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    HR Day on the Hill 2016

    Date: January 28, 2016, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    WA State Council of SHRM
    Washington State Capital
    General Administration Building
    210 11th Avenue Southwest
    Olympia, WA 98501
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    HR Day on the Hill

    Sponsored by: Jackson Lewis

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

    What is HR Day on the Hill? Washington State Human Resources 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 upcoming 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.

    Who are the speakers? We have a great lineup of speakers for this year’s event. Please review the agenda below for the details.

    Recertificaiton Credits: The Washington State Human Resources Council is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  

    For more information about HR Day on the Hill, contact us at


    Agenda Item

    7:45 – 8:30am

    Arrival and Check-In (Coffee and Pastries Provided)

    Welcome to HR Day on the Hill!

    8:30 – 9:30am

    Litigation Trends - Bryan O’Conner, Managing Partner with Jackson Lewis

    9:30 – 9:45am

    Updates from Washington State Human Resources Council

    9:45 – 10:00am


    10:00 – 11:00am

    Employment Security Department/Employment Security Issues - Neil Gorrell, Unemployment Insurance Director

    11:00 – 12:00pm

    Labor & Industries Update – Doric Olson, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Labor and Industries

    12:00 – 12:30pm

    Box Luncheon – Washington State Human Resources Council Updates

    12:30 – 1:30pm

    Employment Law Update/Worker’s Compensation Interaction with Human Resources in terms of Disability Prevention, Accommodation and Management – Kris Tefft, Executive Director, Washington Self-Insurers Association

    1:30 – 1:45pm


    1:45 – 2:45pm

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

    2:45 – 3:00pm

    3:00 - 4:00pm

    Wrap Up & Debrief

    Attend Senate or House Floor Sessions