Thursday, November 21st

New this year – two ways to attend!

  •  Join us at the DoubleTree in Lawrence, KS. This option includes breakfast, lunch and networking with other attendees!
  •  OR – Attend online from anywhere! This option provides a private link to join us via webcast. You’ll be able to ask questions of the speakers and see them presenting in real time.

Location and Cost

Our meeting will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lawrence located at 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, Kansas.

The cost to attend is $75 per person (in person or online).

Topics and Speakers

Click here to view the agenda.

Year-End Update

We’ll provide a high-level overview on a variety of timely and beneficial topics such as:

  • Legislative changes
  • ACA and health care benefits
  • Employment agency updates
  • Social Security Administration mismatch notices
  • Tax scams and recommended security measures
  • Payroll tax forms and tools
  • Employer’s year-end “To Do” list


Maintaining Handbooks and Employee Retention

Presented by Kristina Dietrick, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Partners KS

Kristina will cover important employment topics such as:

  • Developing and/or revising an employee handbook
  • Being aware of your culture and how policies and procedures will impact that culture
  • The five key components of great employee retention

She’ll also share some of her ever-popular real-life workplace scenarios and explore the best ways to handle various employment issues that arise.

Employment Law Update

Presented by Daniel P. Johnson, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Challenges in employment law are abundant and evolving. Daniel will cover these topics and more:

  • Overtime regulations
  • Medical marijuana
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Recent case law developments


Immigration Law – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Presented by Leyla McMullen, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

This presentation will address multiple facets of immigration law compliance including:

  • Social Security Administration No-Match Letters
  • ICE Audits
  • I-9 Compliance
  • And more


Do You Know Everything You Should About Kansas Sales & Use Tax?

Presented by Carl York, Kansas Department of Revenue

As Tax Specialist for KDOR, Carl provides education on most of the taxes administered by the State, with an emphasis on Kansas Sales Tax. Topics he’ll touch on include:

  • Are Non-profit organizations automatically exempt from Kansas Sales tax?
  • Are Services taxable in Kansas?
  • If you are a contractor, are your materials taxable… your labor…. ?
  • Do you know if you are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax?
  • Do you know if you are liable for Kansas compensating use tax when you buy items outside of Kansas?
  • Do you know if you have to collect or pay another state’s sales tax?
  • Do you know how and what you are able to buy exempt from sales tax as part of your “ingredient or component parts”?

If your answer is “No” to any or all of the questions above, you’ll be interested in this presentation.

Continuing Education Credits

CPE credits will only be available for those attending in person for HR education. We will no longer offer CPE credits for CPAs.


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