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October 2018 Meeting

    Happy Fall!

    As everyone gathered to network and get breakfast, our chapter President, Michael Timmes, opened the meeting.

    Upcoming Events

    There will be a Young Professionals/Emerging Professionals Fall Event at Asbury Lanes on October 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Contact Lisa Marowitz at to register.

    Legal Seminar

    Next month’s meeting on November 8 will be a Half Day Legal Session from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. presented by Jackson Lewis. You will not want to miss this informative session.

     GSC-SHRM Conference & Expo

    Starting on Sunday, October 16th thru Tuesday, October 18th at the Atlantic City Convention Center, the Pre-Conference Sessions include Bradford S. Bell talking about Managing Talent for the Future and Maryanne Spatola who will talk about Innovative HR for the Future of Work. There will be 60 Concurrent Sessions with six Mega Sessions and keynotes which are all pre-approved for 15.5 SHRM PDCs and 15.5 HRCI Credits, and 21 sessions qualifying for Business & Strategy Credits. Hope to see you there.

    Get Certified! Get Noticed!

    It’s not too late to participate. The JSAHR Study Group will be starting on October 12th and will be held at the Jackson Lewis offices in Tinton Falls. Contact Carolyn Broderick at for more info.

    Welcome New Members and Guests

    A big Jersey Shore welcome to our two newest members: Michael Fisher, Ryan Meyerson, Selena Ortiz,

    Liz Rizzola, Ryan Wehmeyer, Misty Whetug, and Dennis Zurawski

    A big welcome to our guests: Joe Altieri, Kevin Carcich, Kathleen Dwyer, and Samantha Schertz. Hope to see you again soon.

    JSAHR Member Benefits

    • Up to date JSAHR website and links to timely information
    • FREE Webinars with Jackson Lewis on HOT Legal topics
    • Upgraded membership listing
    • Access to Study Groups for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

    Monthly Survey Results

    This month’s question was: Does your organization have a diversity and inclusion initiative? 44 said no / 6 said yes – see details HERE

    Ann C. Edwards, Scholarships for JSAHR Members

    • JSAHR Children Scholarship - $1,000 for post-secondary education
    • JSAHR Member Scholarship - $500 for formalized education, certification, or attending HR related conferences or seminars

    The filing deadline – Wednesday, November 21st

    Diversity and Inclusion Minute

    Since November is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Michael shared the following resources:

    Disability Employment Policy Resources from the DOL –

    What’s New at SHRM Q4 2018
    SHRM is the Voice of and for the HR Profession serving 285,000 members in 165 countries in over 70,000 organizations offering many services and tools for the HR professional.

    Meeting Sponsors

    If you or anyone you know would like to sponsor a meeting, please contact Bob Kane at or Dave Kostka at


    Topic: Creating an Inclusive Workplace - The Forces at Work

    Speaker: Anthony Simmons

    This presentation offered many insights and tools on addressing the challenges with creating a inclusive workplace. Tony shared info on 8 vector categories that impact diversity and inclusion – personal power, outright bias, misconceptions about the law and diversity programs, organizational traditions, reference groups, assumptions and stereotypes, cultural norms and the internal debate. This was a very informative conversation.

    Legal Minute

    Luke Breslin of Jackson Lewis gave us an update on the NJ Paid Sick Leave Law that goes into effect on 10/29/2018. More details will be discussed at the next meeting.

    Next Meeting is November 9, 2018 – Half Day Legal Seminar