In this presentation, Leora Kirk of KMA Human Resources Consulting and Amy Dieterich of Skelton Taintor & Abbott will share updates and new legislation for 2023, review best practices for business owners and HR professionals, and discuss the unique opportunities and barriers facing employers. They will also explore emerging HR trends for 2023.
Amy Dieterich, Skelton Taintor & Abbott
Leora Kirk, Manager of Human Resources Services
Amy represents individual clients and businesses in commercial disputes, family matters, employment and labor law issues, as well as litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings. Amy is admitted to practice in both Federal and state courts in Maine and New York. She was selected for inclusion in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 New England Rising Stars © in the category of Business Litigation. Amy was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 for her work in the practice area of Employment Law' Individuals.
Amy is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from motion practice to discovery and trials. She can quickly identify the issues and work with her clients to develop strategies that are consistent with their goals and budget. Always representing her client's best interest, she strives to resolve cases in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible.
Leora has over 10 years of Human Resources experience in federal and state compliance, employee relations, performance management, policy development and recruitment. She has worked within a wide range of industries, including retail, non-profit, manufacturing, engineering, food service, breweries, and veterinary services.
Leora holds a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from University of Southern Maine. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds SHRM-CP and PHR certifications. She is the Vice President of Maine Employee Benefits Council board of directors. Leora has been working in consulting for the past 6 years and has recently taken the role of Manager of HR Consulting Services where she supports the KMA team in all areas of compliance.
Since 2007, KMA has provided businesses throughout New England and beyond with human resources guidance and support" on-site or remotely" especially during times of growth, transition, and conflict. KMA's team of expert consultants addresses compliance issues, solves employee relations problems, provides compensation strategy and management, and helps recruit and retain talent.
HR Thursdays are presented in partnership with the LA Metro Chamber, Central Maine Human Resource Association, and the Lewiston CareerCenter and offer employers resources and tools to help gain a competitive edge. Presenters will share best practices with businesses owners, HR staff, and hiring managers in order to create meaningful recruitment, training, and retention strategies. HR Thursdays allow participants, whether employers of one employee or 1500, to gain the information needed to survive the labor shortage while giving tangible, and usable, tools and resources.