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Business-Employer Summit set for Thomasville

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and several employer committees in southwest Georgia will co-sponsor a Business and Employer Summit Wednesday, July 23, in Thomasville. The summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Southwest Georgia Technical College, 15689 U.S. Highway 19 North.

The summit is designed to help business owners and managers better understand and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler and other experts will discuss three of the top 10 issues facing the business community in today's economic climate. Topics include the emerging workforce, unemployment insurance regulations and healthcare compliance.

Commissioner Butler will also provide updates on new legislation that could impact businesses in the upcoming year, as well as new GDOL initiatives. "We took a look at the feedback from last year's summits, and have put together an agenda that addresses the needs, concerns and questions of Georgia's business professionals," said Commissioner Butler. "These summits are designed not only to provide business professionals with expert advice on issues that have a major impact on them now, but they also provide a chance to network with employers and business owners from the nearby area."

GDOL Employment and Training Consultant Cherry Rizer will discuss best practices in handling unemployment insurance (UI) claims and appeals. Camry Blaising, of the Northwest Benefit Corporation, will discuss the impact of the Affordable Healthcare Act on employers in 2014 and beyond. The Thomasville summit is one of several planned throughout Georgia over the next few months.

For more information about the summit, or to register, contact Charlene Brinson at 404-272-7641 or email Charlene.Brinson@gdol.ga.gov Registration includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A.

If pre-registered, the cost to attend is $35 per person. If more than one person from an organization attends, the cost is $30 each. The cost at the door is $40 per person.

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