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    • January 27, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 28, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBA

    Join LASHRM for the 2022 D&I conference, hosted by Louisiana SHRM. More details to come.

    2022 Diversity & Inclusion Summit | Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management (shrm.org)

    • February 08, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA



    • February 17, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rescheduled
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    Michael Baker, JD

    Heartland and South Central Region

    Area Assistant Vice President, Compliance Counsel

    Michael Baker joined the Baton Rouge office of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. in May 2014 as a compliance consultant. Building on his prior role with Gallagher, as Area Assistant Vice President, Compliance Counsel, Michael is responsible for assisting clients with compliance questions related to health & welfare plans, including ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, COBRA and cafeteria plans. Additionally, Michael is routinely invited to speak at seminars for Human Resource professionals, continuing legal education events and other professional organizations.

    Michael is a graduate of Louisiana State University and received his Juris Doctor degree and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Louisiana. 

    Presentation Overview:

    HR professionals are continuously faced with an ever-changing employee benefits compliance landscape. COVID-19 has only added to the complexity of that landscape. This course provides an overview of important employee benefits compliance considerations that must be made to help you navigate 2022 and beyond!

    Learning Objectives:

    After attending this session, participants should come away with:

    1. A general understanding of current employee benefits compliance topics,

    2. Techniques to approach specific employee benefits compliance issues, and

    3. Tools needed to better position their organizations to comply with various compliance requirements.


    • March 08, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • March 17, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA
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    • March 27, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 29, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Washington DC
    • March 28, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 30, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Washington DC
    • April 07, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 08, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Lafayette, LA
    • April 10, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 13, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Denver, CO
    • April 12, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • April 21, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA
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    • May 10, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • May 19, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA
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    • June 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • June 15, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • New Orleans, LA
    • June 14, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • July 12, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • August 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • August 18, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Tower Place
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    BIO – JENNIFER ZIMMERMAN, Medicare Consultant

    Jennifer is a 30- year resident here in Northeast Louisiana.

    She is a mother of two incredible kids and one very spoiled dog.

    Jennifer is the founder of Medicare Healthcare WE CARE, an insurance agency located in downtown West Monroe.

    Jennifer has a mission to use product education and guidance in a very relatable format to help individual and employer groups make the most informed decisions about their Healthcare.

    Jennifer enjoys all things local and makes a consistent effort to stay connected to local business and uses her energy and resources to find ways to support and connect regularly in the community.

    •        Licensed Life and Health Agent | Individual and Employer Coverage
    •        Medicare Sales | Service| Advocate |Speaker
    •        2021 CMS Circle of Champions Agent
    •        Member | National Ethics Association
    •        Board Member ULM Women’s Symposium
    •        Board Member West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce
    •        Executive Director – West Monroe High School Alumni
    •        Court Appointed Special Advocate- CASA
    •        Christ Church | Women’s Ministry | Serve Team |Prayer Ministry
    •        Defensive Driving Instructor | National Safety Council
    • August 19, 2022
    • Lafayette


    • September 06, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • September 15, 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBA



    • October 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • October 20, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA


    • November 03, 2022
    • Marksville


    • November 08, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • November 17, 2022
    • November 19, 2022


    • November 17, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA
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    • December 13, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • December 15, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBA
    Register


Past events

January 14, 2022 LASHRM State Council Meeting
January 07, 2022 NELA SHRM January Board Retreat
December 16, 2021 NELA SHRM December Holiday Party & Board Swearing In Ceremony
November 18, 2021 NELA SHRM Monthly Meeting - Workplace Diversity (ULM Student Chapter Highlight)
November 09, 2021 NELA SHRM Board Meeting
November 04, 2021 LASHRM Volunteer Leaders’ Summit
November 03, 2021 LA SHRM State Council Meeting
October 21, 2021 2021 NELA SHRM October Chapter Meeting (Postponed)
October 12, 2021 NELA SHRM Board Meeting
September 16, 2021 2021 NELA SHRM Annual Conference - Hybrid Meeting
September 14, 2021 NELA SHRM Board Meeting
September 09, 2021 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021
August 19, 2021 NELA SHRM August Chapter Meeting - The Importance of Building Resilience in the Workplace
August 10, 2021 NELA SHRM Board Meeting
June 08, 2021 NELA SHRM Board Meeting
May 20, 2021 NELA SHRM May Chapter Meeting - Outplacement
May 11, 2021 NELA SHRM Board Meeting
April 29, 2021 2021 LASHRM Conference on Human Resources
April 19, 2021 National SHRM Talent Conference & Expo
April 19, 2021 LASHRM State Council Meeting
April 16, 2021 NELA SHRM (In-Person Quarterly) Board Meeting
April 15, 2021 NELA SHRM Professional Development - Dr. Ashanti Jones
March 22, 2021 National SHRM Workplace Policy Conference
March 18, 2021 NELA SHRM March Chapter Meeting - Is your retirement plan in compliance and working for you?
March 09, 2021 NELA SHRM Board Meeting
March 02, 2021 SHRM CP/ SHRM SCP Exam Preparation Course
February 25, 2021 2021 LASHRM Diversity & Inclusion Summit
February 18, 2021 NELA SHRM February Chapter Meeting: Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
November 12, 2020 Implicit Bias or Explicit Unfamiliarity
June 17, 2020 CLSHRM & NELA SHRM webinar: 5-Step Process to Returning to the Workplace
June 11, 2020 NELA SHRM Virtual Cocktail Hour
May 14, 2020 Breakfast Meeting "Medicare Guidance in Workplace"
March 12, 2020 The Fundamentals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
February 13, 2020 NELA SHRM Monthly Luncheon
December 12, 2019 NELA SHRM Social
November 07, 2019 Graphic Packaging NELA SHRM Monthly Meeting
October 25, 2019 NELA SHRM Annual Fall Conference
September 13, 2019 Kean Miller LLP Labor Briefing
May 16, 2019 Seeing Talent Beyond the Resume
April 30, 2019 Why You Stink at Hiring
April 01, 2019 NELA SHRM Blood Drive
March 29, 2019 Annual Employer Seminar & Exposition
February 14, 2019 HR Law From Start to Finish: Other Employment Laws You Need to Know with Speaker James Carroll
January 10, 2019 "FMLA Tips and Recent Updates"
December 13, 2018 NELA SHRM Social
October 19, 2018 NELA SHRM Fall Conference