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Allison West, Esq., SPHR, to speak at BLR National Employment Law Update

Old Saybrook, CT—September 9, 2009—Keynote Speaker Allison West, Esq., SPHR, will present on the dilemmas facing HR professionals in the current economic downturn at the upcoming 2009 National Employment Law Update produced by Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR®).

West’s presentation, titled “The Biggest Risks for HR in a Down Economy—and How to Protect Yourself,” will be the highlight session at the third annual event to be held October 20–21 at The Venetian, Las Vegas. West is principal of Pacifica-based Employment Practices Specialists, LLC.

Attendees at the 2-day conference designed for experienced HR professionals, employers, supervisors, business owners, and attorneys will receive in-depth coverage on legislative and regulatory changes to laws—including ADA, FMLA, FSLA and more—from a slate of expert speakers. Speakers will provide practical tips for dealing with these changes and reducing litigation risks. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for optional, interactive preconference workshops.

In 9 sessions—including a bonus lunch session presented by Robert L. Brady, BLR founder and president, and a panel discussion moderated by speakers—employers and HR professionals will learn how to protect themselves from lawsuits and non-compliance-related fines during the economic downturn.

Attendees will be eligible for 19 hours of credit toward PHR recertification.

For more information about this conference, or to register, visit:

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