The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a workshop September 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m., entitled “Human Resources and the Law for Small Business.” The event will feature speaker Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, the sole proprietor of FiveL Company, an independent consulting firm providing proactive guidance, training programs, education, and counsel on employment and human resource issues, policies, procedures, and practices for clients.
The seminar will feature an array of topics, including a review of the top ten list of legal, legislative and regulatory trends impacting employment policies and practices, and overview of existing federal, state and local laws that apply to Maryland’s small business operations, and look at what may be on the horizon for 2018 pertaining to HR legislation.
Ms. Walters has more than 25 years’ combined experience in human resources administration, management, employment law practice and teaching. She has been engaged as an expert witness for the defense, testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and federal administrative agencies. Ms. Walters has been interviewed and quoted in a variety of media including television, radio and print media. Her book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations” is now in its 2nd edition after being a SHRMStore’s “Great 8” best-seller for six consecutive years.
Throughout her career, Ms. Walters and FiveL Company have been honored with awards and accolades including: nominee as Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” Award, nominee as Small Business of the Year Award for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, winner of Small Business of the Year Award for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, winner of Small Business of the Year Award for the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, nominee for Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” Award, winner of the President’s Award for the Baltimore/Washingotn Corridor Chamber of Commerce, winner of the Capitol Award for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), winner of the Outstanding Leadership Award for the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration, (ASHHRA), and winner of the Best Practices Award, also for ASHHRA.
Ms. Walters is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland and serves on a multitude of community panels and councils.
To sign up for the workshop, visit salisburyarea.com or call 410.749.0144 and ask for Director of Events, Lauren Alfes. The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members.