Solving the Mystery of HR Policy (Afternoon)
Investigating U.S. and Ohio Employment Laws
Date: Sep 18, 2019 Beginning at 1:15 PM
Session Duration

Learning Objective
Learning about state HR issues that will either positively or negatively affect Ohio businesses.
Developing effective relationships with hometown legislators in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate, Ohio’s Congressional delegation as well as members of the Governor’s Office and Cabinet.
Explain how some proposals at the federal and state level can accomplish similar HR outcomes.

Session Description
The typical day of a human resources professional involves making numerous employment decisions and trying to keep up with changes in local, state and federal laws and regulations. During this session participants will learn about public policy issues affecting the HR profession in Ohio. The program will also touch on how you, as an HR professional, can have a voice with the legislative and executive branches of government regarding laws that affect you and your company. We will review the good, the bad and the ugly issues facing you as an HR professional in Ohio. If you have ever been frustrated with the cost of compliance with a local, state or federal law or regulation, you should attend this presentation. Educating and advocating proposed changes to the law may seem like a daunting undertaking, but this presentation will give you the knowledge, confidence and tools to effectively do it with ease. Office holders need HR professionals to help them understand how newly proposed laws would affect their business, for better or worse All HR professionals need to remember a quote by Thomas Jefferson, “America is not governed by a majority, but by a majority of those who participate."

Session Speaker

More About Tony Fiore

Fiore has been a member of SHRM for over a decade. He currently serves as of counsel for Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, a law firm based in Columbus, Ohio.

At Kegler Brown, he covers several government affairs client issues and is a member of the firm’s international business, labor & employment and workers’ compensation practice areas. But Tony’s primary area of expertise lies in more than 14 years of government affairs experience focused on national and state human resource issues.

Tony previously served as the director of labor and human resources policy for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce for 10 years as the lead lobbyist for all labor and employment issues. He works with businesses, state agency officials and lawmakers to lower the cost of regulatory compliance by simplifying state unemployment and workers’ compensation laws, advocating for alignment of state education and workforce development programs with reemployment services and reforming the Fair Employment Practices Act. He has tracked and reported on UI legislation, as well as significant law changes in all 50 states, for the Washington, D.C.-based organization UWC since 2008.

Tony volunteers his time by serving on the FarmHouse International Fraternity Executive Board and as president of the Community Foundation for Perry County. He is a 1998 graduate of the Max M. Fisher College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in international business. He received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in 2004.