WCI, Inc

HR Forum

Our biggest conference of the year! It will expand your knowledge of crucial HR issues with legal updates to protect your organization from potential litigation risk, featuring attorneys from Ogletree Deakins law firm. This HR Forum will be in-person for 2022, and at this time there is no plan to livestream this event.

April 20, 2022

8:00 Breakfast and networking
8:45 HR Forum starts
12:00 Lunch provided
4:00 Dismissal

Labor & Employment Law Update: Dawn of a New Era? - Attorney Sara Olschewske
While most labor and employment law issues over the past year have largely surrounded COVID, there have also been unrelated developments you should be aware of. This session will summarize key legislative, judicial, and administrative developments in labor and employment law, and provide a forecast of potential developments

DEI Dos and Don'ts - Creating a Meaningful & Successful Plan - Attorney Gustavo Suarez
A strategic and well-thought-out diversity, equity, and inclusion program can help you make the most of your diverse culture and individual perspectives by creating an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable work environment. This session will highlight the benefits of a DE&I program and discuss the keys for aligning it with your long-term business strategy.

Wage & Hour Whirlwind - Today's Top Challenges - Attorney Thomas Bright
Despite changes in the White House and DOL, changes in workplace structure, and changes in state law, you must remain compliant with wage and hour practices.  This session will address the issues of compensation of remote workers, COVID-related attendance fraud, wage compression due to inflation, signing and stay bonuses, and multi-state minimum wage compliance.

Beyond Broken Bones - Mental Health Issues Under the ADA - Attorney Lucas Asper
Just when you thought you had mastered ADA compliance for physical impairments and injuries, you might now be confronted with an employee’s mental health issue. This practical and informative session will discuss how best to handle these sensitive situations, with a particular focus on the challenges that have arisen through the pandemic.

Performance Management Modernization - Tactics & Technology - Attorneys Elizabeth Gift & Abigail Littrell
More and more companies are taking steps to move away from traditional methods of performance management and implementing processes for real-time employee input. This session will cover top strategies like management by objective, behaviorally anchored rating scales, critical incident methods, 360-degree feedback, and other cutting-edge ways to obtain feedback and provide meaningful guidance to employees.

Test Your Knowledge - interactive segment with Lucas Asper
As our conference comes to an end, we will revisit some of the key takeaways from the agenda (as well as other randomly-selected employment law issues) in an entertaining format that allows you to test your knowledge and show off your expertise.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Asheville Biltmore

Burghley Conference Center

115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville NC 28803, near the Biltmore Estate


Register online, using link below, or call WCI at 828.667.3311

Cost is $249 for members, $565 for non-members

Prepaid registrations will not be eligible for refund after April 13


The block of overnight guest rooms at DoubleTree expired 30-days before our event. You can call the hotel direct at 828-274-1800, use group name WCI-HR Forum and group code WHR, to see if discounted rooms might still be available.

One Town Square Blvd, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28803 +1 (800) 621-2685 [email protected]