EEOC Commissioners, Other Employment Experts to Speak at SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

March 13 press briefing will explore state and local workplace legislation

Feb 15, 2017

​The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in March will feature sessions with leading employment and legal experts, including two members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Acting EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum will discuss the latest policy developments and recent guidance about combating workplace harassment during a Tuesday, March 14, lunch session from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHAT: SHRM's 2017 Employment Law & Legislative Conference (#SHRMLeg)

WHEN: March 13-15, 2017

WHERE: The Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

More than 500 human resource professionals and employment lawyers have registered to attend the conference.

Other highlights:

During a Monday, March 13, opening session from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Michael Aitken, vice president of government affairs at SHRM, will speak about the outlook for HR public policy.

We will hold a press briefing Monday, March 13, from 3:15 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. in the press room to explore how state and local governments are setting their own legislative agendas and what that means for employers. Members of the SHRM Government Affairs team will be joined by Michael Kalt, government affairs director for the California State Council of SHRM and partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP in San Diego and Jonathan Segal, legislative director for Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM and partner at Duane Morris LLC and managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute.

Advocacy Day: More than 200 HR professionals will visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 15, to talk about health care legislation.

New research: SHRM will release new research surveys on E-Verify and health care reform.

Concurrent Session Highlights:

  • Altered States? The Current State of Drug Testing in the Workplace; Monday, March 13, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act: What Does It Mean for Employers?; Monday, March 13, 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Pay Equity Is Complicated—New Rules, New Reporting, and How to Protect Your Organization; Tuesday, March 14, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

For conference details, please visit

Media: Members of the media must preregister for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Sundra Hominik at and 703-535-6273 or Vanessa Hill at and 703-535-6072. Contact SHRM Media Relations for specifics on press availabilities and interviews with concurrent speakers and SHRM experts.

Videotaping general sessions is not allowed, and keynote speakers (with the exception of Aitken) are not available for media interviews.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.


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