HR STRANGER THINGS
How to make Sense of Workplace Legal Developments
Year End Review and Look into the Future
Tuesday January 8, 2019
7:30am - 10:30am
Manchester Country Club
180 South River Road
Attorney James P. Reidy
Chair, Labor and Employment group
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA
The modern workplace is amazing with the many advancements in technology and the many positive developments with workplace cultures and attendant policies. We are living in truly amazing and interesting times. We are also living in increasingly complex and confusing times. Do you ever find yourself mystified by unusual questions or occurrences in the workplace? Some of those come from strange employee questions or situations. Others come from confusing laws and regulations. And those usually come when you are under pressure to keep your organization in compliance and otherwise maintain properly functioning personnel practices like hiring, payroll, benefits administration etc.
Have you watched the very popular Netflix series Stranger Things? You know the show that was set in the fictional town in the 1980s. Those we simpler times but there were strange and even supernatural events occurring around the town. The Town’s people in that show were trying to go about their normal routines but things just seemed to get stranger and stranger and they tried to sort things out and find answers. Sound familiar? If so, this program is for you.
In recent years HR has been bombarded with countless new laws, regulations and court cases making an already complicated workplace even more vexing. At the same time HR has been under the gun to hire more employees, shop for better benefit plans, retain employees, keep the organization in compliance and yes, avoid the increasing risks of claims from current and former employees as well as government agencies. Again, do you ever feel like those kids or better yet, the Sherriff, in that show, trying to make sense of confusing and strange things?
Back by popular demand to present this program is management-side employment lawyer, Jim Reidy. This program, which promises to be educational and entertaining, will review recent workplace legal developments and then test your knowledge and HR reflexes in these wonderful yet strange times. Hope to see you there.