• Save the Date: September 13-15, 2017
  • Peace, Love and HR
Tony Fiore


Tony Fiore

Organization - Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter


Top 5 Issues Affecting HR Professionals

Learning Objectives

1. Learning about state HR issues that will either positively or negatively affect Ohio businesses

2. Developing effective relationships with hometown legislators in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate as well as members of the Governor's Cabinet

3. Understanding how HR professionals can influence public policy


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 the top 5 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. I offer two important ideas to remember. First, you are the expert! Second, remember a quote by Thomas Jefferson, "America is not governed by a majority, but by a majority of those who participate."


Tony has been with Kegler Brown since 2011. He currently serves as the Director, Government Affairs for the Ohio SHRM State Council. He counsels companies of all sizes on local, state and federal laws, as well as international legal, political and business regulations. He served as the Executive Vice President for the Service Association of Ohio and Director of Labor and Human Resource Policy for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce for over a decade. He has been a member of SHRM since 2000.

Companies and trade associations need strong advocates when trying to comply with existing local, state or federal laws. Fiore has been helping companies and associations of all sizes for the past 18 years with thoughtful counsel on the practical, political and legal issues. Such companies range from small "mom-and-pop" shops to national trade associations and international corporations.

He has an intimate knowledge of relevant issues regarding labor and employment areas of local, state and federal law and has developed legislation with Ohio's General Assembly, state agency representatives, businesses, legal counsel, congressional members, labor organizations and many other entities. His experience is strengthened by his extensive relationships with local and state chambers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has also been an advocate for businesses by breaking down barriers to doing business with government and stopping legislation that would have made the state a less friendly place to operate a business.

In addition, Fiore manages the firm's 50 state lobbying compliance practice area. This practice provides government affairs counsel and compliance services to companies advocating for prudent reforms to administrative and legislative changes across the U.S. with state, Washington D.C., or regionally based lobbyists.

Conference Details

Conference Location
  • Kalahari Resorts
    7000 Kalahari Drive
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Date and Time
  • September 13, 2017
    Begins at 9:00 AM
  • Through...
  • September 15, 2017
    Ends at 3:00 PM