Human Resources Seminar
sponsored by:

Downs Rachlin Martin     |     Ellis Boxer & Blake
KeyBank     |     MVP Health Care     |     NFP 

Thursday, July 12   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier


On July 12, Associated Industries of Vermont will host a special seminar focusing on key human resource developments and issues facing Vermont employers.  The seminar will cover issues impacting private and public sector employers and the professionals who serve them, and will feature presentations, commentary, and audience Q&A with expert government and private sector presenters.

Both members and non-members are welcome to register to attend.  Registration is required by COB July 10 and costs $50 for AIV members and $75 for non-members.  Complementary registrations and other benefits are available for sponsors and new members. 

Prospective attendees are encouraged to send us questions and suggestions for the presenters ahead of time.

For questions and suggestions, as well as more information about the seminar, registration, sponsorship, membership, or other matters, please email info@aivt.org.

We hope to see you there! 


CLE: approved for 5.25 hours general credits of continuing legal education.


Registration and Logistics: 

Please register using the form below (if your browser is not showing the form, you can click here for a printable form -- note that it has a link to the portal for credit card payments as well).

Logistical information, including directions and parking vouchers, will be sent with registration confirmation.

Registration by COB July 10 is required.  Your payment covers lunch and materials both at the event and available online after.  Sorry, no refunds for cancellations after July 9, owing to costs we must incur.  If you cannot pay for your registration online or by check by July 10, please contact us at info@aivt.org to let us know and discuss options. 

New members and sponsors receive complimentary registrations and other benefits -- email us for details.


Click here if you are interested in sponsoring this event.


  

AGENDA & REGISTRATION


8:30  |  Registration 

9:00    |                 

New Health Care Legislation and Related Developments    

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Health Care
Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public, and Media Relations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

9:30    |                

Driving for Work: Tune up your Employer Liability and Authority

Aimee Ziter, Director, Project Roadsafe, Associated General Contractors of Vermont

10:00   |               

Data Privacy and Security

Michael Wasco, Director, Paul Frank + Collins 

10:30    |              

Marijuana and the Workplace:  H.511/Act 86, Marijuana Legalization, Related Issues and Developments

Benjamin Traverse, Associate, Downs Rachlin Martin
Emily Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Vermont Attorney General

11:00    |              

Sexual Harassment:  H.707/Act 183, Sexual Harassment Legislation and Related Issues and Developments 

Elizabeth Rattigan, Chair, Labor and Employment Group, Downs Rachlin Martin
Emily Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Vermont Attorney General

11:30   |               

Other New State Laws:  H.294/Act 126, Prohibition on Salary History Inquiries; H.711/Act 184, Employment Protections for Crime Victims; H.333/Act 127, Gender Neutral Bathrooms; H.731/Act 148, Miscellaneous Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety Updates 

Heather Rider Hammond, Shareholder, Gravel & Shea
Susan Graham, HR Services Consultant, NFP
Emily Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Vermont Attorney General 

12:15   |   Luncheon Address and Q&A

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development 

1:00   |                  

Legislation Expected to Return in 2018:  S.40, Minimum Wage; H.196, Paid Family Leave;  S.105, Unconscionable Contract Provisions, Other Issues 

Kerin Stackpole, Director, Paul Frank + Collins
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General 

1:30   |

Federal Developments:  Decisions and Prospects from the Supreme Court, EEOC, and NLRB; IRS and Other Developments and Outlook 

Stephen Ellis, Director, Ellis Boxer & Blake
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
Brenda Sabin, Director of HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence  

2:15   |   Wrap Up:  Issues to Watch, Final Q&A