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2020 Spring Human Resources Conference

2020 Spring Human Resources Conference

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 8:15 am to 2:30 pm

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Description

2020 Spring Human Resources Conference—a complement to our very popular Annual HR Conference, the purpose of the Spring Human Resources Conference is to cover in-depth a handful of topics that re not only “hot,” but those that HR professionals have told us are among the most confusing and difficult to comply with.

Our presenters—top experts in their field with years of comprehensive human resources experience—will walk you through compliance details, help you understand what you need to do to protect your company, and help to make your tough job a little easier.

Critical HR Issues—we will concentrate on advanced and emerging issues of critical importance, from the continuing problem of possible workplace violence to the sharp increase in all types of discrimination claims, how to monitor remote and flexible work arrangements to answers to the changing landscape of employee benefits. All speakers are prepared to discuss COVID19 implications as it relates to their topic.

What You’ll Learn: Critical HR Issues

  • Preventing Potential Workplace Violence Incidents—from the HR perspective, we’ll discuss the red flags that could indicate an employee may be prone to violence, strategies to use to prevent the potential for violence when an employee needs to be disciplined or terminated, and keeping employees safe who travel on business. How to handle COVID19 scenarios such as an employee/customer refusing to wear a mask will also be discussed.
  • Conducting Investigations of Discrimination Claims—with discrimination claims increasing at an alarming rate—especially those of retaliation, sex orientation, and religion—it is vitally important that HR handles the investigation correctly to protect the company from liability. We’ll cover how to prepare for and conduct a proper investigation, when to call in an attorney, and tips including some things you should never say.
  • Handling Remote and Flexible Work Arrangements—Lessons learned from employees working from home during COVID19. We’ll describe policies to have in place, the technology that enables your employees to get the work done, and where the line is when using apps that monitor what your employees are doing.
  • Emerging Trends in Healthcare and Employee Benefits—employee benefits programs, particularly healthcare coverage, are undergoing continuous change. The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, and as a percentage of GDP vastly more than that of comparable nations. To provide cost-effective solutions and help you to plan the benefits packages you want to craft for 2021 and beyond, we will discuss the underpinnings of the U.S. cost phenomenon, review data to dispel misconceptions concerning this high rate of spending, and describe evolving methods to help your organization outperform this trajectory.

Gain important continuing education credits for HR professionals from SHRM and the HR Certification Institute. And virtually visit with a variety of exhibitors, featuring consultants and companies showcasing a vast array of HR help and business services!

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 SPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours 5
SHRM Preferred Provider SHRM-CP ™ / SHRM-SCP ™ PDC's 5

For questions on Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 | ssmith@pachamber.org.

About The Speakers

Kevin T. Doss, MS, CPP, PSP has over 25 years of experience providing protective services in high-risk environments worldwide. His expertise includes: High-risk protection services and risk, vulnerability and threat assessments, emergency planning, security program development and the application of physical protection systems. Kevin was an instructor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Workshop and regularly teaches workplace violence and active shooter courses for many of our nation's top organizations. He has experience developing infrastructure protection programs, and emergency action and recovery plans for U.S. government agencies and commercial organizations on a global scale. He was part of an expert team that performed a Threat, Vulnerability Risk Assessment of the entire 51-mile Canal Zone in Panama. Kevin's educational credentials include a Master’s of Science Degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester, UK, and two ASIS board certifications: Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP). Kevin is the ASIS International (ASIS) PSP Board Certification Advisor and lead instructor. He is also an adjunct ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Board Certification Advisor and instructor. He helped to develop the on-line educational series and in-class review programs for both the PSP and CPP board certifications. In addition, Kevin has written and published multiple chapters on security related topics and is the author of the Physical Security Professional (PSP) Study Guide, 2nd Edition. In addition to his work-related and educational contributions, Kevin founded the ASIS Foundation's Lines of Hope Program in 2007, which provides monetary and material assistance to wounded soldiers and their families while they recover at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Eric B. Meyer is a partner with the Philadelphia law office FisherBroyles LLP.  Eric offers day-to-day employment counseling, workplace audits and investigations, and other measures to keep workplaces working the company can focus on running its business. Eric has testified before Philadelphia City Council and the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee to address harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has approved Eric to train a company’s workforce from rank-and-file to the C-Suite. An increasing part of Eric's multi-faceted practice is helping parties get to "yes" through alternative dispute resolution. For over a decade, he has mediated disputes between employers and employees only as a go-to neutral for both employee-rights and management-side attorneys to resolve disputes for their clients. Eric is a volunteer mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and court-appointed mediator in the federal court system. Additionally, Eric has designed a continuing legal education program to improve attorneys’ performance when representing their clients at employment law mediations. Currently, Eric is the President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section. He publishes The Employer Handbook (www.TheEmployerHandbook.com), an employment law blog for employers that the ABA Journal inducted into its Blawg100 Hall of Fame.

Brian Orsinger is the Chief Operating Officer of Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance (PCI). As a member of the PA Chamber’s Executive Team, Orsinger is responsible for PCI’s sales growth and client retention efforts, strategic resource development, and continuously evolving PCI’s unique value proposition—empowering a healthy, productive, and secure workforce across the Commonwealth—in support of the PA Chamber’s mission. Brian is an inaugural member of IBInext, a cross-discipline thought-leadership panel constructed by the Board of the Integrated Benefits Institute to revolutionize how industry approaches employee benefits, productivity, and absence strategy while driving business performance.   Brian serves on the Gettysburg College Alumni Association Board of Directors, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He earned his CEBS® designation through the IFEBP/Wharton School and maintains various relevant professional credentials. 

Jonathan A. Segal is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. He is also the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute. The Duane Morris Institute provides training for human resource professionals, in-house counsel, benefits administrators and managers at Duane Morris, at client sites and by way of webinar on myriad employment, labor, benefits and immigration matters.  Jonathan has provided training to federal judges on harassment and other forms of bias. Jonathan also was appointed by the EEOC to its Select Task Force on Harassment. Jonathan is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and writes and speaks extensively for HR, legal and business groups on, among other issues, gender bias in general and sexual and other harassment in particular.