Join us virtually at the ALL NEW SHRM Employment Law & Compliance Conference April 6-7, 2021

A new presidential administration means a new direction. The first 100 days in office is often a primer for the next four years. What remains unchanged—now more than ever—is that workplace leaders must know how to properly prepare and respond to new and evolving workplace and employment law issues.

Gain the intel you need now to successfully anticipate and navigate employment laws, stay compliant and mitigate legal risks.

Who should attend?
• HR professionals
• Attorneys
• State or local government workers
• Others overseeing employment law and compliance measures

Explore The Program

Core Programming Hours: 12:00-5:00 p.m. EDT
Help your organization stay compliant. Learn and understand the latest on pressing topics during sessions like:

  • Beyond Compliance: Empathy Incentive to Follow the Rules, presented by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, SHRM
  • Global Standards for Reinforcing Respect and Minimizing Harassing and other Unacceptable Conduct, presented by Jonathan A. Segal, Partner & Managing Principal, Duane Morris LLP
  • The Leave Law Puzzle: The FFCRA, FMLA, and Leaves of Absence for Pandemic-Related Issues, presented by Louis R. Lessig, Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP
  • Preparing for the Long Haul: How Today’s COVID Claims Will Impact Workers’ Comp for Years to Come, presented by Gary Kushner, Chair and President, Kushner & Company & James P. Reidy, Attorney, Sheehan Phinney, moderated by James L. Banks, Jr., General Counsel, SHRM
  • The Legal Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace, presented by Eric Dunleavy, Director, DCI Consulting & Michelle L. Duncan, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • From the Files of the Bizarre – The Latest, Most Unusual Employment Law Cases, presented by Joseph Beachboard, Managing Director, Olgetree Deakins
  • The Employment-Based Immigration Landscape in the Biden Administration, presented by Cynthia Lange, Senior Counsel, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

BONUS! Programming for you, picked by you. Don’t miss the opportunity to influence the program by selecting the topics that matter most to you during registration.

Explore The Program

Core Programming Hours: 12:00-5:00 p.m. EDT
Help your organization stay compliant. Learn and understand the latest on pressing topics during sessions like:

Beyond Compliance: Empathy Incentive to Follow the Rules

PRESENTED BY
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, SHRM 
Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP, Chief Global Development Officer, SHRM

Staying on top of new workplace laws and legislation is essential to keep businesses out of trouble. But that’s the floor, not the ceiling. The greater incentive should be to protect your employees and treat them with the care they deserve. Against the current backdrop of a global pandemic and calls for racial justice, HR leaders must approach compliance with an empathy lens—now more than ever.

Global Standards for Reinforcing Respect and Minimizing Harassing and other Unacceptable Conduct

PRESENTED BY
Jonathan A. Segal, Partner & Managing Principal, Duane Morris LLP

Understand how to synthesize different legal standards on harassing conduct into a global standard that maximizes respect, civility and inclusion.
Many of our organizations have operations in countries other than in the United States. When it comes to harassing conduct, protected groups vary from country to country. Further, in some countries, there can be a viable claim for harassment or bullying, even if the abusive conduct has no nexus to a protected group. This session focuses on creating a global standard for harassing and other unacceptable conduct based on respect, not illegality, but with a recognition of where corporate culture must be aligned with a country’s specific culture and how to deal with cultural clashes.

The Leave Law Puzzle: The FFCRA, FMLA and Leaves of Absence for Pandemic-Related Issues

HOSTED BY
Tulane University Law School

PRESENTED BY
Louis R. Lessig, Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP

The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted a plethora of legal issues related to employee leaves of absence. The need for leave could arise from an employee’s sickness, immunocompromised state, the illness of a family member, childcare issues relating to school closings, and more. Laws implicated include but are not limited to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Preparing for the Long Haul: How Today’s COVID Claims Will Impact Workers’ Comp for Years to Come

PRESENTED BY
Gary Kushner, Chair and President, Kushner & Company
James P. Reidy, Attorney, Sheehan Phinney

MODERATED BY
James L. Banks, Jr., General Counsel, SHRM


Preparing for the Long-Haul: How today’s COVID claims will Impact workers’ comp for years to come. Even with vaccination on the horizon, long-tail COVID-19 claims could make the disease a workers’ comp headache for years to come.

The Legal Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

HOSTED BY
Globalization Partners

PRESENTED BY
Eric Dunleavy, Director, DCI Consulting
Michelle L. Duncan, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

HR Artificial Intelligence (AI) claims the potential of advances in the hiring and training of employees. Right now, it also carries significant legal risks if not implemented, managed and monitored properly. Any employer that is implementing artificial intelligence in human resources needs to weigh the benefits against the potential legal risks. They must also keep a close eye on emerging laws to stay in compliance. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Council (EEOC) recently ruled against seven companies that used AI to place ads on Facebook. It said the practice illegally discriminated against women and older workers.

From the Files of the Bizarre – The Latest, Most Unusual Employment Law Cases

PRESENTED BY
Joseph Beachboard, Managing Director, Olgetree Deakins

This session will explore the most bizarre employment law decisions from the last several years and how you can avoid becoming the defendant in one of these cases.

Courts across the country issue employment-related decisions daily that involve either unusual facts or just absurd holdings. This session provides an informative and highly entertaining review of the most bizarre cases of the last several years and addresses the lessons learned from these bizarre cases. Beachboard discusses the trends in the employment law arena that may give you cause to worry, and provides tips on how to avoid such lawsuits altogether.

Pandemic Silver Linings: Transformative Workplace Changes for Women Across the Globe

PRESENTED BY
Emily M. Dickens, J.D., Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary, SHRM
Sean Sullivan, SHRM-SCP, Chief Human Resources Officer, SHRM

The workplace of the future is already here due to a year of public health, social and economic crisis. This unprecedented shift forward has taken some members of workforce backwards—notably women. This is a global issue of such concern that the B20 has established a Special Initiative on Women’s Empowerment and the G7 hosted its first session to address the issue last May, a roundtable on its role in ensuring women’s economic empowerment and security in the Post-COVID future. This change provides an opportunity for us to accelerate efforts to make work better for all. Hear from Emily M. Dickens, SHRM Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs on how HR professionals in partnership with the C-Suite, strategic partners and politicos can elevate “policy in action” to promote gender equity in workplaces across the globe.

LGBTQ+ Protections in the Workplace: Mission Accomplished or Just the Beginning?

PRESENTED BY
Marc J. Scheiner, Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP
Michelle E. Phillips, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Employers must ensure compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination laws. Employers should also undertake a comprehensive review of their job applications, hiring practices and ongoing work processes. This session will focus on how employers conduct a thorough review of how to respond to internal concerns to ensure that methods are fair, and decisions are not being made in ways that would adversely affect LGBTQ employees.

The Employment-Based Immigration Landscape in the Biden Administration

HOSTED BY
Fragomen & Tulane University Law School

PRESENTED BY
Cynthia Lange, Senior Counsel, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

The Impact of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 on Business Immigration.

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was formally introduced in Congress on Feb. 18. The proposal is wide-ranging and comprehensive in scope, touching all aspects of immigration from reform to asylum and refugee processing, to improvements of the immigration court system.

President-Elect Joe Biden promised that his administration would restore DACA; roll back the immigration priorities and policies of the Trump administration; propose an immigration bill within the first 100 days; and generally approach international students in higher education in a more open fashion, both as they continue their studies and seek to transition into the U.S. workforce.

Gender Equity in a Post Covid World - More Talk or Real Action?

PRESENTED BY
Hilarie Bass, President & Founder, Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion

The pandemic has drawn our attention to the continued inequities in the workplace faced by women. While the issue of gender equity has been one that has garnered our attention has more than 30 years, will the large number of women leaving the workforce as a result of COVID be the catalyst for employers to implement changes that will have a lasting and meaningful impact?”

BONUS!

Programming for you, picked by you. Don’t miss the opportunity to influence the program by selecting the topics that matter most to you during registration.

Meet the Speakers

Cynthia
Juarez-Lange

Senior Counsel, Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Emily M.
Dickens

J.D., Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary, SHRM

Eric
Dunleavy, Ph.D.

Director of Litigation & Employment Services, DCI Consulting

Gary B.
Kushner SPHR

CBP, Chair & President, Kushner & Company

Hilarie
Bass

President & Founder, Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion

James L.
Banks, Jr.

J.D., General Counsel, SHRM

James P.
Reidy

Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney

Johnny C.Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President and Chief Executive Officer, SHRM

Jonathan A.
Segal

Partner & Managing Principal, Duane Morris Institute

Joseph L. Beachboard

Managing Director, Ogletree Deakins

Louis R.
Lessig

Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP

Marc J.
Scheiner

Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP

Michelle
Duncan

Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michelle E.
Phillips

Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP

Chief Global Development Officer, SHRM

Sean
Sullivan

Chief Human Resources Officer, SHRM

Join us!

Registration Rates:
Member: $595
Nonmember: $795
Join Now*: $799

What’s included in your SHRM Employment Law & Compliance Conference 2021 Virtual Experience?

Ten informative sessions. Two half days. Up to 10 PDCs.

•  Live and on-demand access to all sessions.
•  PDCs to help you stay on track for recertification.
•  Resources for understanding and implementing changes to stay compliant & minimize risk.

*Register with the Join Now rate and enjoy the conference plus all the benefits of SHRM membership for one year.

Join us!

Registration Rates:
Member: $595
Nonmember: $795
Join Now*: $799

What’s included in your SHRM Employment Law & Compliance Conference 2021 Virtual Experience?

Ten informative sessions. Two half days. 10+ PDCs.

•  Live and on-demand access to all sessions.
•  PDCs to help you stay on track for recertification.
•  Resources for understanding and implementing changes to stay compliant & minimize risk.

*Register with the Join Now rate and enjoy the conference plus all the benefits of SHRM membership for one year.

Thank you to our sponsors!

SHRM EMPLOYMENT LAW & COMPLIANCE POLICY CONFERENCE 2021 CANCELLATION AND TRANSFER POLICY*

  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing via our Conference Transfers and Cancellation Form
  • Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund minus a $250 cancellation fee until April 2, 2021. Cancellations after April 2, 2021 are nonrefundable.
  • Transfers are permitted one-time within the calendar year. An attendee must request a transfer within 48 hours before the start of the event. If an attendee chooses to transfer the registration to another SHRM event, he or she is responsible for paying any price difference (if applicable).
  • Attendees who do not attend the event and/or do not contact SHRM via written correspondence by the dates above will be responsible for the full attendee registration fee.
  • If a SHRM member transfers his or her registration to a nonmember, the nonmember
    must do one of two things: Pay the difference between the SHRM member and nonmember price at the time of the transfer, or become a SHRM member at the time of transfer.
  • No refunds will be given for SHRM On Demand.
  • If SHRM cancels or postpones an event, attendees can transfer their registration to another SHRM event within the next 12 calendar months, without penalty, or receive a full refund. If an attendee chooses to transfer to another SHRM event, he or she is responsible for paying any price difference (if applicable).

*Policy subject to change.

SHRM EMPLOYMENT LAW & COMPLIANCE POLICY CONFERENCE 2021 CANCELLATION AND TRANSFER POLICY*

  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing via our Conference Transfers and Cancellation Form.
  • Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund minus a $250 cancellation fee until April 2, 2021. Cancellations after April 2, 2021 are nonrefundable.
  • Transfers are permitted one-time within the calendar year. An attendee must request a transfer within 48 hours before the start of the event. If an attendee chooses to transfer the registration to another SHRM event, he or she is responsible for paying any price difference (if applicable).
  • Attendees who do not attend the event and/or do not contact SHRM via written correspondence by the dates above will be responsible for the full attendee registration fee.
  • If a SHRM member transfers his or her registration to a nonmember, the nonmember
    must do one of two things: Pay the difference between the SHRM member and nonmember price at the time of the transfer, or become a SHRM member at the time of transfer.
  • No refunds will be given for SHRM On Demand.
  • If SHRM cancels or postpones an event, attendees can transfer their registration to another SHRM event within the next 12 calendar months, without penalty, or receive a full refund. If an attendee chooses to transfer to another SHRM event, he or she is responsible for paying any price difference (if applicable).

*Policy subject to change.

Stay in the know on all things Employment Law & Compliance Conference.