Feb. 24th, 2017 Update Outlined are some relevant dates before the Unicameral and a few federal highlights below. State Unicameral LB 244 Change Provisions Relating to Mental Injury and Mental Illness for Workers’ Compensation – Hearing 2/27/2017 LB 354 Adopt the Wage Disclosure Act
Feb. 16, 2017 Legislative Update State LB 62 Public Employer: Eliminate prohibition on teachers wearing religious garb – Placed on General File LB 165 Require Employer Identification Numbers and Use of the federal Immigration Verification System – 2-22-2017 Notice of Hearin
Feb. 9, 2017 Legislative Update Over the next several weeks, lawmakers will be designating their priority bills. State LB 305 Paid Family Leave – the Committee took no action immediately following the hearing last week on this bill. This bill had plenty of opposition including
Feb. 3, 2017 Legislative Update State As further outlined on the update, please note the following hearing schedule: LB 165 Require Employer Identification numbers and use of the federal immigration verification system – Hearing Scheduled February 22, 2017 LB 173 Prohibit discrimina
Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star What a Shift in the Supreme Court Could Mean for Recruitment John Rossheim, 1/18/2017 In recent years, “employers have been reaching out to staffing agencies because of all the regulatory requirements in how they treat employees,” says Nancy Hammer, senior
Feb. 14, 2017 – at Lincoln Firefighter’s Hall QPR Gatekeeper Training QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Click here to access the calendar for all upcoming events.
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Spring 2019 Membership Event Who: Free to any prospective LHRMA member, or…Any current LHRMA member who would like to “bring a friend” interested in learning more about LHRMA and what we offer to the Lincoln HR community. Current members are free to bring as many prospective members as they’d like. What: Get ready for some axe throwing! Axe Throwing is a game that anyone can play (and win). Score points by throwing axes at a giant dartboard-like target. *Note must where closed-toe shoes to enter. When: May 30, 2019 5:30-7:00 PM Where: Craft Axe Throwing, 1821 N Street | Lincoln, NE FOOD & DRINK: Free pizza & drinks will be provided. PARKING: Extra parking is available in the lot to the north of Craft Axe Throwing. REGISTER If you plan to attend, please register by Tuesday, May 28th.
June Program & Workshop Location: Wilderness Ridge, 1800 Wilderness Woods Pl, Lincoln, NE 68512 11:00 – 11:30 am: Registration 11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Announcements 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Keynote Session 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Workshop (normally 2 hours) Topic: Recruitment Creativity – Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated Presentation Description: Are you struggling to fill open spots? Have way more open jobs than candidates? Maybe it’s time to get creative! Nearly 700,000 people are released from prison each year and are locked out of the job market. High unemployment and recidivism rates for returning citizens suggest that the first step in beating the odds is helping these men and women find gainful and steady employment. 89% of people that recidivate don’t have a job at the time they re-arrest. 1 in 3 Nebraskans go back to prison once they get out within 3 years. Unemployment in Nebraska is at an all-time low. Is your business ready to get creative to meet workforce needs and offer a second-chance? Before you say “No way that would work for our company” – Join Pam Bourne and Jeremy Bouman as they discuss a workforce readiness program in Nebraska called RISE that is preparing returning citizens for employment both pre-release and post-release. You will also learn about federal incentives your business can access through second chance hiring including tax credits, insurance bonds and wage reimbursement. Finally, you will also learn about the EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records and best practices for considering criminal record information when making employment decisions. Presenter Jeremy Bouman – RISE Pam Bourne – Woods & Aitken LLP Workshop Panel A panel consisting of panelists from a variety of organizations will follow the presentation. Register: Lunch Program Registration Fee: LHRMA members – $15 All Other Attendees – $25 Workshop Registration Fee: All Attendees—$35 College Student LHRMA Members *Luncheon attendance is free for SHRM designated student chapter members. Current SHRM designated chapters include: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students must register through Jenessa Keiser, College Relations Chair, email@example.com for free meeting attendance.
July Program Location: Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center Southeast Community College 301 S. 68th St. Place Lincoln, NE 68510-2449 11:00 – 11:30 am: Registration 11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Announcements 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Keynote Session Topic: Navigating Employee Mental Health Issues Presentation Description: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, bipolar disorder … Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It can be difficult for HR professionals to cope with employee mental health issues – not only from a legal perspective, but also from a humanitarian one. In this presentation, you will learn about: How to spot potential mental health issues in the workplace; What information to obtain once an employee discloses a psychiatric disability; Your employer’s legal obligations under the FMLA and ADA; How to address work performance deficiencies when an employee has a mental health issue; Guidance for your supervisors; and Preventative measures to strengthen your company’s ability to address employee mental health issues. Credits: This program is valid for 1 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. Presenters Dr. Dave Miers – Bryan Medical Center Dave Miers, PhD, is the Counseling and Program Development Manager for Mental Health Services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. He has been with Bryan Medical Center for 22 years. Dr. Miers received his B.S. from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a M.S. from St. Cloud State University, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska with a focus on suicide prevention/postvention. He is the co-founder and past co-chair of the state of Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and current Board Member. He is on the leadership group for the Lincoln/Lancaster County Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition. He has published research and co-authored a chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research focusing on family survivors of a child suicide. Dr. Miers assisted in the development of the Lincoln Lancaster Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team in Lincoln, NE in 2009 and has assisted in the development of other LOSS teams in Nebraska and LOSS team development on a national level. He has served in the past on several local and state boards in various capacities. Susan Sapp, J.D. – Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather Susan has a general civil trial practice which includes labor and employment issues, medical and legal malpractice defense and insurance defense. She represents school districts, hospitals, doctors, employers and insurance companies in all aspects of legal representation. She also handles all aspects of adoption proceedings and serves as mediator in personal injury and employment cases. Susan is a friend of LHRMA and has frequently presented to us over the years. She is a respected attorney in the area of employment law who dispenses guidance in a straight-forward, no-nonsense manner. Register: Lunch Program Registration Fee: LHRMA members – $15 All Other Attendees – $25 College Student LHRMA Members *Luncheon attendance is free for SHRM designated student chapter members. Current SHRM designated chapters include: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students must register through Jenessa Keiser, College Relations Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org for free meeting attendance.