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    HR Day on the Hill 2015

    Date: January 29, 2015, 8:00am – 4:00pm
    WA State Council of SHRM
    Washington State Capital
    General Administration Building
    210 11th Avenue Southwest
    Olympia, WA 98501
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    Day on the Hill

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    General Administration Building, 210 11th Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    What is HR Day on the Hill?  Washington State Human Resource Council’s “HR Day on the Hill” is an annual opportunity for HR professionals to educate themselves on the state legislative process and get first-hand information regarding up-coming legislation that may impact HR and business across the State.

    Why attend HR Day on the Hill?  Become informed on current reforms being proposed by Legislators that will impact HR, network with fellow HR professionals, meet legislators in a comfortable forum to discuss current legislation that could affect your business. 

    Speakers this year include SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Mike Aitken, Bob Battles, Government Affairs Director with Association of Washington Business, our even sponsor, Bryan O’Conner with Jackson, Employment Security Department and Department of Labor and Industries.

    Social Event…This year Washington State Human Resource Council will be hosting a social event the night before for those traveling and staying overnight.  The event will be held at The Governor Hotel in Olympia from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Accommodations…The Governor Hotel – Block of 15 Rooms at $124 for Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    621 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 352-7700

    For more information about HR Day on the Hill, contact Julie Jones, Legislative Affairs Director at (509) 839-8602 or




    Agenda Item

    8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 

    Arrival and Check-In (Coffee and Pastries Provided)

    8:30 - 8:45 a.m. 

    Opening Comments from Washington State Human Resources Council

    8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

    HR Public Policy: The 113th Congress and the Second-term Obama Administration - Mike Aitken, SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs

    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

    Employment Security Department/Employment Security Issues

    10:45 – 11:00 a.m.


    11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

    Overview of Legislative Issues Affecting HR – Bob Battles, Government Affairs Director, Association of Washington Business

    12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

    Box Luncheon – Washington State Human Resource Council Updates

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Labor & Industries Update
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    Litigation Trends, Jackson Lewis

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Wrap up/Debrief

    2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

    Attend House or Senate Floor Sessions