Our monthly meetings from September through June feature speakers who share valuable information about human resource topics in areas such as motivation, performance management, human resource strategy, compensation, career management, and legal issues such as FLSA, FMLA, sexual harassment, discrimination and other workplace issues. The various subjects presented for discussion help our members deal effectively with the issues they face in maximizing the contributions made by employees in their respective organizations. Our spring legal update seminar provides vital information about State and Federal compliance issues that impact the human resource function. Both members and non-members are invited to attend.
OSHA and VACCINE MANDATES
Tracy Boland will speak on OSHA’s hot-off-the-presses rule relating to vaccine mandates for employers of 100 or more employees. She will cover requirements (and best practices for smaller employers) for responding to requests for religious and medical exemptions, managing mandatory vaccination programs, and any related guidance coming out of OSHA regarding COVID-19 testing and paid leave associated with vaccine mandates.
Tracy Boland is a Partner at Bowditch Attorneys and counsels clients on the full range of employment law issues from hiring to firing including performance management, investigations, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence and the accommodations process, discrimination and harassment issues and investigations and reductions in force. She particularly enjoys supporting clients as they work through novel and emerging legal issues such as pay equity and the ever-growing number of paid leave laws. Clients also rely on her to draft and revise employee handbooks, employment agreements, and severance and settlement agreements.
Tracy is a graduate of the University of Vermont (B.A.) and New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude). She is affiliated with the Boston Bar Association, MA Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, The Boston Club, and New England Club Managers Associate.
SHRM & HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE CREDITS
Each year professional must earn continuing education credits in order to retain their credentials for either SHRM or HRCI.
Attendees of MWHRMA meetings may receive SHRM & HRCI credits at our monthly seminars. Prior to each seminar, MWHRMA submits the speaker and content information to SHRM & HRCI. Then SHRM & HRCI approves the program and authorizes credits based on the length of the meeting. We inform attendees that the seminar is approved for credits. At each meeting, we provide a signed certificate listing the credit information that attendees can take home with them and submit directly to SHRM & HRCI.