HR Department of One
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When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Where: Two Gateway Center, Fourth Floor, North Wing
603 Stanwix St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15222
United States
Contact: PHRA Ofice

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$79 Members

$99 Non-Members



8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. - Registration

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon-  Program



HR “Department of 1” is responsible for so much more than just hiring and firing, and the solo HR practitioner is often pulled in so many directions that it's hard to keep up with changing priorities in the profession.


In this NEW HR training session, you'll get the tools you need not only to survive, but also excel as a HR “Department of 1”. Whether you're new to the job or have a few years under your belt, this course is a resource that will give you the credibility and the confidence you need to be more effective in your role.  



With a Little Help from My Friends

Often times, companies with small (or non-existent) Human Resources departments rely on third-party partners for assistance in administering payroll or medical leave – but the employer may still be legally responsible for any missteps along the way. In this session, we will review items to what to watch for when selecting and using third-party administrators.


Working 9 to 5…And Maybe Overtime

Wage and hour laws can be difficult to manage for companies large and small. In this session, we will review key differences between the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, proper employee classification (both exempt/non-exempt and independent contractor), and proper payroll deduction practices. We will also review best practices for managing wage and hour compliance through third-party staffing providers.


I’m Leavin’ 

Administering medical leave, non-medical leave, workers’ compensation leave, and paid or unpaid time off is a daily hurdle for HR professionals. In this session, we will discuss the legal parameters for various types of leave and provide practical tools for navigating this tricky area of employment law.

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About the Presenters:

Tiffany A. Jenca counsels employers on a wide range of issues arising under both federal and state law. She routinely conducts internal investigations, provides staff and managerial training, advises on day-to-day employment decisions, and drafts resources tailored to specific business needs, such as handbooks, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, and bonus plans. Tiffany also represents employers in administrative proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, and state and federal litigation. She is experienced in restrictive covenant litigation and defends employers against various common law and statutory discrimination, retaliation, wage and compensation claims.



Mariah Passarelli focuses her practice on a variety of employment law and higher education matters. She has represented employers in claims arising under the full panoply of applicable federal and state laws, in both single-plaintiff and class/collective action litigation. Mariah also counsels’ companies, colleges and universities on litigation avoidance, anti-discrimination/harassment, workplace violence, and anti-bullying. This counseling work includes drafting/revising handbooks and extensive employee training.




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Pittsburgh Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.The use of the HRCI seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations received before Monday, June 10 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after June 10. Substitutes (a person in your place) are welcome with advanced written notice to

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA)
420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
One Gateway Center – Suite 1852
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Ph: 412-261-5537