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Press Release! Day on the Hill 2018
Wisconsin SHRM Council’s fourth ‘Day on the Hill’ opens dialogue with state legislators
Human resource professionals from across the state gather at the capitol to meet with lawmakers
Madison, Wis. (February 22, 2018) – On Wednesday, February 21, members of the Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) organized and attended a ‘Day on the Hill’ event, with almost 40 human resource (HR) professionals meeting with state legislators.
Members of SHRM met with state legislators individually to discuss future partnerships in workforce planning and employment-related legislation. After meeting with a total of 20 Senate and 28 Assembly legislative representatives, SHRM members are optimistic about ongoing dialogue about essential workforce issues, including family and medical leave and workers’ compensation.
Elise Rommes, Legislative Affairs Director for Wisconsin SHRM, said, “I feel fortunate to be in a state where the SHRM Council invests in a conference like this each year. It is truly a great opportunity to not only provide our members with legal updates, but to help make an impact on key issues affecting business and our human resources profession. This year was an especially exciting time to be at the Capitol with the Assembly session ending this week. One of the bills we discussed with legislators is up for debate in the Assembly this afternoon, the day after our conference, so we are hopeful to have made an impact on the success of the bill.”
The morning of this daylong event included a national SHRM advocacy update from Meredith Nethercutt, Senior Associate for Member Advocacy at National SHRM; a legislative update from the State Capitol by Chris Reader, Director of Health & Human Resources Policy at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce; a legal overview of employment law with Attorney Bob Gregg from Boardman & Clark Law Firm, the Wisconsin SHRM Legislative Sponsor; a brief discussion on “How a Bill Becomes a Law” by Attorney Tony Renning with Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy Law Firm; an Affordable Care Act update from Susan Sieger, Senior Compliance Consultant with Employee Benefits Corporation; and an interactive discussion with Reporter Jessie Opoien on the state of government and politics at the Capitol.
To learn more about the Wisconsin SHRM Council and its advocacy positions, visit www.wishrm.org.
About the Wisconsin State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Wisconsin State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shares expertise and facilitates thought leadership to advance human resources professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. Made up of 25 core council members and 19 chapter presidents, the Wisconsin State Council SHRM strives to connect and strengthen all local SHRM chapters and its members through development opportunities and shared information and resources on local, statewide and national levels. Supported by the national Society for Human Resource Management, the Wisconsin State Council SHRM promotes the value of the HR profession. To learn more, visit www.wishrm.org
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