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May 7th and 8th, 2014 - AlignHR (formerly DeemHR) Annual Conference

Posted 02/07/14

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May 7th and 8th, 2014
Charleston Conference Center – Holiday Inn and Suites, South Charleston, WV

We are pleased to announce and ask that you save the dates for the 2014 AlignHR (formerly DeemHR) annual conference on your schedule.  Please join us for a great HR conference experience!

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You won’t want to miss what 100 previous attendees have had to say about this innovative, informational conference. 

Some examples:

  • “Absolutely the best HR conference I’ve ever been to.”
  • “I come every year and it’s proven to be the most valuable learning opportunity time after time.”
  • “Terrific presenters. Top notch lawyers, some of the best HR pro’s in the state, and expert speakers on management.”
  • “I love the chance to ask lawyers questions, and not have to pay.”

Featuring the Following Sessions:
Wednesday, May 7th

GROUP SESSION:

  • “Five Things Being an Expert Witness Has Taught This HR Pro to NEVER Do,” Bernie Deem, Principal, AlignHR

CONCURRENT SESSION 1:

  • “A Legal Update for WV Employers” Including the Andrew O vs. Racing Decision and the Most Recent Information from the EEOC and WV Human Rights Commission, Connie Weber, Member and Employment Law
    Practice Group Chair, Kay Casto & Chaney
  • “Background Screening: What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt Your Organization,”
    Debra Keller, Vice-President of Operations, Reference Services, Inc.
  • "The Best Idea Ever: Audit HR before Someone Else Does,”
    Sharon Boyce-Werdebaugh, Principal, AlignHR

CONCURRENT SESSION 2:

  • “The Latest on the Latest on Health Care Reform”
    James Myers, President, City Insurance Professionals
  • “Working with Workforce West Virginia,”
    Bunny Harper, Manager, Work Force West Virginia

CONCURRENT SESSION 3:

  • “Team Dynamics around the 5 Dysfunctions,”
    Crystal Homer, HR Executive, First National Bank
  • “Managing Absence Abuse and Other Unacceptable Employee Behaviors,”
    Beth Walker, Associate General Counsel, WVU Healthcare
  • “Retirement Plans: The Importance to Employee and Company Success,”
    Jay Hunt, Director, Retirement Plan Services, McKinley Carter Wealth Services, Inc.

CONCURRENT SESSION 4:

  • “Everything You Wanted to Know about FMLA,”
    Diana Smargie, Retired US DOL Investigator
  • “Leveraging Integrated HRMS/Payroll Technology to Optimize Processes, Workflow & Reporting,”
    Scott Herson-Hord, CEO and Eliza Kauder, Business Development Manager, GNSA
  • “Respecting Diversity through Effective Leadership,”
    John Finlayson, MBA, Organizational Consultant

OPEN SESSIONS:

  • HR Café by Type of Business: “There’s No Business like Our Business: Special HR Challenges”

RECEPTION & SESSION PANEL DISCUSSION:

  • “Sued if You Do; Damned If You Don’t,”
    Scott Sheets, Ashley French, and Kevin Nelson, Partners, Huddleston Bolen

Thursday, May 8th

GROUP SESSION:

  • "5 Ways Most Small Business Owners Misuse Their Most Valuable Asset,"
    Dr. Cory Frogley, Co-Founder, Backbone Pro

CONCURRENT SESSION 1:

  • “WV Wage Payment and Collection Act,”
    Frank Jordan, Director, and Barbara Gandy, Labor Relations Specialist, WV Division of Labor Wage & Hour
  • “Blurred Lines: Social Media in the Workplace,”
    Erin Magee, Leader of Labor and Employment Practice Group, Jackson Kelly
  • “Disability Management: Trends and Best Practices for Human Resources,”
    Jamie Coburn, OTR/L, Absence Management Executive, CareWorks, USA

CONCURRENT SESSION 2:

  • “Employee Handbook Update,”
    Matt McMillion, HR Director, YWCA and Ashley Pack, Attorney, Labor and Employment Law, Dinsmore & Shohl
  • “Three Technology Tips for Human Resources:  Employee Productivity, Workforce Mobility, and Collaborative Learning Environments,”
    Steve Smith, CIO, and Mike Campbell, Virtual CIO, HGO Technology, Inc.
  • “Disaster Planning for Human Resources,”
    Jeffery Harvey, Owner and Preparedness Division Manager, JH Consulting

OPEN SESSIONS:

  • HR Café by Size of Business: Special Interest Areas
  • “Ask a Lawyer,”
    Kevin Carr & Richard Wallace, Members, Spilman Thomas & Battle