Capitol Steps

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Title Sponsor: Slavic401k
Patron Sponsors: PayPlus Software, Inc.
Supporting Sponsors: eflexgroup -- the PEO Division of TASC

Get ready to laugh along with the Capitol Steps as they satirize and lambast the DC elite in hilarious musical fashion. This comedic musical group is a DC icon that spares no party or politician from its mockery. Founded by then current Senate staffers preparing for an office Christmas party, the Capitol Steps has been keeping audiences entertained since 1981.  Our evening event this year will include a sit-down dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City for an all-Americana evening, be sure to pack and wear your red, white, and blue attire for this fun evening!


Luncheon Speaker: Donna Brazile 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C., MetLife, and Silva Capital Solutions, Inc.

Veteran political strategist and former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile will address attendees over lunch as she shares unique insights from decades of beltway battles. Brazile will draw on her expansive political background in an engaging, illuminating and entertaining presentation. She’ll offer her take on the latest news du jour in Washington.

PEO Advocacy Day
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Sponsored by Limelight Health & Slavic401k

On Capitol Hill Day, attendees will enjoy lunch in the Capitol complex, and visit Congressional offices to educate policymakers and staff on the PEO industry and inform key legislators of the association’s 2018 legislative priorities. This is your chance to speak directly to people in Washington making laws affecting your business. Make your voice heard.

NAPEO will make office appointments, provide talking points and offer advocacy tips.

Congressional appointments cannot be guaranteed, and are subject to availability and to cancellation and rescheduling with little or no notice. Appointment confirmations will either be emailed to all participants prior to the scheduled visit or provided at registration.

Legal Education Sessions

  • Sexual Harassment & The C-Suite: Training for your PEO & Your Clients – In this age of Harvey Weinstein and #metoo, employers cannot be too careful in taking the right steps to ensure your PEO and your clients are doing the right thing. This session will talk about what training you need to do for both your internal employees and your clients in regards to sexual harassment, especially when it includes the C-suite, making things even harder.

  • Cybersecurity  - This panel will tackle the top-of-mind issue of cybersecurity, including what you need to do as a PEO to protect both yourself and your clients from a cyber breach.  The panel will also give an update on the work of NAPEO’s Cybersecurity Task Force and its findings.

  • Case Law Update – Neil Alexander of Littler Mendelsohn and Steve Pletcher of Scopelits, Garvin, Light, Hansen, & Feary will deliver one of the most highly rated portions of the program:  an update on the key cases and developments in employment law over the past year. This is a can’t-miss session. Consider it an invaluable addition to your legal toolkit.

  • Ethics Session: Alphabet Soup: ADL, EPL… – What do all these employment acronyms (ADL, EPL…)mean?  Come to this fun ethics (yes, those words do exist together!) to learn about what you, as an attorney, need to know and learn the current updates in the legal landscape.

  • What’s Happening in the States: State Law & Government Affairs Update – Too often attention is focused on major federal compliance issues.  John Polson of Fisher Phillips and NAPEO’s state government affairs team will bring a sharp focus to key issues of state law compliance, along with what is going on in each state with legislation and regulation.  What are the key PEO differences among states? How do you make your CSA work in multiple jurisdictions?  What are the keys to compliance?  Remember, state requirements are frequently tougher than Big Brother’s federal requirements.  See what NAPEO has been doing around the country on your behalf. An essential session for PEOs.

  • Meet the New Business Partner That is Changing the Way Employers Conduct Business: Using Data Analytics to Manage Today’s Workplace--The term ‘data analytics’ is being thrown around a lot lately. Whether it is to determine what products you might buy next from Amazon, how to position fielders on a baseball field, or whether there are pay equity or discrimination issues at the workplace, data analytics is everywhere. Data Analytics offers talent analytics for recruitment, workforce management, and pay equity to name but a few areas where data analytics is being used in the workplace. PEOs have more data than the average employer. Are you using it? If so how? Is it being used lawfully?  Eric Felsberg is Jackson Lewis’ National Director of the JL Data Analytics Group, he, along with Ted Kazaglis of Jackson Lewis, will present on how you can use all the data you have for your PEO’s benefit and not just let it go to waste.

  • Who is the Employer – How often do you hear “Who is the employer?” during the sales cycle, onboarding new clients, and even with existing clients? The panelists will go over different scenarios and different models and discuss what you need to know as an employer and who really is the employer!

    Paid Leave – Things are ever changing the area of paid leave. This panel will go over all the legal and case updates with respect to what you need to ensure you are doing to keep your PEO and your clients compliant.

CEO Forum: Dinner on the Wharf & A Conversation with an NFL Insider  

Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Sponsored by Clay Kelley, McHenry Consulting, PrismHR, Slavic401k 

This year’s CEO Forum will be held ‚Äčat Del Mar, located at the District Wharf, DC’s most exciting new destination, where attendees will dine in iconic chefs Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's latest culinary vision.  While there, attendees will hear from DeMaurice F. “De” Smith, who is the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). As Executive Director of the NFLPA during the 2011 NFL lockout, Smith played a major role in helping the players and NFL owners come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, not something easily done.  He will speak about his lessons learned and how you can relate that back to your business!  This will be a fun evening at an exciting new DC hot spot.

Event includes transportation, dinner, and presentation and great views of our nation’s capital.

Separate registration required.  NAPEO's CEO Forum is open to NAPEO PEO member company CEOs and other C-level executives within these member PEO companies.

NAPEO’s Board of Directors Meeting 
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

All NAPEO members are invited to attend NAPEO’s Board of Directors meeting to gain enhanced perspective on the policy issues and operations of the association.  Agenda items span a variety of topic areas including federal and state government affairs, healthcare, marketing, membership, finance, governance, and more.  If you’re considering volunteering for a leadership position, this is a great way to learn more about the inner-workings of your trade association. 

Please RSVP to Taylor Oster at toster@napeo.org if you plan to attend. Lunch begins at 12:30pm; meeting begins at 1:30pm.

Associate Member Breakfast 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:00am – 8:45am
Sponsored by Slavic 401k

All NAPEO associate members are invited to join Dan McHenry, Chair of the Associate Member Committee, for a networking breakfast.  Agenda items include a headquarters update from NAPEO CEO Pat Cleary, as well as open discussion on matters of interest to PEO industry service partners.