Spring Human Resources Conference

Spring Human Resources Conference

Hershey Country Club
1000 East Derry Road | Hershey, PA 17033
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 8:30 am to 3 pm
(Registration begins at 8 am)

Member Price: $350 | Non-Member Price: $400

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Event Description

2019 Spring Human Resources Conference—the world of human resources is ever-evolving, constantly shifting as legislation, regulation and court decisions change the requirements for businesses. 

A complement to our very popular Annual HR Conference, the purpose of the Spring Human Resources Conference is to provide a timely in-depth examination of a handful of topics that are not only “hot,” but those that HR professionals have told us are among the most important, difficult and confusing. 

Our presenters—top employment law experts with years of comprehensive human resources experience—will help you understand what you need to know to protect your company, keep you up to date on the latest compliance details, and help to make your tough job a little easier:

  • Retaliation and a Toxic Workplace—sexual harassment has been making national headlines for many months.  Couple that with other types of harassment, bullying and incivility, and a toxic workplace with troubled employees can ruin companies.  When companies allow this type of behavior to exist they not only open themselves to huge lawsuits, but also to retaliation claims, low morale among employees, poor productivity and losing their stars at a time when there is a critical labor shortage of talent.  We will explain strategies for eradicating this type of behavior and ensuring your company culture does not tolerate the behavior, as well as share policies and procedures to prevent retaliation claims and more.
  • *New* – Workplace Conflict Resolution—being able to resolve disputes between employees internally is the best way to safeguard companies from future harassment claims and possible related lawsuits.  But these conflict resolutions must be handled properly, and HR must follow up to ensure that the conflict is truly resolved.  We will describe who should be involved, recommended “ground rules,” and how to evaluate results to improve the workplace culture and prevent that type of conflict again.
  • An Expanded Americans with Disabilities Act—the Americans with Disabilities Act was initially enacted in 1990 to protect employees with disabilities against discrimination.  But since then, courts have continued to expand the definition of a disability under this law.  Such topics such as anxiety and obesity, as well as other medical conditions, are creating great confusion for HR professionals to ensure their companies are in full compliance.  Relying on your previous understanding or implementing the law as it stood several years ago may not be sufficient.  We will clarify confusing areas, and highlight potentially expanded definitions of a disability by the courts that the original law may have never contemplated.
  • Top Mistakes in Complying with the Family Medical Leave Act—for companies with 50 or more employees, the Family Medical Leave Act is one of the most important set of regulations for which HR professionals are responsible.  Yet, it continues to cause confusion regarding who is covered, how long to provide leave, and how to manage your leaves of absence—all mandated by law.  We are covering the biggest mistakes companies make in complying with the FMLA, and will provide solutions from both a legal and a common sense perspective.
  • Employment Law Update—the event kicks off with information on employment law updates and recent HR developments from the PA Chamber’s Director of Government Affairs in charge of advocating on behalf of business on employment and labor law, policy and regulation.  He’ll cover proposed employment bills at the state and federal level to help attendees plan for changes that may impact how you do business in the near future. 

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 5
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 5
Human Resource Certification Institute SHRM-CP TM / SHRM-SCP TM PDC's 5
SHRM Preferred Provider SPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours 5

Event Venue

Hershey Country Club

Physical Address: 1000 East Derry Road | Hershey, PA 17033

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Please note that The Hershey Country Club does not have overnight sleeping rooms. Overnight room reservations can be made at the Hershey Lodge, which is located approximately 2 – 3 miles from the Country Club.

The Hershey Lodge has blocked rooms at a special rate of $159 for conference attendees for the evening of March 20, 2019. This room block will be held until February 20, 2019, then it will be released and the hotel may or may not have availability.  Call 855.729.3108 | 717-533-3311 to make your overnight room reservations, and advise the booking agent that you are attending the PA Chamber’s Spring HR Conference. 

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