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    Sexual Harassment and Retaliation claims/Managing Human Capital Risks/Using Technology to Maximize Efficiencies

    Date: January 19, 2018, 7:45am – 9:30am
    Cumberland Valley SHRM Chapter
    Homewood Suites
    1650 Pullman Lane
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    $20.00 MEMBERS $25.00 Non Members (Guests or individuals who have not paid 2017 dues), all of our event fees are non-refundable
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    7:45 am -8:15 am - Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking

    8:15 am - 8:30 am  - CVSHRM Update

    8:30 am-  9:30 am -  Program 

    Sexual Harassment and Retaliation claims in the #MeToo Era

    With the recent explosion of news stories about high-profile sexual harassment claims, corporate America is bracing for the next wave of sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims. Tom McCally, Equity Partner of Carr Maloney law firm and head of the firm’s Employment Law Practice, will discuss what employers of all sizes need to know about handling sexual harassment claims in today’s charged environment, and how to avoid turning a weak sexual harassment claim into a costly retaliation case.

    Bend it like (Gary) Becker: Managing Human Capital Risks

    Investment in infrastructure is necessary, but what about investment in people? Joe Appelbaum, President/CEO and Founder of Potomac Companies, will discuss secrets to employee retention and how to create an enticing total compensation package for employees of small and large groups.

    May the (Tech) Force be With You:  Using Technology to Maximize Efficiencies and Add Value to Your Organization

    Joe Appelbaum, President/CEO and Founder of Potomac Companies, will speak about HR technology solutions and how they can maximize efficiencies and add value to small and large organizations. With the proper HR technology, your organization could eliminate time-consuming and labor-intensive manual processes. With automated, web-based technology, HR teams could create a streamlined, paperless environment for your organization to easily manage the employee lifecycle

    Joe Appelbaum, President and Founder, Potomac Companies, Inc.

    Joe has spent more than 30 years in the insurance industry.  He founded Potomac Companies in 1990 with the mission of helping employers manage the future cost of healthcare and has grown the company to become one of the premier full-service employee benefit brokerage and consulting firms in the Washington, D.C. region.

    Joe is a lifelong entrepreneur and started his first business at the age of 13 in Manalapan, New Jersey.  He is an active member of AEG (Association for Enterprise Growth) and is a founding sponsor of Executive Leaders Radio.  Joe enjoys spending his time helping other CEOs and local business owners connect and collaborate with fellow leaders and is a longtime philanthropist for the Brain Tumor Society and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Joe attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.  He resides in Rockville, MD with his wife and children.

    Thomas L. McCally, Head of Employment and Labor Law Practice, Carr Maloney PC

    Tom McCally heads the Employment and Labor Law practice at Carr Maloney. He has more than 25 years’ experience in virtually every issue in employment, labor and benefits counseling, and litigation, including complex litigation, class actions and multidistrict litigation (MDL). He regularly tries cases in federal and state courts. Tom’s other areas of focus are commercial litigation, business law, directors’ and officers’ liability, complex litigation, civil rights, nonprofit and religious institutions practice.

    Tom has served as lead counsel in scores of cases tried to verdict in federal and state courts on numerous employment issues, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, ERISA, whistleblower, wrongful discharge, and unfair labor practices. He also regularly practices before the EEOC and state and local EEO agencies. This trial and litigation experience sets him apart from many employment practices at larger firms, and allows him to deliver high value to clients. When counseling a company, Tom knows how an issue might play out in trial and positions a client in the most advantageous way, should a matter wind up in court.

    Tom partners with his clients to become part of their business, serving as outside general counsel, understanding all issues, and providing business-oriented advice and strategic planning. He also counsels his clients on individual terminations, layoffs, restructurings, and compliance with local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations.

    For corporate clients, Tom does everything from writing personnel policies and procedures, to giving EEOC-compliance self-audits and DOL-approved management training, to handling crisis communications in high-profile matters, protecting reputations and brands.