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Keynote-SHRM Public Policy Initiatives
by Emily M Dickens, J.D.

Over the last six months SHRM has been transforming to an organization that will use its voice to elevate the HR profession, the HR professional and to become a social force. Our focus is not just on the 300,000 members, but on the over 100M peopl…Read more »

Keynote-Preventing Violence in the Workplace
by Rick Roderick

Part of being a leader is keeping your employees safe. Learn the profile of a violent employee; triggers of workplace violence and how to prevent it. You’ll also learn about your legal obligations and liability as a supervisor.

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Keynote-Medical Marijuana in Arkansas: Stumbling Toward 2019 (or Beyond)?
by Stuart Jackson

Where things stand with the Medical Marijuana Commission’s licensing of cultivation facilities and dispensaries.  How employees will go about applying for a MM certification.  Signs of impairment to watch for when someone has an MM…Read more »

Closing Keynote
by Governor Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor's Presentation

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Arkansas and Federal Legislative Update
by H. Wayne Young

Discover recent federal legislative and regulatory action affecting employers.  Discover ongoing Arkansas issues which may be addressed in the 2019 legislative session.  Discuss legislative advocacy potential.…Read more »

Immigration Law Updates 2018
by Misty Wilson Borkowski

The past year and a half immigration law has been completely turned on its ears. While very few laws have been changed, Policy Memorandums issued recently have completely changed the standards applied by adjudicators in determining employment-based p…Read more »

Pay Equity – Implications and Obligations
by Robert Lemke, SPHR, CCP

Many states have passed legislation designed to strengthen pay equity laws and eliminate pay disparities that are not substantiated based on legitimate, permissible factors. This presentation will focus on the future potential impacts on private sect…Read more »

Preparing for the Inevitable:  Cybersecurity & Your Health Plan
by Janet Downs

In this presentation, we will discuss HIPAA compliance for your health plan and the best practices to help your employees avoid cyber incidents, what to do when a breach happens, and the steps you must take in preparation for the next.…Read more »

What's New at EEOC
by Debra Finney

This session will address the latest HOT TOPICS from the EEOC to include initiatives, priorities, case updates, and any new guidance and/or regulations.…Read more »