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15th Annual
15th Annual

2022 HR & Employment Law Conference

May 12, 2022 In-Person | King of Prussia, PA

The HR & Employment Law Conference is back and in-person this year!

Join us at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia on May 12 and reconnect with the MEA community for a day of learning and sharing. And, be sure to take advantage of group pricing and bring your whole team up to speed.

You’ll hear a speaker lineup of crowd favorites and heavy hitters who will share insights into the important HR and employment law issues affecting employers in today’s dynamic work environment.

MEA will donate a portion of registration fees to continue support for Philabundance and for humanitarian efforts for Ukraine.

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8:00 - 8:30 AM: Networking & Registration
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM: Conference


HRCI: 4.5 Credits (pending)
SHRM: 4.5 Credits (pending)


Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
480 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Speakers & Topics

Employment Law 2022... And Beyond. Michael G. Trachtman, Esq., Director, Wisler Pearlstine General Counsel Initiative Congress, the courts, executive orders, state legislatures, the EEOC, the Department of Labor, the “great resignation”, the key employee poaching wars, remote work, diversity issues, pay equity issues … the legal underpinnings of the workplace are changing in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. Learn how to use the changes in this legal landscape as a key to future success.

Covid-19 Update

Amy McAndrew, Esq., Director of Legal and Compliance Services — MEA Amy McAndrew, Esq., will discuss the legal and practical HR issues confronting your company in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Hear the latest employment-related COVID issues, including the risk of lawsuits from current, prospective and separated employees, the challenges of returning to the physical workplace, vaccination and workplace safety measures.

Latest EEOC Enforcement Trends

Debra Lawrence, Regional Attorney, Philadelphia District Office — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Learn how discrimination law is ever evolving, and how the EEOC’s enforcement and litigation efforts impact your organization.

How Mellowing Marijuana Laws are Affecting Employers

Melissa Blanco, Esq., Associate, and Charles Shute, Jr., Esq., Associate — Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Hear about the recent mellowing of state and federal laws concerning the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana and its impact on employers in terms of hiring, testing, workplace policies, accommodating disabled employees, and overall best practices.

Panel: Challenges of Employees in Multiple or Remote Locations

Shari Simpson, HR Program Manager — Paylocity Chris Thorn, Esq., Chair, Immigration Practice — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Jessica Rothenberg, Esq., Associate — Troutman Pepper Moderator: Sarah Spletzer, Esq., Senior Employment Counsel — MEA With the pandemic now in its third year, many employers have adopted remote work for their employees. In this panel discussion, moderated by an MEA attorney, you will hear legal and human resource experts explore the challenges of having employees in multiple and sometimes far-flung locations – whether those locations are company facilities or workers’ home offices.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace

ShaVon Savage, Founder and Managing Member — Mosaic School Support Solutions, LLC What does DEI in the workplace really mean? We’ll take a look at what it is and what it is not. We'll also examine the current political and legal trends in this area, as well as implications for hiring, policy development, or revision. You will gain a better understanding of the business case for DEI and some solid strategies and approaches to training and creation of DEI committees.

"Heard on the MEA Hotline" Q&A

Jane Disher, Hotline Representative — MEA Jane Disher, MEA's HR Advisor will announce the answers to the HR Compliance quiz, based on scenarios we hear about often from our members on the employers' hotline, and includes questions around pronouns in the workplace, fitness for duty, COVID testing, on-the-job injuries, and more.
“Relevant, current and delivered in a manner that held my interest.” – Donna S.
“Speakers were lively, informative and the content was very relevant and helpful.” – Suzanne C.
“One person HR Departments need this information and there is no easier way to get it.” – April A.
“Always great speakers and topics. Particularly enjoy the annual legal update by Michael Trachtman to start the day.” – Donna S.
“The conference is always worthwhile and appreciate all the efforts that go into making this a great day for all attendees.” – Christy B.


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Cancellations & Refunds

Substitutions are accepted and encouraged when you are unable to attend. If you are unable to attend, you may cancel up to 5 business days before the conference and your company will not be billed. If you must cancel* within 5 business days, or if you do not cancel and do not attend, your company will be charged the full price of the conference.

*Cancellation notice must be received in writing. Email us to cancel or change your registration.

Accreditation Details

This program is approved for recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
The MidAtlantic Employers’ Association (MEA) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for [applicable] hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. Any attorney who wishes to participate in a seminar may send a signed, written request with background information and an explanation for why the seminar fee causes financial hardship 30 days prior to the program in order to receive a reduced fee.