Legislative Updates - Federal, Iowa and Illinois + Apprenticeship Programs


This program has been submitted for SHRM and HRCI credits 

4-hour workshop legislative session.

Attorney Mark Hudson, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

Attorney Matt Pappas, Pappas O'Connor PC

Amy Beller, Iowa Workforce Development, Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator


***This program has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit through SHRM and HRCI***


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM to Noon

Doors open at 7:15 AM

Breakfast will be served when you arrive. You will receive a boxed lunch to-go at noon. (Vegan options available. Please indicate when signing up for the meeting.)

$40 for GRHRA members | $60 for GUESTS  
OPPORTUNITY!  We are looking for benefactors to support 22 college students who will be attending this seminar. Gift a student by buying a ticket for $50. Students will be sitting at tables with their supporters. Let's help our future HR professionals! 

(ALL registrations must be submitted by end of day September 15th. No tickets will be available after that date.)

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Rhythm City Casino


8:00 - 9:30          .......................... Mark Hudson, Federal Legislative Update

Comprehensive update on Federal legislation in 2017

9:30 - 10:30        .........................  Mark Hudson, Iowa Legislative Update

Developments in Iowa State Law in 2017

10:30 - 11:15      ........................   Matt Pappas, Illinois Legislative Update

As the Employment Law World Turns - Developments in Illinois State Law in 2017

11:15 - Noon     ........................   Amy Beller, Registered Apprenticeship Program

Understanding the 5 components of the Registered Apprenticeship Program and benefits of registering a program with the DOL.


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Mark Hudson -

Mark is an Amphbiottorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Mark’s work focuses on labor and employment compliance and counseling (including personnel policies and decisions, workplace investigations, affirmative action program compliance, wage and hour advice, and general employment counseling), labor and employment litigation (including equal opportunity, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment and defense of employment-related claims), and fair housing litigation and compliance. Prior to joining Shuttleworth, Mark worked at a large Omaha law firm practicing in a regional labor and employment law section. Mark also is the co-author of “McDonnell Douglas: Alive and Well”, 52 Drake Law Review 383 (2004), is a Contributing Editor for BNA’s leading labor law treatise, The Developing Labor Law, and is a Chapter Monitor for BNA’s and the ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law’s definitive reference on the law of discrimination in the workplace, Employment Discrimination Law.

Mark's Areas of Practice

• Labor & Employment Law

• Litigation

• Education

• Startups & Innovators


• Cornell College, B.A. Politics (1999)

• Drake University, J.D. (with high honors) (Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers) (2003)

• Drake Law Review—Articles Editor (2002-2003)

• ABA Moot Court Team Captain • Moot Court Board

Matt Pappas -

pappas-cv-2015Matt is a principal of Pappas O’Connor, P.C. He is a recognized professional who is awarded the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics. His practice focus: Management labor, employment matters and municipal

Clientele: Private and public sector clients including local and national corporations, colleges and school districts, hospitals, medical corporations, and banks


• Litigating complex employment disputes, including class actions in federal and state courts

• Guiding Public entities through Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act

• Designing and drafting complex executive compensation and severance packages

• Establishing client employment policies and procedures

• Conducting compliance reviews and assisting in preparation of employee handbooks and other materials

• Negotiating collective bargaining issues

• Advising clients on employment, reductions in force, plant closures, noncompetes, and trade secret matters

• Advising employers concerning labor relations

• Counseling and representation in litigation regarding federal, state and local statutes and regulations

• Training including Corporate Governance, violence in the workplace, harassment, Affordable Care Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act


• Valparaiso University (J.D.)

• University of Illinois (B.A.)

Amy Beller -

amybellerAmy spent the first ten years of her career working for United States Senator Tom Harkin.  She held numerous positions with the Senator’s office ranging from scheduler, veterans and military constituent caseworker, and state outreach coordinator.

She spent two years developing the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University.  Amy was the Assistant Director for Programming and External Relations where she helped to create the institute’s community and university programming, D.C. Experience Scholarship Program and was the liaison to Senator and Mrs. Harkin. 

In December, 2016, Amy moved to Iowa Workforce Development as the Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator to assist in the management of the ApprenticeshipUSA Accelerator and State Expansion Grants. 

Amy earned her Master’s in Public Administration from Drake University and her Bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.  She resides in Carlisle with her husband, Justin, and two young daughters.



Tuesday, 09/19/17 at 8:00am - 12:00pm | iCal


Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Kristen Ryan
Tally Curry
  Benefit Staff
Brad Johnson
  Benefit Staff
Laura Soderstrom
Sara Ryan
  McLaughlin Body Company
Mary Jekel
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants, Inc
Ann Jackson, PHR, SHRM-CP
  RK Dixon
Kellie Kerns
Terri Fildes
Sandra Hodgson
  RK Dixon
Andrea Ryckeghem
Kathy Sidlinger
Tammy Mason
Vandana Gohain
  Mediacom Communication Corporations
Patricia Kenyon
Paula Kirkwood
Jennifer Palar
Anne Howard
Kelly Faley
Kristen VanFossen
Joelle McDermott
  Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation
Audrey Strothkamp
Amanda Sommers
Jessica Eaton
Margaret Hoskins
Leonna Ellis
Doug Petersma
Doug Petersma Helped a Student
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Dawn Meier
Shelby Kilgard
Tracey Kmetz
Tami Just
  Wyffels Hybrids
Egan Colbrese
Laura Flanagan
  MRG. Ltd.
Cassie Barber
  Deere Employees Credit Union
Niki Kincaid
  Deere Employees Credit Union
Sondra Meyers
  Katun Corporation
Eileen Smith
Amy Goodwin
  Scott County Family YMCA
Julie Klaus
Kayla Wendt
Janice Dolan
Jan Dolan Helped a student
Jeremy Hicks
Cheryl Riley
Jennifer Bohler
  Group O, Inc.
Jennifer Bohler Helped a Student
Kellie Kerns Helped a Student
Gayle Haun
Jodette VanMeter
  Von Maur
KD Kalber
Anne Howard
Melissa Pajunen Helped a Student
Heather Fisher
Kathy Sattizahn
Hilary Spengler
Stacey Cary
Stacey Cary Helped a Student
Amanda Salyars
Ashley Kirby
Kris Riley
... a total of 68 guests.
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