SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference to Include Discussions About Workplace Drug Testing, Bullying at Work, Pay Equity and More

Conference to be held March 13-15 in Washington, D.C.

Jan 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan.10, 2017 The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Employment Law & Legislative Conference will focus on issues of importance to employers and their employees, as well as HR professionals during this first year of the Trump administration.

Experts will discuss topics such as the Affordable Care Act, paid leave, workplace flexibility, social media in the workplace, protections for LGBT employees, and legal risks when religion surfaces in the workplace. 

More than 500 human resource professionals and employment lawyers are expected to attend the conference.

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

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.
  • Equal Opportunity Bullying: How Even Legal Behavior Puts Your Organization at Risk; Monday, March 13, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Workplace Strategies for Managing Mental Disabilities; Tuesday, March 14,  9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.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.

Other Highlights:

  • Opening Session: Michael Aitken, vice president of government affairs at SHRM, will speak about the outlook for HR public policy this year; Monday, March 13, 8 a.m. -10 a.m.
  • Advocacy Day: Hundreds of attendees will visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 15, to talk about federal legislation affecting the workplace.

Press availability: Aitken and SHRM advocacy, regulation and immigration experts will be available for individual interviews. A press briefing will explore how state and local governments are setting their own legislative agendas and what that means for employers.

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 Gray 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 Instragram @SHRMPress








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