Experts to Dissect Top Workplace Law Trends at SHRM Conference

Nation’s capital hosts Employment Law & Legislative Conference, March 12-14

By Rena Gorlin Feb 22, 2018

​Sexual harassment prevention and education, tax reform, immigration, drug use, and cybersecurity are just some of the many trending topics that will be discussed at the SHRM 2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference, to be held March 12-14 in Washington, D.C. 

HR professionals are responsible for making sure organizations are operating in compliance with workplace regulations; this can be a heavy burden due to legal complexities and the ever-changing political landscape. Hundreds of HR professionals and employment lawyers will gather at #SHRMLeg to discuss policy updates and pragmatic advice to meet these challenges. 

Notable presenters include Michael Aitken, SHRM's vice president of government affairs, and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM's new president and chief executive officer, who will speak about the outlook for HR public policy this year. Victoria Lipnic, acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Jonathan A. Segal, attorney, will talk about workplace sexual harassment and the EEOC's select task force set up to study the issue. 

Advocacy Day is March 14, when conference attendees will visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss federal legislation affecting the workplace. 

Concurrent Session Highlights

Registered attendees can go to these sessions to get up to speed on complex workplace issues:

  • Changes to Marijuana Laws and the Opioid Crisis
  • Data, Trade Secrets and Breaches: Cyber-Protection and Response Measures
  • Employment-Based Immigration in the Trump Era
  • High Achievers and High Deceivers: How Your Strongest Asset Can Be Your Biggest Liability
  • How Recent Changes to Tax Law Will Impact Workplace Benefits 

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