2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference Session Lineup Announced


Addresses Top Legal Issues in Staffing: Cybersecurity, Immigration, Marijuana in the Workplace, and More

The American Staffing Association announced the educational content and presenter lineup for the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference, May 7–8 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. This conference is the only event dedicated to the legal and legislative issues affecting the U.S. staffing industry.

As 2020 is an important election year, the ASA Staffing Law Conference will welcome the always-entertaining and insightful political pundit Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, for the special session “How the 2020 Elections Could Affect Business,” sponsored by ASA corporate partner Essential StaffCARE.

Other conference session highlights are:

  • Breaking Bud: Compliance, Safety Issues, and New Business
    Sofia Bowden, director of compliance, ASGN; Diane J. Geller, partner, Fox Rothschild LLP; and Joanna S. Monroe, president and chief executive officer, Consult JSM
  • Test Your Legal Knowledge: How a Multistate Mishmash Affects Staffing Operations
    Katharine Beattie, member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC; Jason B. Klimpl, partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP; and Robert T. Szyba, partner, labor and employment, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • The Next Big Thing$ You Have to Worry About—Data Breaches and Ransomware
    Devon Ackerman, managing director, cyber risk, and head of incident response, North America, Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps; Pat Haggerty, partner, BakerHostetler LLP
  • Your Form I-9 Practices Under a Magnifying Glass: Immigration Enforcement and Staffing Companies
    Sponsored by Maximus
    Helen L. Konrad, director, McCandlish Holton PC and Liza Zamd, senior trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, civil rights division, immigrant and employee rights section

“The upcoming elections have the potential to bring significant changes to the legal and legislative landscape affecting the staffing and recruiting industry,” said Stephen Dwyer, Esq., ASA senior vice president and chief legal officer. “This year’s ASA Staffing Law Conference will provide staffing professionals—no matter the level of their legal expertise—an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight on several of the most important ‘hot-button’ legal issues, including cybersecurity, immigration, marijuana in the workplace, and more.”

The ASA Staffing Law Conference also will offer a small expo area to showcase an elite group of suppliers to the industry.

For a full list of sessions, descriptions, and to register, visit staffinglawconference.net. Attendees should register by March 20 for the best rate available.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.


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