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Foreign Workers Employment Practice Workshop Announced

Annapolis, MD (February 7, 2008) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is inviting county businesses to attend a workshop that will address lawful employment practices involving foreign workers. The Foreign Workers Employment Practice Workshop will take place on Thursday, March 13, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the BWI Airport Marriott on 1743 West Nursery Road in Baltimore.

"Anne Arundel County businesses face a challenge with the ever-changing demographics of the workforce population and the increasing demand for skilled workers," said County Executive Leopold. "The Foreign Workers Employment Practice Workshop is a valuable educational resource as our employers strive to comply with federal hiring laws."

Tickets are $50 per person and include a continental breakfast. Due to limited seating, advanced registration is strongly recommended and is available online at www.aaedc.org/special_events<http://www.aaedc.org/special_events>.

Two panels of experts will provide information and case studies on topics such as discrimination, understanding complex documentation, background screening, legal issues, tax issues, and compliance with federal employment laws.

Speakers include Ley Mills, Tax Specialist For Small Businesses with the Internal Revenue Service (www.irs.gov<http://www.irs.gov/>), Ann Losiewski, Vice President Business Development at KROLL (www.kroll.com<http://www.kroll.com/>), a consultant firm specializing in background screening services, Ronald Taylor, Co-Chair Labor and Employment Practice Group at Venable LLP (www.venable.com<http://www.venable.com/>) Raquel Smith, Human Resources Director at BWI Marriott Hotel (www.marriott.com<http://www.marriott.com/>), and Joseph Zdrojewski, Controller at Reliable Contracting (www.reliablecontracting.com<http://www.reliablecontracting.com/>)

"This workshop is a response to an expressed concern from the Anne Arundel County business community," said Robert L. Hannon, President and CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC). "It has been sponsored by a partnership of business organizations to address this growing concern."

Workshop sponsors include Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Anne Arundel County Office of Minority Affairs, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Anne Arundel Community College Workforce Solutions, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, Southern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, and West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the Foreign Workers Employment Practice Workshop, call Alexis Henderson, AAEDC VP for Marketing and Communications, at 410-222-7410.


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