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Human Resource Association of Martin County (HR Martin) is a non-profit SHRM Affiliate Chapter.  The mission of HR Martin County is to provide ongoing professional development, resources, networking and support for its members and the community.  We have a lot to offer you so be sure to learn all about us.  

Upcoming Event...

11th Annual Employment Law Conference

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:00am - 3:30pm 

Willoughby Golf Club 

On behalf of HR Martin, we would like to invite you to join us for the 11th Annual Employment Law Conference.  This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018 at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart.  A continental breakfast and networking opportunity will start the day at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 8:45.  Three speakers will present in the morning, lunch will be served at noon, two more presentations in the afternoon coupled with dessert, raffles, and Book Nook to support the SHRM Foundation.  Ian Henry will be the MC and the day will end at 3:45.  We are pleased to have R.V. Johnson and Colonial Life as our sponsors 

This year promises to engage and educate you as a line-up of top-notch speakers are in store.  This year’s presenters include: 

  • Norman Mann, Assistant District Director of the US DOL, Wage and Hour Division brings over 20 years of experience to us as a Wage & Hour Investigator.  Norman will apprise us of the latest FLSA trends and litigation. 
  • Simeon Brier, Esquire, an experienced litigator who has handled employment cases of every nature and who provides general advice to employers of all sizes.  Simeon will provide a comprehensive overview on training, compliance, and related procedures for handling and investigating claims in the post #MeToo workplace. 
  • Patrick Martin, Esquire, focuses his practice on employment law matters, advises employers on preventive strategies to minimize potential litigation and emphasizes the importance of striking the correct balance between business and legal issues.  Patrick will address current federal laws requiring pay equity and will highlight recent developments in compensation and pay equity laws. 
  • Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist, of OSHA has 30 years of experience with the OSHA team.  She has been in her current role since 2000 and provides assistance, education and training to businesses to promote voluntary compliance with OSHA’s safety and health standards.  Vergie will tell us what is around the regulatory corner, what industries OSHA is targeting, and the new penalty system. 
  • Michael Farrell, Esquire, Miami District Director for the United State Equal opportunity Commission (EEOC).  He is admitted to practice laws in state and federal courts in both Florida and California and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  Michael will review the EEOC’s strategic enforcement plan and guidance on steering clear of possible pitfalls. 


 Register Here:  http://www.hrmartin.org/event-2934663



There will be a $5.00 charge for not pre-registering for this event online.  In addition there will be a $5.00 charge for paying by credit card on the day of the event.

This year's conference has been approved for 5 general recertification credit hours toward:  SHRM-CP, SHRM -SCP, PHR, SPHR and GPHR.


Save the date.... our first ever Master Series

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 - 7:30am - 10:30am

“Leadership Is A Marathon: How To Stay Motivated As A Leader”

Matt Jones

Keynote Motivational Speaker and Author

Matt Jones, went from being a three-time cancer conqueror, to relearning how to walk, to surviving a bone marrow transplant, to completing seven marathons on seven continents and yes that includes Antarctica!

In a recent survey 75% of respondents said their company is chronically short of leadership talent (War of Talent).  Being an effective leader like a marathon is an endurance event.  Matt’s talk, “Leadership is a Marathon” provides principles that leaders can use to empower, energize, and inspire themselves in order to do the dame for those they lead.

Matt uses his experience of running a marathon as a metaphor to share leadership strategies learned through personal experiences and graduate work in Transformational Leadership

Key learning objectives or key “take-aways” for the Presentation:

Þ The four characteristics that REAL leaders practice

Þ How to have a greater influence and impact on those you lead

Þ Renewed passion for leading others

Þ The number quality of leadership

Learn more about Matt:  http://www.matthewdjones.com/

Matt Jones.pdf


Save the date.... our first ever Master Series

To be held at Sandhill Cove

$50.00 per member/guest - includes Breakfast, presentation & copy of signed book from Matt



Jason Heaney, Agency Owner

11985 US HWY 1, Suite 203, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Office (561) 422-4876 Customer service (877) 677-4063

Cell (561) 632-3910  Fax (877) 939-0256

Joshua M Wiggins

CEO I Paycheck Exchange

Cell 561-253-5671 I www.paycheckexchange.com

HR in Transition - Competitive Edge Series

Job Search Tools for HR Professionals

Mike Powers continues to help those HR professionals in transition with his Competitive Edge Series.  He has started a Facebook page for those in transition:   https://www.facebook.com/HRinTransition/  Help support your fellow HR professionals who are in transition!

Upcoming Events for the Competitive Edge Series....  Visit www.HRInsideTrack.com to register


HR Martin is run by volunteers and is always looking for members to volunteer to help with events or to sit on the executive committee or as a committee chairperson.  


Upcoming events

30+ CLUB

Become a member of the Team Empower 30+ Club!

  • Ø Donate $30.00 or more to the  SHRM Foundation. Tax deductible. Designate HR Martin as your chapter.
  • Ø  Support SHRM Foundation's inclusion initiative.


  • Ø 30+Club Ribbon for your badge
  • Ø Special Seating/Recognition during meetings/conferences
  • Ø Drawings for door prizes

For more information, please contact Pat Szczesny, Foundation Chair at  772-223-6103.  

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Professional Developement.

Networking with your HR peers.

 Membership is free to SHRM     


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Professional Development Scholarship

Each year, HR Martin awards 2 lucky recipients a professional development scholarship worth $500.  The member can use the scholarship for a variety of professional development endeavors, including attendance at a seminar/workshop related to the HR field, a prep course for certification, or college courses in an HR discipline.  HR Martin awards a member in the spring and again in the fall.  

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Strozak is the recipient of the Spring 2018 scholarship!  Past President, Ian Henry, presented the scholarship to Stephanie at May’s membership meeting. 

!!! Congratulations Stephanie !!!


 The chapter will award another scholarship in October, 2018.  To review the criteria, please visit: http://www.hrmartin.org/PDScholarship.  If you meet the criteria, complete an application and submit to President - Lisa Ashmore.   


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