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April 2018 Meeting

    The April biannual Legal Seminar was chock full of info.

    Michael Timmes, our chapter President, opened the meeting with some general announcements:

    Upcoming Events

    May 15 @ 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. - Panel Discussion: The Future of Work is Rapidly Changing.  Are You Ready? Note: immediately following this event will be a Job Fair.
    Location: Bell Works, Holmdel

    May 20 @ 10:30 a.m. – Diversity Stride Walk hosted by Garden State Council -  SHRM
    Location: Liberty State Park in Jersey City

    May 23 @ 5:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion: The #MeToo Movement: Effective Strategies to Create Harmony and Reduce Risks in the Workplace moderated by Jackson Lewis
    Location: Bell Works, Holmdel

    May 24 @ 5:30 p.m. – HR Happy Hour: Young/Emerging Professionals Spring Event
    Location: Marina Grille, Belmar

    June 5 @ 8:00 a.m. – Panel Discussion: The Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Workplace presented by Monmouth Ocean Development Council
    Location: CentraState Healthcare Foundation, Freehold



    The Ann C. Edwards scholarship was created to support the continued education of our members and their children. Click on this LINK to review the details. The deadline for this year’s applications is May 25th


    What’s New in SHRM

    The new head of SHRM, Johnny Taylor, has a new column in USA Today.

    SHRM Annual Conference and Expo is scheduled for June 17 – 20 in Chicago, IL.

    When Work Works Award – SHRM partnered with When Work Works, originally founded by Families and Work Institute in 2003 to help organizations be more successful by transforming the way businesses view and adopt flexible workplace practices. Learn more about this project HERE and how you can apply HERE.


    Monthly Question

    The results of the April Question pertaining to the legalization of Marijuana were shared. You can see them here.


    NEW: Monthly Webinars

    The JSAHR is planning a webinar in July to continue our learning and development in the HR field. The association is looking for subject matter experts who have experience with hosting virtual meetings. Contact Michael Timmes or Christine Higgins for more details.



    Our Sponsor for the April meeting was Circle BMW. Thanks for all the goodies and for telling us about your employee discount program.  


    Legal Seminar: Hot Issues in Employment Law - 2018

    Presented by Jackson Lewis Attorneys:  Richard Cino, Katerina Mantell, David Islinger and Jason Gavejian

    The seminar focused on case law and regulatory developments as well as hot topics impacting every organization.  Some of the topics discussed are noted below. This interactive session provided a wealth of information.

    1.   Medical and Recreational Marijuana and the impact of potential legalization on employers

    2.   The New EEOC strategic plan and its impact on employers

    3.    Data Privacy and the new frontier of potential causes of action and class actions

    4.    The impact of social protests and other issues on the workplace.

    5.    The intersection of various leave laws.


    Next Meeting

    Thursday, May 10 - Networking and Breakfast 8:00 a.m. / Meeting 9:00 a.m.
    Topic: Operating in Compliance
    Location: Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune