There’s never a dull moment in the legislature and now is no exception. With the 2018 Colorado legislative session approaching and the US Congress still grappling with healthcare legislation, there is a lot to talk about. Colin A. Walker, Esq., MH-SHRM Legislative Director, will discuss employment law issues in the Colorado State Legislature, the federal court decision entering summary judgment in favor of the states that challenged the Obama Administration’s revisions to Overtime Rule, and the recent federal court cases on sexual orientation as a protected class under Title VII. Meredith Nethercutt, Senior Associate, Member Advocacy, Society for Human Resource Management, will speak to the latest proposed health care legislation, national workplace leave legislation, pension and employer/employee benefits tax reform, and the Department of Labor’s recent request for information regarding the Trump Administration’s revisions to the Overtime Rule. They look forward to discussing these and other legislative issues.
Colin A. Walker
Colin A. Walker is an employment litigation attorney with Denver based law firm, Fairfield and Woods, P.C. Colin handles claims related to all aspects of employment law including, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, FMLA issues, non-competes, among other matters. He also counsels clients on employment policies and practices to prevent litigation.
Colin has served on the Mile High SHRM Board of Directors since 2012. He is currently the Legislative Chair, and helped the organization create the role when he saw a need for more communication on employment legislation. Since 2016, he has also served as the Legislative Director for Colorado SHRM. Prior to joining the board Colin was the Chair of the Legal Professional Development Group for many years.
Mile High SHRM recognized Colin with their Outstanding Leadership Award for 2008-2009. Colin is also recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers for employment law.
Meredith Nethercutt is senior associate for member advocacy at the Society for Human Resource Management. Overseeing SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team) network of volunteer advocates, Meredith facilitates relationships between SHRM members and lawmakers to strengthen the Society’s advocacy objectives in legislative districts nationwide. In addition, Meredith provides training and guidance to HR advocates on how to effectively communicate with lawmakers regarding workplace policies. A critical part of the Society’s enhanced advocacy initiative, the A-Team advances the HR perspective and agenda by leveraging the reach and knowledge of SHRM members through grassroots advocacy.
Prior to joining SHRM, Meredith served as director of public affairs and grassroots advocacy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where she oversaw the complete association advocacy program branding and reorganization, as well as the construction of a strategic association-wide key contact program to leverage relationships between manufacturers and federal lawmakers. Meredith’s previous career experience includes advocacy positions with the International Franchise Association (IFA) and the National Restaurant Association, where she managed both association’s grassroots programs. She started her career in advocacy at Associated Builders and Contractors.
Meredith received a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University. She resides in Washington, DC.
Approved for 1 SHRM credit and 1 HRCI credit.
APPROVED: 1 SHRM credit & 1 HRCI General credit