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    Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act presented by Jim Nys

    Date: April 9, 2020, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Due to the COVID19 situation, the April meeting will be presented by webinar via zoom video conferencing. Once registration closes on Wednesday, 4/8/2020 at 10am the GVHRA Board will email those who have registered with additional information on how to attend. We hope this accommodation is satisfactory and we look forward to seeing everyone once this situation ends. Stay safe everyone!
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    Generally, the GVHRA meetings are held according to the following schedule; however, please refer to the specific meeting flyer sent via email from the GVHRA President as dates/times/locations are subject to change.

    11:45 a.m.—Noon.: Registration
    Noon– 1:00 p.m.: PRESENTATION via zoom (additional information will be provided after registration closes)

    BIO of Presenter

    Jim Nys, Founder/Sr. HR Consultant - Westaff of Helena
    Nys has 40 years experience in the HR profession. He has been self employed since 1987 as a private consultant and specializes in the ever changing legislative HR issues. He is known for providing assistance in Personnel Policy Development, helping clients address day to day HR issues related to wage and hour, disabilities, poor performance or discrimination issues. He also instructs classes in HR or management related topics for a wide variety of businesses throughout the intermountain west.

    He has served on several national professional leadership positions with the Society for Human Resource Management including their Legislative Action Committee, the SHRM Research Committee, and the SHRM special expertise committee. He served as the Montana State Council of SHRM Legislative Chair for 25 years. Nys holds a Masters degree from the University of Montana and is certified as a "Senior Professional in Human Resources" by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a Certified Staffing Professional by the American Staffing Association. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration degree. He has been recognized as the Helena Small Business of the Year (2010), the NFIB Small Business Champion (2012) and the Helena Chamber of Commerce's Business Person of the Year (2014).

    Presentation Description: 

    The bill sets four main objectives:

    • Provide emergency cash to individuals and their families.
    • Deliver fast and significant relief to small businesses.
    • Help stabilize the economy and curb layoffs.
    • Rush resources to frontline health care workers.

    We will also update you with the latest guidance on the following:

    • Updated Wage & Hour Guidance
    • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
    • Unemployment Insurance Benefits for people affected by COVID-19
    • Recommended Policy Adjustments
    • Layoff Issues
    • Teleworking 
    • Paid/unpaid Leave Strategies 

    To make a reservation, please click on the "Reservations" tab on the website, then search for the appropriate meeting date.  The location requires a 48 hours confirmation of attendees for catered events; therefore, reservation links are active two weeks prior to the event and close the Monday prior to the event.  Also, let us know when you RSVP if you will need any accommodation.

    RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and caterers to accommodate all attendees.  Members who make a reservation and DO NOT attend will be charged.  Additionally, copies of presentation materials and food may not be available for those who do not RSVP.