Compensations Insights - Troy, MI - American Society of Employers - Heather Nezich
Compensations Insights - Troy, MI

Compensations Insights - Troy, MI

Compensation Insights

June 4, 2024
ASE Headquarters - Troy, MI


Welcome to Compensation Insights, designed for HR professionals, compensation specialists, and business leaders seeking to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape of total rewards, compensation, and benefits.

Industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners will converge to explore the latest trends, share best practices, and gain valuable insights into optimizing compensation strategies for organizational success – including a briefing on the 2024 ASE Compensation Survey results.

In a dynamic business environment, understanding and managing total rewards are crucial elements for attracting, retaining, and motivating top talent.

Whether you are a future member, past member, or current member we encourage you to join us!


ASE Members: $109
Not Yet Members: $139

Compensation Survey Participants receive a 10% discount.  Look for the special discount code via email.


This program has been approved for 5.45 PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification credits (5 business, .45 general) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 6 SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification credits through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The use of these seals is not an endorsement by HRCI or SHRM for the quality of the program. It means that this conference has met the HRCI's and SHRM's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Plenary 1: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Achieving Organizational Wellbeing

Lenny Brucato, LIC, Senior Area Vice President, Gallagher Benefit Services

Organizational objectives are undergoing rapid and substantial changes, creating an environment where issues such as stress and burnout are increasingly undermining employee wellbeing, resilience, trust, and engagement. Meanwhile, the challenges of attracting and retaining talent have reached unprecedented levels of urgency. Considering these developments, it's crucial to reflect on the lessons gleaned from recent years regarding the cultivation of workforce resilience and the profound influence of organizational culture and leadership on talent management and employee wellbeing, including its impact on healthcare costs. This session will delve into empirical data and market trends that illuminate the intricate connections between culture, employee behavior, organizational risk, and overall outcomes. By examining these insights, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate and adapt to the evolving dynamics of the modern workplace.

1 HRCI Business Credit
1 SHRM Recertification Credit

Plenary 2: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Understanding the New FLSA Salary Thresholds: Implications and Strategies for Employers

Hannah K. Reisdorff, Attorney at Law, Clark Hill

In this informative session, led by Hannah Reisdorff from Clark Hill, we will explore the DOLs recent change to the salary thresholds for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Our discussion will also highlight the legal intricacies of wage and hour regulations and provide practical insights into how these regulations impact your organization. Whether you're grappling with questions of employee classification or navigating the complexities of overtime compensation, this session will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.  Join us as we navigate the ever-evolving terrain of FLSA regulations, empowering you to proactively address compliance challenges and safeguard your organization's interests in an increasingly litigious environment.

1 HRCI Business Credit
1 SHRM Recertification Credit

Plenary 3: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

How to Communicate a Well-Designed Employee Benefit Package That Empowers Your Diverse Workforce

Krystn Clark, Vice President, Employee Benefits Advisor, Brown & Brown, Inc.

This important session delves into the crucial art of effectively communicating a well-designed employee benefit package tailored to a diverse workforce, emphasizing the pivotal role of robust and innovative communication strategies. Recognizing the intricate needs and preferences within a diverse employee base, attendees will explore techniques to articulate the value and relevance of benefits, fostering increased utilization and satisfaction among employees. With communication as the cornerstone, this session equips HR professionals with essential tools to ensure that their benefit programs resonate deeply, empowering employees to make informed decisions, enhance engagement, and ultimately drive organizational success.

1 HRCI Business Credit
1 SHRM Recertification Credit

Panel Discussion: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Total Rewards - Staying Ahead in a Dynamic Landscape

Moderated by Kevin Marrs, Vice President, ASE


  • Krystn Clark, Vice President, Employee Benefits Advisor, Brown & Brown, Inc.
  • Errol Hau, AIF®, CTP/CCM, Principal, Financial Advisor, Captrust
  • Lenny Brucato, LIC, Senior Area Vice President, Gallagher Benefit Services
  • Annette Tyman, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Hannah K. Reisdorff, Attorney at Law, Clark Hill

This unique discussion will offer comprehensive insights into the evolving landscape of total rewards. From discussing current challenges to unveiling emerging trends, our panel will provide valuable perspectives on how organizations are adapting to shifting paradigms in total rewards strategies, exploring innovative approaches to attract and retain top talent. Whether you're seeking to optimize your organization's compensation packages, navigate regulatory changes, or enhance employee engagement, this will help you stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving total rewards arena.

.45 HRCI General Credit
1 SHRM Recertification Credit

Plenary 4: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

2024 Pay Briefing

Kevin Marrs, Vice President, ASE

In any dynamic job market, organizations will face challenges that put their compensation plans and strategies to the test. As we navigate through the evolving workforce landscape of 2024, the focus shifts from pandemic-related disruptions to addressing the complexities arising from macro labor trends. This insightful session will offer timely perspectives drawn from ASE's latest benchmarking activities, incorporating data from the most recent compensation surveys. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of salary trends based on information collected in early 2024, exploring the critical economic factors influencing local wages and salaries in the current environment. Join us to stay ahead of the curve, adapt your compensation strategies to the ongoing workforce dynamics, and effectively navigate the labor challenges and supply issues shaping the contemporary business landscape.

1 HRCI Business Credit
1 SHRM Recertification Credit

Plenary 5: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Navigating the Complexities of Pay Transparency Requirements

Annette Tyman, Partner, Seyfarth

This informative session will delve into the dynamic terrain of pay transparency, concentrating on proactive methodologies aimed at guaranteeing compliance amidst diverse regulatory frameworks. Annette’s session will examine state, federal, and global mandates, delving into the proposed transparency standards for federal contractors alongside the imminent EU Pay Transparency regulations. Additionally, we will dissect prevalent trends and initiatives propelling the demand for enhanced transparency in compensation methodologies, fostering a comprehensive understanding of evolving best practices in this critical domain.

1 HRCI Business Credit
1 SHRM Recertification Credit


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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Small Business Association of Michigan

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Compensation Survey Participants receive a 10% discount.  Look for the special discount code via email.

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