ELLA 2012

The 2012 ARSHRM Employment Law & Legislative Affairs Conference

September 19 - 20 · The Peabody Hotel, Little Rock, AR

Today, more than ever before, Human Resource Professionals require up-to-date information on pending legislative issues and new requirements imposed by state and federal regulators.

The 2012 ELLA Conference will be the best place to acquire the necessary information and tools needed to guide your company successfully through the many legal challenges ahead.

  • State and Federal Legislative Update
  • Meet Arkansas Legislators
  • Expert Speakers on Important Topics
  • Network With Other HR Professionals

New this year: As a part of our Wednesday evening reception, we will be offering tours of the Old State House Museum. If you are interested in participating, please check the appropriate box as you complete your conference registration.


Friend of the HR Profession Award

The annual Friend of the HR Profession Award will be presented at the ELLA conference. The purpose of this award is to recognize legislative or business leaders who have proven willing to listen to HR professionals' concerns, educated themselves on HR issues, and actively consider the impact of legislative measures on the HR profession. (Read more)

If you know someone who fits that description and would like to nominate them, there's still time. Download the Friend of the HR Professional Award nomination form and then mail, email or fax the completed form to ARHSM Communications and Award Director Charles Frost (contact info is included on the nomination form). To be eligible, your nomination must be received or postmarked no later than August 29, 2012.


Letter from the 2012 ELLA Chair

Fellow Professionals: We are very pleased to present the Eleventh Annual Employment Law and Legislative Affairs Conference (ELLA), hosted by the Arkansas SHRM State Council, Inc. ELLA's core purpose is to provide the tools and information needed for Human Resource and associated professionals to advocate and influence legislative issues, as well as prepare for implementation of new laws affecting employers and employees at both the state and federal level.

EEOC Issues, OFCCP Compliance, Immigration and Employee Verification and National Labor Relations Board activity are just a few of the complex issues we face today. The 2012 Employment Law and Legislative Affairs Conference will be packed with speakers and concurrent sessions that will bring you up-to-date on the most recent legislative changes to ensure that you stay in compliance with the law.

We are once again very excited to host a panel of State Legislators who will answer your questions about the most recent changes to state legislation affecting Arkansas employers. This always proves to be a very valuable time of communication with your State Legislators.

This year, take part in an interactive "Ask a Lawyer" panel featuring some of Arkansas' most respected employment law attorneys. Panelists will discuss current employment issues and recent case outcomes and will answer audience questions.

We also hope that everyone plans to attend the ELLA reception on Wednesday, September 19th at 5 p.m. at the State House Museum, hosted by Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon and Galchus, P.C.

After attending this conference, we are confident that you will have a better understanding of current federal and state legislation, how that legislation affects our businesses and employees, and how you, as a business professional, should respond. The knowledge you gain at this conference will help you in your daily work and professional activities.

Stephanie Amerson
2012 ELLA Conference Chair

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