Yesterday, a co-worker and I flew to (the beautiful island of) Maui to do a presentation for the SHRM Maui Educational Foundation. The presentation lasted about 2.5 hours, and we spoke on three topics: (1) 2013 Legislative Update; (2) 2013 FMLA update and (3) the new I-9 form.
I think the program went really well. The attendees were all very welcoming, attentive, and in good spirits. They were also really engaging and asked a lot of great questions. In addition, we were told the attendance for our presentation was the highest that SHRM Maui has ever had. It looks like we’ll be partnering up with SHRM Maui on an annual basis to do similar presentations in the future.
Oh, and the venue – a banquet room at the Kahili Golf Course – was also really nice. In fact, next time I’m out there, I might even try to squeeze in a round of golf…
Later this summer/fall, I’ll be traveling with another co-worker to Maui, Kauai and the Big Island to do a presentation on the interconnection between the various “leave laws,” which include the ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Comp, and TDI. As any HR professional knows, managing employees’ leave is oftentimes a very difficult and confusing task, because of all the different laws that may apply. This program will be open to both HEC members, as well as non-HEC members. I hope you can join us.