ACEC/MA's Human Resources Forum brings together Human Resources staff from member firms as well as representatives from member firms without dedicated Human Resources staff in regular meetings to discuss and share best practices in all areas of Human Resources, including benefits & compensation, recruiting, training and development, employment and legal issues. Forum members share experiences and data with each other through regular polls and surveys.
ACEC/MA's Human Resources Forum co-chairs lead Forum meetings. Agendas for meetings are developed by the co-chairs with input from the forum members during and between meetings. All forum members are volunteer representatives from ACEC/MA member firms. Additional participants from member firms are always welcome.
Between September and May, the ACEC/MA Human Resources Forum typically meets every quarterly at member firm locations. During the months of June, July and August, the forum meets on an as-needed basis. Forum meetings are listed on the ACEC/MA web calendar.
November 12, 2021 ACEC/MA HR Forum: Immigration Options, presented by Ashley E. Scoville, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
January 27, 2021 ACEC/MA HR Forum: A Practical Guide to Massachusetts PFML, presented by Andrew Godfried of Risk Strategies:
December 8, 2020 ACEC/MA HR Forum on Paid Family and Medical Leave in Massachusetts, presented by Cheryl Waterhouse, Donovan Hatem: Presentation
Employer's Guide to Paid Family and Medical Leave: on Mass.gov
August 19, 2020 ACEC/MA HR Forum on Remote Work: Issues and Considerations for Employers:
Cheryl Waterhouse, Donovan Hatem: Presentation
Steve Minson, DGC: Presentation
Recording of this Forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THHoPrDTTzc
June 21, 2018 ACEC/MA & WTS Forum: Sexual Harassment Prevention
ACEC/MA thanks our panel for their terrific presentation at this forum, which was held @AldrichCenter @ The Engineering Center and by Zoom
Beverly M. Tompkins, Esq., Vice President/Corporate Counsel
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Cheryl A. Waterhouse, Esq., Partner, Chair of Environmental Practices, Donovan Hatem, LLP
Michael Scipione, PE, President & CEO, Weston & Sampson
Ashley McCown, President, Solomon McCown
Moderator: Rebecca S. Williamson, PE, Principal, New England Highway Bridge Market Sector Lead, Buildings & Infrastructure, Jacobs
January 18, 2018 HR Forum:
The Do's and Don'ts of Landing Your Next Strategic Hire, with Rich Friedman, Friedman & Partners Presentation Link
November 9, 2017 HR Forum on Immigration Pointers for Business
Presentation Link: Immigration Pointers for Business
Thank you to our presenters:
Gwen P. Weisberg, Esq.
Molly E. Manson, Esq.
Donovan Hatem LLP
Links requested during the presentation to the online wage library, Matthew Block’s contact information, and links to the USCIS webpages that discuss electronic retention of I-9s are below:.
Link to Foreign Labor Certification Data Center: http://www.flcdatacenter.com/
ITAR/EAR Attorney Referral:
Matthew Bock, Esq.
Middleton & Shrull LLC
100 TradeCenter, Suite 660
Woburn, MA 01801
781-272-7966 – Tel
Electronic Retention of Form I-9:
August 16 HR Forum on Wellness Programs @ GZA
Materials: Gallagher Presentation
New England Highway Bridge Market Sector Lead
120 St. James Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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