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Rochester, NY Legal Update 2021

Join us for our annual Legal Update on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Legal Update is a signature event co-hosted by the Genesee Valley Chapter of SHRM and the National Human Resource Association (NHRA) – Rochester Affiliate.

This year’s event will be offered virtually through a series of presentations and breakout sessions led by local employment law attorneys. Our presenters will share their expertise on the most relevant legal issues / trends that have an important effect on the HR landscape.

This program has been pre-approved for 4 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) by the Society for Human Resource Management and 4 HR General credits by the HR Certification Institute.


Event Details



Tuesday, February 9, 2021


Event Schedule:



9:00 am – 10:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

PresentersPaul Keneally & Stephanie Hoffmann

Law Firm: Underberg & Kessler



10:00 am – 11:00 am

Remote Workforce

Presenters: Theresa Rusnak & Kate McClung

Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck & King



11:00 am – 11:30 am

Breakout Session: Benefits Compliance & Compensation

Panelists: John Godsoe

Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck & King


11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Chair Yoga & Meditation for Relaxation

Facilitator: Mary Aman



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm






1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Breakout Session: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Panelists: Jennifer Shoemaker & Alina Nadir

Law Firm: Underberg & Kessler



1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Breakout Session: Presidential Administration Change

Panelist: Barbara Johnson

Law Firm: Potter & Murdock



2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NYS Paid Sick Leave

Presenters: Jeffrey Calabrese & Anna McCarthy

Law Firm: Harter, Secrest & Emery



3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Legislative Update

Presenter: Barbara Johnson

Law Firm: Potter & Murdock





Virtual Presentation


Attendees will receive an e-mail with a program access link, along with connection instructions on Monday, February 8th, 2021.




Members – $40

Non-members – $60

Student Members – $25


Cancellations permitted up to 24 hours prior to event. Registration will close Friday, 02/05/21 at 5:00 pm.


For questions on registration or cancellations, please contact one of our co-directors of Hospitality: Nicole Kier at Kier.nicole@gmail.com or Lauren Sebring at lsebring@goodwillfingerlakes.org



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