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HR Roundtable

The Chamber’s HR Roundtable program is open to all HR Directors/Managers or those specifically responsible for human resources at your company. The HR Roundtable meets quarterly (March, June, September and December) on the first Wednesday of these months at 11:00 am 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 Resources

Latest Presentations


Western Maryland Consortium Presentation by Corinne Fike, Western Maryland Consortium

Western Maryland Consortium Business Services Flyer

Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring by Doug Desmarais, Smith & Downey, P.A, Baltimore, MD


Past Presentations


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

EEOC Guide to Pre-Employment Inquiries

Guidelines for Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical Assistance Guide

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

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

What Employers Need To Know About Covid Paid Sick/Family Leave & When Quarantine Is Required by Allison Dembeck

Managing Employees’ Dress & Appearance in the Workplace by Julie A. Moore, Esq

Importance of Employee Handbooks & What COVID-19 Guidance Needs Included by Doug Desmarais, Esq

Introverts vs. Extroverts in the Workplace by Jeannette Rudy Fitzwater

COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Workplace Presentation by Kate Farinholt

Western Maryland Consortium Presentation and Business Services Flyer


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