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2018 Ohio SHRM

Employment Law & Legislative Conference

May 16, 2018

7:30 am to 4:45 pm

Columbus, OH


The 2018 Ohio SHRM State Council’s annual Employment Law + Legislative Conference is rapidly approaching.  
Register today to reserve your spot to get up-to-the-minute intelligence and meet with key policy-makers.  
Full day registration is $150 per person which covers the cost of breakfast, lunch & materials.  
Registration is $25 for HR Executives that would like to join us just for the breakfast part of the program to meet with your House or Senate member. 

Register Here!

May 16, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Sheraton Downtown Columbus
Third St., Columbus, OH

CLICK HERE to link to the complete schedule.

Confirmed speakers for 2018 include:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Susan Harthill, USDOL Deputy Solicitor for National Operations

A 21st Century Education System - Connecting Ohio's Workforce to Employers

    • The Honorable Bill Reineke, Ohio House Assistant Majority Floor Leader
      • Ryan Burgess, Director, Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation

Eviscerating Discrimination in Ohio - Top 5 Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) Mistakes (and how not to make them)

Hiring a Global Workforce - Issues Affecting U.S. Immigration 

  • Patrick Terrien, President/CEO, Columbus Council on World Affairs
  • Jung Kim, Managing Director, Research and Business Intelligence, Columbus 2020
  • Heena Shah, MES, Inc.
  • Tony Fiore, Director, Government Affairs, Ohio SHRM State Council

The Employers Role in Preventing and Responding to the Harmful Use of Opioids 

Controlling the Cost of Workers' Compensation and Managing Workplace Safety 

  • Kevin Abrams, Chief Operating Officer, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Guns, Drugs, and Discrimination: Update on Legislation You Need to be Aware of

  • Don Boyd, Director, Labor and Legal Affairs, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Health Care Disrupters and Controlling Costs

  • Medhavi Balachandran, Vice President of Market Integration, Quantum Health


Continuing Education Credits
New! The conference has been approved for 9.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and has been approved for 9.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). CLEs pending approval from the Ohio Supreme Court.

Hotel accommodations
If you plan on staying at the Sheraton please make your reservations directly with the hotel by clicking HERE or by calling (614) 365-4500. Let the hotel know your stay is for the 2018 Ohio SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference.

Note that all speaker presentations/handouts will be available electronically prior to the conference via a link to download materials. The link will be sent via electronic mail.

Register Early and Save

  • Registration fee - $150 (Before May 1, 2018)
  • Late Registration - $200 (after May 1, 2018)
  • Student Rate* - $50
  • Executive – Legislative Breakfast Only - $25

  • *does not apply if you work full time in HR and are not a registered student
    Cancellations may be assessed a $40.00 administrative fee. No refunds after Friday, May 4, 2018. Reservations are transferable but not refundable. 

    Local Chapters
    One registration fee for either the local chapter legislative director or president will be at no charge. Click here to e-mail Tony Fiore for the discount code. 



    1. Platinum Sponsor - $2,000 - signage and 4 registrations
    2. Gold Sponsor - $1500 - signage and 3 registrations
    3. Silver Sponsor - $1000 - signage and 2 registrations
    4. Bronze Sponsor - $ 500 - signage


    Please e-mail all other questions to AFiore@keglerbrown.com Ohio SHRM's Director, Governmental Affairs, regarding this event.