2017 Past Presentations List

FEBRUARY 

The DOL Presents: Compliance with the Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Karen Garnett
District Director
Wage and Hour Division

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act are far-reaching and impact workers across all private and public sectors and industries. These regulations establish minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards, and help guide almost every employment decision and process. In this session we will discuss the most common wage-and-hour-related issues the Department of Labor encounters with employers, resources and information the DOL can provide, and much more!

**February’s Lunch & Learn has been submitted for one HRCI credit & one professional development credit through SHRM.**

Location: Lexington Herald Leader
100 Midland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508

Session Facilitator – Karen Garnett

Karen Garnett is the District Director of the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division.  The Wage and Hour Division enforces and administers a number of labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Wage Garnishment Law, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, Service Contract Act, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
 
Ms. Garnett has been with the Wage and Hour Division for 28 years.  She was a Wage and Hour Compliance Specialist for 19 years in which she conducted numerous investigations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Service Contract Act and Family and Medical Leave Act; applying the full range compliance techniques to resolve a wide variety of minimum wage, overtime, child labor, coverage, exemption, employment eligibility and other compliance issues in agricultural, commercial, construction, industrial, and other business establishments.   

APRIL

Compensation Boot Camp (Professional Development)

Presented by:
Jennifer Strauel, CCP, GRP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR; HR Manager, Carhartt and Courtney Goodpaster, PHR, SHRM-CP; Senior Compensation Analyst, East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Compensation Boot Camp is intended to teach the most used concepts in compensation, such as:
 

  • Fundamentals of the U.S. legal and regulatory environment pertaining to employee pay
  • Job evaluation, analysis and documentation techniques and templates
  • Elements of compensation, including base pay, variable pay, & individual pay decisions
  • Critical compensation calculations including midpoints, compa-ratios, range spreads, pro-rating, & more
  • Job pricing methods including market pricing, point-factor systems, and slotting
  • Balancing external competitiveness and internal equity
  • The basic principles of creating and maintaining a compensation structure
  • Common pitfalls in compensation, handling complaint investigations, and proper documentation
  • …and much more!

Please Note: This program has been submitted for 2 HRCI general credits, and 2 SHRM PDCs.

Location: Link-Belt
             2651 Palumbo Dr.
             Lexington, KY 40509

Session Presenters – Jennifer Strauel, CCP, GRP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Jennifer is currently the HR Manager for Carhartt in Irvine, Kentucky, supporting the global supply chain and U.S. manufacturing operations with a team of HR professionals providing comprehensive HR services to the business.   Prior to joining Carhartt in September of 2015, Jennifer held various roles in HR for Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, including Interim Director of Human Resources, Director of HR Operations, and Compensation Analyst.  To complement her experience in HR, Jennifer has a business background spanning two decades in sales, systems, training, contracts, analysis, process efficiency, and operations.  She has worked in a variety of positions at many levels for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, State Farm Insurance, and WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association).

Jennifer holds an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University.  Jennifer has been a member of Bluegrass Compensation Association since she moved to Kentucky from Arizona in 2009, and has served in several roles on the board. She earned her CCP in 2004, her GRP in 2007, her SPHR in 2013, and her SHRM-SCP in 2015.  Jennifer is also an active member of WorldatWork.
 

Courtney Goodpaster, PHR, SHRM-CP

Courtney Goodpaster, PHR, SHRM-CP is the Senior Compensation Analyst for East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) where she is responsible for managing compensation programs for over 700 employees including market pricing, pay audits, merit budgets, and job evaluations. In addition, she manages the workforce analysis process, and assists with succession planning and pay for performance programs. Prior to working at EKPC, Courtney held various HR positions at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Hanna Resource Group, and Nestlé Prepared Foods.

Courtney is an active member of WorldatWork and both the national and local Society for Human Resource Management organizations. Courtney is active in the Kentucky Foothills Toastmasters Club and previously served as the PR and Branding Chair for Bluegrass Compensation Association.

Courtney graduated with honors from Morehead State University where she received her MBA and BS in Chemistry. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification as well as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification. Courtney is currently working towards her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.

Job Descriptions- Will Yours Help or Hurt in Today’s Environment? (Lunch & Learn)

Presented by:
Jennifer Strauel, CCP, GRP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR; HR Manager, Carhartt

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Leaders and HR Professionals often groan when the topic of job descriptions comes up.  Who should develop them?  What format should be used?  Where should they be stored?  How often should they be updated?  Why does it even matter? Often, there is not agreement within an organization on any of these questions.  In other situations, your job descriptions (or lack thereof) can place the organization at risk when an employee is injured, disabled, or makes a complaint.  If an employee requests an accommodation, how do you assess if it’s reasonable?  If an employee claims they are improperly classified, how do you prove otherwise?

During this one-hour lunch & learn seminar, we will provide information, perspective, samples, and resources to help you stay compliant with relevant laws and regulations, while also achieving organizational objectives in attracting and retaining top talent.

Come Learn:

  • What are job descriptions and why should an employer use them
  • Different uses for job descriptions
  • Relevant Rules & Regulations about job descriptions/compliance
  • Essential elements of the best job descriptions
  • ADA, OSHA, FLSA, EEOC, workers comp and why you need proper job documentation
  • Review and audit schedules/process to keep things current
  • Resources to help you develop, maintain, and “sell” the importance of good job descriptions

Please Note: This program will be submitted for 1 HRCI general credit, and 1 SHRM PDC.

Location: Link-Belt
             2651 Palumbo Dr.
             Lexington, KY 40509

Session Presenter – Jennifer Strauel, CCP, GRP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Jennifer is currently the HR Manager for Carhartt in Irvine, Kentucky, supporting the global supply chain and U.S. manufacturing operations with a team of HR professionals providing comprehensive HR services to the business.   Prior to joining Carhartt in September of 2015, Jennifer held various roles in HR for Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, including Interim Director of Human Resources, Director of HR Operations, and Compensation Analyst.  To complement her experience in HR, Jennifer has a business background spanning two decades in sales, systems, training, contracts, analysis, process efficiency, and operations.  She has worked in a variety of positions at many levels for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, State Farm Insurance, and WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association).

Jennifer holds an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University.  Jennifer has been a member of Bluegrass Compensation Association since she moved to Kentucky from Arizona in 2009, and has served in several roles on the board. She earned her CCP in 2004, her GRP in 2007, her SPHR in 2013, and her SHRM-SCP in 2015.  Jennifer is also an active member of WorldatWork.

 

JUNE 

Financial Well-Being (Breakfast & Learn!

Todd Macaulay
Financial Well-Being Officer
University of Kentucky

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Financial well-being has become an increasingly popular topic in Human Resources, often used interchangeably with financial literacy and financial wellness.  This presentation will discuss why, how, and what the University of Kentucky is doing to address this issue with our employees.  We will also discuss two financial concepts that are important building blocks for financial well-being.

**June’s Breakfast & Learn has been submitted for one HRCI credit & one professional development credit through SHRM.**

Location: Lexington Herald Leader
100 Midland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508

Session Facilitator – Todd Macaulay, CFP, AIF

Todd M. Macaulay, CFP®, AIF® joined the University of Kentucky as the Financial Well-Being Officer in July 2015.  Prior to working at UK, Todd spent more than 15 years in financial services.  He has worked for companies such as Fidelity Investments and John Hancock and small advisor offices affiliated with Raymond James and Commonwealth Financial.  As an employee of the University of Kentucky, Todd is now working to create a Financial Well-Being benefit, consisting of presentations, one-on-one counseling, and web based resources.  The benefit will focus on helping employees take control of their financial situation and reach their financial goals.

 

AUGUST

The PROACTIVE Communicator

Dr. Hope Zoeller
Founder and President of HOPE (Helping Other People Excel)

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

People judge you by how you communicate. It’s a fact: The ability to communicate effectively can make or break your career. Don’t believe it? Consider this staggering statistic from a survey of U.S. businesses: “Inability to communicate” and “poor communication skills” were listed as the top reasons for employees not succeeding on the job. Contrary to popular belief, the ability to communicate proactively isn’t a gift that some are born with and the rest of us lack. It’s a skill that can be learned and mastered, just like any other skill. In this presentation you will learn the essential behaviors of a PROACTIVE Communicator that will make the most significant impact on your effectiveness in the workplace.

**August’s Lunch & Learn has been submitted for one HRCI credit & one professional development credit through SHRM.**

 

Location: Rector Hayden Realtors Office
1099 Duval Street, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40515

Session Facilitator – Dr. Hope Zoeller

Dr. Hope Zoeller is Founder and President of HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC, a firm that specializes in facilitating leader success at every level of an organization. For over 13 years of her professional career, Dr. Zoeller worked at UPS in various roles including Customer Service, Training and Development and Employee Relations. For the past 12 years, she has been consulting with organizations on leadership development. Dr. Zoeller is also a Professor at Spalding University instructing in the Master of Business Communication program. She has a Doctorate in Leadership Education from Spalding University, a Master of Education in Training and Development from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Psychology from Bellarmine University. Hope is the author of the leadership book HOPE for Leaders Unabridged.

 

OCTOBER

Legal Remedies for Comp & HR Headaches

Cynthia Effinger
Associate, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

There are a host of questions that HR & compensation personnel perennially have to consider when employment practices potentially intersect with employment laws. The potpourri of topics in this session will cover a litany of potential headaches including such compensation-related topics as telecommuting, travel time, training time, deductions from a paycheck for uniforms, inclement weather and complications related to time off under FMLA and/or the ADA, as well as other real-life situations and questions.

**October’s Lunch & Learn has been submitted for one HRCI credit & one professional development credit through SHRM.**

Location: Rector Hayden Realtors Office
1099 Duval Street, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40515

Session Facilitator – Cynthia Effinger

Ms. Effinger has practiced for nineteen years in the area of employment and commercial litigation.  In addition to litigation, she assists employers with drafting employee policies, creating employee training sessions, enforcing non-compete and non-solicitation agreements as well as handling specific questions that arise in the daily operation of human resources.  She has also represented businesses that have been involved in Department of Labor and OSHA investigations. 

 

DECEMBER

Complex Wage And Hour Calculations & Competitive Compensation Plans

Karen Hamilton, SPHR, SHRM-SPC
Vice President of Consulting Services for Integrity HR Inc

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

As a business owner or HR Professional, you know that your company needs to have a documented compensation plan to protect you from compliance headaches, keep your current employees happy, and support your recruiting efforts. But how do you develop a compensation plan that considers a variety of unique pay situations? Where do you even start?

In this presentation, Integrity HR’s Karen Hamilton will focus on how to navigate complex wage and hour calculations all while building a competitive compensation plan for your business.

**December’s Lunch & Learn has been submitted for one HRCI credit & one professional development credit through SHRM.**

Location: Rector Hayden Realtors Office
1099 Duval Street, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40515

Session Facilitator – Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton is the Vice President of Consulting Services for Integrity HR. Karen is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of HR experience in the restaurant, healthcare and nonprofit business sectors. In 2014, Karen was named to Business First’s 20 People to Know in Human Resources.