2017 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference Quotables

Concurrent speakers share quotes

Mar 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Almost 30 employment and legislative experts will offer presentations on a wide range of topics at the 2017 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference being held in Washington, D.C. March 13- 15. About 700 participants are registered to attend.

Some of the concurrent sessions speakers shared quotes that highlight the focus of their presentations.

"Employee leave issues continue to confound employers across the country." – Eric Myer, attorney, Dilworth Paxson LLP, My Employees Can Miss How Much Work?!? Managing the Challenges of Leave Under the FMLA and ADA, Tuesday, March 14 at 9:15 a.m.

"The equal opportunity jerk believes that his intimidating, hostile, and bully behavior is lawful because he treats everyone badly, but this seemingly 'lawful' behavior can still put organizations at legal risk." - Natasha Bowman, founder, Performance ReNEW, Equal Opportunity Bullying: How Even Legal Behavior Puts Your Organization at Risk, Monday, March 13 at 10:15 a.m.


"Big data is helping to shape the way employers make decisions from hiring and performance management to predicting and minimizing attrition. When used right, it can make for better and less discriminatory employment decisions." - Zev Eigen, Marko Mrkonich and Corinn Jackson, Littler Mendelson, P.C., The New Frontier: How Big Data Is Changing the Employment Landscape, Monday, March 13 at 10:15 a.m.


"The legal and statutory future regarding LGBT employee protection in the workplace is uncertain, at best, now that the new administration is in place in Washington. " - Kelly Dobbs Bunting, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Updating Your Employment Handbook and Harassment Training to Include the LGBT Workforce,  Monday, March 13 at 1:45 p.m.


"Although divination is a wooly discipline, I am going to gaze into my crystal ball and try to predict changes that the Trump Administration may bring to DOL – from regulations and executive orders to opinion letters and enforcement." -Tammy McCutchen, principal, Littler Mendelson, P.C., U.S. Department of Labor and the FLSA: What to Expect in the Next Four Years, Tuesday, March 14 at 9:15 a.m.


"Pay equity is hot and claims of pay discrimination are on the rise. And even with the change in administration, the momentum around pay equity continues to grow." - Mickey Silberman, principle, Jackson Lewis P.C., Pay Equity is Complicated – New Rules, New Reporting and How to Protect Your Organization, Tuesday, March 14 at 2:15 p.m.


"The start of a new administration is a great opportunity for HR pros to forge new relationships and reinforce existing ones to help shape public policies that positively impact employment practices." - Christine Walters, independent consultant & author, FiveL Company, Pressure, Pain & Politics: What Keeps HR Pros Up at Night, Monday, March 13 at 1:45 p.m.


"The new reality in immigration dictates that employers and their workforces prepare for more complicated, lengthy and costly processes where employees will have many questions for HR and immigration professionals." - Rebecca Peters, director of government affairs, Council for Global Immigration, Immigration Policy after Trump and Brexit, Tuesday, March 14 at 11 a.m.





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