2023 Annual Human Resources Conference Attendee Resources

April 13, 2022 | 7:30 AM TO 3:00 PM

Register To Attend


Wednesday, April 12, 2023
7:30am – 3pm (Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at 7:30am, presentation at 8:30am)


Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Directions can be found here


Please Park in the main lot and enter in the Convention Center entrance of the hotel which is closest to the Hershey Grill.


Registration will begin at 7:30 am in the Chocolate Lobby. You will receive your name badge.


The exhibitors and breakfast and coffee breaks will be set up in Nigerian Room. Directional signs will help guide you.


Wi-Fi is provided:
User Name: Hershey Meetings
Password: chamber23


To access the conference agenda, click here



Morning Breakout Sessions: 
11 a.m. – noon

Option #1:

Assessing Job Applicants with use of Software Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
Presenters: Tricia Springer and Renee Mattei, Eckert Seamans
Location: Aztec Room 

This presentation will cover an emerging employment topic focused on the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Use of Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assess job applicants and employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released guidance on this important and emerging topic. This program will discuss the technical guidance, including how existing ADA requirements may apply to the use of AI in employment-related decision making, and will offer promising practices for employers to help with ADA compliance when using AI decision making tools. In addition, this program will survey existing legislation in this area, legislation which may soon make its way to Pennsylvania employers.


Option #2:
Money Talks: Pay Equity
Presenter: Christopher Durham, Duane Morris, LLP
Location: Nigerian Room

Description: As companies continue to increase their commitment to workplace diversity, equity and inclusion, pay equity issues have steadily moved to the forefront in the minds of not only the business community, but also legislators and enforcement agencies at the state and federal level.  Numerous state and local jurisdictions have passed enhanced laws relating to workplace pay equity, including pay range disclosure requirements and salary history bans.  Multiple states also require, or are poised to require, reporting of employee pay data, and the EEOC is likely to reinstitute a similar pay data reporting requirement at the federal level.  On the regulatory front, pay equity continues to be a focus of enforcement agencies.  This breakout session will provide an overview of the legal and regulatory landscape relating to workplace pay equity, and provide recommendations and strategies for businesses to maximize compliance and minimize legal and business risk in this area. 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Option #1:

Corporate Philanthropy: A Tool to Engage Employees

Presenter: Ivy Buchan, Helix Strategies
Location: Aztec Room

Description: We’ll explore the qualities of a successful corporate philanthropy program and how to use this as an employee engagement tool. With so much need in the community, how to do decide what causes and how much to support? How do you involve your employees? How do you balance supporting your clients and other organizations in need? We’ll touch on all this and more.

Option #2:
The Labor Landscape: Updates for HR Professionals in 2023 and Beyond

Presenter: Julia Herzing, Knox, McLaughlin, Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
Location: Nigerian Room

Description: Attorney Julia Herzing will address the latest developments and emerging issues in labor and employment law that affect HR professionals in 2023.  This presentation will take a closer look at new or proposed changes to the law and administrative regulations or enforcement on legal issues that HR professionals deal with in the workplace.  Specific topics will include:

– Labor relations and NLRB updates, including recent opinion letters from NLRB General Counsel on severance agreements

– EEO updates, including pay equity, pregnancy discrimination and the Dobbs decision, and religious discrimination in the workplace.

– Wage and hour developments and what you can do to prepare for future changes to minimum wage, overtime, and salary requirements



Continental Breakfast:

Freshly Baked Danish, Muffins and Croissants
Fresh Fruit
Brewed coffee, tea and juices


Caesar Salad
Potato and Rapini Salad
Marinated Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Baked Ziti
Chicken Breast with Marsala Mushrooms
Tuscan Green Beans
Assortment of Desserts


As an attendee, you are invited to participate in the program and are eligible for Continuing Education credits. Detailed information is below for your convenience:

Pennsylvania State Board of AccountancyCPEs(PX177225) - Group Study4.5
Continuing Legal Education BoardCLEs4.5
Human Resource Certification InstituteSPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours4.5
SHRM Preferred ProviderSHRM-CP ™ / SHRM-SCP ™ PDC's4.5