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James M. Reid to Speak at Upcoming Seminars

KHRMA Day – Sexual Harassment

Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
Michigan Association of CPA’s West Oakland Small Practitioners Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
William Costick Activities Center
28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Michigan Negotiators Association (Lansing, MI)
Legal Update Pertaining to Employment Issues 

Date: March 22, 2019
ICLE – Human Resources Professionals: The Year in Review for Human Resources Professionals (Plymouth, MI)

Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 1:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
HR Day (Lansing, MI)

Date: April 11, 2019
2019 Kalamazoo Human Resource Management Association (KHRMA) Day of Development

Friday, May 10, 2019
TBD between 11am-1pm (breakout)
Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

James Reid will provide Employment Law Updates
MISHRM Conference & Expo

Date: October 9-11, 2019
Devos Center
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Previous Speaking Engagements

CFO Next (Top of Mind for CFOs, Hot / Relevant Topics)

Date: November 27, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Plante Moran
2601 Cambridge Ct #500
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Driven eDiscovery Speaker Series: Data Security for Lawyers

Date: November 7, 2018
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Skyline Club, 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

GAASHRM November Legal Update

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Legal Update - How to be Prepared to Audit and Processes and Implement Change Based on 2018 Legal Updates
Professional Development Credit (PDC) related to the SHRM Body of Content Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP is pending.
Credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute is pending.

Generations at Work – When Differences Matter…and When They Don’t

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., Second Floor Essex Centre
28400 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034

Managing multigenerational workforces is an art. The workplace used to consist of two groups: the old-timers and the know-it-all, young hotshots. Today, the workplace mix is a lot more complicated.
With five generations working side by side, employers face some serious employee retention, attraction and development challenges. And, let’s not forget the legal challenges of preventing bias!
In this fun, interactive and educational presentation, you’ll learn:
  • How to motivate, develop and retain multiple generations while still meeting business objectives

  • Breaking the Millennial Myths – i.e. job hopping, instant promotions…

  • How Generation X is your secret weapon

  • It’s not just about money and power, but flextime and wellness

  • How innovation, collaboration and social impact can skyrocket business success

  • Generation management bias – when comfortability meets profitability

  • Legal ramifications of technology in the workplace. Let’s get Digital.
Join two seasoned presenters from the Legal and HR worlds for some practical advice that you can apply right away!
Continental Breakfast Provided. Attendance Is Free. Hurry, the session will fill up quickly!
Event Details: www.rehmann.com/news-events/events?task=view_event&event_id=619

Gallagher's 2018 Fall Legislative Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Join Gallagher for a complimentary seminar where they will discuss the current and pending legislative and legal climate and explore real-life situations to help you transform risks into opportunities.
James Reid will present: How to be Prepared to Audit Processes and Implement Change Based on 2018 Legal Updates
Registration: https://ajgebusiness.wufoo.com/forms/z1dojbjq1p9h8gv/

Gallagher's 2018 Fall Legislative Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend St. Birmingham, MI, 48009
Join Gallagher for a complimentary seminar where they will discuss the current and pending legislative and legal climate and explore real-life situations to help you transform risks into opportunities.
James Reid will present: How to be Prepared to Audit Processes and Implement Change Based on 2018 Legal Updates
Registration: https://ajgebusiness.wufoo.com/forms/z1dojbjq1p9h8gv/

Michigan Statewide Conference for Payroll Professionals

The theme this year is “Solving Payroll Puzzles”

Conference Dates: October 11-12, 2018
The Marriott Centerpoint
3600 Centerpoint Parkway
Pontiac, MI 48341

James will be presenting
How to Prepare for an Audit/Internal Controls/Fraud
October 11, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Session ID: 3B
October 12, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

MISHRM Conference & Exhibition 2018
Tomorrow's HR: Beyond the Expected

Dates: October 17-19, 2018
Breakout Session II - Mega Session:
Thursday, October 18, 2018: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
James Reid will present: Little Known Employment Laws that Can Cost Employers BIG Money
Sometimes past and even current litigation can be the catalyst for organizational change. Learn to develop a change management strategy for your organization based on lessons learned from case studies, including little known laws violated at major companies. Identify processes to help your organization harness future litigation as a basis for a change management strategy, including reducing costs and increasing efficiencies across the organization. Become a change leader to help intertwine change management strategy into the organization's strategic plan.
Location: Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, Michigan

The Conference offers educational sessions designated to provide practical and applicable information for HR professionals. James Reid will be speaking on the topic of sexual harassment. More details to come.

Details: http://www.mishrmconference.org

MICPA - CPE Mega Conference
(combined with the Agribusiness Conference)

Dates: October 30, 2018

Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth

James Reid will present from 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the topic:
Employment Law Update: Be in the Know
The Me Too Movement has created a spark of change that’s catching in a number of fields. We cover what companies need to be aware of in today’s environment in regards to sexual harassment, work force discrimination and how to protect your company with anti-discrimination policies as well other critical, trending employment law issues.
Details: www.micpa.org

Halloween Executive Briefing - Spooky Predictions for 2019

October 31, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (Breakfast buffet included)
Weber’s Inn - Ann Arbor, 3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Attend this Executive Briefing to get the most insightful predictions for 2019.
This will be a fun interactive program presented by James M. Reid, IV and Mike Kestly
  • Don’t Hire the Grim Reaper
  • Coaching Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins
  • Walking Dead Marginal Employees (and still at their desks)
  • Haunting Upcoming Succession Planning Timing
  • A Casket full of Training Needs
  • Spooky case law updates
  • Terrorizing trends
  • Nightmares on Employment Street
  • Finding Skeletons in the closet before they find you
This event is valid for for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

Detroit Chapter APA

Date: September 2018
James Reid will speak on the topic: Worker Misclassification

Details to come

J.S. Clark Fall Benefits Seminar 

Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 1 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Topics Include:
- Let’s Detroit: Recruiting, Retaining and Developing Top Talent.
- Extreme Benefits Communication Makeover
- Reference-based pricing
- Association Health Plans (AHP)
- Pharmacy Benefits Managers
- Little Known Employment Laws that Can Cost Employers Money
Valid for 3.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification


Date: July 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Presentation
Cascade Manor house
1970 Kibby Rd., Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 784-1500
Presentation Topic:
This presentation will cover the 12 Employment Law Categories, the #Metoo Movement trend and trends. This workshop will provide an understanding of what qualifies as discrimination and / or harassment.

CBM HR Symposium Session II
Date: July 26, 2018

Eagle Eye Golf Course, Bath, MI
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eagle Eye Golf Course, Bath, MI


Date: July 25-27, 2018
West Bay Beach
615 E Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686
Workshop location each day is at the NMC Haggerty Center
James Reid will present on July 27, 2018: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on the topic of: Employment Law / #Metoo Movement / Discrimination Harassment

Lunch & Learn
Date: June 21, 2018

The Chop House Grand Rapids
190 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
James Reid will present Utilizing Internal Investigation to Implement Organizational Change and Minimize Sexual Harassment
Recertification: Valid for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

Lunch & Learn

Date: June 7, 2018

Capital Grille, 2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084
James Reid will present Utilizing Internal Investigation to Implement Organizational Change and Minimize Sexual Harassment
Recertification: Valid for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

Oakland County Bar Association's Employment Year in Review Seminar

Date: June 12, 2018

1760 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-0181
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Maddin Hauser's 2018 Employment Law Symposium:
Auditing Workplace Best Practices: Compliance And Enforcement Issues

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Symposium: 8:30 am to 12:45 pm
James will present:
Managing Leave Issues while Navigating the Overlap between FMLA, ADA, GINA, Workers Compensation and Leave Policies
· Learn from mistakes made by other employers and recent case law
· Reduce employer liability by understanding best practices that account for overlapping legal obligations
· Audit current procedures to implement change

Michigan Labor-Management Association Annual Spring Conference
Conducting Internal Investigation for Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Joint Labor and Management Collaboration

Date: May 24th, 2018

Michigan Labor Management Association
151 W Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226
James is presenting between 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Michigan Association of Collection Agencies Convention

Date: May 16-18, 2018
James Reid's Topic:
“How to be Prepared to Audit Processes and Implement Changes Based on 2018 Legal Updates”   


Date: April 12, 2018

Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan

James Reid will present his Employment Law Update from 10:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. in Ballroom 1-8
Michigan HR Day provides HR professionals in Michigan an opportunity to exchange information, ideas, and experiences. Positioned at a critical time for Michigan organizations, the event addresses the relevance of the HR function as an important part of Michigan’s economic gardening and revitalization. Michigan HR Day welcomes HR professionals from diverse Michigan organizations a true reflection of the State’s business environment and culture.

Michigan Bank Directors’ College

Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hawk Hallow Golf Course – 15101 Chandler Road, Bath, MI 48808

James Reid to present Sexual Harassment, Legal Updates and How to Avoid C-Suite Personal Liability at 10:30 a.m.

ICLE (Institute of Continuing Legal Education)

Date: April 19-20, 2018
Topic: HR TRACK Legal Updates
Full Event Details:
Tackle Today's Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law
Hear up-to-date, expert analyses on timely topics. Make connections with decision makers and your next client.
James Reid Speaking Details:
James Reid is scheduled to speak on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 9:55-10:40am on the topic Human Resources Leadership Track: Creating a Strategic Training and Development Plan for Your Organization

Details and Registration:

Recruiting, Retaining, and Rewarding Your Employees

Date: April 26, 2018

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., 28400 Northwestern Highway, Second Floor Essex Centre, Southfield, Michigan 48034-1839
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Networking
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Presentation
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. - Q&A
Topic: Recruiting, Retaining and Rewarding Your Employees
Overview: Recruiting and retaining employees presents a great challenge with the lowest unemployment rate in years. Please attend this seminar to learn some creative ideas on how to separate your company in this competitive environment.
Recertification: Valid for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

J.S. Clark Spring K.I.C.K.! Seminar

Date: May 1, 2018

Detroit Regional Chamber, One Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48226
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get ready to Know, Innovate, Comply, and Keep Up! (K.I.C.K.!) for success, because J.S. Clark's Spring Benefit Trends Seminar is going to help you K.I.C.K! your HR expertise up a notch!
James Reid to present on the topic:
#metoo...Now What? How to conduct an inclusivity audit of your company and use those findings to create an even more inclusive (and productive) work environment.
Recertification: Valid for 3.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber - A2Y Leadership 2.0

Date: March 28, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
James Reid's presentation, Leadership and Coaching from the Top Down, covers:
- Being Accountable: Your Responsibility in Minimizing Liability;
- Your Role as a Coach: Fostering Engagement & Accountability;
- Your Role as a Coach: Understanding the Law;
- Your Role as a Leader: Manage Workplace Relationships;
- Manager and Supervisor Training; and more!

Lenawee County HR Group (HRASM) - Legal Perspectives of Social Media Profiles as a Recruiting/Background Checking Tool and Recommendations

Date: February 21, 2018

104 E. Maumee St, Adrian, MI 49221

Discussion of Issues/Strategies Regarding:
- Using social media for recruiting, background checking, work, and/or personnel reasons;
Regulations by the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
- Compliance with the National Labor Relations Act
- Contracts with marketing companies/third party vendors that assist with social media
- Social Media/Review committees
- Responding to the media
- Mandatory training
- Company devices (that are protected) versus personal devices (that may not be protected yet)
- Wage and Hour
- Disclaimers
- Carve outs
- Restricting recommendations, likes, endorsements, etc.
- Recordkeeping
- Security/passwords
- Owner of contacts/social media
- Distinguishing personal versus company social media
- Overlap with other policies
Recertification: Valid for 1.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

Sexual Misconduct and Harassment

Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Cascade Manor House, 1970 Kibby Rd, Jackson, MI 49203
Inappropriate behavior appears to be sweeping across the country at all levels of society. Now is the time to review policies and procedures for handling an accusation, investigation, and disciplinary action should it be necessary.
Presented by: James Reid, Employment Law Attorney, Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C.

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Learning Series

Topic: Minimizing Sexual Harassment: Implementing Change for Prevention
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast Included

Baker College Student Center, 9600 East 13th Street, Cadillac, Michigan
Part 1 - Utilizing internal investigation to implement organizational change and minimize sexual harassment
Part 2 - How to be prepared to implement change based on 2018 legal updates
Registration: www.cadillac.org
Pre-registration is required by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Recertification: Valid for 2.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification


Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: 1060 West Fort Street, 2nd Floor, SE, Detroit, Michigan 48226
James Reid to speak at 2:30 p.m. on verbal and written contracts

APA Detroit Chapter 28th Annual Michigan Statewide Payroll Conference

Date: October 18-20, 2017
Location: Firekeepers, Battle Creek
Details and Registration: http://apadetroit.org/Chapter_Meeting_Schedule.html

Michigan Statewide Conference for Payroll Professionals

Date: October 19-20, 2017
Location: Firekeepers Hotel & Casino, 11177 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Theme: Mardi Gras “Unmask Your Payroll Potential!”
Details and registration: http://westmichiganapa.org

MISHRM Conference & Exposition 2017

Date: October 11-13, 2017 - Breakout Session I October 12th | 10:45am - 12:00pm
Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The largest HR conference in Michigan, hosting 900-1,100 HR professionals from across the state.

Details: http://www.mishrmconference.org

DisruptHR Detroit

Date: Wednesday September 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Disrupt is a night of short focused talks from professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. We're borrowing from the genius of Ignite, so each speaker will have 5 minutes to blow your mind!

Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disrupthr-detroit-tickets-35992073260

EEO Law Overview - Washtenaw Community College

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Washtenaw Community College Business Education Building (Room 182), 4800 E. Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI

Recertification: Valid for 1.25 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

Employee Benefits Strategies for Now...and the Not Yet!

Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Plum Hollow Country Club, 21631 Lahser Rd, Southfield, MI 48033
2017 Fall Benefits Seminar focusing on healthcare reform updates, HR planning guidance and progressive benefits strategies.
Details and Registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eef71wlo96679f7f&llr=dtb5mevab
Recertification: Valid for 2.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

APA Detroit Chapter 28th Special Meeting

Date: August 18, 2017
Location: Vintner’s Canton Winery, 8515 N. Lilley Rd., Canton, MI 48187
Details and Registration: http://apadetroit.org/Chapter_Meeting_Schedule.html

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: James L. Allen Center, 2169 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL – Barr Forum
Audience: Approximately 50 Executive MBA students, approaching graduation. Age 30-50, average work experience 15 years.
Topic: HR and Employment Law.

Michigan Association of United Ways – 2017 Annual Meeting

Dates: June 21, 2017 – June 23, 2017 - James Reid to speak on 6/23 from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, MI 49683
  • What to include in your handbook
  • What not to include in your handbook
  • Essential topics and policies (dress code, onboarding, etc)
  • Legal guidelines
  • Helpful tips and tricks
  • Train employers and managers to reduce liability
  • Teach new policy trends (Affordable Care Act, National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, social media, iPad communications, owner of LinkedIn account contacts)
  • Identify strategies to draft, update and enforce appropriate written handbook policies
Details and Registration: http://www.uwmich.org/events/2017/6/21/2017-annual-meeting

Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make

Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Flemings Steakhouse, 17400 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan

Ask Us: Business Driven HR Best Practices for Employee Retention and Exits

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Location: QuadWest Associates, LLC, 3290 W. Big Beaver Road, Ste 195, Troy, MI 48084
• Evaluating workforce to determine business needs
• Motivating staff by making them feel valued
• Resolving concerns identified through complaints and internal audits
• Avoiding and being aware of any “smoking gun”
• Understanding costs associated with replacing employees
• Complying with legal requirements and HR rules related to exiting employees
• Susan E. West, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, QuadWest Associates’ President and Founder
• James M. Reid, IV, Equity Shareholder, Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller, PC
• Kaitlin A. Brown, Associate Attorney, Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller, PC
Recertification: Valid for 1.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification
Registration: http://www.quadwest.com/best-practices-for-employee-exits

Benefits Compliance & Strategy for The HR Superhero

Date: 5/11/2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Plum Hollow Country Club, 21631 Lahser Rd, Southfield, MI 48033
Program Overview:
Interactive seminar organized into three sessions designed to empower HR to support broader business objectives like corporate compliance, financial efficiency and workforce satisfaction:
  • Formidable Challenges: What We Know Today About Healthcare Reform - Presented by Jennifer Young, J.S. Clark Corporate Compliance Director

  • Extraordinary Execution: Ensuring Your Employee On-Boarding Documents are Compliant - Presented by James Reid, Shareholder, Maddin Hauser Employment Law Practice Group

  • Secret Weapons: Strategies to Bolster Your Benefits Program (HSAs, Pharmacy, Worksite) - Presented by Joel Clark, J.S. Clark President

Valid for 3 HRCI credits
Valid for 3 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

Registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edsoqfvma9b92f38&llr=dtb5mevab

Navigating Employment Landmines and Anticipated Changes Under Trump Administration

Date: 5/17/2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Capital Grille, 2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy Ml 48084
Valid for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification

Michigan HR Day 2017: Connecting HR Leaders, Professionals and Resources

Date: 4/19/2017
Location: Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
James Reid Presenting:
The Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make That Lead To Significant Liability! . . . And How To Avoid Them 2:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Michigan HR Day is an opportunity for HR Professionals and Business Owners/Professionals, responsible for the HR function in Michigan, to exchange information, ideas, and experiences.

Details: http://michiganhr.org/agenda-2017/

Registration: http://michiganhr.org/event-sign-up/

Trump's 60-Day Performance Review: The Impact on Your Business

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Location: Webinar
Topics Include:
Overtime ruling and Trump’s regulatory freeze pending review, Immigration stance, ACA repeal and replace, Employment discrimination: increasing state and local ordinances, New initiatives, e.g., task force on advancement of women business leaders.

Learn about the legal and HR perspectives and how to respond. Seats are limited. Register today.
Registration: Click here to register
Valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM