Agenda

The 2021 HR Specialist Summit is presented online so you can receive the training from the comfort of your home or office. All times Eastern.

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Thursday, October 21: COMPLIANCE DAY

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1:00 – 1:40 pm EST
HR at the Crossroads of Race, Politics & Social Media in Today’s Workplace – Kimya Johnson
HR departments can no longer separate themselves from the hot-button issues of the day. Join a prominent Philadelphia attorney to discover how HR leaders can equip themselves–both strategically and legally–to positively address these cultural changes.

1:40 – 2:30 pm EST
COVID-19: Managing the Legal Side Effects & Practical Guidance for HR – Dan Kaplan, Carrie Hoffman

First came the virus, then came the lawyers. How do you protect employees while avoiding legal trouble? Our expert panel will provide up-to-date HR advice on vaccines… employee leave… return-to-work… masks… accommodations… recordkeeping… and much more.

Break: 10 minutes

2:40 – 3:10 pm EST
HR Compliance with Changing Marijuana Laws – Jenn Betts

The fast-changing–and often contradictory–federal and state laws on marijuana usage have left HR in a haze. This workshop will clear the air on how to legally manage off-duty usage, testing, safety and more.

3:10 – 3:45 pm EST
Employment Law: 2021 Update and What to Expect in 2022 – Dan Kaplan, Carrie Hoffman

Our panel of top employment lawyers will brief you on the most important legal issues affecting HR today–and the best practices. Plus, we’ll tell you what to prepare for in 2022 and beyond.

Break: 15 minutes

4:00 – 4:30 pm EST
Wage & Hour Compliance: 2021 & Beyond – Chris Ward

No other area of HR creates more confusion (and greater litigation peril) than wage-and-hour issues–especially with the spike in remote work. Get real-world best practices on classifications, pay equity, overtime and more.

4:30 – 5:00 pm EST
Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook – Ellen Rains

Every handbook contains mistakes that plaintiff’s attorneys can use against you. Transform your employee handbook from a lawsuit waiting to happen into a useful roadmap for your employees.

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Friday, October 22:
STRATEGY AND TACTICS DAY

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1:00 – 1:40 PM EST
The Whole Employee: Designing a Healthier Workplace – Chia-Chia Chang, CDC/NIOSH

This illuminating session–from a leader at the CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health–provides practical, field-tested steps to optimize work for today’s workforce and generations to come.

1:40 – 2:30 pm EST
The Future of the American Workplace & HR’s New Role – Karl Ahlrichs, Amy Bakay, Sherron Williams

COVID challenged every conventional view of working, including where, when and how work gets done. Join our panel to discover what we’ve learned and how HR can use this knowledge to shape the future workplace.

Break: 10 minutes

2:40 – 3:10 pm EST
The Best Hiring, Onboarding & Retention Strategies for a Post-COVID World – Jeremy York

The pandemic changed the rules of the hiring game. So why are you using the same playbook? Learn the strategies to recruit the best candidates in today’s economy, onboard them correctly and keep them happy and engaged.

3:10 – 3:45 pm EST
Hacking HR: How to Navigate Your HR Tech Decisions in 2021 – Amy Wilson

Getting the right mix of technology–and using it to its fullest capacity–is essential for HR. But most HR people aren’t tech gurus. Discover (in plain English) the best ways to leverage HR technology on a budget.

Break: 15 minutes

4:00 – 4:30 PM EST
Employee Benefits Update – Patrick Morrison

In this eye-opening session, discover which benefits employees crave these days, what they no longer need and how the pandemic rewrote the benefits guide. Also, learn the necessary compliance changes for open enrollment.

4:30 – 5:00 PM EST
Advanced Decision-Making for HR – Karl Ahlrichs

No skill is more important in business today than the ability to understand, analyze and act quickly. This session will help you enhance your decision-making skills in both your work and personal life.