2021 PEO CAPITOL SUMMIT: A DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Mark your calendars for May 19 and 20 for NAPEO’s 2021 PEO Capitol Summit: A Digital Experience. With a new president in the White House and a new Congress at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, you can expect laws, rules, and regulations that impact PEOs to change. This is your chance to connect with what’s happening on Capitol Hill, the latest issues impacting PEOs and your clients, and your friends and peers who are the industry’s top legal minds. Visit www.napeo.org/capsummit to register for this event and view the latest programming information.
PEO LEGAL EDUCATION
NAPEO has gathered the top legal minds in the industry along with Washington insiders to provide expert analysis of the legal and regulatory issues affecting your business. Check out our session lineup for this year:
- PEO Unique Industry Issues;
- DOL & OSHA Update;
- Truth in Advertising: Competitive PEO and Outlandish Claims;
- Case Law Update;
- Ask the Benefits Lawyers: A Q&A Session with PEO Benefits Attorneys; and
- Ethics: Cybersecurity & Privacy in a Remote Workforce World.
These PEO-specific legal education sessions are designed to inform and equip you with practical knowledge that’s applicable to your daily operations. Our goal is to provide relevant and timely content that improves your ability to do your job well. Plus, you’ll earn continuing legal education credits, including everyone’s favorite: ethics.
CANDID, INSIGHTFUL, & FACT-BASED ANALYSIS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CHRIS STIREWALT
Our 2021 keynote speaker is Chris Stirewalt, the popular political commentator and author. Stirewalt will bring his signature style to deliver candid, insightful, and fact-based analysis of the current political environment. He’ll offer his take on what he sees coming around the corner in Washington and how Capitol Hill will react. His tell-it-like-it-is approach will give you straightforward insight that’s rare in politics these days. Most recently he served as politics editor for the Fox News Channel, where he appeared across several shows and co-hosted a podcast with Dana Perino. Stirewalt is the author of “Everyman a King: A Short Colorful History of American Populists.”
VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT
As fun as talking about laws and regulations all day sounds, we know everyone likes to end the day with a little fun. On Wednesday night, we’re hosting a virtual game night during which you can join in on a little friendly competition with games such as name-that-tune bingo and Jeopardy-style trivia. Did we mention you can win prizes, too? And don’t worry, we’re bringing in professional game night hosts to run the show. We know it’s not the same as gathering in person, but hopefully you’ll enjoy fun, light-hearted moments with your friends. Plus, stay tuned for more fun events to be announced soon (can you say chair yoga)!
UNPARALLELED NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
CONNECT WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS & PEERS
Our 2021 PEO Capitol Summit isn’t all about legal analysis and politics. You’ll have several opportunities throughout the event to network in small groups. Lunch & Learn sessions and Cocktails & Conversation sessions are designed to facilitate networking between PEO operators and service partners. You’ll be able to connect in a casual and relaxed way to hear the latest trends, developments, and techniques across the industry. The Roundtables and Small Group Meet-up sessions allow you to connect around specific topics or specialty areas. This is a great opportunity to collaborate and problem-solve with peers who face the same challenges you do. Plus, we’re rolling out a new virtual networking platform to make the experience more intimate and meaningful.
NAPEO THANKS ITS SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THIS EVENT
As always, NAPEO thanks its sponsors, who help make this event possible:
Velocity by Compass
BlueStar Retirement Services, Inc.
Libertate Insurance, LLC
PayPlus Software, Inc.
Risk Transfer Insurance Agency
DAVID WILLIAMS, FOUNDER, ODYSSEY ONESOURCE
NAPEO lost PEO industry pioneer David Williams in February. Mr. Williams started OdysseyOne Source in 1989 with his sister, Patricia Fry. Mr. Williams was instrumental in building out the PEO industry. He retired in 2011 to focus on his family and passion for cars.
Odyssey played an instrumental role in the industry’s litigation with the Texas Workforce Commission in the early 1990s over the right of Texas PEOs to purchase workers’ compensation insurance on behalf of their worksite employees.
“To my recollection, 21 PEOs divided into groups that collectively filed three different lawsuits over this issue,” said Carl Kleimann, Mr. Williams’ business partner at Odyssey and 2001-2002 NAPEO president. “It was Odyssey’s group that prevailed after Administaff’s group lost its suit. I was one of David’s competitors at the time and part of a third group that had not yet tried its suit. We did not have to after they won their suit. We all reaped the benefits of Rule IX, which was the outcome.”
Mr. Williams lived in Southlake, Texas, with his wife of 47 years, Sharon Williams. He is survived by his wife, two children, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.