HR Experts to Discuss Workplace Harassment, Tax Reform, Immigration and More at SHRM’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference March 12-14 in Washington

February 22, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference will have a strong focus on timely topics such as sexual harassment prevention and education, tax reform, immigration in the Trump era, the opioid crisis, health care, and data breaches in the workplace. 

More than 625 human resource professionals and employment lawyers from across the country will attend the conference. The conference sold out early in mid-February.

WHAT: SHRM’s 2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference (#SHRMLeg)

WHEN: March 12-14, 2018

WHERE: The Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. The press room is in Meeting Room 2 (one level down from the lobby).

A welcome reception will be held at the Library of Congress from 7-9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12. 

Press availabilities: 

• Ask SHRM’s CEO: A Q&A with SHRM’s new president and chief executive officer, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is 2-3 p.m. on Monday, March 12, in Meeting Room 1 at the Renaissance Hotel. Meet him and ask him your burning HR questions over a cup of coffee and dessert.
SHRM Government Affairs Update: SHRM staff will share details about advocacy on public policy affecting employers and the workplace, including immigration, pay equity, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act, and workplace harassment; March 12, 3:15-3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session Highlights: 

Changes to Marijuana Laws and the Opioid Crisis: How Employers Are Dealing with These Complicated Issues, March 12, 10:15-11:45 a.m.;
Data, Trade Secrets and Breaches: Oh My! You’re Not in the ’90s Anymore. Cyber-Protection and Response Measures for 2018 and Beyond, March 12, 3:45-5:15 p.m.;
• Employment-Based Immigration in the Trump Era: HR Communication, Strategies and Best Practices, March 12, 3:45-5:15 p.m.;
High Achievers and High Deceivers: How Your Strongest Asset Can Be Your Biggest Liability, March 13, 9:15-10:45 a.m.
Tax Reform 101: How Recent Changes to Tax Law Will Impact Workplace Benefits, March 13, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.;
Best Practices in Sexual Harassment Prevention and Education, March 13, 2:15-3:15 p.m.;
Health Care Checkup for Employers, March 13, 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Other highlights: Michael Aitken, vice president of government affairs, and CEO Taylor will speak about the outlook for HR public policy this year; March 12, 8-10 a.m.

Victoria Lipnic, acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Jonathan A. Segal, attorney, will speak about workplace harassment and the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace; March 13, 12:15-2 p.m. 

Advocacy Day: Hundreds of attendees will visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 14, to talk about the Workflex in the 21st Century Act and other federal legislation affecting the workplace. 

Videotaping general sessions is not allowed, and keynote speakers (except for Michael Aitken and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.) are not available for media interviews. 

For conference details, please visit

Media: Members of the media must preregister for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Vanessa Hill at and 703-535-6072 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260.

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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