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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance. NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals. Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area. Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance.  NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals.  Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area.  Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/08/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance. NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals. Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area. Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance.  NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals.  Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area.  Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/30/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance. NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals. Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area. Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance.  NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals.  Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area.  Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

  • Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/17/2022 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

    The two-day class enables participants to learn from industry experts who will share theory, key information and practice across four (4) key areas of HR responsibility including: Talent Management, Compensation Fundamentals, Compliance and Employment Law & Employee Relations

    NEHRA’s Developing HR Fundamentals Program provides HR professionals who are new to the HR field, are moving from a specialist to a generalist role, or who work within smaller organizations and wear many hats, with a solid foundation for a well-rounded career in human resources. This program provides instruction over two full days, as well as interactions and sharing through a community portal; enabling participants to be engaged prior to, throughout, and after the program. 

    The online community portal will provide access to:

    - Any articles and white papers shared by facilitators
    - A glossary of HR terms
    - A listing of recommended books and websites/blogs
    - A forum for sharing best practices and addressing common HR challenges
    - A place to keep connected with your program colleagues

    Pre-Program and Post-Program collaboration via the community portal enables for more robust and fulfilling two-day sessions

    Pre-Program Activities: Prior to the modules, participants will be asked to contribute to discussions posted on the community portal. These discussions include, but are not limited to:

    - Introduction
    - Goals for attending session
    - HR challenge faced in current role

    Post-Program Activities: After the virtual sessions end, participants will continue to interact and engage with each other as well as program facilitators. In addition to posting their own challenges, best practices to share, and other questions on the community portal; participants will also be asked to share:

    - Take-aways from the sessions
    - Action planning activities
    - Participate in a discussion on how they applied their learnings back on the job
    - The community portal will be accessible for program participants for a 6-month period after the program ends


    Thursday, March 10th:

    8:30am – 9:00am
    Opening Remarks, Participant Introductions and Introduction to the HR Profession
    Facilitator -
    Monet Viens, Owner & Advisor, Summitways HR

    9:15am - 12:15pm
    Module 1: Talent Management
    Presenter - Monet Viens, Owner & Advisor, Summitways HR

    This session provides a foundation for managing talent within the organization, a key responsibility for HR professionals. This session covers the role of HR in talent management, enabling for achieving the strategic goals of the organization and ensuring the right people are brought on board at the right time.

    Participants will learn best practices, tools and techniques around:

    - Workforce planning
    - Talent acquisition – from hiring to interviewing to selecting through to onboarding new hires
    - Employee development

    12:15pm – 1:00pm
    Offline Break for Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00
    Module 2: Compensation Fundamentals
    Presenter - 
    Dave Weaver, President, Compensation and HR Group

    This session enables participants to learn and apply basic elements of a total compensation system. Such systems, when well-planned and implemented, enable for a total rewards package that attracts, motivates and retains top talent in the organization.

    Participants will learn:

    - Considerations and the intersection of base pay, incentives and differentials in employee compensation
    - Participants will be able to participate in an online benefits session after the program ends


    Friday, March 11th:

    9:00am – 12:00pm
    Welcome Back & Module 3: Compliance and Employment Law
    Presenter
     - Dan Klein, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    This session provides participants with key facts about federal, state, and local legislation with which organizations must comply; reducing risk in organizations when rules and regulations are followed. This key module enables for an improved understanding of the responsibility of HR as it relates to various legislation and regulations.

    Participants will learn:

    - Applicable employment laws that impact organizations
    - Conducting and using background checks
    - Pre-employment considerations

    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Offline Break for Lunch

    1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Module 4: Employee Relations
    Presenter - 
    Gina Abudi, President, Abudi Consulting Group, LLC

    This session covers key considerations in developing and maintaining employee-employer relationships that contribute to productivity, engagement, and morale. Best practices in how to identify and manage through conflict as well as communicating in ways that works to engage employees are shared in this session.

    Participants will learn:

    - Techniques to prevent and resolve employee problems that can affect work situations
    - Their communication style and how to use that information effectively when communicating with and engaging employees
    - Best practices to identify and resolve conflicts in the workplace

    Closing Activity: Summary, Wrap Up and Action Planning
    Facilitator
    - Gina Abudi, President, Abudi Consulting Group, LLC

    Action planning will be done at the end of the second day, enabling participants to detail how they will apply what they learned in the two-day program back on the job. Participants will be provided an action plan template to capture learnings from the program as well as to detail their next steps. 

    Monet Viens

    Owner & Advisor

    Summitways HR

    For over 10 years, Monet has been helping a wide variety of businesses with their HR and employee needs.  As an adaptable and innovative HR professional, she has a keen ability to translate visions and strategies into actionable goals, strengthen processes, and increase efficiencies. Through her education, professional development, and industry involvement, Monet has the depth and breadth of knowledge to handle a variety of needs.  By keeping her finger on the pulse of national, state, and local issues, Monet is current with the latest developments in HR and can offer a unique and strategic perspective on various business needs.  Monet thrives on challenges and strives to transform HR into an asset, rather than a liability.

    David Weaver

    President, Compensation and HR Group

    David is President of the Compensation & HR Group and is responsible for all consulting functions within the organization. He is the Author of the bestselling HR book Pay Matters: The Art and Science of Employee Compensation.

    Prior to joining the Compensation & HR Group, David spent 20 years managing a human resources membership and consulting organization. He has also held positions with industry leaders Liberty Mutual, Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard as a corporate human resources professional. During this period, he gained essential hands-on experience in compensation program development, marketing and internal communications.

    A graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, David has also made his mark in academia, having served as adjunct faculty member for both Northeastern University and Newbury College where he taught courses in Compensation Management and Human Resource Management. He also worked as an instructor for the certification courses at the Compensation Analyst Academy, WorldatWork and the Society for Human Resource Management.

     

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

    Gina Abudi

    Founder

    Abudi Consulting Group


    Gina Abudi, MBA has 25+ years’ experience working with organizations of all sizes – from smaller businesses, non-profits, through to large, global organizations – providing expertise around projects, processes and people. Additionally, she works closely with a variety of clients to develop and deliver customized workshops/seminars and training programs to meet long term strategic needs.

    Gina keynotes and speaks at conferences, forums and corporate and industry events on a variety of topics. She has written a number of white papers and articles on various management and project management topics, which can be found on her blog: http://www.GinaAbudi.com. Gina is leading author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success, J Ross Publishing, 2015 and author of Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach, J Ross Publishing, 2017.

    Gina is active with the Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA), Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).

    Gina is adjunct faculty at Granite State College teaching in both the Masters of Science in Leadership and Masters of Science in Project Management Program, as well as an adjunct faculty at the University of New Hampshire and New England College, facilitating ACG’s workshops for their corporate clients.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/07/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance. NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals. Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area. Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance.  NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals.  Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area.  Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

  • Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/16/2022 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

    The two-day class enables participants to learn from industry experts who will share theory, key information and practice across four (4) key areas of HR responsibility including: Talent Management, Compensation Fundamentals, Compliance and Employment Law & Employee Relations

    NEHRA’s Developing HR Fundamentals Program provides HR professionals who are new to the HR field, are moving from a specialist to a generalist role, or who work within smaller organizations and wear many hats, with a solid foundation for a well-rounded career in human resources. This program provides instruction over two full days, as well as interactions and sharing through a community portal; enabling participants to be engaged prior to, throughout, and after the program. 

    The online community portal will provide access to:

    - Any articles and white papers shared by facilitators
    - A glossary of HR terms
    - A listing of recommended books and websites/blogs
    - A forum for sharing best practices and addressing common HR challenges
    - A place to keep connected with your program colleagues

    Pre-Program and Post-Program collaboration via the community portal enables for more robust and fulfilling two-day sessions

    Pre-Program Activities: Prior to the modules, participants will be asked to contribute to discussions posted on the community portal. These discussions include, but are not limited to:

    - Introduction
    - Goals for attending session
    - HR challenge faced in current role

    Post-Program Activities: After the virtual sessions end, participants will continue to interact and engage with each other as well as program facilitators. In addition to posting their own challenges, best practices to share, and other questions on the community portal; participants will also be asked to share:

    - Take-aways from the sessions
    - Action planning activities
    - Participate in a discussion on how they applied their learnings back on the job
    - The community portal will be accessible for program participants for a 6-month period after the program ends


    Wednesday, March 16:

    8:30am – 9:00am
    Opening Remarks, Participant Introductions and Introduction to the HR Profession
    Facilitator -
    TBD

    9:15am - 12:15pm
    Module 1: Talent Management
    Presenter - TBD

    This session provides a foundation for managing talent within the organization, a key responsibility for HR professionals. This session covers the role of HR in talent management, enabling for achieving the strategic goals of the organization and ensuring the right people are brought on board at the right time.

    Participants will learn best practices, tools and techniques around:

    - Workforce planning
    - Talent acquisition – from hiring to interviewing to selecting through to onboarding new hires
    - Employee development

    12:15pm – 1:00pm
    Offline Break for Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00
    Module 2: Compensation Fundamentals
    Presenter - 
    Dave Weaver, President, Compensation and HR Group

    This session enables participants to learn and apply basic elements of a total compensation system. Such systems, when well-planned and implemented, enable for a total rewards package that attracts, motivates and retains top talent in the organization.

    Participants will learn:

    - Considerations and the intersection of base pay, incentives and differentials in employee compensation
    - Participants will be able to participate in an online benefits session after the program ends


    Wednesday, March 23:

    9:00am – 12:00pm
    Welcome Back & Module 3: Compliance and Employment Law
    Presenter
     - Dan Klein, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    This session provides participants with key facts about federal, state, and local legislation with which organizations must comply; reducing risk in organizations when rules and regulations are followed. This key module enables for an improved understanding of the responsibility of HR as it relates to various legislation and regulations.

    Participants will learn:

    - Applicable employment laws that impact organizations
    - Conducting and using background checks
    - Pre-employment considerations

    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Offline Break for Lunch

    1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Module 4: Employee Relations
    Presenter - 
    Gina Abudi, President, Abudi Consulting Group, LLC

    This session covers key considerations in developing and maintaining employee-employer relationships that contribute to productivity, engagement, and morale. Best practices in how to identify and manage through conflict as well as communicating in ways that works to engage employees are shared in this session.

    Participants will learn:

    - Techniques to prevent and resolve employee problems that can affect work situations
    - Their communication style and how to use that information effectively when communicating with and engaging employees
    - Best practices to identify and resolve conflicts in the workplace

    Closing Activity: Summary, Wrap Up and Action Planning
    Facilitator
    - Gina Abudi, President, Abudi Consulting Group, LLC

    Action planning will be done at the end of the second day, enabling participants to detail how they will apply what they learned in the two-day program back on the job. Participants will be provided an action plan template to capture learnings from the program as well as to detail their next steps. 

    Monet Viens

    Owner & Advisor

    Summitways HR

    For over 10 years, Monet has been helping a wide variety of businesses with their HR and employee needs.  As an adaptable and innovative HR professional, she has a keen ability to translate visions and strategies into actionable goals, strengthen processes, and increase efficiencies. Through her education, professional development, and industry involvement, Monet has the depth and breadth of knowledge to handle a variety of needs.  By keeping her finger on the pulse of national, state, and local issues, Monet is current with the latest developments in HR and can offer a unique and strategic perspective on various business needs.  Monet thrives on challenges and strives to transform HR into an asset, rather than a liability.

    David Weaver

    President, Compensation and HR Group

    David is President of the Compensation & HR Group and is responsible for all consulting functions within the organization. He is the Author of the bestselling HR book Pay Matters: The Art and Science of Employee Compensation.

    Prior to joining the Compensation & HR Group, David spent 20 years managing a human resources membership and consulting organization. He has also held positions with industry leaders Liberty Mutual, Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard as a corporate human resources professional. During this period, he gained essential hands-on experience in compensation program development, marketing and internal communications.

    A graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, David has also made his mark in academia, having served as adjunct faculty member for both Northeastern University and Newbury College where he taught courses in Compensation Management and Human Resource Management. He also worked as an instructor for the certification courses at the Compensation Analyst Academy, WorldatWork and the Society for Human Resource Management.

     

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

    Gina Abudi

    Founder

    Abudi Consulting Group


    Gina Abudi, MBA has 25+ years’ experience working with organizations of all sizes – from smaller businesses, non-profits, through to large, global organizations – providing expertise around projects, processes and people. Additionally, she works closely with a variety of clients to develop and deliver customized workshops/seminars and training programs to meet long term strategic needs.

    Gina keynotes and speaks at conferences, forums and corporate and industry events on a variety of topics. She has written a number of white papers and articles on various management and project management topics, which can be found on her blog: http://www.GinaAbudi.com. Gina is leading author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success, J Ross Publishing, 2015 and author of Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach, J Ross Publishing, 2017.

    Gina is active with the Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA), Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).

    Gina is adjunct faculty at Granite State College teaching in both the Masters of Science in Leadership and Masters of Science in Project Management Program, as well as an adjunct faculty at the University of New Hampshire and New England College, facilitating ACG’s workshops for their corporate clients.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/10/2022 at 8:30 AM (EST)

    Featuring Keynote Speaker Melissa Doman, M.A., Organizational Psychologist, former Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health at Work Specialist, and author of the newly-released book, Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work. Designed for professionals who handle some or all aspects of Talent Management in their organizations, NEHRA's Talent Summit will be held on March 10. Participants can look forward to gaining insight from thought leaders and experts and walk away with ideas and tips to use back at the office! The summit will be held at the Sheraton Needham hotel.

    Designed for professionals who handle some or all aspects of Talent Management in their organizations, NEHRA's Talent Summit will be held on March 10. Participants can look forward to gaining insight from thought leaders and experts and walk away with ideas and tips to use back at the office! Topics include developing high-performing teams in a hybrid world, HR tech, the employee experience in 2022 and beyond, the DE&I journey at Cambridge Trust, addressing the childcare crisis, and more. Stay tuned for further session details to be released here!

    COVID-19 Protocols (updated 11/9/2021)

    NEHRA remains committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all of our in-person events. We continue to hold the health and safety of our community as our top priority and encourage participants to make this a priority as well. With that in mind, please find our protocol for events below, including participant requirements. We appreciate your partnership in making in-person events a safe success!

    PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO:
    • Abide by the safety protocols mandated by the State of Massachusetts, the venue, the CDC, and/or NEHRA
    • Either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or receive a negative viral COVID-19 test result 3 days prior to the event (you will be asked to attest to this at check-in)
    • Wear a mask during all indoor activities, unless eating or drinking, and regardless of vaccination status (NEHRA will have disposable masks available at the registration booth)
    • Not attend the event if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for treatment, or are awaiting a COVID-19 test result (you will be asked to attest to this at check-in)
    • Not attend the event if they have been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days (you will be asked to attest to this at check-in)
    • Immediately excuse themselves from the event and inform NEHRA staff should they discover that they have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, and/or begin exhibiting symptoms themselves. 

    NEHRA DUTY OF CARE:
    • NEHRA staff and venue will follow all CDC/MA guidelines
    • Sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event space, and enhanced sanitization is performed at the venue
    • Distanced seating will be available in meeting spaces and for meals
    • NEHRA will provide green, yellow, and red stickers available at check in that participants may display on their name badge to indicate your level of comfortability with interactions (i.e. no contact, limited, or open to contact)

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/22/2022 at 11:00 AM (EST)

    The webinar will cover a number of key compliance issues that employers sponsoring group health plans are facing in 2022. The webinar will focus primarily on the health plan transparency and surprise medical bill requirements of the No Surprises Act. Additional issues that will be covered include updates to the ACA reporting rules, new requirements under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), COVID-related coverage mandates, the ongoing extension of certain benefit timeframes during the COVID pandemic, and potential future benefit-related legislation.

    The webinar will cover a number of key compliance issues that employers sponsoring group health plans are facing in 2022.  The webinar will focus primarily on the health plan transparency and surprise medical bill requirements of the No Surprises Act.  Additional issues that will be covered include updates to the ACA reporting rules, new requirements under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), COVID-related coverage mandates, the ongoing extension of certain benefit timeframes during the COVID pandemic, and potential future benefit-related legislation.

    Presented by:

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    Amanda Olimb, J.D.

    Assistant Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Strategy

    Brown & Brown (Formerly Hays Companies)

    Amanda Olimb serves as the Assistant Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Strategy. In her current role, Amanda is responsible for answering employee benefits questions, writing compliance content, and delivering training both via the web and on-site. She has specialized in Employee Benefits since 2015 and passed the Minnesota Bar in July of 2016. She joined Brown & Brown in July of 2021.

    Amanda graduated magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law and is a Mitchell Fellow. 

    Scott Wold, J.D.

    Assistant Vice President, Regulatory and Legislative Strategy

    Brown & Brown (Formerly Hays Companies)

    With over 17 years of employee benefits experience, Scott Wold serves as the Assistant Vice President - Regulatory and Legislative Strategy in the Employee Benefits division of Brown & Brown. Scott is responsible for researching and analyzing appropriate industry responses and best practices to address key legislative and regulatory efforts. Scott supports the Brown & Brown team members and customers regarding matters pertaining to customer compliance with employee benefit laws such as the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA.

    Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Scott worked as a lawyer in private practice. He was most recently a shareholder of the law firm of Hitesman & Wold, P.A., where he practiced exclusively in the employee benefits area since 2004.

    Scott received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Bethel College and his law degree, cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar and Minnesota State Bar Associations. Scott is active in his community and has served in various capacities for several non-profit organizations.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/03/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Are you ready to benefit from skills-based talent management? By simply defining jobs with skills, your organization can connect talent with work in a more modern, agile way — and better meet the changing business landscape, as well as use workforce skills data to reduce decision-making bias and support a broader diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. For most organizations, the base unit of managing a workforce has traditionally been a job. During the 20th century, job descriptions and titles defined how we thought about work, set salaries and made critical decisions around talent and workforce transformation. In recent decades, however, companies have reimagined that unit of work. Work has experienced seismic disruptions as we have become more interdependent, knowledge-focused, specialized and flexible about where, when and how we work. As a result, the base unit of work has fundamentally evolved: from jobs to skills. Skills are now the primary way to define work: how we deploy talent, manage careers and even reward employees. Organizations that cannot connect skills to work are at risk of being outpaced by those that can more rapidly deploy mission-critical talent. HR is the central hub for skills consulting in the organization, developing skills programs that are timely, relevant and agile enough to support the organization’s strategy through skills assessment, talent development and employee reskilling.

    Are you ready to benefit from skills-based talent management? By simply defining jobs with skills, your organization can connect talent with work in a more modern, agile way — and better meet the changing business landscape, as well as use workforce skills data to reduce decision-making bias and support a broader diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

     For most organizations, the base unit of managing a workforce has traditionally been a job. During the 20th century, job descriptions and titles defined how we thought about work, set salaries and made critical decisions around talent and workforce transformation. In recent decades, however, companies have reimagined that unit of work. Work has experienced seismic disruptions as we have become more interdependent, knowledge-focused, specialized and flexible about where, when and how we work. As a result, the base unit of work has fundamentally evolved: from jobs to skills.

     Skills are now the primary way to define work: how we deploy talent, manage careers and even reward employees. Organizations that cannot connect skills to work are at risk of being outpaced by those that can more rapidly deploy mission-critical talent. HR is the central hub for skills consulting in the organization, developing skills programs that are timely, relevant and agile enough to support the organization’s strategy through skills assessment, talent development and employee reskilling.

    Key Takeaways: 

    • - Develop the use case(s) to start with - understanding how to use a skills framework in your organization and build your case with executives for why you should invest in and embed skills.
    • - Identify a skills data set that will meet your needs - discover how to identify the skills that are needed today and into the future, and how to empower your organization to manage talent for business capabilities in ways not traditionally seen
    • - Learn how to apply a skills framework to your use case, and connect skills to existing programs, IT systems and processed

    John Land

    Senior Principal

    Mercer

    CURRENT ROLE

    John is a Senior Principal in Mercer's HR Transformation practice based out of Boston. John’s focus areas include HR function & technology assessment, HR target interaction & target operating model design, sourcing strategies/vendor selection, talent process reengineering, M&A due diligence & transaction management, and interim HR leadership.

    EXPERIENCE

    Prior to Mercer, John had extensive corporate experience where he held leadership positions in HR management and cross-functional, global project management; his last role was as the Chief HR Officer of a midsize, publicly traded company and his first career was as an officer in the US Navy. In these roles, he managed both large global and small local projects including M&A due diligence & transaction management, HR transformation & outsourcing, talent strategy, and HR technology assessment, selection & implementation; as well as he was the servant leader to HR and the strategic advisor to his peers in the C-suite.

    Due to his extensive corporate HR experience and passion for the profession, John leads a wide variety of client engagements as he brings a holistic view of HR and can understand and design solutions for a majority of his clients’ business challenges. If asked, he will tell you that his deepest area of expertise is bringing all of Mercer’s resources to bear for the benefit of his clients.

    John has broad industry knowledge as a consultant having worked with clients in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, transportation, professional services, technology, higher education, and more. In addition, he is a member of Mercer’s Healthcare Provider and Financial Services verticals.

    EDUCATION John holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University; a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy; and a Certificate in HR Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

    Vlad Gogish

    Principal, Rewards

    Mercer

    Present Responsibilities

    Vlad is a Principal in Mercer’s Norwalk, CT office in the Career business, and consults on high-priority human capital issues to help clients deliver value. These include executive compensation, job architectures, skills frameworks, incentive plans, salary structures, and market competitiveness analyses. In addition, Vlad’s projects span related matters such as performance management and talent effectiveness.

    Experience

    Vlad is the lead consultant in the East Market for Mercer’s solution for skills-based talent and rewards practices. He co-authored a recent article titled “Getting Started with Skills,” and was a contributor to Mercer’s Global Performance Management Study. In addition to Rewards, Vlad works on HR effectiveness and HR Transformation projects, especially in M&A transactions to help clients prepare their HR operating models to scale for growth. Prior experiences include being the acting CHRO for a high-tech carve-out and numerous due diligence projects focusing on assessing the HR operations and technology of target companies. Vlad has also consulted to clients using Mercer’s proprietary leadership and talent effectiveness solutions to link pay and talent programs. He has helped organizations translate their missions and values into specific success profiles and skills, and also to evaluate talent by using Behavioral Event Interviewing (BEI) techniques, 360-degree surveys, and other assessment methods.

    Vlad joined Mercer in 2018. Prior to Mercer, Vlad assumed positions of increasing responsibility in IBM's HR function. His positions included compensation, talent acquisition, talent management, HR transformation, workforce strategy and analytics, and HR Business Partner roles. Vlad also completed an international assignment to Bangalore, India.

    Education

    Vlad holds an MBA in Finance and Economics with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. from Cornell University in Industrial & Labor Relations.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/27/2022 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Talent Forum Series: The Power of Language: Mistake-Making & Moving Forward in the Workplace

    *Please note: this forum is 90-minutes long.

    Join the team from LEAD, an organization committed to empowering employers with no-fluff mental health and DEI training, as they facilitate an engaging session on mistake-making in the workplace, and how to move forward.

    In this session, participants will be empowered to:
    • Practice identifying and correcting their written and verbal communication errors through a HR & DEI lens.
    • Learn to acknowledge and apologize for one’s mistakes, biases, and language errors to move forward appropriately, without victimizing themselves or falling victim to "Cancel Culture."
    • Adopt cultural humility and avoid optical allyship and tone-deaf messaging to attract and retain diverse talent now and in the future.
    • Use Brene Brown's rumble language to model authentic and vulnerable leadership after an apology has been made

    Kyrah J. Altman (she/her)

    CEO

    Lead, Inc.

    Kyrah J. Altman's story of social entrepreneurship began at nine years old. As a result of growing up in a broken home, she began experiencing severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in middle school. While mental illness followed her throughout adolescence, she channeled her loss of childhood and early adverse experiences into planning local fundraisers to support historically marginalized groups in her community, including children with disabilities, mothers recovering from substance use disorders, and survivors of domestic violence. 

    Despite battling mental illness, suicidal ideation, and a loss of childhood throughout adolescence, Kyrah continued channeling her internal struggles by working passionately with seven high school peers to establish a student-led social enterprise called Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do (LEAD). At the time of LEAD’s founding in 2012, Kyrah was already a seasoned, 16-year-old social entrepreneur who had spent years planning community service initiatives and working as a Certified Nurse Assistant with Hospice patients. LEAD's founding was directly catalyzed by the Newtown CT, tragedy, as many of the school shooting's victims were similar ages to Kyrah's younger siblings. Since Kyrah began raising her younger siblings as a pre-teen herself, this horrific tragedy catapulted her and her peers into action. 

    Despite being displaced from her home at age 17 and surviving an abusive romantic relationship, Kyrah continued to simultaneously direct LEAD and manage her mental health. By her high school graduation, LEAD donated over $10K to its Leominster, Massachusetts community through sustainable social justice initiatives and community service events. 

    In 2016, and as the only female and freshman social entrepreneur in the George Washington University New Venture Competition, Kyrah won $32,500 of seed funding and incorporated LEAD as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. From her dorm room, Kyrah scaled LEAD into the international mental health literacy organization it is today, dedicating the organization to providing training and curriculum to strengthen mental health literacy, promote lifelong well-being, and build community resilience. Kyrah graduated from the George Washington University in 2019, with a degree in Human Services & Social Justice, Public Health, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. During that time, Kyrah also served as the nation's youngest Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and was honored to represent her home state as the MA Cherry Blossom Princess for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.