The following information is from the completed 2020 event. Please check back in January for details about the 2021 conference, which will be on May 10, 12, and 14. We anticipate opening registration in early February 2021.

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Maine HR Convention: May 10, 12, & 14, 2021 – Virtual+ Edition


Workshop A: Employment Law Trends 2020

Friday, May 15th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Compliance and Strategy for a Changing Workforce

What’s it all about? Your value as an HR leader and professional grows exponentially when you anticipate changing demands in workplace compliance. And, understanding more about shifting workforce demographics and how they interact with trends in employment law will help you bring value to the table. Tawny Alvarez and Elizabeth Johnston from Verrill are here to help you on this path.

Example – Diversity. As Maine workplaces become increasingly diverse, how will you identify the cultural differences and implicit biases that impact discrimination laws and your responsibility for hiring and developing top-notch talent?

Example – Generational Values. When generational shifts in attitudes and values hit your workplace, how will you identify and implement appropriate accommodations for dealing with classic work/life balance issues and what are the implications for compliance? And how does the constellation of employee benefits (particularly healthcare) speak to this?

Example – Technology. With artificial intelligence, social media, and employee biometric data evolving and changing at the speed of light, what are the implications and expectations for employee privacy and HR practices?

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Become an employment law trends forecaster for your organization by gaining a better understanding of how diversity, generational values, and technology are connected to legal compliance.
  • Learn how to convince workplace management and decisionmakers of the strategic importance and legal necessity of dealing with cultural differences and attitudinal transformation.
  • Discover ways to create or adapt workplace policies for these discrete issues and promote organizational values and engage your employees appropriately.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit.