Join Jon Bumgarner, Ben Conner and Kelly Manning on Wednesday, June 14th, for “Hot Topics in Human Resources – A Summary of Recent Developments in Employee Law,” the next installment in the Conner Chat series, sponsored by Conner Insurance and Hall Render. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and important information on recent developments in employment law and the challenges they pose for HR professionals.


June 14th


Hot Topics in Human Resources:

  • A continued review of employment law developments under the Trump administration, including the employer’s risks and responsibilities in the area of immigration enforcement.
  • Understanding the impact of the Seventh Circuit’s recent ruling that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Recent HR legal developments


ACA and Benefits:

  • Healthcare update: “Repeal and Repeat”, or staying the course?
  • Building a benefit structure that serves your employees while defending your budget.


What is FMLA and ADA? Who is covered?:

  • FMLA – Tricky situations and common challenges with FMLA administration
  • ADA – what does the accommodation process really look like?


About The Speakers

Jon Bumgarner

Jon Bumgarner is a member of the Indiana, Indianapolis, American and Federal Bar Associations as well as the American Health Lawyers Association. He represents management all over the country in all types of labor and employment issues with a special focus on OFCCP jurisdiction, affirmative action compliance and HR shared services matters. Jon also regularly advises clients regarding discipline and discharge, wage and hour, disability discrimination and accommodation, FMLA, policy and handbook review, alternative dispute resolution, recruitment and hiring practices and workplace harassment issues. Jon has been published in multiple publications, and has been a regular speaker on these and other topics throughout his career.


Ben Conner

Attending Indiana Wesleyan University from 2002 to 2006, Ben graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Through his time at IWU, he was able to apply the strategic planning, financial forensics, and regulatory code skills he learned at school to his career at Conner Insurance. Ben utilizes his abilities to understand businesses and analyze strategies to positively impact employers’ bottom lines outside of traditional benefits consulting practices.

By the age of 30, Ben was hired by some of the largest and most reputable privately held and publicly traded companies in Indiana. This impressive feat has helped Conner’s benefits department quadruple in revenue since he started in 2006. Utilizing his leadership, work ethic, and expertise, the average customer size has grown more than 10 times, positioning the agency as one of the most trusted consulting firms in Indiana. As a strategic thinker, Ben is able to work with and exceed client expectations through his talents and help them on the path to their corporate and financial goals. Ben has been instrumental in helping companies maintain spending well below the national medical trend.


Kelly Manning

A certified senior HR professional with over 15 years of experience in human resource management, Kelly Manning brings her vast wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Conner Insurance team to assist our partners with strategic human resource planning, talent acquisition, employee relations, policy development, compensation, benefit administration and performance management.

Formerly serving as Director of Human Resources for New Hope of Indiana for over a decade, Kelly has personally overseen the implementation of online recruitment processes, significant streamlining of onboarding processes and implementation of organization compensation strategies. Her work and her skills have indirectly helped thousands of Hoosiers improve their quality of life.

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8:00AM – 8:30AM | Registration
8:30AM – 11:30AM | Seminar Discussion
Indiana Wesleyan University
3777 Priority Way South Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46240