Stars and Stripes Gala
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Title Sponsor: Slavic401k
Patron Sponsors: PayPlus Software, Inc.
Supporting Sponsors: eflexgroup -- the PEO Division of TASC

Wear your most festive red, white, and blue cocktail attire to this year’s one-of-a-kind evening event, featuring an exclusive performance by the quintessentially-DC comedic musical group, the Capitol Steps. Founded by Senate staffers preparing for an office Christmas party, the Capitol Steps has been satirizing and lambasting the DC elite in hilarious musical fashion since 1981. This all-American evening will also include an exquisite dinner prepared by the Ritz-Carlton’s world class chefs and signature cocktails created just for the occasion!


Luncheon Speaker: Donna Brazile 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C., MetLife, and Silva Capital Solutions, Inc.

Veteran political strategist and former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile will address attendees over lunch as she shares unique insights from decades of beltway battles. Brazile will draw on her expansive political background in an engaging, illuminating and entertaining presentation. She’ll offer her take on the latest news du jour in Washington.

PEO Advocacy Day
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Sponsored by Limelight Health & Slavic401k


NAPEO is excited to announce that U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta will address attendees during NAPEO’s PEO Capitol Summit on PEO Advocacy Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Secretary Acosta while visiting the Department of Labor. This is the first time a sitting U.S. Labor Secretary has addressed NAPEO.

 Also on ​PEO Advocacy Day, attendees will enjoy lunch in the U.S. Capitol complex, and visit Congressional offices to educate policymakers and staff on the PEO industry and inform key legislators of the association’s 2018 legislative priorities. This is your chance to speak directly to people in Washington making laws affecting your business. Make your voice heard.

NAPEO will make office appointments, provide talking points and offer advocacy tips.

Congressional appointments cannot be guaranteed, and are subject to availability and to cancellation and rescheduling with little or no notice. Appointment confirmations will either be emailed to all participants prior to the scheduled visit or provided at registration.

K​eynote Presentation – S​exual Harassment in the Workplace
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:00am – 9:30am  
Sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Services, Inc.


Vicki Lipnic, current acting Chair of the EEOC, will provide a briefing on sexual harassment in the workplace, sharing the unique insight she developed while co-chairing EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. The task force was charged with examining the problem of harassment in the workplace in all its forms and sought to identify new and creative ways by which it might be prevented and eliminated. Lipnic will share the group’s findings and key takeaways on how they apply to PEO operations.

Legal Education Sessions

  • Sexual Harassment & The C-Suite: Training for your PEO & Your Clients – In the age of Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo, you cannot be too careful in taking the right steps to ensure your PEO and your clients are doing the right thing. This session will examine the types of training needed for both internal employees and clients in regard to sexual harassment, including dealing with the C-suite.

  • Cybersecurity  - This panel will tackle the top-of-mind issue of cybersecurity, including what you need to do as a PEO to protect both yourself and your clients from a cyber breach.  The panel will also give an update on the work of NAPEO’s Cybersecurity Task Force and its findings.

  • Case Law Update – Neil Alexander of Littler Mendelsohn and Steve Pletcher of Scopelits, Garvin, Light, Hansen, & Feary will deliver one of the most highly rated portions of the program:  an update on the key cases and developments in employment law over the past year. This is a can’t-miss session. Consider it an invaluable addition to your legal toolkit.

  • Ethics Session: PEO, Client, Counsel and EPLI Interplay  – What are the risks when an insured client of a PEO is pursued under an EPLI policy, including when the PEO is part of the mix?  Come to this ethics session to learn the ethics considerations you, as counsel, need to be aware of, including scope of representation, confidentiality, and potential for conflicts of interest.

  • What’s Happening in the States: State Law & Government Affairs Update – Too often attention is focused on major federal compliance issues.  John Polson of Fisher Phillips and NAPEO’s state government affairs team will bring a sharp focus to key issues of state law compliance, along with what is going on in each state with legislation and regulation.  What are the key PEO differences among states? How do you make your CSA work in multiple jurisdictions?  What are the keys to compliance?  Remember, state requirements are frequently tougher than federal requirements.  See what NAPEO has been doing around the country on your behalf. An essential session for PEOs.

  • Meet the New Business Partner That is Changing the Way Employers Conduct Business: Using Data Analytics to Manage Today’s Workplace-- The term ‘data analytics’ is being thrown around a lot lately, whether it is to determine what products you might buy next from Amazon, how to position fielders on a baseball diamond, or whether there are pay equity or discrimination issues in the workplace. Data Analytics is being used in the workplace for recruitment, workforce management, and pay equity to name but a few areas. Is your PEO effectively using its wealth of data? Is it being used lawfully? Eric Felsberg Jackson Lewis’ National Director of the JL Data Analytics Group and Ted Kazaglis of Jackson Lewis will offer their insight on how you can use all the data at your disposal for the benefit of your PEO.

  • Who is the Employer – How often do you hear “Who is the employer?” during the sales cycle, while onboarding new clients, and even in conversations with existing clients? Panelists in this session will examine various scenarios and business models to highlight key factors in determining who is the employer.   

CEO Forum: Dinner on the Wharf & A Conversation with an NFL Insider  
Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Sponsored by Clay Kelley, McHenry Consulting, PrismHR, Slavic401k 

For this year’s CEO Forum, we’ll head to the District Wharf, DC’s most exciting new hot spot, and dine at Del Mar, the latest culinary vision of iconic chefs Fabio and Maria Trabocchi. While there, DeMaurice F. “De” Smith, executive director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), will address the group. As Executive Director of the NFLPA during the 2011 NFL lockout, Smith played a major role in helping players and NFL owners come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, no easy feat. He will highlight the lessons he learned throughout that process and how they apply across a variety of business circumstances. This is a can’t-miss evening!

Event includes transportation, dinner, and presentation and great views of our nation’s capital.

Separate registration required.  NAPEO's CEO Forum is open to NAPEO PEO member company CEOs and other C-level executives within these member PEO companies.

NAPEO’s Board of Directors Meeting 
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

All NAPEO members are invited to attend NAPEO’s Board of Directors meeting to gain enhanced perspective on the policy issues and operations of the association.  Agenda items span a variety of topic areas including federal and state government affairs, healthcare, marketing, membership, finance, governance, and more.  If you’re considering volunteering for a leadership position, this is a great way to learn more about the inner-workings of your trade association. 

Please RSVP to Taylor Oster at if you plan to attend. Lunch begins at 12:30pm; meeting begins at 1:30pm.

Associate Member Breakfast 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:00am – 8:45am
Sponsored by Slavic 401k

All NAPEO associate members are invited to join Dan McHenry, Chair of the Associate Member Committee, for a networking breakfast.  Agenda items include a headquarters update from NAPEO CEO Pat Cleary, as well as open discussion on matters of interest to PEO industry service partners.