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Rhode Island Employment Law Summit (RI)

November 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am - November 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


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2023 Employment Law Summit

The Employers Association of the Northeast (EANE) and Rhode Island SHRM are pleased to present our second annual Employment Law Summit on November 1, 2023 at the Kirkbrae Country Club located at 197 Old River Rd, Lincoln, RI. In today’s workplace regulations are constantly evolving – this summit will keep you informed on new and revised initiatives that impact your business.

Eric B. Mack, Esq., Shareholder at Littler Mendelson, P.C., will kick off the conference with an overview of the 2023 legislative session at the Rhode Island General Assembly and key developments for employers and HR professionals.

Next, we will be joined by Mark R. Adams, IOM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of EANE for an in-depth overview of legislative developments at the federal level.

After lunch and a brief awards presentation, Sharon Rennert, Esq., Senior Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will deliver a hands-on and interactive training on handling requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Finally, Stacie B. Collier, a Partner with Nixon Peabody, LLP, and the firm’s Chief Talent Officer, and Aaron F. Nadich, an Associate with Nixon Peabody, will present on the potential effects that the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on affirmative action in higher education could have on employers, including on their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.


Program Agenda:

9:30 – 10:00 am: Registration

10:00 – 10:15 am: Welcome/Opening Remarks [Lynn Corwin, Chapter Director, RI SHRM & Allison Ebner, President, EANE]

10:15 – 11:15 am: State Legislative Update [Eric B. Mack, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson]

11:15 – 11:30 am: Break

11:30 – 12:15 pm: Federal Legislative Update [Mark R. Adams, IOM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Compliance, EANE]

12:15 – 12:30 pm: 2023 Outstanding HR Advocate Award [Lynn Corwin, Chapter Director, RI SHRM & Francesco DeLuca, Director of Legislative Affairs, RI SHRM]

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch, Sponsorship Spotlight

1:30 – 2:45 pm: The ADA: Understanding and Using the Interactive Process to Make Informed Decisions About Requests for Reasonable Accommodation [Sharon Rennert, Esq., U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]

2:45  – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm: What Employers Need to Know About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion After Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College [Stacie B. Collier, Partner and Chief Talent Officer, Nixon Peabody & Aaron F. Nadich, Associate, Nixon Peabody]

4:00  – 4:05 pm: Thank You & Closing Remarks [Francesco DeLuca, Director of Legislative Affairs, RI SHRM]

4:05 – 5:00 pm: Cocktail reception


Registration Fee: $129


November 1, 2023

9:30 am - 5:00 pm



EANE Staff

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