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    HR Day on the Hill

    Date: January 29, 2015, 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Washington State Human Resources Council
    General Administration Building, 210 11th Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501
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    HR Day on the Hill

    What is HR Day on the Hill?  Washington State Human Resource Council’s “HR Day on the Hill” is an annual opportunity for HR professionals to educate themselves on the state legislative process and get first-hand information regarding up-coming legislation that may impact HR and business across the State.

    Why attend HR Day on the Hill?  Become informed on current reforms being proposed by Legislators that will impact HR, network with fellow HR professionals, meet legislators in a comfortable forum to discuss current legislation that could affect your business. 

    Speakers this year include SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Mike Aitken, Bob Battles, Government Affairs Director with Association of Washington Business, our even sponsor, Bryan O’Conner with Jackson, Employment Security Department and Department of Labor and Industries.




    Agenda Item

    8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 

    Arrival and Check-In (Coffee and Pastries Provided)

    8:30 - 8:45 a.m. 

    Opening Comments from Washington State Human Resources Council

    8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

    HR Public Policy: The 113th Congress and the Second-term Obama Administration - Mike Aitken, SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs

    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

    Employment Security Department/Employment Security Issues

    10:45 – 11:00 a.m.


    11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

    Overview of Legislative Issues Affecting HR – Bob Battles, Government Affairs Director, Association of Washington Business

    12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

    Box Luncheon – Washington State Human Resource Council Updates

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Labor & Industries Update
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    Litigation Trends, Jackson Lewis

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Wrap up/Debrief

    2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

    Attend House or Senate Floor Sessions