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Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue (Monona Drive)
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November's Elections: What to Watch 

Presented by:
  Jessica Kramer, Erhard & Payette, LLC
  Jeff Palkowski, University of Wisconsin Madison, Recruitment and Selection Specialist

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Olbrich Botanical Gardens


Presentation Description

Have all of the political ads and hoopla made your head spin?  Gain insight into how certain legislators, if elected (or reelected) may have an impact on human resources issues, and know what legislative seats to watch this November.  Also get a nuts and bolts refresher on how legislative proposals become law and answer the question “what ever happened to that one bill that I never heard about again?” 


Our Presenters -

Jessica Kramer, Erhard & Payette, LLC
Jessica M. Kramer is an attorney with Erhard & Payette in Madison, Wisconsin.  Jessica assists both individual and business clients in the areas of employment law and civil litigation.  She advises clients regarding terminations, unemployment insurance, payment of wages, human resources compliance, and contracts, and handles claims before administrative agencies and courts.  Jessica received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2004. 

Jessica has been an instructor at the University of Phoenix Madison campus and a guest instructor at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  Jessica also enjoys giving presentations and writing articles for publication regarding relevant legal and business topics.  Jessica is a member of the Government Affairs Committee for the Greater Madison Area chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Jessica has been active as a volunteer with National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter for over 10 years, as a member of the Government Relations Committee, and has been participating in Walk MS for 12 years.  She enjoys advocating on behalf of those with MS helping educate others on the legislative process and advocacy.  A Wisconsin native, Jessica is an avid fan of the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.

Jeff Palkowski will speak in the place of Chip Hunter.  Click here for Jeff's bio.

Larry W. (Chip) Hunter 
Larry W. (Chip) Hunter is Associate Dean for the Full-Time MBA Program, and an associate professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources, at the Wisconsin School of Business. His research interests include the effects of firms’ employment practices on both individuals and organizations, and the relationship of those practices to the use of technology, to customer segmentation strategies, and the broader environment.

He has published numerous articles on work organization in the service sector, in settings ranging from long-term nursing care to retail banking to telephone call centers. Hunter was named Outstanding Young Scholar by the Labor and Employment Relations Association in 2001.

He received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., where he studied human resource management and industrial relations.


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Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
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Program Schedule subject to change.