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Employer summit for human resources pros

4/10/2014, 5:20 a.m.

Human resources specialists and other business professionals can attend the North-South Metro Atlanta Business and Employer Summit on April 23 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Conference Center in Atlanta.

The event, presented by the Employer Committees of Metro Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Labor, takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Early bird registration ends on April 16, and spaces are limited.

Organizers say the half-day crash course will help forward-thinking HR and business professionals who are looking for practical guidance and real-world tips.

The summit is designed to help business leaders meet, understand, and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace. Metro Atlanta area business owners, managers, hiring professionals and supervisors will hear state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler and other experts discuss three of the top 10 issues facing the business community in today’s economic climate.

Topics include the emerging work force, unemployment insurance regulations, and health care compliance. Butler also will provide updates on newly passed legislation that could impact businesses in the upcoming year as well as new GDOL initiatives.

Butler said that the agenda was created from feedback from last year’s summits and addresses the needs, concerns and questions of Georgia’s business professionals.

“These summits are designed not only to provide business professionals with expert advice on issues that have a major impact on them now, but they also provide a chance to network with employers and business owners from the nearby area,” he said.

Cherry Rizer, a GDOL employment and training consultant who assists employers statewide in resolving unemployment insurance issues, will provide advice on best practices in UI claims and appeals representation.

Camry Blaising of the Northwest Benefit Corp. will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers in 2014 and beyond.

Registration is $30 to $40 and includes lunch.

Recertification credits of 3.75 are pending through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

The Metro Atlanta summit will be the first of several summits planned throughout Georgia over the next few months.

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral Conference Center is at 2500 Clairmont Road.

For more information about the summit or to register, email Janice.burley-black@gdol.ga.gov or call 404-210-0072 or email tomika.singh@gdol.ga.gov or call 404-273-9365.