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Employment Law, Legislative & Regulatory Update:
Shaping Public Policy

The 441st session of the Maryland General Assembly convenes on January 8, 2020. What are the hot topics poised to impact HR policies, programs and practices? What are the pros and cons of each? There are also pending rules and regulations at the federal level from the U.S. DOL (paid leave, regular rate of pay and more) and NLRB (workplace civility).  Not to mention, the never-ending tide of employment law developments.

Join this engaging and interactive presentation as we bring you the news on pending legislation, regulation and ways you can shape these important public policy issues at the state and federal levels that will include:

  • Workplace violence prevention
  • Ban-the-box
  • Fair/Predictive scheduling
  • Regular rate of pay
  • Paid family leave
  • Workplace civility
  • …and more.  


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
(1) name and describe how at least two bills in the Maryland General Assembly may impact HR practices at their organization (building your business case);
(2) assess the potential impact to their organization of at least two pieces of pending federal legislation and/or regulation;
(3) ensure compliance with some recent employment law and regulatory developments in HR policy and practice.

Christine V. Walters, J.D., MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Ms. Walters has more than 25 years’ combined experience in management, HR administration, employment law practice, and teaching.

She has received national and regional awards, presented at conferences across the country, been engaged as an expert witness for the defense, and testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and administrative agencies on employment issues. Her book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations,” now in its second edition, has been one of the SHRMStore’s “Great 8” best-sellers for eight consecutive years and is pre-approved by HRCI for 2.5 continuing education credits!!

Ms. Walters demonstrates her commitment to supporting and advancing the needs and interests of the business community and HR profession by serving in a variety of volunteer leadership roles at the national, state and local levels.

Today Ms. Walters works as an independent consultant providing proactive human resources and employment law consulting services and training programs doing business as FiveL Company, “Helping Leaders Limit their Liability by Learning the Law.”SM

 Ms. Walters is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.

www.FiveL.net  *  [email protected]


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