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2014 HR/Legal Conf. & Annual Meeting Luncheon: Sustaining the Human "App" through Technology, Compliance and Workplace Relationships


Does GOOGLE make us stupid? Mr. Chris Luise, Executive Vice President of ADNET Technologies, LLC will kick off our HR/Legal Conference by discussing people/talent issues and the way technology helps (or hinders) our management effectiveness. A panel of labor law professionals will share the hottest legal issues facing employers today. A workshop (Hands-on from the Help Line – a Day in the Life of an HR Professional) will help you establish strategic significance. Following our Business Meeting, Chris will close our conference by revealing what technology is coming (and what you must do with it before it does something to you!) as you seek sustainability (while maintaining your sanity).

Do not miss this critical program designed to help you develop and manage talent, minimize operational risk and strategically influence sustainability.

Topics include:

KEYNOTE KICK-OFF: DOES GOOGLE MAKE US STUPID? Chris Luise, Executive Vice President, ADNET Technologies, LLC

A frank discussion about people/talent related issues and the way technology helps (or hinders) our dealings with generational inclusion, management effectiveness, compliance, reasonable use guidelines AND other realities HR Professionals face when building, acknowledging and sustaining a technologically diverse workforce. Chris will talk about how to monitor and leverage the effectiveness of technology through reasonable use policies.

THE HOTTEST LEGAL ISSUES FACING EMPLOYERS TODAY, Attorneys Stephanie Setterington from Varnum Law, Mary Tabin from Rhoades McKee and Jeff Fraser from Miller Johnson

This panel of employment lawyers will address “hot issues” from today’s compliance world addressing ACA, FMLA, FLSA, RTW and other bits of alphabet soup that, unless properly cooled, could burn you while being hazardous to your HR health.


Brought back by popular demand, this session will focus on questions, situations and issues fielded by TEA's Professional Staff through our Help Line. Conference participants will identify solutions that minimize organizational risk while promoting operational excellence as they address these truly unusual situations. Resolutions will be critiqued by our panel of labor lawyers.

Networking Break: Visit with your peers and catch-up with your e-mails.

Lunch and Annual Business Meeting. A review of The Association’s past year, our financial health and the practical HR Solutions we have provided to promote operational excellence and sustainability. McKeown, Kraai & Phillips will report on 2013 Financials, Directors will be elected and current Chair Scott McLean will share his thoughts on The Association before handing the gavel to incoming Chair Jim Green.

Luncheon Address: THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON YOU, Presented by: Chris Luise, Executive Vice President, ADNET Technologies, LLC

Technology challenges and changes for the future (dealing with both workplace and personal opportunities). What is coming (and what must you do with it) as you seek to sustain a successful business (and maintain personal growth, happiness and sanity)?

This program is sponsored by: Grand Rapids Business Journal

This program has been submitted for HRCI Recertification Credit Hours.


Chris Luise, Executive Vice President, ADNET Technologies, LLC, Attorneys Stephanie Setterington from Varnum Law, Mary Tabin from Rhoades McKee and Jeff Fraser from Miller Johnson and TEA's Professional Staff

NOTE: By registering below, you are registering for the HR Conference & Annual Meeting Luncheon. To register for only the Annual Meeting Luncheon, please click here.

Date, Time, Location (TEA office unless otherwise noted)


Member Price: $245.00    Non-Member Price: $325.00

Members, make sure to log in above to receive member pricing.  Non-members registering will receive non-member pricing. Want to learn more about TEA membership? Contact Ron Scott at 616.698.1167.