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2022 Fall Seminar
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST
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2022 Fall Seminar

When: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Pasco Red Lion; 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
Cost:  $145.00 for member, $170.00 for non-members and $70 for student members.


CLICK HERE for the complete Agenda, Description and Presenter Bios.


7:30 – 8:00 am   Registration & Networking
    Coffee service and continental breakfast available
8:00 - 8:30am    Meet and Greet, Columbia Basin SHRM President opening, sponsorship and raffle.
8:30 – 9:30 am   Recruiting efforts and interviewing based on Amazon’s Leadership Principals
    Presented by Erisa Young from Amazon
9:30 - 10:00 am    Networking Break and Raffle for the SHRM Foundation.
10:00 – 11:00 am   Trust and Character in Employment Relationships
    Presented by George Cicotte, Attorney with The Cicotte Law Firm.

In many employment relationships there is a trust gap right now.  No matter how hard employers work to provide great wages and benefits, if they don't lead with trust and character, it won't work well.  Employers and workers are facing a multitude of HR challenges, and HR professionals generally turn to our typical HR solutions to deal with them.  What if we started speaking about and demonstrating real trust and character, not in any way that could be considered political or woke [in other words NOT mere DE&I] but in a way that created real trust between employees and leadership?  What would that take?  How could we do it? What are proven examples of the results that can be achieved?

11:00am – 12:00 pm   Washington State law regarding salary transparency and fair compensation
    Presented by Theresa Chow

2022 has been a record-setting year in many ways. With historic highs in wage growth, inflation, and people quitting their jobs, what do you need to know to be prepared for 2023?

Theresa will discuss the hottest topics in compensation and offer strategies to meet these challenges. We’ll talk about how to successfully adapt and thrive in the coming year.

After this session, attendees will:

  • Understand current economic trends and how they will impact 2023 compensation strategy
  • Identify effective approaches to attract and retain employees in a turbulent time

Strategize how to comply with the changes to the Washington EPOA and exempt salary threshold

12:00 – 1:00 pm   Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:30pm   Pacific Northwest Employee Benefits for the Remainder of 2022 and 2023
    Presented by Liliana Salazar and Pat Leahy from HUB International

This session will discuss all the federal and state mandates impacting the administration of benefit plans and best practices to ensure employers remain in compliance. We will address the following topics:

  1. COVID-19 Updates- What provisions will be sunsetting?
  2. ACA Compliance- Reporting, Affordability Calculations in 2023 and Appealing Letters 226-J
  3. Transparency rules- What to do to comply with RxDC reporting - Due 12/27/22
  4. Overturning Roe v. Wade- What it means to employers and their plans
  5. WA Cares Act Update
  6. Updates on WA PFMLA
  7. New Oregon PFML - Overview
What to Expect in 2023- Trends and New mandates
2:30 – 2:45 pm   Break and Raffle for SHRM Foundation.
2:45 - 3:45pm   WorkSource Resources and Veteran Resources
    Presented by Carya Bair, Crystal Bright and Jose Sandoval from WorkSource.

WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington.

Customers access services electronically through WorkSourceWA.com or through a network of more than 60 WorkSource centers, affiliates and connection sites.

Last year, WorkSource professionals helped some 170,000 workers and nearly 5,600 Washington employers. Studies show that people who use WorkSource services tend to find work faster and earn more money than those who don't.
3:45 - 4:45 pm   Defining the Dynamic Leader Within
     Presented by Nicole Sherman, Chief Operating Officer at Numerica Credit Union
4:45 - 5:00 pm   Columbia Basin SHRM President closing and questions


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6.50 General HRCI / 6.50 SHRM PDC’s credits pending