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April 2019 Meeting

    This month’s meeting was held at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The venue was a fun place to discuss the hot topics of employment law.

    Michael Timmes, our chapter President, opened the meeting by passing the mic for intro’s.

    Welcome New Members and Guests

    A big Jersey Shore welcome to our newest members: Melissa Ambrose, Ranae Brenner, Karen Niro, Jackalyn Nowak, Nicole Rucker, Anna Santucci-Braun, Nicole Skrable, and Judy VanBrunt

    And welcome to all our guests: Heather Catrco, Michelle Ehlers, Kim Kennedy, Moises Modesto, Marlene Sanders, Olivia Thrall, and Derric Wright

    We are so happy you here with us today.

    Question of the Month

    This month’s question asked about your organizations use of independent contractors and how confident is your understanding of the IRS Independent Contractor Status guidelines.  Click here to see the results. Thanks to all of you who responded.

    JSAHR Membership Benefits

    Here are just a few 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

    Don’t Forget - Renew your membership for 2019! 

    Time to Register for the GSC-SHRM Conference and get a $100 Credit

    This year the GSC-SHRM Conference & Expo is scheduled for Sunday, October 6th thru Tuesday, October 8th at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This year the JSAHR is sweetening the pot.

    The JSAHR will give the first 40 JSAHR Chapter Member Registrants a $100 credit. Incentive applies only to 2019 GSC-SHRM Conference. Registration opens soon, so don’t wait.

    Meeting Sponsors

    We love our sponsors. Thanks to Jackson Lewis and United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union for sponsoring today’s meeting. Low cost JSAHR Sponsorship Opportunities are at your fingertips!!!

    • $500 for JSAHR SHRM Website Annual Display
    • $300 for Monthly Meeting for For-Profit Organizations
    • $150 for Monthly Meeting for 501c3 Not-For-Profit Organizations
    • $100 Flyers/Coupons for meeting distribution
    • $25 Student Sponsorship
    • Donate Meeting Raffle Gifts


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


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    • SHRM Annual Conference &  Exposition – Creating Better Workplaces
      • June 23 – 26 Las Vegas
    • State and Local Updates


    Topic: Hot Issues in Employment Law - Spring 2019 1/2 Day Legal Seminar


    Speakers: Luke Breslin | Richard Cino | Katie DiCicco |David Islinger


    The Jackson Lewis team did another outstanding job in addressing these significant employment law issues that impact organizations and human resource professionals, including developments in:

    • Recently passed and pending New Jersey legislation impacting employers
    • Pay Equity legislation in practice
    • Medical and Recreational Marijuana and its impact on New Jersey employers
    • Wage and Hour issues – When is an Independent Contractor not an Independent Contractor?
    • Better workplace performance documentation and management
    • Questions and Answers


    Next Meeting: Building High Performance Teams – May 9th


    Remember: Next meeting will be at Monmouth Park. We are looking forward to see you.