What’s ahead for employers in the coming year? Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar series kicks off 2019 with its Labor and Employment Law Update on January 23

Detroit-–- Jan. 2, 2019-–-Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based Nemeth Law, P.C., returns on Wednesday, January 23, with its 2019 Labor and Employment Law Update.

“Michigan employers have seen a flurry of legislative activity from the midterm elections through the end of the year impacting paid sick leave, minimum wages and recreational marijuana use,” Terry Bonnette, a Nemeth Law partner, said. “On a federal level, the NLRB has pulled back from numerous Obama-era policies, and federal circuit courts continue to issue contradictory opinions in sexual harassment and LGBTQ+ cases. As another year begins, it is becoming clearer that change is a given, so it’s crucial for employers to know how to stay compliant,” he said.

At the January 23 session, Nemeth Law attorneys will discuss how changes in labor and employment law may affect companies’ employment practices in 2019 and what they need to be doing to keep ahead of the game. Topics include:

 New requirements for minimum wage and paid sick leave in Michigan
 SCOTUS on arbitration – drafting agreements that work
 Recreational marijuana – what employers can do to maintain a drug free workplace
 The effect of #MeToo on sexual harassment cases and challenges to the effectiveness of employer harassment prevention policies
 EEO, DOL and NLRB compliance updates

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, January 23, at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, 48098. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is requested. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313.567.5921.

Nemeth Law, P.C. is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2.5 PDCs.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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New SHRM Certification Exam Prep for HR Professionals Offered at Walsh College

Walsh College has adopted the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) new certification program for 2015.

Registration is now open for the SHRM CP and SCP exam preparation classes beginning March 11 at the Walsh Troy campus. SHRM has designated Walsh College as an official education partner to deliver instructor- led classes. Participants may register here: http://www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/certifications/HRCert.

According to SHRM, the new certification reflects a human resources professional’s competencies and his or her ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application. Criteria for the certification is available at http://www.shrm.org/certification/about/eligibilitycriteria/pages/default.aspx.

Walsh’s decision to offer the new SHRM certification was based on the trade association’s closer connection with professionals and the HR industry; its leading, learning-based training materials; and its broader scope of eligibility criteria for certification acceptance.

“Practical application is the hallmark of a Walsh education,” says Jan Hubbard, Walsh Leadership Center Director. “This certification course features the best of Walsh combined with the best of SHRM.”

Walsh instructors Rebecca Davies, JD, and Tina Marie Wohlfield, MBA, will teach the exam prep classes for SHRM certification. They both hold senior- level certifications and have taught other SHRM- endorsed prep classes with their students achieving a high pass rate.

The Walsh certification course costs $1,295 for registrations received before February 16 with the Early Bird discount code. Thereafter, tuition is $1,495. Tuition must be paid in full before classes begin.

SHRM announced in May 2014 that it was developing a new certification and competency model that HR professionals need to advance their careers and improve their effectiveness in the workplace.

“The Society for Human Resource Management is pleased to partner with Walsh College to help HR professionals acquire both the competencies and knowledge essential for success in today’s global economy,” said J. Robert Carr, SPHR, SHRM senior vice president, Membership, Marketing and External Affairs. “SHRM is committed to ensuring that our certifications are recognized as best-in-class and distinguishes those certified as best in the marketplace. We regard the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new standard in certification for the HR profession.”

The New Learning System Includes the following Benefits and Features:

Universal Skills and Recognition: The new HR certification is relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills, and competencies anywhere.

Knowledge and Competency: The new HR certification tests HR knowledge as well as competency to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate not only what they know, but what they can do with this knowledge in situations they encounter.

Developed with Employers in Mind: The new HR certification is based on in-depth research focused on and supported by global employers and business leaders and reflects what HR professionals need to know to lead the profession.

Expanded Eligibility and Inclusivity: The new HR certification recognizes the diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements are more reflective of HR roles, the cost of the exam is lower, and the test windows have been extended for better accessibility and flexibility.

For more information on the Walsh exam preparation program visit www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/certifications/HRCert or contact Jan Hubbard at 248-823-1392 or jhubbard@walshcollege.edu.