Lunch & Learn Presentation: Public Policy Update

October 04, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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World At Work HQ
14040 N Northsight Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

ATRA Lunch & Learn

Public Policy Update

Registration is Open between Friday, September 7 and Sunday, September 30

Event Approved for HRCI &


Sorry, we are unable to provide refunds once your ticket is purchased.


14040 N Northsight Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ  85260

Hosted by

WorldAtWork/Melissa Sharp Murdock

Our Speaker

Melissa Sharp Murdock, Esq.

Director, External Affairs | WorldatWork

Melissa Sharp Murdock, Esq., is the Director of External Affairs for WorldatWork and is responsible for overseeing WorldatWork's public policy advocacy efforts, local network partnerships, coalition activities and media relations strategies. In this role, she establishes WorldatWork's legislative and regulatory position priorities aimed at influencing regulations and legislation that could affect total rewards and HR professionals in the United States.

A member of the Washington, D.C., Bar, Murdock has nearly 20 years of experience advocating for employers in Washington, D.C. Before joining WorldatWork, Murdock worked at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in their media department and advanced NFIB's advocacy efforts on health-care reform, taxes, labor issues, legal reform and economic issues. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, The Hill, Politico and various other publications.

Prior to joining NFIB, Murdock served as Commissioner Russell Redenbaugh's Special Assistant on the U.S . Commission on Civil Rights where she gained experience working with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and congressional oversight committees.

Professional Designations:  
Member, DC Bar 


B.A. in journalism and political science from The Ohio State University
J .D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law


About the Program

It’s been a busy year for total rewards public policy issues. From historic tax reform legislation passing, to new Department of Labor initiatives, and a renewed focus from the public on gender pay equity with the attention garnered from the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns – there are plenty of workplace public policy issues permeating in DC.

WorldatWork’s Melissa Sharp Murdock, director of external affairs will present at our October meeting to provide rewards practitioners with a public policy overview. Learn what federal workplace issues are top of mind for members of Congress and the Trump Administration as the mid-term elections approach. And find out what issues may be in the spotlight if the Democrats win control of Congress.  

Melissa’s presentation will address:

  • Summary of tax reform and what it means for employer-sponsored benefits
  • Cadillac tax delay update
  • Department of Labor priorities, including the latest on FLSA overtime regulations
  • EEOC’s latest Strategic Plan and Washington DC’s response to heighten attention on gender pay equity
  • Latest developments on retirement and paid leave proposals



Lunch Choices

 Member Cost:  $12.00

Non-member Cost:  $22.00


Option #1 - The Vegetarian Box

Fresh Fruit with Spinach Veggie Wrap

Option #2 - Croissant Club Box

Nitrate-free ham, roasted turkey breast, bacon, cheddar, swiss, leafy lettuce and tomato on an all-butter croissant and pickle

Option #3 - Roast Beef Sandwich Box

Thinly shaved beef, lettuce, tomatoes and pickle

Option #4 - Nutty Mixed-Up Salad Box

Grilled 100% antibiotic-free chicken breast, grapes, organic apples, cranberry-walnut mix, organic field greens and feta with balsamic vinaigrette

*All orders are served with fresh baked cookies and bottled water


 HRCI Preapproved

 The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Program Submitted for  Credits

Program approved for 1 HRCI HR (General) and 1 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credit






$12.00 Member Lunch Option 1

$12.00 Member Ticket Option 2 - Croissant Club Box

$12.00 Member Lunch Option 3 - Roast Beef Sandwich Box

$12.00 Member Lunch Option 4 - Nutty Mixed-Up Salad Box

$22.00 Guest Lunch Option 1 - Vegetarian Box

$22.00 Guest Lunch Option 2 - Croissant Club Box

$22.00 Guest Lunch Option 3 - Roast Beef Sandwich Box

$22.00 Guest Lunch Option 4 - Nutty Mixed-Up Salad Box


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