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November 3, 2011
Elizabeth Hall, Editor
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8th Annual Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium to be held March 21-23, 2012; ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Falls Church, Va.--The 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) conference will be held March 21-23, 2012 at the ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. LEAP brings together the nation’s top employment law experts with HR professionals, in-house attorneys, directors and managers from the public and private sectors, business owners, financial officers and others with a keen interest in employment law. (Visit www.LEAP-2012.com for details.)
LEAP is regarded as a reliable, accessible source of expert advice with vital information presented in an entertaining way. It is designed for HR professionals and business people to learn practical, real-world strategies that assist them in their compliance efforts. It covers the latest news in employment law along with “from the trenches” stories and expert advice.
LEAP is different from most stand-alone business conferences in that it provides systematic follow-up for all attendees. Every conference attendee also receives a free 6-month subscription to the HR Specialist: Employment Law newsletter and the HR Specialist: Premium Plus Online service.
“Attendance has never been more vital,” says LEAP 2012 moderator Joseph L. Beachboard, a nationally recognized expert on labor and employment law issues. Beachboard, a shareholder in the Los Angeles office of the prominent employment law firm Ogletree Deakins, adds, “The coming year will feature sweeping enforcement and regulatory change, as the Obama administration pushes its agenda for the American workplace.”
LEAP 2012 sessions will cover: cutting-edge issues in hiring; NLRB and unionization; a “Washington Watch” update on regulation and enforcement issues and trends; discussion of how social media are changing employer rights and liability, and the changing dynamics of employment and immigration. One of the most highly rated sessions in previous conferences, “The Most Bizarre Employment Law Cases of the Year,” is again on the agenda.
Interactive opportunities will include a “Learn from the Lawyers Luncheon” and HR Breakfast Roundtables, which allow individualized Q&A on topics including Benefits/Health care, Wage-and-Hour issues, Harassment, FMLA, Unions, I-9s and Immigration. Sessions on Employee Handbooks and Payroll Law – featuring attorney Alice Gilman, editor of Payroll Legal Alert – are also being added.
Business Management Daily Publisher Adam Goldstein says, “For the fourth straight year, the Management Labor Employment Roundtable is partnering with HR Specialist to make LEAP even stronger. Through HR Specialist’s Employment Lawyer Network, LEAP attendees now have access to even more of America’s top HR legal minds.”
He adds, “Our attendees repeatedly tell us that what they appreciate the most is that the lawyers are available to the group throughout the conference so they are able to discuss their own specific issues and challenges.”
Jean Ross Meehan, SPHR, Director, Human Resources, Navitus Health Solutions LLC, says about the LEAP Conference, “I really appreciate the level of content that is appropriate for all the HR executives, and the approachability of the attorneys…I made some important networking contacts, too.”
Regular attendee, Robert (Bob) Davis, Chief Financial Officer, AppRiver, said of the 2011 conference, “For the third year in a row, I have several ‘take-backs.’”
Jennifer Bartschi, Finance Controller/HR Williston Public School District #1, said after her first LEAP symposium last year, “I will be taking back great information and a high opinion of the conference. I hope to be able to attend in years to come.”
HR consultant Gayla R. Sherry, President of GRSA, Inc. said, “Of the many HR conferences I’ve attended, this is the best. Cutting-edge topics are compressed into a short time; it’s very well-managed, runs smoothly, and it’s great to have the materials on CD.”
Note: This event has been approved for up to 17 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
For details, speaker biographies, program updates and to register, visit www.LEAP-2012.com.
About Business Management Daily
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