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    2021 March Virtual Legal Update: HRMA Princeton's Annual Legal Seminar

    Date: March 8, 2021, 8:30am – 10:30am
    HRMA Princeton
    HRMA Members Free, Non-Members $25
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    HRMA Annual Legal Seminar

    COVID-19: One Year Later.  Additional Concerns for HR Practitioners​ 

    Presented by:

    Vanessa M. Kelly, Esq. / CLARK HILL PLC​



    March 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:30am

     **This program is pending APPROVAL for 2 general credit by HRCI and 2 professional development credit by SHRM**

    HRMA Members Free

    Non-Members $25 (a portion of the non-member fee will be donated to the SHRM Foundation)



    Attention Non-Members: Membership in our Chapter is FREE through 12-31-2021. Join our Chapter for Free and you will not have to pay the non-member fee to attend this webinar. Click Here to Join (Note - You must be a member of SHRM to join our Chapter)


    Please join the HRMA of Princeton for our Annual Legal Update.  As we mark the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic that has transformed our workplaces.  We will discuss the most-pressing COVID issues confronting employers and HR professionals today, such as:

    • Creating a vaccine program for your workforce
    • Mental health and substance abuse issues in the workplace
    • New OSHA & CDC Guidance:  Protecting Workers – Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the workplace
    • EEOC Guidance on the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO Laws
    • NJ Executive Orders and the Federal Mandates

    Lastly, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women and minority employees.  Many fear that much of the gains over the last several years in building inclusive workforces and achieving  equity will be lost in the wake of the pandemic.  Share in a discussion on best practices for employers to re-build their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts going forward.


    1. Increase Knowledge with New Legislative Directives and Agency Guidance

    2. Increase knowledge of Best Practices for Handling the Pandemic and Employee Relations Issues

    3. Increase knowledge and further best practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace


    Our Speakers:

    Vanessa M. Kelly, Esq. is a partner with international and national law firm Clark Hill PLC.  Vanessa concentrates her practice on employment law and litigation.  She has over 30 years of experience in this practice area.  She is a frequent speaker at the American Bar Association's Section of Labor & Employment Law and has spoken at HRMA Princeton and Garden State SHRM meetings.  She is a prolific writer in this area and has conducted numerous webinars on employment topics, especially topics of relevance to COVID-19.

    Melinda Lapan, SHRM-CP, PHR, is a founding Vice President of HR/Advantage Advisory, LLC, a national HR consulting firm devoted to providing outsourced HR solutions to employers.  Melinda has over 25 years of HR experience and has served various roles in HR for companies, including Executive VP of HR, before forming HR/Advantage Advisory.  Melinda is a devoted SHRM volunteer and two-time former President of HRMA-Princeton.  She is a frequent speaker on topics of interest to HR professionals and authors numerous articles and client alerts describing best practices.

    Kimberly Tiedeken is the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within the Office of Human Resources at Princeton University. She is certified in the fields of coaching and human resources, holding Associate Certified Coach (ACC), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credentials. Prior to joining Princeton University, Kimberly served as the Mid-Atlantic People Leader and as a Diversity & Inclusion Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.