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2022 Spring Human Resources Conference

2022 Spring Human Resources Conference

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Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

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

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                                                              PA Department of Labor & Industry

 

Description

The past two years have changed the workforce forever, and Human Resource professionals have been at the forefront in implementing those changes while navigating numerous unknowns about the future of work. Leading HR issues, frequent questions and projections about the new workplace will all be covered at the PA Chamber’s information-packed Spring HR Conference.

Join us virtually where leading HR and insurance experts will host timely and important discussions on the following topics:.

  • Latest HR trends and what the future may hold for HR – including the possibility of decentralized HR departments; HR professionals becoming “championship coaches” to meet employee needs in various settings; supporting employees in hybrid work settings; and more;.
  • Considerations for restructuring employee benefits packages with an eye toward Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs, as well as the need for mental health, substance abuse and drug testing programs and services;
  • Methods for re-imagining your company’s employee benefits programs to enhance your company’s work-life balance;
  • The importance of having good managers, and tips for retaining them;
  • Updates on the latest HR-related laws and regulations at the state and federal level;
  • and more!

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 4
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 4
Human Resource Certification Institute SPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours 4
SHRM Preferred Provider SHRM-CP ™ / SHRM-SCP ™ PDC's 4

Note: To receive continuing education credits, each individual is required by the crediting organizations to log on and log off as proof of attendance.

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

About The Speakers

L. Stephen Bowers

L. Stephen Bowers, Esq.,  is the Senior Counsel with Saxton & Stump. He is an experienced attorney providing guidance for employers of all types, including private companies, government entities, nonprofits and educational institutions on matters involving employee compensation, retirement, information privacy and benefits law. Steve has extensive knowledge of matters pertaining to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He also is experienced with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, tax law and applicable regulations. Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Steve advised employers on the design, operation and regulation of executive compensation agreements and employee pension and healthcare plans at two internationally recognized law firms in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he served as a consultant at a major benefits consulting firm. Before entering private practice, Steve was an investigator for the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor where he assisted with civil and criminal investigations of single or multi-employer pension and healthcare plans and service providers.

Alex Halper

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

Sandra Holzgen

Sandra Holzgen,  is the Chief Human Resource Officer for PSECU. She is responsible for the Human Resource strategic direction for the entire organization. Major areas of responsibility include; Organization and Talent Development, Employment and Employee Relations, Training, Compensation, Employee Benefits, Employee Services and Physical Security. Before joining PSECU, she was the Chief Human Resource Officer, SVP for Macatawa Bank, which is based in Michigan. She holds her Master’s Degree in Organization Leadership and Change Management from Case Western Reserve University

Sarah Ivy

Sarah Ivy, Esq., is a shareholder with the law firm of Saxton & Stump. She focuses her practice on employee benefits law, executive compensation and taxation. Sarah has more than 20 years of experience analyzing regulations under the Internal Revenue Code and Employee Retirement Income Security Act and applying those rules to a range of benefits plans; counsels companies on the design and documentation of executive compensation arrangements, including severance agreements, as a business transition planning tool; advises clients on employee benefits issues that arise in merger and acquisition transactions; and conducts reviews of various employment-related documents such as employee handbooks, employment agreements and non-compete agreements. Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Sarah worked as an executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA attorney with various law firms.

Brian Orsinger

Brian Orsinger, is the chief operating officer of Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance, and 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. 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.

Marc Scheiner

Marc Scheiner, special council with the law firm of Duane Morris, practices in the area of employment law, counseling clients on a variety of employment issues. Marc works with clients to ensure compliance with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADAAA, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and various state and local laws. He also assists clients in reviewing and drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and severance agreements. Marc has represented indigent clients in Social Security disability appeals before the U.S. Social Security Administration and in hearings before the U.S. Department of Labor. He has volunteered or worked on pro bono matters for Canine Partners for Life, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, the Human Rights Campaign, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Mazzoni Center. He is a 2003 graduate of Cornell Law School.

Maria Yaremchak

Maria Yaremchak, is an HR Consultant with Alternative HR. She has more than 15 years of diverse human resources and management experience in a variety of industries, including IT, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Construction; and also has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, training and development, and benefits administration. Maria earned her Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management from Harrisburg Area Community College. She holds her SHRM-CP her aPHR certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute in 2016. She is a member of the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA, as well as the national chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Her passion is providing HR support to her clients and helping them meet their HR goals.