Fall Speaker Series Begins with session on Human Resources: Legal Pitfalls and Regulation Changes

The Business Innovation Center launched its first Speaker Series event as a part of Gulf Coast State College Workforce Development on August 24, 2016.  Kim Pilcher, Board President for the Bay County Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Director of Human Resources, City of Panama City set the tone for HR professionals and business owners in attendance by sharing her passion and strategies for improving team performance.
Businesses face many challenges regarding the legalities in the Human Resources arena.


Robert Jackson, Partner from Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law gave an informative talk on the many reasons why businesses have gotten into legal trouble.  His presentation highlighted the top three legal pitfalls in Human Resources facing businesses today: emails, complaints and terminations.   

Are You Ready for the Overtime Regulation Changes? 
​Vanessa Daniele, Management Consultant from Paychex presented the implications of employee vs. independent contractor in business as well as discussed the impact of the new overtime rules that will make millions more employees eligible for overtime pay by December 1, 2016.