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    FiveL's 15th Annual Employment Law, Legislative & Regulatory Update

    Date: May 14, 2021, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    FiveL Company
    Virtual Meeting/Webinar
    $99 Per Person
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    15th Annual Employment Law, Legislative & Regulatory Update:


    Join FiveL Company for this annual, full-day VIRTUAL seminar as we review legal, legislative and regulatory updates and trends over the last 12 months including and not limited to:

    • Federal rules, regulations and guidance issued by federal agencies like the U.S. EEOC, DOL, OFCCP, OSHA, and NLRB impacting how employers administer ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, PDA, Title VII, and more (enough alphabet soup?!?);
    • Court decisions, including SCOTUS, that have or are on the horizon and poised to impact your employment practices; plus
    • HR & Employment law “hot topics” and state legislative trends including (and not limited to):
    1. Accommodation Mandates (Religion, Pregnancy, & Disability)
    2. COVID-19 Updates
    3. Working From Home (WFH)’s New Challenges
    4. Employment Agreements: No Poaching, Non-Disclosure, No Solicitation, Non-Competes, Arbitration (to name just a few!)
    5. Equal/Fair Pay, Pay Transparency & Pay History
    6. Expanding Definition of Harassment, Bullying & Mandatory Training
    7. Marijuana: Legalized, Decriminalized & Medical
    8. Rights of “Gig” or Non-Traditional Workers
    9. Substance Use, Abuse & Workplace Testing
    10. (Un)Paid Leave: Sick, Parental, Family

    PLUS: A brief summary of the 442th session of the Maryland General Assembly and what may be on the horizon for 2022.

    • $99 per person. Includes program materials, per person access to the “live” and recorded program; 6.5 credits pre-approved by HRCI and SHRM. At least 72 hours’ notice for cancellation refund.
    • TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET with rest and lunch breaks.
    • LOCATION: Virtual – a computer or laptop near you!

    SPEAKER: Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR – FiveL Company 

    What Sets FiveL Company Apart? —

    A unique perspective and rare combination of more than 25 years’ practical experience in management, human resources administration, employment law practice and teaching.

    Ms. Walters has been engaged as an expert witness for the defense, presented at conferences across the country, testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and federal administrative agencies. Ms. Walters has been interviewed and quoted in a variety of media including television, radio and print media. Her first book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations” has been a SHRMStore “Great 8” best-seller for seven consecutive years!

    Throughout her career, Ms. Walters has been honored with awards and accolades including:

    • Nominee – Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” Award, 2012
    • Nominee – Small Business of the Year Award – Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2011
    • Small Business of the Year Award – B/W Corridor Chamber of Commerce, 2010
    • Nominee – Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” Award, 2009
    • Finalist – Maryland Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, 2009
    • President’s Award – B/W Corridor Chamber of Commerce, 2003
    • Capitol Award – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2002
    • Outstanding Leadership Award – American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration (ASHHRA), 1997
    • Best Practices Award – ASHHRA, 1996

    After working nearly ten years in human resources administration, Ms. Walters started FiveL Company in 1998 as a part-time practice while working full-time at the Johns Hopkins University as Program Director and Interim Department Chair. She discontinued FiveL Company when she joined the law firm of Saul Ewing LLP in 2000 and restarted the practice when she ventured out on her own to provide full-time human resources and employment law consulting in September 2002.

    Ms. Walters also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University from 1999 to 2006, teaching graduate, undergraduate and certification level courses.

    Ms. Walters demonstrates her commitment to supporting and advancing the needs and interests of the business community and human resources profession by currently serving in a number of volunteer leadership roles including:

    Ms. Walters is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland.