May 2017:   "FMLA & ADA" Presneted by Michael Santo
The time since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act has proven that employers need to be diligent regarding their obligations under the Act. For example, is the employee with performance issues entitled to a reasonable accommodation to improve that performance? Or is the employee who frequently misses time entitled to leave, even if they don't request it. Further, do such leaves require an employer to return the employee to the same position after that leave ends? This talk will discuss the increasing obligations required of employers under the ADA. It will also discuss how those obligations interact with the Family and Medical Leave Act and Colorado's Workers' Compensation laws.

When: Monday, May 22, 2017 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Where: The Strater Hotel

Cost:    $20 for members, $25 for non-members

RSVP here by 5/17/17

June 2017:  "Customer Service towards your Employees..." Presented by Michelle Garnett
When:  6/22/17
Location: SJBPH

Please consider joining DAHRM as a member.  Annual Dues pay for:

  • Discounted Monthly Meetings

  • Business Member Listing on the DAHRM website

  • Educational Opportunities

  • Networking with other Local Professionals

  • Free HR job postings on the DAHRM website 

Download the 2017 Membership form and bring it with a check to our next meeting!  Use the same form for renewing your membership.
Unable to attend the next meeting?  Please mail your check and membership form to:
PO Box 466
Durango, CO 81302

Our History of Previous Meeting Topics:

December 2016- "Embracing Change: Is Your Organization Ready for the Next Generation of Workers?"
This forward-looking presentation will focus on today's changing workforce including what makes today's employees tick and why you might want to incorporate their values into your organization's corporate culture.  We will also discuss how to seize previously untapped potential in your workforce as well as new ways to motivate employees, retain good employees, and create employee buy-in.  Armed with this knowledge, you just might make all of your employees happier and more productive, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved. Update on Key HR Issues as well. Presented by: Michael Santo, Attorney at Law at Bechtel & Santo, LLC.
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Strater Hotel,699 Main Avenue
Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members

November 2016- "Coaching as a Management Style" presented by Suzanne Phare,
HR Director at Ska Brewing & Executive Coach. Suzanne Phare is public speaker, a teacher and an energy coach specializing in taking high performing, under fulfilled individuals from where they are to where they want to be.  The process involves Suzanne teaching clients how to harness the innate life force of energy in an uplifting, logical and productive way.  Results include goal achievement, improved relationships with self and others, and all around positive life changes!
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Strater Hotel, 699 Main Avenue
Cost: $15 for members, $17 for non-members.

October 2016- "Amendment 69 - Cons vs. Pros"  
Amendment 69 would create a single payer healthcare system in the state of Colorado.  This would create challenges and benefits to Coloradoans and their employers.
Come learn more about this issue that is on the Nov. ballot.  Presented by Dr. William Plested, retired Surgeon and President of the American Medical Association and Mike Larson, representing
ColoradoCare - La Plata County
When: Wednesday, October 5 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Where: 1st National Bank of Durango Community Room
Cost: $15 for DAHRM members; $17 for non members

September 2016- "The Pros VS. Cons of the Airport Expansion-" whether the airport expansion is funded or not, it will have major impacts on companies and their employees, including proper tax increases and business travel.  Come and learn more about this year's mill levy increase on November's ballot.
Presented by: David Peters, Retired Chevron Corp. Executive and Roger Zalneratis, Executive Director of La Plata County Economic Development Alliance (LPCEDA).
When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Strater Hotel, 699 Main Avenue, Durango, CO
Cost: $15 for DAHRM members; $17 for non members

August 2016- DAHRM's Annual Legal Update by Bechtol and Santo, LLC.
When: Wednesday, August 3rd at the DoubleTree Hotel, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. 
Where: DoubleTree Hotel
Cost: $67 for members; $93 for non-members

July 2016-  "New FLSA Regs: What They Are and How You Implement Them,"
presented by Robert Whitson, owner of Express Employment Professionals
When: Wednesday, July 13, 12-1:30 pm
Where: La Plata County Fairgrounds Annex, 2500 Main Ave.
Cost: $15 DAHRM members / $17 non-members

June 2016- "HR Documentation, Background Checks, Amendment 69"
When: Wednesday, June 29, 12-1pm
Where: First National Bank of Durango Community Room, 259 W. 9th Street
Cost: $15 DAHRM members / $17 non-members

May 2016-"Relationships and Teamwork Success" –
overcoming differences and conflict that arises within teams presented by Fred Schneider, Executive Director of Tri-County Head Start
When: Thursday, May 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Where: SCAPE, 1211 Main Ave, Suite #1
Cost: $15 DAHRM members / $17 non-members - includes lunch from Jimmy John's... please let us know if you need a gluten free option when your RSVP.

April 2016- Learn About the Colorado Workforce Center
·How they help employers find quality employees.
·How can they help you screen and test your applicants WITHOUT COSTING YOU A THING.
·How can they help you with an on-site or virtual career fairs for your organization.
·How to find job opportunities for you.
When: Thursday, April 21, 12-1pm
Where: DURANGO SPACE,1221 Main Ave.
Cost: $15 DAHRM members / $17 non-members 

March  2016- "ACA Compliance -  Understanding IRS Form 1095 and its requirements"
Compliance with the Affordable Care Act has been top-of-mind for Finance pros for months now. That's probably not the case for you average worker.  But these forms play an important part in individuals' tax-preparation process.  So with the tax deadline approaching, you'll probably want to make sure your employees know why they're receiving Forms 1095 and what they should do with them.
When: Thursday, March 24th, 12-1pm
Where: First National Bank of Durango- Community Room at 259 W 9th Street
Cost: $15 DAHRM members / $17 non-members

February 2016- "Moving Through the Depths of Conflict"
Everyone faces conflict in various places of their lives. When it happens in the workplace often it feels like the same rules may not apply for how we handle it compared to how we might in our personal lives. Our presenter, Dr. Barb, recently launched DurangoLearns which offers non-credit, continuing education classes for the Durango area.
When: 12:00 to 1:00 pm, with DAHRM meeting following, on Thursday, February 25th
Where: First National Bank of Durango Community Room, 259 W 9th Street
(enter on the east side of the building)
Cost: $15 DAHRM members / $17 non-members

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