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September Member Program

  • 09/21/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Northeast Community College 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE 68776


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Legal Update: A Look Forward to 2024 

In today's rapidly evolving world of work, staying abreast of the latest developments in employment law is essential for HR managers to effectively navigate the legal landscape and ensure compliance within their organizations. This session is designed to equip HR professionals with the knowledge, insights, and practical guidance they need to understand and implement key legislative changes that impact employment relationships. With a focus on the most relevant and impactful developments, attendees will gain a clear understanding of the potential implications and learn strategies to adapt their organizations' practices accordingly.


  • Identify the most effective talent recruitment and retention policies in connection with current workforce trends.
  • Learn strategies to attract and retain top talent in a competitive job market, including flexible work arrangements, employee benefits, and upskilling initiatives.
  • Examine pay cut issues, leave policies/agreements, and tax/labor law issues when it comes to balancing hybrid workplaces between remote and in-person employees.
  • Gain insights into the legal considerations and best practices for managing a hybrid workforce effectively.
  • Understand the critical components of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that went into effect on June 27, 2023, and what it means for HR going forward.
  • Learn about the new obligations and accommodations required for pregnant employees to ensure compliance with the law.
  • Explore the latest trends, challenges, and best practices for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Gain insights into creating inclusive policies, preventing discrimination and harassment, and promoting equality.
  • Differentiate the dos and don'ts when communicating about mental health in the workplace.
  • Learn effective strategies to promote mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and provide appropriate support for employees while adhering to legal and privacy considerations.
  • Discuss trends in decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana and what to prepare for next.
  • Gain insights into the legal implications, workplace policies, and drug testing considerations in jurisdictions where marijuana is legalized.
  • Evaluate the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the workplace and discuss how to prepare for possible future disparate claims.
  • Understand the legal and ethical considerations of AI use, including bias, privacy, and potential employment discrimination issues.

Matthew Dunning, Senior Counsel at Goosmann Law Firm

Attorney Matthew G. Dunning is an employment law attorney ready to help business leaders, human resource departments and institutions ditch the employee headaches. His goal is to help clients minimize employee conflicts and guide them in ways to avoid future crisis.

Business leaders and employers work closely with Matthew, on workplace matters regarding risk management, complex disputes, employment contract issues, non-competition, discrimination, and harassment claims. Companies count on Matthew and his strong problem-solving skills for consistent, favorable outcomes.

Beth Roesler, Partner at Goosmann Law Firm

Beth A. Roesler is a Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm's Sioux Falls location. Beth is an employment and family law attorney who helps her clients navigate the drama in business and life. She leverages her past HR experience to dissolve employee issues, cut the drama, and find solutions to prevent them in the future.

Beth proactively helps clients protect their business by updating employee handbooks, offering employee training, providing guidance on difficult employment situations, conducting internal investigations, responding to charges of discrimination, and defending lawsuits. She handles cases involving federal employment statutes and regulations, such as Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA, wrongful termination claims, and labor disputes.


1.5 HRCI Continuing Education Units and 1.5 SHRM Professional Development.

Please RSVP by Thursday, September 14, 2023.

Siouxland SHRM (Chapter #0211) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 364, Sioux City, Iowa 51102

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