Navigating Employment Laws Unique to Hiring Veterans

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Speaking Engagement
BizTimes Media's Next Generation Manufacturing Summit 2018; Waukesha, WI

The Next Generation Manufacturing Summit will provide an interactive panel discussion with CEOs from southeastern Wisconsin companies who will share their best operation strategies and provide insightful solutions on how they compete in a global marketplace, and strive to be world-class manufacturers in the 21st century. Attendees will learn from industry leaders who are creating processes that not only attract talent but drive innovation in their business.

The panelists for this discussion include Aaron Jagdfeld, President & CEO of Generac, Keith Coursin, President of Desert Aire, Paul Woelbing, President of Carma Laboratories, Inc., Rich Simonson, COO of Carma Laboratories, Inc. and Frank Carroll, President & CEO of Broan-NuTone. The panel will be moderated by Arthur Thomas, manufacturing reporter for BizTimes Milwaukee.

The summit will conclude with attendees having the opportunity to select and participate in four out of 12 roundtable discussions covering company culture, veterans in the work place, Foxconn supply chain, leadership and more.

Laurie Meyer will be presenting the following roundtable discussion during the summit:

  • Navigating Employment Laws Unique to Hiring Veterans. Between 200,000 – 250,000 veterans leave the military each year, others remain active but are on temporary leave. In both scenarios, many are seeking employment in skilled, good-paying civilian jobs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, of the 370,000 unemployed veterans in 2017, 59% were between the ages of 25  – 54. Join Laurie for a how-to on complying with various employment considerations unique to veterans, including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  Know how to avoid inadvertent discrimination, glean resources for translating military resumes, and know who is covered by USERRA and what re-employment rights include. Laurie is active in the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce, and offers first-hand perspective as a former in-house HR leader and member of a military family.


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