Central Wisconsin Society For Human Resource Management



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    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 2101 N. Mountain Road, Wausau, WI 54401
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    Speaker: Sara Ackermann

    Credits: Pending

    Check In & Lunch Begins: 11:15 a.m.

    Program: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00p.m.

    Parking: Parking available at the Hilton Garden Inn


    Program Description: Several significant court decisions were decided during the 2018 term. This presentation will provide an overview of these cases that directly affect Wisconsin employers. There will be a focus on the cases involving sexual harassment, disability discrimination, wage and hour, family medical leave, and arrest/conviction issues. The presentation will include a summary of some “practical tips” in each area of the law that attendees can use in their day-to-day HR positions in order to minimize the risk of litigation.

    Speaker Bio: 

    Sara Ackermann is a sought-after presenter, and presents nationwide on topics affecting HR professionals. Actively involved in the local Society of Human Resource Management chapter, serving as a board member, she is connected to the HR community and is therefore skilled at providing solutions to real-life situations. She counsels clients in the private sector from a broad range of industries. Her experience includes:

    Counseling employers on every aspect of federal and state employment laws, including laws regarding drug and alcohol testing, background checks, employee privacy, wrongful discharge, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, plant closing and mass lay-off, wage and hour, family medical leave, and reasonable accommodation.

    • Representing employers in employment litigation matters and in the administrative setting including Wisconsin and Minnesota state and federal agencies.
    • Guiding employers in conducting workplace investigations.
    • Representing employers in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits.
    • Reviewing employer wage and hour practices including, exempt/non-exempt position classifications, meal/rest break practices, off the clock and record keeping issues.
    • Drafting employee handbooks, separation agreements, disciplinary memoranda, affirmative action plans, employment contracts, non-compete agreements and independent contractor agreements.
    • Conducting employment law training, including but not limited to, sexual harassment training for employees and "employment law basics" training for management


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    • 7 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Dudley Building Conference Room, 500 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI
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    Speaker: Attorney Amy Ebling
    Credits: Coming Soon!
    Check In: 7:20am
    Programming: 7:30am-9am
    Parking: Park in the visitor spots in the Dudley Tower parking lot

    Forum Information:

    Coming Soon!

    Speaker Information:

    Amy is an attorney with a passion for tax and tax efficient planning. She advises individuals and businesses on a variety of business and tax matters, including corporate governance and tax compliance issues, business and farm succession planning, and the negotiation of various commercial transactions. Tax affects all industries, most notably Amy works with the agriculture, manufacturing, distribution, and health care industries. She brings a practical, solution-oriented approach to the complex legal issues present in the formation and operation of domestic and international entities, mergers and acquisitions, and business succession planning. Working closely with clients, their financial advisors, and accountants, she creates and implements tax-efficient structures for business operations and investment holdings that meet the client’s goals and objectives. In addition to working with for-profit businesses, Amy also works with nonprofit organizations including public charities and private foundations.  She assists with the development and creation of such organizations and provides guidance on obtaining and retaining tax exempt status and compliance with federal laws and regulations.


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    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 2101 N. Mountain Road, Wausau, WI 54401



    Speaker: Sarah Stokes & Chris Herzog

    Credits: Info coming soon!

    Check In & Lunch Begins: 11:15am

    Program: 11:30am-1:00pm

    Parking: Parking available at the Hilton Garden Inn


    Program Takeaways: 

    1. The best sites for direct marketing to potential employees and effective messaging.

    2. How to target your competitors’ current employees in this competitive market.

    3. How video can help more directly engage potential recruits and drive interest.


    Speaker Bio: 

    Sarah Stokes and Chris Herzog spent nearly 20 years in television news in Missouri, Texas, North Dakota,  Minnesota, and Wisconsin winning numerous awards as both reporters and anchors.  After successful news careers, they started their own marketing, public relations, and strategic consulting agency which serves large corporations, organizations, and municipalities across the U.S. The two reside in Eau Claire, WI and have two children! 



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    Currently Open! Want to sponsor? Contact Kelsie Haase.

    • 2 May 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Dudley Building Conference Room, 500 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI
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    Speaker: Attorney Sara Ackermann
    Credits: Info coming soon!
    Check In: 7:20am
    Programming: 7:30am-9am
    Parking: Park in the visitor spots in the Dudley Tower parking lot
       

    Forum Information:

    Forum information coming soon!

    Speaker Information:

    Sara sees herself as a member of a company's HR team. Clients utilize her varied background by treating her as a consultant and advisor on employment law topics. Sara counsels HR professionals on the development of proactive policies, procedures, and protocols drafted to retain talent and create a positive work environment. Sara has previous experience working inside a corporation so she understands the myriad of employment issues that HR professionals and business owners face every day. Her focus is on providing proactive advice by identifying issues before they arise so that her clients can minimize their risk and avoid the expensive legal fees associated with litigation.


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    • 9 May 2019
    • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 2101 N. Mountain Road, Wausau, WI 54401


    Speaker: Bernadette Smith

    Credits: Info coming soon!

    Check In & Breakfast Begins: 7:45am

    Program: 8:00am-9:30am

    Parking: Parking available at the Hilton Garden Inn


    Program Description: 

    Our definition and expectations of gender are expanding. The boundaries of acceptable workplace behavior are changing. Does your team know the new “rules”? A comment or a touch may be perceived as innocent by one - but as harassment by another. An offhanded remark towards a transgender or non-binary associate may lead to costly harassment complaints.

    Bernadette will address LGBTQ inclusivity, unconscious bias, and demystify common assumptions and shifting boundaries in the workplace. She delivers humorous, relatable messages with tangible action steps.

    Learning Objectives:
    Objective 1: Strategies for maintaining professional boundaries to minimize the risk of blurred lines leading to harassment accusations

    Objective 2: Learn about the diversity of gender, including best practices in interacting with transgender and non-binary associates

    Objective 3: How to recover from accidentally offending someone and how to speak up if you witness it

    Objective 4: The ARC Method℠ of communication, used to gain clarity in any situation

    Speaker Bio: 

    Bernadette is CEO of Equality Institute, a firm dedicated to consulting with businesses on issues of harassment and diversity and inclusion. She speaks on these topics to audiences of CEOs, associations, leadership teams and more. Bernadette is an award-winning author of three books, and her upcoming book Unassuming Assumptions, will be released Fall 2018. She holds a BS and an MBA and her expertise has been sought after by the Today Show, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and National Public Radio, among others.



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    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 26 Jun 2019
    • Las Vegas


    Visit https://annual.shrm.org/ for more information regarding the National SHRM Conference!

    • 1 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Dudley Building Conference Room, 500 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI
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    Speaker: Attorney Bob Reinerstson
    Credits: Information coming soon!
    Check In: 7:20am
    Programming: 7:30am-9am
    Parking: Park in the visitor spots in the Dudley Tower parking lot
       

    Forum Information:

    Forum information coming soon!

    Speaker Information:

    It was while working in metro Washington D.C. the summer Watergate broke that Bob was inspired to pursue a career in the law. His fascination with the ethical issues faced by attorneys, and the ensuing efforts to boost their profession, has molded his own thirty-plus year practice and reinforced the importance of strong client service and relationships. His path to becoming an attorney was a bit circuitous as he first worked as a municipal/regional planner in North Dakota and Wausau before going to law school. His early experiences continue to shape and guide the municipal aspect of his practice yet today. At Ruder Ware, Bob practices in business law and litigation, handling a wide variety of matters for business and non-profit clients as well as diverse litigation for business, employment, real estate, and municipal clients.


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    • 3 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Dudley Building Conference Room, 500 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI
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    Speaker: Attorney Mary Ellen Schill
    Credits: Info Coming Soon!
    Check In: 7:20am
    Programming: 7:30am-9am
    Parking: Park in the visitor spots in the Dudley Tower parking lot
       

    Forum Information:

    Forum Information Coming Soon!

    Speaker Information:

    Mary Ellen Schill's employee benefits law practice involves the representation of both public and private sector employers in their sponsorship of all forms of employee benefit plans as well as compensation planning. Mary Ellen has extensive experience in employee benefit plan selection and design, as well as plan drafting and implementation, whether qualified or non-qualified retirement plans, flexible benefit plans, or welfare benefit plans. She has counseled private sector employers on establishing, maintaining, and terminating ESOPs, and assisted (along with members of the firm's Business Transactions Practice Group) plan sponsors in ESOP redemption transactions. She also provides clients with a wide range of expertise regarding tax qualification, plan administration, preparation of plan participant communications, plan amendments, and plan terminations.


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    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 18 Oct 2019
    • Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI



    Visit http://www.wishrm.org/2019-State-Conference for more information regarding the state conference.

    • 7 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Westwood Conference Center

    More details to come!

      

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