Food for Thought Forum 2018

Join us on Wednesday, April 11th in Augusta for a day of
information exchange and business to business networking

– Employee Recruitment, Legislative Hot Topics,
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Human Resource Recommendations –


MGFPA Members: $25/pp and only $15 for additional employees or colleagues
General Admission: $35
Includes Lunch
Agenda Sessions Include:

10:30 AM – The Workforce W’s: Who? What? Where? When? Presenters will review avenues for recruiting, discuss the state’s challenges and areas for opportunities. We’ll look to discover outlets to find employees and what you can improve upon to retain your workforce.

Nate Wildes, Live & Work in Maine
Mary Joan Kozicki LaFontaine, Regional Director – Southern CareerCenters

12:30 PM – Legislative Hot Topics: Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, Universal Care, Workplace Safety. Hear the details of how the regulatory environment affects your staff, their rights and be sure you’re in compliance.

1:00PM – Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Are you abiding by Maine’s required policies to ensure a workplace free of sexual harassment? Help your business avoid costly legal issues and fines by proactively putting rules and procedures in place to ensure a safe working environment.

Katy Rand, Partner at Pierce Atwood
Leora Kirk, PHR, SHRM-CP, KMA Human Resources Consulting, LLC

2:00PM – Employee Legalities and HR Recommendations: Employees are our biggest assets – but dealing with employment issues can be mind boggling in terms of the breadth of legal issues involved, the fact that the laws are constantly in flux, and the fact that both federal and state law apply. For small businesses, compliance is difficult because there may be no separate human resources professional, a problem also vexing non-profits. This program will help identify a number of areas that seem to crop up the most and that will help employers reduce even further the risk of claims, Commission actions, and court cases. The discussion will include advice on policies to procedures to pitfalls to avoid.

Rebecca S. Webber, Esq., The Society for Human Resource Management, President, Central Maine HRA

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