Welcome Breakfast & Opening General Session featuring SHRM's CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP and Michael P. Aitken

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy

The Trump administration and Congress face a number of public policy challenges in the year ahead. Changes to public policy initiatives affecting the HR profession are key with a focus on proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, initiatives to reform the tax code, efforts on interior immigration enforcement including worksite enforcement and proposals to expand paid leave and workplace flexibility. How will these issues affect employers and employees in your organization, and how can you best engage and prepare for the year ahead? This session will provide an up-to-date discussion of current congressional activity as well as federal regulatory and judicial activity.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Presenter: 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C.
Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day.

As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors the weekly USA Today column, "Ask HR."

Mr. Taylor's career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom's Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He was appointed chairman of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and served as a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board during the Trump Administration. He is a Trustee of the University of Miami, Governor of the American Red Cross, and member of the corporate boards of Guild Education and iCIMS.

In 2020, Mr. Taylor received the Distinguished Executive of the Year Award from the Academy of Management, and in 2021 was named Professional Society CEO of the Year by CEO Update.

He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C., and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.

 

Michael P. Aitken

Michael P.
Aitken

Mike Aitken has worked at SHRM since 2003 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. Prior to joining SHRM, he served for 14 years as associate director for Governmental and External Relations at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Previously, Aitken worked on state public policy issues at Bonner & Associates, a public affairs firm in Washington, DC. Currently, he is based in Alexandria, VA.

 

Location: 
Location: Grand Ballroom
Amount of Credit: 
1.50
Credit Type: 
SHRM PDCs
Session Type: 
General Session
Competency: 
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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