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    2017 SHRM NM Legislative Conference

    Date: March 28, 2017
    Embassy Suites Albuquerque
    1000 Woodward Place NE
    Albuquerque, NM
    SHRM / Chapter Member $169.00 General Admission $199.00
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    2017 SHRM NM Legislative Conference



    Upholding the Law



    Changes are coming in 2017! We invite you to attend the SHRM NM bi-annual Legislative Conference and surround yourself with professionals from NM who have a passion for HR and employment law. This conference will feature top employment law attorneys and national speakers and will take place March 28, 2017 at the Albuquerque Albuquerque Embassy Suites.

    This conference is pre-approved for up to 7.5 SHRM PDCs and HRCI credit hours and 6 CLEs 

    It will be an action-packed day that begins with an optional 7:30 AM Bonus Session featuring EEOC Senior Trial Attorney Loretta Medina answering the question, “What's New in EEOC Enforcement Guidance?” Registration for that session begins promptly at 7:00 AM.  Attendees may choose instead to register between 7:45 -8:15 am for the remainder of the conference which will include the following:

    Lisa Horn, SHRM Director of Congressional Affairs: The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration: The Washington Outlook for HR Policy


    Joseph Clees, Ogletree-Deakins: Strange, But True – Recent Case Law


    Barbara Stephenson and Quentin Smith, Sheehan & Sheehan: Workplace Investigations and Whistleblower Retaliation Claims: Be Prepared


    Megan Muirhead of Modrall Sperling, Theresa Parrish of Rodey Law, and Jaime Phillips, Ph.D. of the Department of Workforce Solutions in a panel discussion: Hindsight 20/20 (Lessons learned by employers presented by attorneys who have to defend actions in court and advice from an Administrative Law Judge who has seen the mistakes at that level.)


    Alice Kilborn, Kilborn Consulting: Alphabet Soup: FLMA, ADA, and Employee Leave


    Paul Hash, Mike DePonte, and Matt Martinez, Jackson-Lewis: Rapid Fire Discussion: Well This Escalated Quickly:  How to Protect Yourself If and When a Case Goes to Trial; The EEOC Comes Calling:  The Growth and Expansion of the ADA; It’s Like a Whole New World Out There:  The New Administration, the New I-9, and Renewed Discussion about E-Verify


    Jason Espinoza, NM Association of Commerce & Industry: Twists & Turns, Victories & Defeats: The 2017 Legislative Session & Beyond


    The day ends at 5:00 PM, following a drawing for a FREE full registration to the 2018 SHRM NM State Conference. Tickets will be sold for $10/each or 3 for $25. Proceeds from this raffle will benefit the SHRM Foundation.


    Click here to see the event schedule, detailed information about the presentations, and our speaker bios.

    Click here to visit the event on the SHRM NM website.

    Please note: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites for this event. Space is limited. Book your room today. (Group Code: SHR)

    Click here to register for the conference now! Early Bird pricing in effect through February 15th!

    Why join SHRM and an affiliate chapter? Why attend conferences? We asked  SHRM NM members those questions. See what they had to say here!

    More Information Coming Soon! Watch this space!

    HR Professional of the Year Award

    SHRM NM Human Resource Professional of the Year candidates will be evaluated on their demonstrated Integrity, Leadership, Innovation, Strategic Thinking, Character, Objectivity, Passion, Influence, and Knowledge in Human Resources. The goal is to spotlight a Human Resources professional in NM who elevates the profession, who serves as a role model for their peers, and sets the standard for other HR professionals to follow. We would like to tell his/her story and to recognize his/her contributions and achievements. The only requirement is the recipient must be a current practitioner of Human Resources in NM for an organization(s) serving employees working in NM. The award winner will be announced during our 2017 SHRM NM Legislative Conference, March 28, 2017.


    You can learn more about the award by clicking here.


    For more information, contact SHRM NM Director of Awards and Recognition, Linda Strauss, SHRM-SCP, SPHR at