Welcome to the SL SHRM Chapter!

We are excited to announce SL SHRM's next Development and Engagement Meeting will be held on March 8th at the Radisson Hotel Downtown.

Register before March 4th by clicking here. Seating is limited.


Employment Law Update

Presented By:     Jones Waldo Logo

10:00AM - 11:00AM, Employment Law Update - Session I 

Presented by Mike O'Brien and Mark Tolman and the employment team at Jones Waldo will discuss rising employment law issues including temporary and contingent workforce problems, controlling the social media activity of former employees, bring-your-own-device policies, and new joint employer issues.  This session will also include an update on the most important recent employment decisions from the federal courts. 

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM, Lunch and Networking

11:50AM - 1:00PM - Employment Law Update - Session II 

Mike, Mark and the team will continue their employment law update with an overview of administrative developments (including what the EEOC and UALD have been up to), a discussion of emerging LGBTQ issues, a summary of important employment law developments in other states, and a report on critical employment law decisions from the Utah courts.  Session two will conclude with Mike’s annual legislative update. 

Jones Waldo

Since 1875 Jones Waldo have provided legal services to businesses and community organizations that grow Utah’s economy. Their current roster consists of 75 attorneys who are passionate about the law and serving their clients. Jones Waldo strive to lead in their community and to bring a positive contribution to the legal profession. Many of their attorneys have moved on to become legislators, judges, political strategists, academicians and successful business leaders.  SLSHRM has enjoyed a special partnership with Jones and Waldo and we appreciate their expertise in this month’s program.

Mike obrien Michael Patrick O'Brien

 Mike works with the local and national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and serves as the legal and legislative director for Utah SHRM, which role he has also previously held with Salt Lake SHRM. For such services, National SHRM honored him with its prestigious Capital Award, given annually to one of SHRM’s 275,000 members worldwide. Utah SHRM has also honored him with its Award for Professional Excellence. Mike received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah in 1986, and he currently works as an adjunct professor for the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College Of Law. 


Mark Tolman Mark D. Tolman

Born in Bountiful Utah, Mark is currently the Legal Affairs Co-Director for the Salt Lake Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management Mark has been practicing law in Utah since 2005. Mark received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004, and he currently works as an adjunct professor for Weber State University. 



Our February Sponsor is Insight Management Consulting.  For more information, click here or contact David McMurray at 801-466-3853.

Monthly Sponsor

To become a Sponsor of the Month, please contact cmp@slshrm.org


HOT TOPIC TABLES                                                                                              

Hot Topic Tables are tables set aside during the meeting where specialists are available for two way discussion of relevant topics of interest. If you wish to become part of the discussion, simply go over and sit down at the table of your choice. February's hot topic tables are:

Table I: “Emerging LGBTQ Issues,” by Employment Attorney Mike O’Brien.

Table II: “Bring Your Own Device Policies,” by Employment Attorneys Marci Rechtenbach and Jesse Oakeson

Table III: “Managing the Social Media Activity of Former Employees,” by Employment Attorney Mark Tolman

Meeting Topic Certification
Professional Development Meeting presentations are submitted for re-certification credit to both HRCI and SHRM.
For questions regarding benefits of membership, please contact Elisa Garn, Director of Membership, at (801) 803-0823 or elisa@perelson.com.
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The Benefits of Membership

With more than 450 members, Salt Lake SHRM  is the largest chapter in Utah. Membership in our chapter offers you an excellent opportunity to collaborate and network with other local HR professionals. Industries represented within our chapter membership include manufacturing, mining, non-profit, technology, healthcare, financial, legal, public administration, and many more. 

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Our next Development and Networking Meeting will be held March 8th at the Downtown Radisson (215 West South Temple).  

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