A letter from the President of WCHRA, Kirstin Guptill WCHRA Letter to membership 6.1.2020.pdf


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Bookcliff Country Club
    Register



    "Complying In the Present and Planning For the Future"

    Virtual attendance only


    Presented by: Alicia Severn with Bechtel Santo & Severn

     

    Join us to learn about Colorado’s "Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative and Other Sick Leave Requirements.”

    • During the election this month, Colorado voters approved Proposition 118, the Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative. We will look at what we know so far about the changes this Initiative will bring to Colorado employers as well as topics we expect will be addressed in the future in order to implement the Initiative.
    • We will also examine the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, which contains its own sick-leave requirements, going into effect, in part, on January 1, 2021.
    • No discussion about sick leave in 2020 would be complete without an update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including an examination of what we might see in 2021.


    Alicia Williams Severn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 with B.A. degrees in history and film, television, and theatre. After obtaining her undergraduate degrees, Alicia moved to Dublin, Ireland where she earned an M.A. in film studies from the National University of Ireland, Dublin. Upon returning to the United States, Alicia worked as a project manager for a publishing house in Boston for two years, where she produced textbooks for grade schools, high schools, and colleges.

    Having always considered pursuing a career in the law, Alicia graduated with a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, in 2010. During law school, Alicia served as a law clerk for the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, Civil Commitment Division. Alicia also was awarded the Minnesota State Bar Association's Excellence in Labor Law Student Award during law school. After graduation, Alicia moved to Colorado and clerked for Arapahoe County Court Judge Christine
    Chauche

    Alicia first joined the firm of Bechtel & Santo in 2011, where she litigated cases on behalf of employers and advised companies in the areas of civil rights, unemployment, wage and hour, trade secret protection, and other employment and business-related matters. In 2013, Alicia joined Mountain States Employers Council, working with employer organizations in all areas of employment law, including representing employers in unemployment claims. Alicia also trained employers on a variety of employment law topics, focusing her training on wage and hour compliance. In 2015, Alicia rejoined the firm of Bechtel & Santo, where she again litigates and advises companies on a variety of employment- and business-law matters. Alicia joined the firm in 2018 as a partner, and the firm's name changed to Bechtel Santo & Severn at that time.






Past events

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 MMP WCHRA: November 2020 Monthly Member Program: CMU SHRM Students Present: "Keeping Young Professionals on the Western Slope" Virtual Attendance Only
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: October Monthly Member Program "Recognizing Hidden Bias"
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 WCHRA Fall Conference
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Exhibitor Registration - WCHRA Fall Conference
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 MMP WCHRA: August 2020 Monthly Member Program: Total Rewards/Employee Value Proposition (multiple registration options)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: July Membership Appreciation Networking Adventure
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 MMP WCHRA: June 2020 Monthly Member Program: Change Management (multiple registration options)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The May Monthly Program “Coaching and the Servant Leader”
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2020 Employment Law Conference
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The February Monthly Member Program “Train the Trainer” with Dean Harris
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 MMP WCHRA: The January 2020 Monthly Member Program:Engage to Retain
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The December Monthly Member Program “Ring in a new decade… 2020 is right around the corner!”
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 ** Special Session ** WCHRA: Bechtell, Santo & Severn - Colorado Wage‐and Hour Overhauls effective 1/1/20
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The November Monthly Member Program is presented by the CMU SHRM Club
Thursday, October 24, 2019 WCHRA Bonus Session: 2019 Western Slope Fall Legislative Law Update Presented by Michael Santo
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The October Monthly Member Program Topic: “IMPACT OF INCLUSION”
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The September Monthly Member Program Topic: “Fostering a Culture of Intercultural Communication” with Jorie Cotton, MA, LCPC, GCDF
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The August Monthly Member Program Topic: ““Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Recent Legal Developments that Affect Difficult FMLA Decisions.” Dean Harris
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 WCHRA: The July membership event at the Grand Junction Rockies!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The July Monthly Member Program Topic: Tips on coaching your employees! with Chris Hanks
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The June Monthly Member Program Topic: “Situational Awareness and Building a Strategic Emergency Action Plan” Jack McGrath
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2019 Legislative Update - Round 2
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The May Monthly Member Program Topic: Conflict Management with Beth McGrath
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2019 Legislative and Case Law Review
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Exhibitor Registration - 2019 WCHRA Employment Law Conference
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The March Monthly Member Program *THE FUTURE OF HR: PROMOTING BUSINESS SUCCESS IN A CHANGING GLOBAL WORKPLACE
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 WCHRA: The February Monthly Member Program - Recent Case Studies in Fiduciary Failures
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 WCHRA: The January Monthly Member Program The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 WCHRA: December MMP (breakfast) - Topic Innings of Winnings
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 WCHRA: The November Monthly Member Program CMU Student Presentation - Mental Wellness: A Tough Conversation
Monday, October 01, 2018 Scholarship deadline - apply for a SHRM Foundation Undergraduate scholarship
Monday, October 01, 2018 Scholarship deadline - apply for a SHRM Foundation Graduate scholarship
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Biennial Fall Conference 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Vendor Registration - WCHRA Biennial Fall Conference 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 WCHRA: August Monthly Member Program - “A Legal Briefing: Assuring compliance with ADA, FMLA, Workers Compensation, and more”
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 WCHRA: July Monthly Member Program - Total Rewards – The Employee Experience
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2018 WCHRA Membership Appreciation Event At Angelo's Pottery
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 WCHRA: June Monthly Member Program - Breakfast Meeting June 27th (note the change in date)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 BONUS Learning and Libations session - Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1/2 Day Afternoon Conference Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1/2 Day Morning Conference Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Vendor Registration - Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Full Day Conference Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Scholarship deadline - apply for a SHRM Foundation Certification scholarship (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 WCHRA: The March Monthly Member Program - Breakfast Meeting
Monday, February 26, 2018 Scholarships available! COSHRM Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 WCHRA: The February Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 WCHRA: The January Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 WCHRA: The December Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 WCHRA: The November Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 WCHRA: The October Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 WCHRA: The September Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 WCHRA: The August Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 The Art of HR Networking and Membership Appreciation Event
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 WCHRA's July Monthly Membership Program | The Art of Family Friendly Workplaces
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 WCHRA: The June Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 WCHRA Spring '17 Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 AGENDA Spring '17 Conference Session descriptions
Monday, April 17, 2017 SPEC_REG
Friday, April 14, 2017 1st Annual Night of Networking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 WCHRA is LUCKY to invite you to attend the March Monthly Member Program
Friday, March 10, 2017 EARLY BIRD registration closes for Spring Conference
Saturday, February 18, 2017 The 4th Annual WCHRA Cork Pull Fundraiser!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 We would LOVE you to attend the Febuary Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 January Monthly Member Program - Happy New Year!
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 November Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 October Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 WCHRA Fall Conference '16
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 August Monthly Member Program
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Baseball Game Sign Up
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 WCHRA July Membership Engagement Event
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 WCHRA June Monthly Member Program
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