May Chapter Meeting:
Leadership Lessons from Hollywood
Earn 1.0 HRCI Business Credit! Come hear Andy Masters, an award-winning author and international speaker who has written 5 books, earned 4 degrees and presented hundreds of informative and entertaining programs on HR, Leadership, and personal improvement topics. Andy’s interactive program provides attendees with not only a memorable multi-media experience but also with immediate “take-home” value to help HR develop millennials and future leaders in today’s new economy.
April SPOT - Kerry Faltin
The SPOT Award stands for Spontaneous Praise and Ongoing Thanks. We recognize a volunteer monthly that goes above and beyond in their dedication and support of the LSHRM Chapter.On behalf of the LSHRM Board of Directors, today we recognize Kerry Faltin as our April SPOT Award Winner.
34th Annual KYSHRM Conference
The 34th Annual KYSHRM Conference is the most exciting and largest HR conference in KY. It is the must-attend HR event of the year. Join in with HR Professionals to network, interact with sponsors, earn re-certification credits, and learn from remarkable speakers in the industry.
Donate $10 to the SHRM Foundation and earn a chance to win a FREE 3-Day KYSHRM Conference registration! Visit the SHRM Foundation table at the May and June LSHRM chapter meetings to submit your entry. This prize is worth $499.
Become a new LSHRM member in the month of May or June, and you will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a complimentary three-day registration at the KYSHRM Conference.
The winner will be drawn at the June LSHRM chapter meeting.
Join us for an opportunity to "Connect" with your HR Colleagues while watching the Derby and Oaks contenders train for the big race. The HR Connect Event will be held from 6:30 am-8:30 am on Millionaires Row 6th floor where a delicious buffet breakfast will be served.Tickets will be emailed to registrants by Friday, April 27th.
Attention All HR Presenters!
We are currently looking for content for our new LSHRM Online Professional Development portal.
If you are an expert in an HR related area and would like to create a presentation to educate our members, we would like to talk to you about submitting a video or audio presentation to add to our list of presentations. All it takes is a smartphone and 45 minutes to an hour of your time to record your presentation. This is an awesome way for subject matter experts to market their knowledge, skills and/or business.
LSHRM will charge a $15 fee to view presentations that are approved for SHRM professional development credits. Proceeds from the courses will go to the SHRM Foundation. Please contact Michelle Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a presentation or answer questions you may have.
At the National Level
Over the past months, the discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace has been renewed. The ‘MeToo’ movement was first established in 2006 to assist survivors of sexual violence but recently has gained widespread traction following allegations in Hollywood. In January 2018 it gained further momentum when women from the entertainment industry established a legal defense fund under the banner ‘Times Up Now’.
But it’s unclear how much that attention will translate into more sexual harassment related legislation. Broad legal conjecture is that we should know by end of the year how these movements will affect the legal landscape, whether they have reinforced the comfort level of coming forward and reporting to a degree that results in broader changes.
At the State Level
Defining and establishing affirmative consent – known as “yes means yes” is an area states are expected to address legislatively. Legislatures already are considering more than two dozen bills that would strengthen laws against rape, extend the time to prosecute or sue those accused of sexual assault, and weigh measures to change the rules for sexual harassment settlements.
Kentucky lawmakers haven’t passed any measures to address the issue this session even as they grapple with scandals within their ranks. Bill HB 9 has not progressed. General mood is that there will be a debate, there will be a bill, but at an appropriate time.
Given all this, employers should ensure they take proactive steps to reduce the risk of sexual harassment occurring.