America's finest HR management and legal minds to help you conquer your HR challenges.

  • 12 First-Class HR Education Sessions
  • Led by America's Top HR Thought Leaders
  • 8 HRCI/SHRM Credit Hours
  • $735.00 in FREE Bonus Gifts
  • Online this year, from the comfort of your own office or home
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back!
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Heather MacDougall

VP of Worldwide Health & Safety


Jay Forte

Certified professional coach & author

The Forte Factor

Jay is the president of The Forte Factor, a CEO coach and nationally ranked thought leader on performance. He is the author of several books, including Fire Up Your Employees, and is a former financial executive and corporate educator.

Dennis Cardoza

Former member of Congress (D-CA)

Foley & Lardner

Monique Doucette


Ogletree Deakins

Jennifer Betts


Ogletree Deakins

Jenn represents employers on labor and employment matters and has defended numerous employment class and collective actions for employers. She also counsels clients and conducts audits on subjects like compliance with wage/hour laws and leaves of absence. She speaks often to employer groups.

Scott Klug

Former member of Congress (R-WI)

Foley & Lardner

Mark Neuberger

Of Counsel

Foley & Lardner

Jeremy York


Invigorate HR

Amy Bakay

CEO and Founder


Bill Payne

Ogletree Deakins

Carrie Hoffman


Foley & Lardner

Christopher Ward


Foley & Lardner

Chris represents and counsels employers throughout the country, with particular emphases on wage-and-hour issues and employee leave matters. He is a regular contributor to national employment law conferences and publications.

Karl Ahlrichs

SPHR, author, speaker, advisor

Gregory & Appel

Karl Ahlrichs is an adviser to senior leadership on human resource and risk management issues, working for Gregory and Appel of Indianapolis. Karl has broad experience in senior level problem solving, with proven skills in handling complex organizational issues with uncommon sense. Karl is a national speaker and author, and is often quoted in the media on HR issues. He has facilitated a monthly CFO Roundtable for more than 10 years.

Dan Kaplan


Foley & Lardner LLP

Daniel A. Kaplan is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP and is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. Mr. Kaplan counsels employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including wage and hour, employment contracts, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, worker's and unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, disability accommodations and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, and all state, federal and local discrimination laws. Mr. Kaplan has experience litigating before various state and federal agencies, various state courts, and federal courts throughout the country, including the Supreme Court.

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At the HR Specialist Summit, You'll Find Solutions on ...


  • HR & the 2020 Election: An Insider's Look Into the Crystal Ball
  • HR Compliance in a Post-COVID World
  • Employee Leave: How to Successfully Manage Difficult Situations
  • RIFs and Returns: How to Legally Manage Employee Comings and Goings
  • Wage & Hour Compliance 2020
  • Weed and the Workplace: Mastering Compliance on Federal and State Marijuana Laws


  • Keynote: Amazon in the Year of Coronavirus: HR Lessons in Workplace Health & Employee Connection
  • Remote Employees: Lessons from 2020 to Raise Engagement and Productivity
  • HR 2022: The Future of HR, and What You Need to Know
  • Leading Your Workplace Through Anxiety and Change
  • Recruiting, Onboarding and Re-boarding in a Changed World
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Grow Your Business
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