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2022 Workplace Law Forum

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2022 • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Powerpoint Presentations from Sept. 22, 2022

Legal issues affecting business leaders and human resource professionals.

Location: Ambassador Conference Center
7794 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509


11am - Registration Opens

11:30am - Buffet Lunch

12pm - Welcome - Mark T. Wassell

12:10pm - Keynote: Attracting and Retaining Good Employees: Strategies for Success, Michael E. Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Samuel Patton and Marion Toudy Black Chair in Business, Penn State Behrend

1pm - Session 1: My Employee Said What About Me on Facebook? Regulating Employee Social Media Use, Mark Wassell

1:45pm - Break

2pm - Session 2: Salaried Exempt Employees: How to Classify Them Correctly, Matthew Lasher

2:45pm - Session 3: A Seminar a Day Keeps the FMLA and ADA at Bay, Julia Herzing

3:30pm - Break

3:45pm - Session 4: Employer's Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations, Robert Zaruta

4:30pm - Cocktails & Appetizers

CERTIFICATION: This program has been approved for 3.0 credit hours of general HR-related continuing education through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and for 3.0 General HR credits through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

There is no cost for this event.

AS OF 9/2/2022: RSVPs are now closed, as we have reached our maximum capacity. Please email Marian at to be added to a wait list.

What People Are Saying

"Presentations were excellent." - 2021 attendee

"Very good topics and very well presented - speakers are excellent!" - 2021 attendee

"Topics that are practical and relevant to our business operations." - 2021 attendee

"For the time allowed, the forum was detail packed. Very informative and a nice review on other topics." - 2021 attendee

"[This] forum is always filled with current information critical to my ability to do my job as an HR professional and provides an opportunity to network with other HR professionals." - 2019 attendee

"Great investment of time to gain the necessary knowledge to lead a better organization." - 2019 attendee

"Very informative and well organized. Speakers were all relatable and interesting- real examples and cases help us further understand law." - 2019 attendee

"The speakers seemed very accessible for questions and guidance. Did not speak over our heads in 'legalese'. I would feel comfortable approaching them." - 2019 attendee

"The opportunity to get this caliber of training locally is so appreciated. Thank you!" - 2019 attendee

"Informative, enjoyable, and well worth the time to attend." - 2018 attendee
"Each year I attend these forums. I find them very informative, and I use the information in my daily job duties." - 2018 attendee
"The Knox Law Workplace Law Forum never disappoints; it is informative and provides the best and biggest networking opportunity for HR professionals in the area." - 2018 attendee
"I enjoy this forum and always leave with important, pertinent information to take back to my organization." - 2017 attendee
"I attend the Knox Law Workplace Law Forum every year to ensure that I am keeping up with an ever-changing HR landscape. Thank you!" - 2017 attendee
"Very informative - they can make some dry topics funny!" - 2017 attendee

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