The Chamber’s HR Roundtable program is exclusively for HR Directors/Managers or those specifically responsible for human resources at your company. The HR Roundtable meets the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of January, July, & August) from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to discuss different human resources topics and challenges facing our companies.
"In addition to providing timely, outstanding learning presentations; the HR roundtable offers the opportunity to network and openly discuss the personnel challenges facing all Garrett County employers. This is a highly valued program that supports the goal of all Garrett County business being the Best Place to Work!" - Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
HR Roundtable: Employee Privacy
Employees in general must relinquish some of their privacy while in the workplace, but how much they must do so can be a touchy issue. The debate rages on as to whether it is moral, ethical and legal for employers to monitor the actions of their employees.
The rights of employees when it comes to workplace privacy are not a cut-and-dry issue. It may be legal to track certain activities, but is it always a good idea? How does an employer strike a balance between employee productivity and employee privacy? What degree of invasion of privacy is appropriate, in order to balance employers’ need-to-know versus the employee’s right to privacy?
We are pleased to welcome back Doug Desmarais as our guest speaker, attorney with Smith & Downey, P.A, Baltimore, MD.
HR Roundtable Resources
COVID Vaccine: What Employers Need to Know by Patrick Buck & Matt Wing, CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc.
Learn About Low-Cost Healthcare Options for your Employees by The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, Mountain Laurel Medical Center and Chamber Telemed - Feb 2021
What Employers Need To Know About Covid Paid Sick/Family Leave & When Quarantine Is Required by Allison Dembeck - Dec 2020
Managing Employees’ Dress & Appearance in the Workplace by Julie A. Moore, Esq - Nov 2020
Importance of Employee Handbooks & What COVID-19 Guidance Needs Included by Doug Desmarais, Esq - Oct 2020
What If An Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 by Dr. Jennifer Corder - Sept 2020
Introverts vs. Extroverts in the Workplace by Jeannette Rudy Fitzwater - June 2020
COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Workplace Presentation by Kate Farinholt - May 2020
Employee Benefits Presentation by Mike Shamblen, Beitzel Corporation
Recruiting & Interviewing for Small Businesses Presentation by Angela Flanigan, Garrett County Board of Education
Employment Law - Is Your Business Protected? Presentation by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare Current and Future Impact on Benefits for Small and Large Businesses by John Grove, ChFC, BB&T Insurance Services
Building a More Effective Team by Jeannette Rudy Fitzwater, JR Fitzwater & Associates
Creating an Empowered Learning Culture by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Employee Perks and Incentives: It's Not Always About Money by Janis Bush, Beitzel Corporation
Managing the difficult, non-performing employee by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
Background Checking & Drug and Alcohol Testing – Are You Compliant? by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Employment Standards Service by Deputy Commissioner Steven Lakin with the Division of Labor and Industry and Tralene Putman, Administrator, Employment Standards Service & Wage and Hour at Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation
Employee Benefits: Best Practices for Health & Welfare by Billy Grossmiller, Partner and Sales Executive with Crawford Advisors, LLC
Applicants & Employees with Criminal Backgrounds by Julie Moore, attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Workers’ Compensation Basics by Stacey Markel, CHSP, HEM, CHCM
Western Maryland Consortium by Mary Keller, Business Services Specialist/Career Counselor
Virtual Workplace Presentation by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
Telework Program Policy - SAMPLE by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
Rising Personnel Cost – Should you consider Contractors Temporary Labor or Freelance Workers by Valerie Dzbynski, Human Resources Consultant with Prescott HR Consulting
About Appalachian Crossroads by Scott Hollingsworth, Executive Director of Appalachian Crossroads
Maryland's New Minimum Wage Law-What Every Business Needs to Know by Matt Helminiak, Commissioner of Labor and Industry at the Maryland Department of Labor
Wage an Hour Update - New Department of Labor Final Overtime Rules Dec 2019 by Doug Desmarais, a labor and employment attorney with the firm Smith & Downey
Preventing Fraud: Stop, Look, & Think by First United Bank & Trust