Registration underway for Human Resources Academy
by Marie Nesmith
Aug 26, 2014 | 3832 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For the third year, the local business community will have the opportunity to enroll in the Human Resources Academy, courtesy of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce. Presented by the chamber’s Small Business Council, the academy will occur Sept. 9 and 10 from 8:15 a.m. to noon.

“The purpose is to keep our local HR professionals up to date ... with current HR law and also to provide them networking opportunities between themselves,” Chamber Executive Assistant and CFO Kathy Hall said. “It’s geared toward HR professionals — small businesses as well as large. ... I just think it’s a great opportunity for HR professionals as well as managers. Anybody who manages employees, it’s a good idea for them to stay up to date on HR law.”

During the Human Resources Academy — held at the chamber, 122 W. Main St. in Cartersville — Fisher & Phillips attorneys will lead six sessions: “Wage and Hour: Pay or Play?;” “Blurring the Line Between Yours and Mine: Best Practices for Bring Your Own Device Polices;” “EEOC’s World View on Pregnancy Discrimination;” “What Would You Do If ...;” “Workplace Bullying, Whistleblower Claims, and the NLRB’s War on Conduct Polices;” and “You Don’t Have a Union — But You Better Watch Out for the NLRB.”

“It gives HR professionals the opportunity to learn firsthand from the experts from Fisher & Phillips the ins and outs of human resources procedures in particular issues,” said Chuck Nida, chairman of the Small Business Council. “... It’s usually almost standing room only, basically. So it’s something that is well-attended.

“The feedback that we’ve had over the last two years that I know of — serving on the committee and also chairman last year of the committee — was it was one of the best information opportunities for human resource managers in our community. ... What [the Fisher & Phillips attorneys] bring is the best of the best when it comes to knowledge in regard to labor issues as well as human resource expertise. They’re the best.”

To secure a spot in the Human Resources Academy, interested individuals need to preregister by Sept. 4 at noon or until the offering is sold out. The program’s entry fee, which also covers a continental breakfast, is $35 per day or $50 for two days for chamber members and $70 a day or $100 per two days for non-members.

For more information, contact Hall at 770-382-1466 or