Grand Junction conference to offer employment law update

An upcoming conference in Grand Junction will offer an update on employment law as well as information about such human resource management topics as generational and cultural differences in the work force and problems created by social media.

The Mountain States Employers Council has scheduled its employment law update for June 1 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. Admission is $199. To register or obtain more information, visit

The day-long conference is set to begin at 8 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by opening remarks and a series of presentations.

A 9 a.m. session will offer an update on court rulings and legislative and regulatory changes affecting state and federal employment law. The presentation will offer a look at what exists, what’s changed and what’s coming.

A 9:45 p.m. session will focus on employment at will and the effects of agency actions and regulations on the doctrine.

A 10:50 a.m. session will examine the legal risks associated with electronic communications.

A 11:35 a.m. session will look at emerging issues in employment law and how they affect human resources management.

A 1:30 p.m. session will cover the effects of generational differences in the workplace.

A 2:15 p.m. session will help participants manage the legal implications of monitoring, restricting and using employees’ social media for employment purposes.

A 3:15 p.m., a presentation will help participants deal with employee relations and legal compliance when differences in culture, politics and religion arise in the workplace.

The Mountain States Employers Council is comprised of a total of about 3,800 members in Colorado and Utah that in turn employ a total of about 220,000 people. The association provides employment and human resource training for 25,000 people a year.