SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

5 Reasons to Attend This Year’s Conference

Mar 6, 2015

Later this month, on March 23-25, over 500 HR professionals from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., for SHRM’s 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference. Over the course of these three days, conference goers will attend sessions on critical workplace issues, hear from exciting national pundits and government officials, network with fellow advocates, and meet face-to-face with their members of Congress to discuss how pending HR policy proposals will have an impact on their employees and employers.

Have you registered to attend this year’s conference? If not, below are five reasons you should attend this year’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference:

  1. Reduce Your Organization’s Risk for Litigation – Identify and address common areas that can put your organization at risk, such as pre-employment screening, Fair Labor Standards Act and Affordable Care Act compliance, and sexual harassment claims.
  2. Learn the Issues and Stay Compliant – When public policy is not your full-time job, getting a handle on complex workplace legislation, court decisions and regulatory updates is a daunting task. Choose from a wide variety of timely sessions to ensure that you are up-to-date on the policies, regulations and trends that will face HR in the coming weeks and months. Conference sessions will also provide you with tools, tips and resources to minimize your organization’s exposure to litigation and help you stay in compliance.
  3. Build Your Network of HR Peers and Resources – This conference is the perfect opportunity for you to meet fellow politically active and engaged HR professionals. Join SHRM staff, industry stakeholders and special guests at the widely attended Congressional Reception on Monday evening to mix and mingle at one of Washington’s most exciting museums, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Through this and other networking opportunities at the conference, HR professionals can enjoy the camaraderie of friends pursuing a common goal: advancing workplace issues.
  4. Hear Directly from Dynamic Speakers – Receive exciting perspectives and insights from key conference speakers about today’s business and political climate and the important role of HR. In addition, get the latest from policymakers on upcoming workplace proposals to prepare for what’s ahead. Don’t miss exciting opportunities to hear from these renowned national experts and return home with valuable workplace application takeaways.
  5. Shape Future Policies and Amplify HR’s Voice on Capitol Hill – This conference provides a unique opportunity for HR professionals to meet with their U.S. senators and representatives on Capitol Hill. During the meetings with elected officials and their staffs, you will join other HR advocates from your state to discuss how pending workplace legislation affects employees and employers in your community. By participating in the Capitol Hill visits, you join forces with other HR advocates—many of whom previously have heralded these meetings with lawmakers as the highlight of their conference experience. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join the HR advocacy army as we raise our voices to protect and advance the HR profession!

Click HERE for more information about the 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference and HERE to register for this year’s conference.


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