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April 9, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pending SHRM and HRCI

Laurie McIntosh, SHRM-SCP, CAE

Drawing from 20 years as an HR practitioner with industry experience in health care, consumer packaged goods, and banking, Laurie relates to the needs of HR professionals because she’s lived it. Prior to joining SHRM in 2008 she was an active volunteer leader at the chapter and state level in Nebraska, including the chapter president of a super mega chapter and Nebraska state council director. She now works at SHRM headquarters in Alexandria, VA. She received her master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University and holds both SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) and CAE (Certified Association Executive) designations. Laurie is a SHRM Field Services Director.

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HR CONNECT - Dawn at the Downs with LSHRM

May 2, 2019 | 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Join us for an opportunity to "Connect" with your HR Colleagues while watching the Derby and Oaks contenders train for the big race, and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast.

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Legislative Update:

KY Arbitration Law

On March 25, 2019, Governor Bevin signed into law a bill that reaffirms an employer’s right to use arbitration agreements. The law substantively amends the language of two state statutes: KRS § 336.700 and KRS § 417.050.

This development comes on the heels of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s controversial decision last September in Northern Kentucky Area Development District v. Snyder, Case No. 2017-SC-00277. Reported in an October 2018 edition of The Lightpost Legislative Update which stated the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled employers can’t force new hires to sign arbitration agreements; making Kentucky the only state that says such agreements are null and void.

The Kentucky legislature reacted swiftly to this decision, decrying the possibility that Kentucky could be perceived as the only state where employers could not require arbitration as a condition of employment and the bill quickly reached the governor’s desk for signature.

Ultimately, the FAA still governs arbitration agreements that meet the Act’s criteria. However, Kentucky’s swift legislative action provides much-needed clarity for arbitration law in the Commonwealth.

All told, Kentucky’s new law provides employers with a key opportunity to reexamine arbitration and other employment agreements.

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HR Volunteers Needed

Learn more about current volunteer opportunities to get involved in the community and grow as a professional.

HR is as crucial a resource in the community as it is in the boardroom. For that reason, LSHRM is dedicated to providing professional volunteer opportunities to connect you with the community while developing your career. From participating in workshops to leading presentations, LSHRM is your community connection.

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Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2019

Join team LSHRM for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on April 20th, 2019.

Be awesome and support Best Buddies!

Everybody needs a friend. But not everybody has one. It can be very hard for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make connections on their own. So Best Buddies matches them with a peer volunteer to form a "buddy pair". New friends open up a whole new world of opportunities! And donations from people like you and me make local Best Buddies programs possible. Big, small, somewhere in between your support will not go unnoticed. Join us in giving the gift of friendship - register to walk with us at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk or make a donation today!


Internship Central

Does your company have internships it is looking to fill? Well look no further, LSHRM recently created a new internship portal located in the workforce section of the LSHRM website. Internship Central is a new resource that has been created to house internships (from any field of study) that are available from employers in the Greater Louisville region. Not only is this resource available at no charge to LSHRM members, there is no cost for non-LSHRM members as well. Our hope is that this site will serve as a one-stop resource for local colleges and universities. Launched in late October, the site is still fairly new, but ready for you and your colleagues to post any available internships. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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