2021 Annual Human Resources Conference

2021 Annual Human Resources Conference

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Member Price: $150 | Non-Member Price: $200

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Considered the premier event in Pennsylvania for human resources education and training, the PA Chamber’s Annual HR Conference is the one place where HR professionals can get the most up-to-date information on the timeliest topics from top national and Pennsylvania experts: not only advice and strategies on handling the hottest issues that require attention today, but what companies should be doing to prepare for what is coming in 2022.

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 |

About The Speakers

Angi Calkins

Angi Calkins, is the Chief Human Resources Officer for PCI Pharma Services. The Company offers end to end drug supply chain solutions in clinical packaging technologies, clinical trial services, and drug manufacturing and development for pharma and biotech customers around the globe. Before joining PCI Pharma Services, Ms. Calkins served as the Executive Director, Talent Acquisition for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and also as SVP, Global Strategic Client Services for Pinstripe & Ochre House. She is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and she also attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Global Senior Executive Leadership Program.

Alex Halper

Alex Halper, joined the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's Government Affairs team in 2011. Alex serves as a lobbyist for issues including labor/employment policy, education, workforce development, local tax policy, international trade and immigration. He serves on the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Advisory Council and the Governing Board of the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau. Prior to joining the PA Chamber, Mr. Halper served as a legislative assistant in Washington, D.C. to former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. In this capacity, he worked on numerous areas of public policy, including transportation and infrastructure, homeland security and appropriations. Originally from Allentown, Mr. Halper graduated from the George Washington University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Linda Hollinshead

Linda Hollinshead, is a partner at Duane Morris LLP where she practices in the area of employment law. Ms. Hollinshead provides training and counseling to employers throughout the country on a variety of subjects, including monitoring employee attendance, FMLA compliance, medical and religious accommodations, leaves of absence policies, harassment and discrimination prevention, responding to harassment and discrimination claims, FLSA and wage and hour compliance, including e mployee misclassification, diversity and inclusion, termination of employees, hiring practices, performance appraisals and performance management. She is also a member of the firm's Cannabis Industry Group.

Ms. Hollinshead conducts investigations on behalf of employers regarding claims of harassment and discrimination as well as counsels employers concerning their own investigation of and responses to such claims. She also assists employers by drafting employees’ policies and handbooks, confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements, employment agreements, termination and severance agreements as well as independent contractor agreements. She represents organizations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state and local agencies. Ms. Hollinshead is a 1997 cum laude graduate of Rutgers University School of Law and a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University (M.S., Public Policy) and Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude).

Phillip Miles

Phillip Miles, is a Shareholder with the law firm of McQuaide Blasko. Representing a wide-range of clients, from small businesses to large employers with thousands of employees, Mr. Miles has expertise in the entire spectrum of issues, including but not limited to employee policies and handbooks, contracts and restrictive covenants, unemployment compensation, wage and hour labor issues, compliance, Department of Labor investigations, OSHA matters, employment discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, PHRA), labor arbitration, and litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Phil is adept at handling discrete matters, or serving as a long-term advisor for his clients. In this role, Mr. Miles offers ongoing counseling on internal operations, such as training and proactive policy changes, and is also available to assist with everything from internal complaints to serving as lead litigation counsel should the need arise.

As an astute litigator, Mr. Miles is also frequently enlisted to help in general civil litigation matters. The practice of law is not only his chosen career, but it is also his hobby. His interest in the law, and labor and employment specifically, led Mr. Miles to create an independent blog, Lawffice Space, featuring commentary on cases, current events, and other developments in the field. His blog has been nationally recognized by the American Bar Association Journal as a top 100 law blog. He is also proud to teach employment law at his alma mater, Penn State, in the School of Labor and Employment Relations.

Jonathan Segal

Jonathan 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.

Working with PA Chamber Director of Government Affairs Alex Halper, Jonathan is the Chair of the Pennsylvania Chamber’s Legislative Committee. Jonathan leads the group in providing counseling on pending legislation and in participating in drafting proposed legislation.

Keith Sonderling

Keith Sonderling, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 22, 2020, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a term expiring July 1, 2024. He previously served as the Commission’s Vice-Chair. Prior to his confirmation, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces federal labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the labor provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. At the Wage and Hour Division, Sonderling oversaw enforcement, outreach, regulatory work, strategic planning, performance management, communications, and stakeholder engagement. During his tenure, the Division accomplished back-to-back record-breaking enforcement collections and educational outreach events. Sonderling oversaw the development and publication of large-scale deregulatory rules, and authored numerous Opinion Letters,, Field Assistance Bulletins, and All Agency Memorandums. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the Division’s first comprehensive self-audit program, which collected more than $4 million for nearly ten thousand workers.

Before joining the Department of Labor in 2017, Commissioner Sonderling was a partner at the Gunster Law Firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he practiced labor and employment law. In 2012, Governor Rick Scott appointed Sonderling to serve as the Chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for appellate courts in South Florida. Sonderling received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University.