October 10, 2018 : Legislative Update
Everything you need to know about the latest legal trends but were afraid to ask!

This session will provide an overview of all the latest and most current trends in litigation, government administrative efforts to address workplace issues, and what the courts are doing to respond to the rapidly changing employment environment.  The session is designed to deliver the best practices and most practical advice on how to address issues as they arise and how to respond to changes in the legal landscape.  The session will last approximately 2 hours and is designed to provide presentation time as well as time for questions from members attending.


Date:  October 10, 2018
Time:  8:00 – 10:30 am (Registration begins at 7:30am)
Location:  Feathersound Country Club

Register HERE!
- Bill Grob
Focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law representing management. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases in federal and state courts, and has extensive experience as lead counsel in a variety of labor and employment matters, including numerous collective actions, involving wage/hour and overtime litigation, race discrimination, disability discrimination, leave issues and harassment.

Thank you so much to our sponsor Bouchard Insurance!
November 7, 2018 : Joint Suncoast
HR & HR Tampa Diversity Breakfast Meeting

Title Program:       Diversity & Inclusion - Bias in Decision Making
When:                       Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Location:                  Feather Sound Country Club
                                2201 Feather Sound Dr,

                                Clearwater, FL  33762

Registration:           7:30 am
Program:                  8:00 am – 9:30 am



This interactive workshop will focus on the question of Why Cultural Competency? Consider the first node of the cultural competence continuum and how to identify these tendencies while exposing and understanding that we all have bias. Cultural Competence is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures.

Cultural Competence comprises four components:

  1. Awareness of one’s own cultural worldview
  2. Attitude towards cultural differences,
  3. Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and
  4. Cross-cultural skills

The workshop will build your understanding while providing tools to work through the bias and evolve along the continuum.
Members and Guest are welcomed – Register at: www.suncoasthr.org  or www.hrtampa.org

Erik C. Smith, MBA
Is currently the Managing Member of Inclusivity, LLC (formerly Carlton Consulting, LLC), a cultural competence and marketing advisory firm based in Florida, specializing in Cultural Competence, Community Relations and Cross-cultural Marketing for both for profit and not for profit enterprises. Most recently Erik was the Cultural Competence and Inclusion Director at Valpak where he developed a cultural competency rubric to show how diversity, coupled with inclusion, creates opportunities for innovation, drives revenue and enhances recruitment, retention and professional development of employees and suppliers. Erik’s educational background consists of a Master’s in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.
World At Work (WAW) : Regulatory Class

Suncoast Human Resources Management Association is sponsoring a World at Work Certification course in November. The course is required for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification.

The course will be held at PSCU in Carillon Office Park (near Raymond James) in St. Petersburg.
Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs (C1)

Class dates are Monday and Tuesday - November 5 and 6, 2018.
Learn the U.S. Federal Requirements All Compensation Professionals Should Know

Human resources professionals are challenged with understanding and staying current with U.S. Federal regulations. This basic-level course presents an overview of the regulatory requirements for compensation programs. You’ll cover the major federal statutes that affect compensation design and practice.

  • Analyze the labor regulations that focus on either a specific type of employer or have been utilized in compensation disputes
  • Examine the many issues related to FLSA, including record-keeping requirements and potential penalties
  • Explore discrimination legislation relating to compensation This course is part of the CCP certification. 

This course counts for 16 classroom hours for HRCI and SHRM recertification.
Here is the registration link for the course: www.worldatwork.org/suncoast-hr
Or contact - Will Rives at WorldatWork@SuncoastHR.org

Note: Significant discounts are available to WorldatWork members.  See the WorldatWork registration link (above) page for details.


Other Upcoming Events:
Can you believe the holidays are only a few short months away?? Suncoast is here to help you celebrate with a very merry social to get you in the spirit. Look for details in next month’s newsletter!


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