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    Maryland Department of Labor Legislative Update featuring DLLR Secretary Kelly Schulz - FCSHRM

    Date: May 28, 2015, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD
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    Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Kelly Schulz will provide an overview of her agency and its functions, as well as a summary of the recent legislative session. Specifically, Secretary Schulz will discuss:

    • Important information on employment-related bills that were passed during the session and what HR practitioners and employers can expect as a result of these upcoming laws.
    • The business climate in the state of Maryland and what her department is doing to make MD more business friendly.
    • The legal and regulatory environment as it pertains to new legislation passed during the General Assembly session and how it may have an impact on Maryland employers.

    This course outlines the current Maryland economic environment, labor force, and the legal and regulatory environment employers are facing. It will also provide HR Practitioners with the information they need to begin addressing how these issues will impact their organizations and devise a plan on how they will continue to do business under these new circumstances with their leadership teams. The Secretary will also be available for questions from the audience.


    This program has been approved for one BUSINESS credit for HRCI certification.


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    “The use of this 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.”


    Program has also been approved for 1 SHRM CP/SCP recertification credit.


    Speaker Bio:

    Kelly M. Schulz
    Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)
    Kelly M. Schulz was confirmed as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) in February of 2015. A former member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing Frederick County, she served on the Economic Matters Committee from 2011- 2015. In addition to local issues, then Delegate Schulz took special interest in legislation relating to banks and other financial institutions, business, occupations and professions, economic development, labor and employment, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Maryland Department of Labor from her years of experience working in the government, in the private sector and as a small business owner.

    DLLR Secretary Schulz is proud to lead the agency that protects and empowers Marylanders by safeguarding workers, protecting consumers and cultivating a thriving workforce that can meet the demands of Maryland’s dynamic economy.


    DLLR has several divisions including Unemployment Insurance, Occupational and Professional Licensing, Financial Regulation, Labor and Industry, Workforce Development and Adult Learning, the Maryland Racing Commission and the Governor's Workforce Investment Board. The agency employs nearly 2,000 workers and has an operating budget of more than $375 million.

    Prior to embarking on a career of public service, Secretary Schulz sold real estate, worked as a program manager for a defense contractor and was a part-owner of a cyber security firm. She has received several awards including the Outstanding Recent Alumna Award from Hood College in 2011, and is a member of several prestigious organizations including Women in Defense, the Fort Detrick Alliance and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Kelly is also a Board member of the Frederick County Habitat for Humanity and is an active member of the Frederick Kiwanis Club, the Libertytown-Unionville Lions Club and the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company.

    Secretary Schulz obtained her Associates degree from Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York and later obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.