Labor Commissioner Butler to Host Employer Summit in Athens on October 3rd

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Monday, September 24th, 2018

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that a business summit called Employers in The Know will be held in Athens on Oct. 3. The event is another in a series of 12 being held throughout the state.
“These events have been a great opportunity for the department to hear directly from our employers and to understand how we can better serve them,” said Butler. “At the same time, we are able to provide up-to-date information about programs and regulations that may impact their business.”
Commissioner Butler will discuss current labor department initiatives and programs designed to encourage job growth and economic development throughout the state. The GDOL provides labor market data necessary for economic developers and businesses to make sound decisions about starting or expanding businesses. The GDOL helps match employers with qualified job seekers, as well as helping job seekers be successful in securing jobs and developing their careers.
Other speakers include:

Expert labor law attorneys giving a labor law update

U.S. Department of Labor representatives speaking on the current regulatory environment

Georgia Department of Labor analysts speaking on unemployment insurance

Other labor experts discussing topics such as harassment, FMLA, workers’ compensation and more.

The summits, which help employers learn how to better understand and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace, are sponsored by the GDOL and local employer committees.
The summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Place Athens, 412 N. Thomas St., Athens, Georgia.
If pre-registered, the cost to attend is $40 per person, which includes lunch. The cost increases by $10 closer to the event.
Recertification credits (5.0) have been approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information about the summit, email or, or call (404) 274-9110.