The information below is from the completed 2022 event. Check back in the fall for 2023 updates.

Maine HR Convention: May 9 – 12, 2022


MegaSession B: Making Smart Employment Law Decisions in 2022

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How cases from last year implicate your workplace values.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session. Your charge as an HR leader is to maintain strict legal compliance on the employment law front. The Drummond Woodsum team of Dan RoseKathleen Wade, and Michael Buescher joins us for a review of key decisions from the past year. They’ll then turn your attention to the bigger challenge, which is to make sure you and the management team are setting up compliance in a way that best fits your workplace culture and matches your values. This is particularly important as you move into more discretionary decision-making. As examples: How you conduct an investigation. How you administer disciplinary actions and advocate for resolution of cases. Do you want to provide an accommodation not required by law or an unmandated leave?  

What’s it all about?     

  • In part one of this program, we’ll review key decisions from the past year and consider the employment law compliance trends percolating through the HR world. 
  • Consider if you are addressing these adequately in your employee handbooks and other communications, workplace training, and in the practices you observe at the c-suite and managerial levels of your organization? 
  • In part two of this discussion, we’ll ask you to consider what you value as an organization and how that fits into your employment law decision-making.
  • We’ll provide tips for navigating between your employer and your employees. Because what’s viewed as a fair resolution for the employer or the employee in question may resonate differently with the rest of your workforce. Conversely, what is considered a fair resolution by your workforce may not resonate well with your CFO or CEO.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit