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    April 18, 2018 Chapter Meeting

    Date: April 18, 2018, 8:00am – 10:30am
    SSHRMANJ Chapter
    Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point, NJ 08244
    $20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $10 Students
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    The Landscape of Legislation Today

    In the shadow of an incredible Presidential race where are legislative priorities today? What are the percolating issues that may impact your organization this year? Where are we going here in New Jersey as well as in Congress? If you have been wondering about any of these issues or what is on our legislative horizon, then this is the meeting you want to attend as we engage in an interactive discussion around a host of workplace and business issues that are revolving around our door steps. From Washington to Trenton to agencies that touch us all, this session will provide you with the latest information related to the critical workplace issues of today.
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn about the Congressional issues which may impact employers;
    2. Gain insight into relevant workplace issues in New Jersey;
    3. Understand what you can do to be more than just a bystander to the legislative process.

    Louis R. Lessig, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a partner with the firm of Brown & Connery, LLP. His practice concentrates in labor and employment counseling, litigation, negotiations and training.
    Mr. Lessig represents clients in all types of employment matters, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, wage and hour irregularities and retaliation in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor, American Arbitration Association, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.

    In 2016 he was an Honoree for the SmartCEO Centers of Influence Awards. In 2015, he received the SmartCEO ESQ Industry Practice Award – recognizing the region’s most trusted advisors. Since 2012, Mr. Lessig has been selected each year as a “Super Lawyer”* in Labor and Employment law.* In 2010, Mr. Lessig was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “Top 40 Attorneys Under 40” in New Jersey. Mr. Lessig was also selected in 2010 as a Delaware Valley Human Resources Consultant of the Year Nominee. Mr. Lessig is a nationally recognized speaker and publishes articles that have appeared in periodicals including Westlaw Journal Employment, Westlaw Journal Computer and Internet, the Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Employment Litigation Reporter, Corporate Risk Spectrum, HR Professional, The Tri-State and Labor and Employment Law Quarterly. He was an adjunct professor at the Comey Institute for Industrial Relations at St. Joseph’s University. Mr. Lessig was also a principal in the Pinnacle Employment Law Institute (PELI), which conducted training sessions and provided developmental assistance in employment relations.
    After graduating from law school, he served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable M. Allan Vogelson, Presiding Civil Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden County. In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Lessig is past President of the Muhlenberg College Alumni Board. He is also a member of Tri-State HRMA where he is President of the chapter and also serves on the Legislative Committee. Mr. Lessig also serves on the Garden State Council – SHRM as their Legislative Affairs Director. He is also a member of the Board for the National Speakers Association (NSA), Philadelphia chapter.