Your conference leader for “Unemployment Insurance: What Employers Need to Know Moving Forward” is Ronald Adler. Mr. Adler is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran owned, human resource management consulting firm specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, HR metrics and benchmarking, strategic HR-business issues, and unemployment insurance issues. Mr. Adler has more than 45 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, printers, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations.
Mr. Adler is the developer the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment tool — now in the tenth edition.
Mr. Adler has been an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s Graduate Program in Human Resources Development and taught a course on HR auditing. Mr. Adler has served as a certified instructor for the CPCU Society and conducted courses on employment practices liabilities.
Mr. Adler has assisted Congress and state legislatures develop employment and unemployment insurance related legislation and has testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee on genetic discrimination in the workplace. Mr. Adler has also served as an expert witness in discrimination and negligent hiring cases.
Mr. Adler is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Mr. Adler is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has served as a subject matter expert to SHRM on HR metrics, formerly served on SHRM’s Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel, and formerly served on the National Employment Committee. Mr. Adler has additionally served as a consulting expert on workplace issues to SHRM’s legislative staff and has represented SHRM in meetings with the EEOC.
Mr. Adler has a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.