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Foresight is 2020, Full-Day Conference to Explore the Future of HR

January 16, 2020 Press Releases

Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Featured Event Speaker

(January 16, 2020) – The new year brings new changes for employers - Verrill will examine recent legal developments in labor and employment law and discuss what is on the horizon for 2020 during the firm’s Annual Employment Law Update. The full-day conference will take place on Thursday, January 30 at The Westin Harborview Hotel in Portland.

“The modern workplace is here; there is no avoiding it,” explained Doug Currier, Chair of Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group. “Employers need to be prepared to thrive in a world of advanced technology and artificial intelligence, an increased focus on diversity and inclusion, and a host of other evolving issues. This conference is designed to help HR professionals and business leaders succeed in today’s ever-changing workplace environment.”

The Program will cover a variety of topics including 2019’s most significant changes in labor and employment law; hot button issues on the horizon; diversity, inclusion and the impact of implicit bias; the SECURE Act; and AI and wearable technology in the workplace, to name a few. Attendees will also hear from featured speaker, Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman in the afternoon session.

Tickets are $195, with discounts available for groups of three or more, and include breakfast, lunch, valet parking and a networking reception concluding the event at the Top of the East. The program is approved for 7 SHRM PDCs, 7 HRCI general credits, and 7.5 CLE general credits.

Access the full conference agenda and register online at www.verrill-law.com/events/annual-employment-law-update-hr-2020-vision-for-the-future.

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