HR Roundtable

Join us March 23, 2021 for a virtual HR Roundtable!

The virtual HR Roundtable offers an invaluable opportunity to network with industry peers and participate in roundtable discussions on key challenging human resource and training-related topics.

This event is ideal for all training and human resource directors, managers and generalists.

This event will be moderated by Stacey Schroeder, President and Founder of EVelop LLC. Her experience with developing and moderating virtual events for PMA, IFI, IMS and other organizations means that WiM members will be in for a great day of learning, best practice sharing, networking and fun!

Please come prepared with your tough questions, your ideas you want to brainstorm with peers, and your best Zoom virtual background!

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Agenda: 

All session times are EST.

10:00 – 10: 15 am

Welcome & Introductions

10:15 – 11:15 am

Morning Roundtable Discussion

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation: Sticky Situations and Tips & Tricks for HR
Presented by: Catherine Burgett, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Presentation: Legislative and Regulatory Updates That Impact HR and Workforce Development in Manufacturing
Presented by: Jennifer Baker Reid, President, The Laurin Baker Group, LLC

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Afternoon Roundtable Discussion

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Closing

Cost to Attend: 

WiM Member: $99
WiM Nonmember: $250

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Speakers: 

Catherine Burgett
Member
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Catherine focuses her practice on the representation of both public and private employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters, including traditional labor work, employment litigation, breach of contract, and advising employers on a daily basis regarding employment issues. Catherine represents a wide variety of small, mid-size, and large employers, including those in the health care, manufacturing, logistics, technology, food service, construction, retail, and customer service industries, as well as, several public sector entities in Ohio and surrounding states.

Catherine’s labor practice includes working with public and private sector clients to:

  • improve labor relations
  • resolve labor disputes
  • create and assist with corporate campaigns and representation elections
  • help organizations stay union-free
  • handle unfair labor practice charges
  • represent companies through the labor arbitration process
  • negotiating collective bargaining agreements

Catherine’s employment practice includes working with public and private entities regarding:

  • conducting or assisting with internal investigations
  • discipline and discharge issues
  • employment litigation
  • wage and hour litigation
  • discrimination, harassment, and retaliation investigations and litigation
  • drafting and litigating employment contracts
  • working with non-compete agreements
  • creating and implementing corporate training programs
  • advising and assisting companies in negotiating the WARN Act
  • drafting and enforcing workplace policies

Catherine has represented companies in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, among others.

Catherine also spends significant time working with her clients and advising on the many day-to-day issues that arise with employees and enjoys helping her clients successfully navigate the often-turbulent waters of human resources.

Catherine is a regular speaker on labor and employment and human resources topics including, discrimination and harassment issues, the Family Medical Leave Act, wage and hour laws, the national labor relations act, public records requests, and best employment practices. She also provides ongoing education and training to many clients, which allows employers and their staff to identify and address human resources concerns with confidence.

When not practicing law, Catherine loves spending time with her husband and daughter, working her way through her “to-be-read” stack of books, and baking bread and pastries. She also enjoys serving as a Board member for Communities in Schools of Central Ohio and COLERA, as the Co-Chair of the FBT Columbus Office Charity Committee, and as a Trustee for the Robbins Hunter Museum/Avery-Downer House in Granville, Ohio.

Jennifer Baker Reid
President
Laurin Baker Group, LLC

Jennifer Baker Reid, President, brings 20 years of experience in government and public affairs to the clients of The Laurin Baker Group, LLC.  She represents a variety of industries before the Administration, Congress, and regulatory bodies in such issue areas as the environment, taxation, defense, international trade and natural resources. 

Ms. Reid has successfully developed and implemented complex legislative and communications strategies for a variety of corporate and government interests, both as an employee and a consultant, resulting in significant savings for her employers and clients.  She also has broad experience in crisis communications and as a media spokesperson and trainer.  Ms. Reid has worked on federal legislation providing a manufacturing client with a national approach to product content laws.  She has worked with other manufacturing clients to secure changes in decades-old procurement laws and export control regimes.

From 2002-2004, Ms. Reid served as Legislative Affairs Liaison for the United States Marine Corps’ Personal and Family Readiness Division, based in Quantico, Virginia.  Her responsibilities included representing the Division before Congress, including identifying pertinent legislative issues and developing strategies to address them; assisting in the preparation of congressional testimony on Division matters for the Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps; and coordinating legislative matters with other Military Services and senior members of the Department of Defense. 

From 2000-2002, Ms. Reid was a member of the corporate public relations team at MCI WorldCom, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of telephone and Internet backbone services.  In this capacity, she managed and implemented communications strategies for the company’s Internet division, which included providing crisis communications counseling to senior executives during a prolonged period of corporate scandal and bankruptcy proceedings.

At MCI WorldCom, she served as a media spokesperson, and arranged and managed executive interviews with key media outlets, including national publications and wire services (The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Business Week, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Reuters, Dow Jones), as well as other major regional and local media outlets and trade press.  She successfully managed the media coverage of the effect of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on MCI WorldCom’s businesses, which included such customers as the FAA, NASDAQ, and Department of Defense entities.  Following September 11, 2001 she was a member of the new corporate business continuity team, and was responsible for public affairs related to Homeland Security issues and their effect on the telecommunications industry.  She was also responsible for providing media and crisis communications trainings to MCI WorldCom senior executives.

Prior to joining MCI WorldCom, Ms. Reid spent five years in increasingly responsible positions at Environmental Issues Management, Inc. (EIM), a multi-disciplined public affairs consulting firm in Washington, DC.  During those five years, she developed and implemented strategic public affairs and government relations efforts for Fortune 500 clients, primarily in the area of environmental cleanups, product recalls and corporate litigation.  As an example, she successfully garnered legislative and community support for a Midwestern engine manufacturing client’s preferred environmental remediation alternative, thereby reducing the overall cost of government actions by at least $20 million.  She has directed the public affairs strategies for several Superfund sites involving residential drinking water and residential vapor intrustion.  She also provided the firm’s clients with media and crisis communications training.

Ms. Reid has served in a variety of capacities in the offices of several elected officials, including U.S. Congressman Jim McCrery (R-LA), the late former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell, and former South Carolina Secretary of State Jim Miles. 

Ms. Reid graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business French. 

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