Human Resources Seminar

sponsored by:

Gravel & Shea     |     Downs Rachlin Martin     |      NFP

Paul Frank + Collins     |     Spherion Staffing

Vermont Retail & Grocers Association


Thursday, August 1   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier

On August 1, 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 31 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 5.5 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 31 is required.  Your payment covers lunch and materials both at the event and available online after.  Sorry, no refunds for cancellations after July 29, owing to costs we must incur.  If you cannot pay for your registration online or by check by July 31, 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 |

Health Insurance | Key Updates and Issues to Watch

Andrew Garland, Vice President Client Relations and External Affairs, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont


9:30 |

Protected Leave | Pending and Recent Legislation, Related Obligations and Rights

Heather Rider Hammond, Shareholder, Gravel & Shea
Patricia Turley, Partner, Zalinger Cameron & Lambek


10:00 |

Workplace Harassment | Training and Accountability Beyond Checking the Sexual Harassment Training Box

Susan Graham, Senior HR Services Consultant, NFP HR Solutions
Patricia Turley, Partner, Zalinger Cameron & Lambek
Emily Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Vermont Attorney General


10:30 |

Key Issues Surrounding Remote Workers

Steve Ellis, Of Counsel, Paul Frank + Collins
Susan Graham, Senior HR Services Consultant, NFP HR Solutions


11:00 | Break


11:10 |

Workplace Trivia | Overlapping and Unexpected Issues Intersecting Wellness and Related Policies

Alexandra Clauss, Shareholder, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
Benjamin Traverse, Associate, Downs Rachlin Martin


11:50 |

Key Federal Updates

Benjamin Traverse, Associate, Downs Rachlin MartinAlexandra Clauss, Shareholder, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer


12:00 |

How Northlands Job Corps Can Positively Impact on the Workforce Needs of Vermont Employers

Anthony Severo, Career Services Manager, Northland Jobs Corps Center


12:30 |

Lunch and CCV Presentation | New Apprenticeship Resources and Other Services

Michael Keogh, Manager, Business & Community Engagement, Community College of Vermont


1:15 |

Workers with Criminal Backgrounds and Other Barriers to Employment | Benefits, Challenges, and Best Practices

Teresa Miele, Owner/HR Professional, HR Acquired, LLC
Kristina Brines, Director, Paul Frank + Collins


1:45 |

From Common Mistakes to Difficult HR Challenges | Interactive Discussion

Heather Rider Hammond, Shareholder, Gravel & Shea
Kristina Brines, Director, Paul Frank + Collins
Emily Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Vermont Attorney General


2:30 |

Wrap Up Q&A and Parting Notes on Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Issues to Watch

Group Discussion with Panelists


3:00 | End