HR Specialist Summit 2024

Stop wondering “Am I doing it right?”

Get Up-to-date HR solutions for Compliance & Strategies During the 2-track Virtual Event

HR professionals like you are grappling with more employment laws and regulations than ever. If that’s not enough to contend with, litigation against employers continues to rise. In 2023, the EEOC collected a record amount of money for victims of employment discrimination — $665 million, a 30% increase compared to 2022.

This year is on track to top that figure.

Whether you’re the Chief Human Resources Officer, HR Director, or an HR professional working in the trenches — we know how stressful it is to stay on top of changing employment laws and evolving HR trends. All these new laws and regulations need to be worked into your documentation, from hiring forms and leave accommodations to manager training and handbook policies... All while trying to implement new best practices in your organization. Some days it may seem like an impossible task — but we’re here to help.

This fall we’re back for the 8th annual HR Specialist Summit, a comprehensive digital workshop that features 10 nationally recognized lawyers and HR trainers ready to answer your questions and help prepare your department for whatever comes next.

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Our unique two-track approach provides the best training on your most pressing HR concerns.

Compliance Day (Wednesday) helps you make all the right legal moves and keep your organization out of court.

Strategy and Tactics Day (Thursday) provides timely advice on managing all aspects of employee communications, from talent acquisition to benefits and those tricky communication issues.

Each day we’ll dive into case studies and analyze the latest insights on HR practices from thought leaders in the industry to help you make strategic HR choices. Attend on the day of your choice, or register for the entire event for more training… and much more savings.

With its comprehensive program spanning both employment law and HR strategy — plus handouts, presentation materials, and recordings (so you can revisit what you’ve learned and share these leadership development tools with your team) — the HR Specialist Summit is your one-stop training for all things HR, all year long.


Each of the 10 sessions offers a dedicated Q&A time with the presenter. This gives you valuable networking opportunities and the chance to pose your workplace-specific questions and have them answered in real-time, by trusted HR experts.

Plus, registrants will receive downloadable copies of every presentation AND recordings of each session following the event — at no additional cost.

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Compliance Day

Wednesday, September 11

(all times Eastern)

  • Employment Law Update: Current Trends & What’s Coming in 2025 | 1:00–1:40 PM

Learn the most pressing compliance issues and latest trends facing HR professionals as well as how to stay on top of the ever-growing list of challenges that affect employers. This includes how to handle workplace harassment, final guidance from the EEOC, non-compete bans, and other emerging issues. Plus, our legal expert will help you prepare for the coming changes in 2025.

  • Wage and Hour Compliance: Overtime Changes and More | 1:40–2:20 PM

Classifying employees and paying them correctly is complicated — and it triggers more lawsuits than any other HR topic. And with new rules regarding overtime and independent contractors, there’s another layer of confusion and headaches for HR. Learn vital practices on classifications, overtime, and more, while gaining additional clarity along the way.

  • BREAK | 2:20–2:35 PM
  • Exploring Specific Uses of AI in HR | 2:35–3:15 PM

Talks of artificial intelligence dominate the landscape, but what about the specifics of how industry experts are integrating it with existing HR technology to save time and increase efficiencies in everyday tasks? Learn how your colleagues are utilizing this cutting-edge technology, along with the legal danger zones to avoid, including EEOC scrutiny.

  • Terminations: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes and Stay Out of Court | 3:15–3:55 PM

One mistake in the termination process can cost an employer millions. From what to say and the appropriate documentation that needs to be in place, this session will ease your worries and lower the chances of a lawsuit from a mishandled termination.

  • BREAK | 3:55–4:10 PM
  • Complying with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act | 4:10–5:00 PM

The EEOC’s final regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act are effective June 18, 2024, and there’s a long list of requirements for employers to follow, including training front-line supervisors to make on-the-spot accommodations. Learn how you must accommodate pregnant and postpartum workers, when you can use leave as an accommodation, and why you may have to remove essential functions from an employee’s to-do list entirely.

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Strategy & Tactics Day

Thursday, September 12

(all times Eastern)

  • Dysfunctional Teams: Strategic and Legal Advice for Rooting Out Employee Drama | 1:00–1:40 PM

Don’t miss this session where a leadership expert teams up with a legal and HR pro to offer best practices for handling your competent but disruptive employees while avoiding additional drama and legal woes.

  • Employee Handbooks: Making the Rules Work for You | 1:40–2:20 PM

Our legal expert will walk through the top changes to make and policy language to add so your handbook works for you rather than against you. A few language tweaks can spell the difference between a harmonious workplace and months spent in court.

  • BREAK | 2:20–2:35 PM
  • Your Employee Benefits Offering: What to Ask, What to Offer, How to Stand Out | 2:35–3:15 PM

Companies like yours want to offer valuable benefits to employees but often don’t know the key questions to ask when searching for new employee options. Learn how to work collaboratively with benefits providers to choose the right offerings to help retain current employees and attract future ones, making you an employer of choice.

  • Learning (and Following) the Laws of Applicant Attraction | 3:15–3:55 PM

The biggest mistake 80% of employers make is the use of a job description as their job ad. New job board rules are being enforced due to SEO practices and AI technology forcing many employers to make changes they are not familiar with. Learn valuable optimization practices that will provide immediate results to attract top talent.

  • BREAK | 3:35–3:50 PM
  • Reducing Employee Turnover: Key Strategies to Deploy | 3:55–5:00 PM

Hiring and retaining employees poses a huge challenge for employers. Retention involves countless factors like employee engagement, job satisfaction, workplace culture, benefits, employee well-being, and more. While it may seem overwhelming to tackle, the good news is there are actionable steps managers can take to reduce those obstacles. Learn how to identify turnover causes, address each one, then create a data-driven action plan that improves the employee experience.

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In addition to all the incredible sessions, all Summit attendees will receive:

Video recordings of all the conference sessions.

No need to worry about missing any part of the Summit—recordings will be made available to all who attend.

Training materials tailored to each session.

Speakers will provide handouts and downloads to enhance training.

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

If the HR Specialist Summit fails to meet your needs, we will refund 100% of your tuition, no questions asked. All video recordings and course materials are yours to keep.

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