2018 SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit
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When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: ROAM: Galleria
3101 Cobb Pkwy
Suite 124
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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This event is SOLD OUT!
Please contact SHRM-Atlanta at 404-442-7335 to be added to a wait list.


Advance Registration DeadlineApril 26, 2018


2017 was an active year for the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., and we expect nothing less for 2018.  The SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit will help you stay current with the ever-changing U.S. legislative and political landscape. Consider some of the recent updates that could impact you or your workforce in the future:

• At the federal level, expect a more employer-friendly Department of Labor (DOL).
• The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a decision giving employers more deference for their handbook policies.
• With 19 mandatory state posting changes coming this month, it's more crucial than ever to be sure that your postings of legal notices are up-to-date.
• Rules tipping the balance toward unionization by increasing the speed of elections are under re-consideration, and rules allowing for micro-bargaining units have been overturned in the U.S.
• State and local lawmakers continue to push for the adoption of paid-sick-leave and family-leave legislative mandates.
• At the state level, more sexual harassment training laws and pay equity legislation may be passed, as well as laws legalizing marijuana use and requiring paid leave.
If you are looking for some Legal-ease, join your peers and the Atlanta legal experts as they discuss how to mitigate tricky legal situations in your organization. 

SHRM BoCK™ Competencies:

  • Critical Evaluation
  • Ethical Practice






7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 
Registration, Networking Breakfast & Resource Partner Connections


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

Lawyers Who CAN Handle the Truth: How Effective HR Managers Engage Their Lawyers,

Reduce Risk, and Spot Opportunity

D’Ree Cooper, Turner | CNN, Compliance & Employment Attorney

Chad Almy, Turner, Senior Counsel

Scott Mastley, SPHR,  Resource Alliance, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jana Korhonen, Ogletree Deakins 


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 

Pay Equity:  Identifying & Addressing Compensation Disparities in the #MeToo Era

Lauren Zeldin & Erika Leonard, Ogletree Deakins


10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Break & Resource Partner Connections


10:20 AM – 11:20 AM

Worried About Leaving Employees Becoming Thieving Employees?

How HR Can Protect The Company’s Customers, Confidential Information & Competitive Edge

Ben Fink & Ken Winkler, Berman Fink Van Horn

Charles Hawkins, The Hawkins Firm


11:20 AM – 12:20 PM 

What’s Today’s Excuse?  Properly Enforcing Attendance Rules … But Still Offering Reasonable Accommodation

Justin Connell , Elarbee Thompson

Greg Hare, Ogletree Deakins


12:20 PM – 12:40 PM
Lunch Break & Resource Partner Connections


12:40 PM – 1:20 PM
Stump the Lawyer 


1:20 PM – 2:20 PM

From the Plaintiff’s Perspective: Mistakes HR Practitioners Should Avoid!

Doug Kertscher, Hill Kertscher & Ward

Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany


2:20 PM – 3:20 PM 

Investigations, Whistleblowing & Anti-Company Conduct

Damon Elmore, Muncie Power Products, Senior Executive Director - People Strategy & General Counsel

Rodney Moore, Ogletree Deakins


3:20 PM - 4:20 PM 

Employment Law Jeopardy

Deepa Subramanian & Jana Korhonen, Ogletree Deakins



Continuing Education Credit

This program is approved for 6 hours of SHRM PDC/HRCI CEU credit.


More Information

Located in the Parkway Pointe Shopping Center at the intersection of Cobb Boulevard and Cumberland Parkway SE, ample parking is available. The workplace suite is located on the 2nd floor and is accessible by stairs, escalator or elevator.






  Until 3/13 3/14 - 4/3 4/4 - 4/26 After 4/26
Early Advance Standard Onsite
Member $149 $179 $209 $239
Event + $289 $319 $349 $379
Non-Member $299 $329 $359 $389
Student $60 $90 $120 $150

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Click the register button above, or if paying via check, please print and fill our this registration form.

Your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Please mail your check, along with the form to:

2849 Paces Ferry Road, SE
Overlook 1, Suite 205
Atlanta, GA 30339


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Deadline: April 26, 2018

Can’t make it? Can someone else from your office attend in your place? Substitutions are allowed; however, the non-member rate may apply. To transfer your registration please submit your request via email to info@SHRMAtlanta.org.

Would you like to transfer an upcoming registration from one event to another? Requests for transfers must be made by the event cancellation date, usually seven days prior to the event.

Cancellations must be made by the cancellation deadline for the specific event, usually seven days prior for most events. All cancellations are subject to a minimum $20 administration fee. Some events may have a higher fee, please refer to the individual event page, or to your confirmation email. Cancellations/No-Shows on the date of the event forfeit the entire registration fee. No refunds or transfer of fees will be made after the date of the event.