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Elections Guru Charlie Cook to Headline 2018 ASA Staffing Law Conference

Conference Also to Offer Sessions on Workplace Harassment, Crossroads of Legal and Recruiting, Other Critical Law Topics

Charlie Cook, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the U.S. elections, will speak at the 2018 American Staffing Association Staffing Law Conference, May 10‒11 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

During the special session “Election Forecasts and the Balance of Power,” Cook will use poll numbers, economic indicators, historical data, and humor to examine the 2018 midterm elections. He will also forecast the fortunes of each party in a balanced, nonpartisan manner, and offer strategic insights on what the outcomes could mean for the 2020 presidential election. This session is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Essential StaffCARE.

“The 2018 midterm elections are right around the corner, and with seats in both the U.S. House and Senate up for grabs, this election promises to be very important,” said Stephen Dwyer, Esq., ASA general counsel. “ASA Staffing Law Conference attendees will get an exclusive glimpse into what to expect and how the election results may affect their businesses by one of the nation’s top election experts—in addition to the conference’s other outstanding educational sessions and networking opportunities.”

Other sessions—all on critical legal issues for the staffing industry—include:

  • Workplace Harassment, Part I—Training and Prevention—and Part II—Investigation and Remediation Measures
    Neil Alexander, Esq., Littler; Katharine Beattie, Esq., Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC; and Nina Markey, Esq., Littler
  • You Be the Judge—Top Staffing Cases From 2017
    Panel facilitated by Stephen Dwyer, Esq., ASA; with Eric Rumbaugh, Esq., Michael Best & Friedrich LLP; and Donald Schroeder, Esq., Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Recruiting Issues—Discrimination, Salary History, Criminal Background, and Medical Marijuana, Oh My!
    Pamela Devata, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Joel Klarreich, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
  • Compliant Communications: Unsolicited Texts, Phone Calls, Faxes, and Emails
    Daniel Blynn, Esq., Venable LLP; and Kasper Sorensen, Esq., True Blue Inc.
  • Protecting Your Staffing Firm Through Sound Client Contracts
    George Reardon, Esq., attorney and counselor at law

ASA is also offering a preconference workshop, “The New Language of Staffing,” led by Catherine Farr of maslansky+partners. The session will provide the results of research and analysis to determine the messages that best resonate with job seekers. ASA member staffing firm professionals registered for the conference can attend at no cost. An a la carte option is available for ASA member staffing firm professionals who aren’t registered for the ASA Staffing Law Conference. This session is sponsored by Maximus.

The ASA Staffing Law Conference is the only event dedicated to the legal and regulatory issues affecting the staffing industry. For more information, and to register, visit You can also follow ASA on Twitter and Instagram.

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