1st Membership Meeting, February 2, 2021

Date - February 2nd
Time - 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Topic: Maryland Employment Law and Legislative Update
Presenter: Cheryl Brown, Attorney
Format: Virtual Event
Cost:  CC SHRM members may attend this virtual event at no cost. Non-member fee for this event is $20. 
1.5 HRCI credits and SHRM credits are pending
Event Sponsor:
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce



This meeting will cover the most recent developments from the last Maryland legislative session and insight on the upcoming session. You will learn about the most up-to date federal, state and local compliance and regulatory issues that affect how you conduct day-to-day HR business as well as the most recent COVID-19 compliance issues.


I will provide update on recently enacted state and federal employment laws that affect the HR profession. I will also explain how these new laws should be implemented for your business. Attendees should receive valuable professional takeaways based on the new laws.

About Cheryl Brown:

[email protected] T: 410.995.5800 | F: 410.309.6161| 10211 Wincopin Circle, Ste 600 | Columbia, MD 21044

Cheryl Brown represents employers and management in labor and employment related matters, including the defense of state and federal discrimination claims, workplace and sexual harassment charges, wrongful discharge, ADA and ADEA claims, wage and hour issues, FMLA disputes, employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements, general contract claims, employment-related, and other business tort claims.

She represents clients from a broad range of business industries including non-profits, municipalities, and educational institutions throughout the federal, state, and local court system and administrative agencies. Cheryl represents government contractors in employment matters. She has successfully handled Department of Labor, OFCCP, and other federal agency investigations and subsequent charges related to I-9s, EEO Compliance and FLSA wage and hour issues under the Service Contract Act.

Cheryl advises clients in virtually every facet of employment law including implementation of policies, recruitment and selection of employees, hiring procedures, wage and hour compliance, counseling and disciplinary actions, family and medical leave act management, disability accommodations, compliance with anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, Affordable Care Act, performance evaluation and review process, investigations resulting from allegations of harassment, and termination of the employment relationship, including mass layoffs. Cheryl provides ongoing employment advice, strategies and training seminars to companies to implement and develop effective employment policies and procedures and create positive work environments. She also regularly advises clients on the design, implementation, and regular reviews of employee handbooks, policies, and procedures.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, skiing, reading books and spending time with her family.

PRACTICE GROUPS · Labor and Employment Law

AREAS OF FOCUS · Employment Audits · Employment Discipline & Discharge · Employment Litigation & Dispute Resolution · Employment, Non-Competition & Severance Agreements · Employee Policies & Procedures · FMLA & ADA · Government Contracts · HR Advice & Counseling · Labor & Employment Litigation · Management & Employee Training · Religious Institutions · Wage & Hour Compliance & Litigation · Workplace Investigations


  • Emory University, B.A.
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.



  •   Maryland Bar Association
  •   Employment Law Section
  •   Howard County Bar Association
  •   Howard County Women’s Bar Association
  •   Howard County Human Resources Society (2013-Present)
  •   Board Member
  •   Legislative Committee, Chair
  •   Howard County Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Team (2014-Present)
  •   Employment/Labor Law & Health Subcommittee, Chair



· Freelance contributing author for the AICPA member publications regarding “Hiring Foreign Nationals” and AICPA’s “Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Handbook.”


  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Georgia



About the Event Sponsor, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce:


We’ve been building relationships since 1924.

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce exists to promote a sound economic environment in which our business community can prosper.

Relationships are the fabric of every successful business. Therefore, we place a premium on creating opportunities and experiences for our members to make meaningful connections and build relationships with professionals, business owners, and community leaders from Carroll County, MD and surrounding areas. We are over 500 members strong and look forward to serving many more businesses in the years to come.

Interested in joining the chamber? Click here to learn more.


Upcoming Carroll County SHRM Meeting Dates

Membership meeting occurs on Tuesday 8:30-10:30am

  • February 2, 2021
  • May 4, 2021
  • August 3, 2021
  • November 5, 2021 Carroll County SHRM Conference is a Friday date and serves as the membership meeting for the last quarter of the year, 8 am - 4:30 pm 


Please mark these dates on your calendar. Plan to participate in all membership meetings and our Annual Conference on 11/5/21.

No meetings/events scheduled at this time.