2021 Workplace Law Forum
Thursday, Sep. 23, 2021 • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Legal issues affecting business leaders and human resource professionals.
Location: Ambassador Conference Center
7794 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509
CERTIFICATION: This program has been approved for 4.0 credit hours of general HR-related continuing education through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and for 4.0 General HR credits through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
September 3, 2021 UPDATE: We are offering both in-person RSVPs and a LIVESTREAM option (via Zoom).
If you would like to attend either, please email your RSVP to Marian at email@example.com, indicating which option you prefer. We will send the link for the livestream option closer to the event.
NOTE: If you are pursuing HRCI, SHRM or CLE credits, you must attend in-person.
*We may implement COVID-related protocols, depending on CDC and/or Pennsylvania mandates and recommendations.
11:30am Buffet Lunch
12pm Welcome - Mark Wassell
12:10 - 1pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The National Labor Relations Board: What to Expect Under the Biden Administration, Presented by Tara Yoest, Assistant to NLRB Region 6 Director
1 - 1:45pm New and Developing Topics in Private Sector Labor Law: A Look at President Biden’s First Year, and More, Robert Zaruta
1:45 - 2pm BREAK
2 - 2:45pm Implications of Coronavirus on the Unemployment System: A Guide to Handling Unemployment Claims in the COVID and Post-COVID Era, Matthew Lasher
2:45 - 3:30pm Trending Now: HR Hot Topics in 2021, including changes to wage and hour laws at the state and federal level; non-competes and employee contracts; EEO and DEI; marijuana and CBD; and remote work, Julia Herzing
3:30 - 3:45pm BREAK
3:45 - 4:30pm Employee Requests for Medical Leaves of Absence: An Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities, Mark Wassell
4:30pm Cocktails & Appetizers
There is no cost for this event.
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