Registration under way for employment law conference

Registration is under way for an annual presentation on employment law that will include a legislative update.

The Western Colorado Human Resource Association has scheduled its spring conference for 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  April 20 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction.

Admission to the conference is $159 for WCHRA members and $179 for others. People who join the WCHRA also can attend the conference for a bundled price of $268 for Society of Human Resource Management members and $308 for others. To register or obtain more information, log on to the Web site at

Bechtel & Santo, a Grand Junction law firm that practices employment law, will present the conference, offering keynote and panel discussions as well as breakout sessions.

The conference is scheduled to begin with a morning keynote address offering a legislative and case law update.

Morning breakout sessions will address such topics as:

Documentation, including what paperwork HR managers need, what paperwork they should have and what paperwork they might want.

An update on what the Fair Labor Standards Act and Colorado wage act require for hours and wages.

Managing employee medical issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and Colorado workers’ compensation act.

An update on the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments in the workplace.

An afternoon panel discussion will review the latest in employment law.

Afternoon breakout sessions will cover such topics as:

Strategies for effectively managing the millennial generation in the workplace.

Administrative changes.

Workplace wellness programs.

Hiring the best employees.