December HRMA Monthly Meeting

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Health Workplaces Act


Health Workplaces Act

HRMA Monthly Luncheon

December 21, 2021

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

(Registration closes on Friday, December 17, 2021)

Guest Speaker:

Danny W. Jarrett

Jackson Lewis P.C.


A growing number of states have passed paid sick leave laws in response to COVID-19 and the gap left by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). New Mexico has not been an exception with its passage of the Healthy Workplaces Act set to take effect on July 1, 2022. This presentation will provide extensive coverage of the new law, with an emphasis on steps employers should take regarding compliance and awareness. Finally, as the Cannabis Regulation Act continues to be a trending topic, its major take-aways will be highlighted along with some practical guidelines employers should be following.  

The Learning Objectives Include:

●          Learn about the new Healthy Workplaces Act, along with all the change it entails.

●          Grasp the inner workings of the Act that will most affect employers and make out a plan for tackling compliance.

●          Gain an understanding of the legalization of marijuana under the Cannabis Regulation Act, as well as the best strategies for maintaining compliant workplace policies under the Act without compromising employer needs.


About Our Speaker

Danny W. Jarrett is the office managing principal and the litigation manager of the Albuquerque, New Mexico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a New Mexico native and has been certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the New Mexico Supreme Court Board of Legal Specialization since August of 2008.

Danny previously served as vice-president and corporate counsel for a national healthcare company. His duties included managing all operations of a multi-state company with over 400 employees, overseeing all human resources functions, and organizing corporate restructuring.

Danny’s legal practice focuses on counseling and representing employers, government entities and Native American tribal organizations regarding labor and employment disputes. His experience involves Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the FLSA, the FMLA and Davis-Bacon Act wage issues. He has successfully represented clients before the NLRB, the EEOC, and the WCA. He has negotiated many collective bargaining agreements, on behalf of management, with various unions, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Operating Engineers and the Teamsters. He has represented management’s interests in union organizational campaigns, including organizing attempts by the Communication Workers of America, the Teamsters and the Painters and Glazers Union, as well as in response to Unfair Labor Practice charges of all types. Danny assisted in setting up a double-breasted operation for a large, regional construction company. He also represented the State Bar of New Mexico and set national precedent when the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to oversee a representation election involving State Bar employees and the Communication Workers of America.

While attending law school, he served as a staff editor of The New Mexico Law Review. He attended the University of New Mexico as the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship.

Danny was an elected member of the Board of Bar Commissioners of the State Bar of New Mexico, the group of peer-elected attorneys who govern the Bar. As a Bar Commissioner, Danny served on the Personnel Committee and as liaison to the Board of Bar Examiners. Danny has also served as an elected board member and as chair of the Bar’s Employment and Labor Section and its Indian Law Section.

December 21st, 2021 11:15 AM through  1:00 PM
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
United States
Event Fee(s)
HRMA Member $35.00
Non HRMA Member $45.00
Virtual $25.00
Board Member $0.00
Board Member Virtual $0.00
Pre-Paid Event Bundle $0.00
Pre-Paid Event Bundle Virtual $0.00
Student $0.00
Student Virtual $0.00