Thursday, April 18, 2019

The 8th HR Florida State Council Legislative Conference

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The 8th Annual HR Florida State Council Legislative Conference took place March 27th and 28th. Nearly 90 HR professionals from around the state gathered in Tallahassee to converse about pending legislature impacting the workforce. Special guest speaker Frank Walker, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Chamber of Commerce kicked off the conference with a discussion on why advocacy is important. Bob Carragher, SHRM Vice President, State Affairs presented Washington Outlook & HR Policy Update.

The remainder of the day was filled with discussions of the over 20 pending employment related bills introduced this legislative session. Amanda Simpson, Conference Chair along Adriana Barnette - HR Florida Federal Legislative Affairs Director, DeeAnna Hays, Legislative Chair – HR Tampa, Kelly Marcoux, Assistant City Clerk/Director of Human Resources– City of Bushnell, Kay Wilson, COO – Citrus Cardiology Consultants, Chad Sorenson, HR Florida President Elect and Payal Patel, the Legislative Director for SHRM Jacksonville lead the discussions

Day two involved the conference attendees on the Capitol for legislative visits with Representatives and Senators from their individual districts.

Now that everyone is back home, the conversations will continue. If you have not joined the SHRM A Team it’s not too late to become an HR Advocate. As an Advocate, you can:

1. Receive key legislative and regulatory updates and calls to action from SHRM

2. Stay up to speed on all the potential issues that could impact the workplace

3. Have access to all SHRM’s tools to quickly and easily contact your lawmakers on issues of interest to you, your company and your state

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Through SHRM’s Advocacy App, you can:

  • Immediately take action on alerts using SHRM-provided templates
  • Connect to your state and federal lawmakers
  • Join SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team)
  • Quickly submit lawmaker meeting or event feedback
  • Engage with lawmakers and fellow HR professionals on social media
  • View legislative issue information on workplace issues
  • Stay up-to-date on all legislative updates facing the workplace


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