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2019 Annual Conference - HR Compliance Track
 SHRM Jacksonville 11th Annual Conference | Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019
Compliant-pedia - Human Resource Compliance 
"Compliant-pedia"- Human Resource Compliance track sessions with a focus on Legal Updates and HR Compliance. Please note: speaker times are subject to change.

Megan Richardson


Let's All Learn From Uber's Stupidity

Presented by Megan Richardson

Thursday, April 11, 2018 | 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Employment classifications, pay inequality, background checks; you name it and Uber has done it wrong. Although they have revolutionized the transportation industry, they have missed all the fundamental areas of HR. Join us for this session as we review all the real-life situations which have landed this massive company in such hot water. Why should their mistakes be in vain? Let’s review them together to make sure we don’t meet the same fate.

About the Speaker: Megan Richardson has spent more than ten years providing human resources guidance to numerous organizations, including some of the country’s most prominent businesses.

Megan provides strategic support to multiple business units by designing the Company’s interviewing and onboarding strategy, managing HR compliance, consulting on organizational design and other key areas with the human resources arena. She works closely with all levels of leadership to exceed workforce goals and shape organizational culture.



Chad Sorenson

Adaptive HR Solutions

HR Florida State Council

Conducting Bulletproof Internal Investigations

Presented by Chad Sorenson

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

It happens. There is an incident at your office and an employee files a complaint about another employee. What you do next will have an impact on the outcome of the complaint, and if done wrong, can have a disastrous impact on your organization.

This training will identify the steps necessary to ensure your internal investigation is conducted fairly, impartially and as professionally as possible. In addition, retaliation claims are consistently among the greatest number of EEOC charges filed each year. We will identify the steps necessary to reduce the possibility of this type of claim.

About the Speaker: Chad Sorenson is the President and Founder of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

He works with companies across the state that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.



Andrew Froman

Fisher Phillips

Accommodating Mental Health Conditions Under the ADA

Presented by Andrew Froman

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Employers have more than an ethical responsibility to support employees facing mental health issues. Through the ADA, they also have a legal obligation to ensure an equitable workplace. HR may be required to manage decreased productivity, requests for time off, issues involving addiction, and concerns whether employees pose a threat to their own or others’ safety. This session, provides tools to handle these complex and sensitive matters in a compassionate way while keeping in compliance.

About the Speaker: Andrew Froman is a partner in the firm's Tampa office. Andrew has practiced employment law for 25 years, on behalf of management, throughout Florida.

Much of his time is devoted to counseling employers on how to avoid workplace crises, comply with all applicable laws and prevent litigation. He advises clients on matters associated with employment, including employee handbooks and policies, employment contracts, harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), ethics and confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, severance agreements and other federal and state laws and regulations affecting employment.



Jenni Stone

 HR Shield

Undercover HR

Presented by Jenni Stone

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

What’s your candidate experience is like? Your interview process? Curious if your orientation, on-boarding and new hire process is effective? Ever wonder what it's like to work as a front line employee for your own organization? In this presentation I share my experience applying for, interviewing with and working as a front line associate in a real retail organization, and what’s happening when they don’t know an HR professional is working behind the register.       

About the Speaker: For more than twenty years, Jenni Stone has been immersed in the Human Resources industry, as a Recruiter, Generalist, HRIS Specialist, Project Manager and HR Advisor. Her experience includes the telecommunications, healthcare and staffing industries.

Jenni’s diverse HR background has enabled her to bring an innovative, practical and fresh perspective to HR issues. Jenni also provides training and consulting to companies with minimal or no human resources within the organization.


Jessica T. Travers

 Akerman LLP


Ten Tips for Non-Competes in Florida
Presented by Jessica T. Travers
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
This session will discuss the top ten tips that employers should use when drafting, evaluating and enforcing noncompetes. This includes best practices for drafting enforceable agreements, conducting diligence when recruiting, and handling violations.

About the Speaker: Jessica Travers helps large and small employers avoid and resolve conflicts with employees. She is an experienced litigator handling a variety of intricate employment issues, including overtime and minimum wage, discrimination and retaliation, whistleblowing, workplace harassment, employee leave and reasonable accommodations, employee class and collective actions, and non-compete and breach of contract claims.


Greg Kirsch

 Applicant Insight

Best Practices for Criminal Searches Within Your Background Screening Program

Presented by Greg Kirsch

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

The majority of background screening investigations performed today include criminal records searches. But do you really know what your current package is uncovering about your candidates? Join Greg Kirsch, EVP of Applicant Insight a Consumer Reporting Agency, for an inside look at the sources and types of criminal searches. This program will give you a deeper understanding of how to create a criminal search package that matches your Corporate Risk Profile.

About the Speaker: Greg Kirsch is an industry recognized expert in employment screening solutions and compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act within the context of both employment and contractor screening programs. Greg regularly consults with some of the most visible companies in the country to develop employment screening solutions that are cost-effective, compliant and address corporate goals and regulatory requirements.



Kevin Johnson

 Secure Ideas

Teaching Evil Professionally: The Changing World of Awareness and Cybersecurity
Presented by Kevin Johnson

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Cybersecurity has become one of the key topics for organizations today. How does the HR staff understand the threats to focus on improving security? In this presentation we will walk through various social engineering attacks and how they work to explain how we prevent them.

About the Speaker: Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Ideas. Kevin has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is an instructor and author for the SANS Institute and a faculty member at IANS . He is also a contributing blogger at TheMobilityHub.