Kelly Pinkerton


 Kelly Pinkerton is KPA’s Sales Engineer where her skills and experience allow her to focus on finding the most effective solutions for clients to reduce risk, increase compliance, and improve overall efficiency across their organization. Her time from 2001-2007 serving as an Automated Logistics Specialist for the U.S. Army and tour in Tikrit, Iraq from 2003-2005 were just the start of a career dedicated to accountability, resourcefulness, and teamwork. With over ten years’ experience in a high demand banking environment as a Payroll Manager and HR expert utilizing HRIS systems, Kelly understands company’s day-to-day needs, as well as, strategic goal attainment. Not only has she utilized HRIS systems, she has had the pleasure of implementing HRIS systems with KPA and she holds a degree in Organizational Leadership and Business. 

Weed at Work Creates “High” Stakes for Employers Dealing with Evolving Cannabis Laws: Are Employers Ready? 

Thursday, November 14
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Kelly Pinkerton, KPA

With medical and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in more states nationwide, you may be wondering what kind of drug-testing policy your business should have. The answer to that question depends on several factors: the types of jobs that are done and the degree to which they’re safety-sensitive, legal requirements that may apply to your business, and your company culture. We will discuss a general overview of these considerations, so you can determine what policy is right for your organization. 

During this workshop, attendees will learn:
  • Workplace accommodations for medical marijuana use 
  • Best practices for a drug-free workplace policy 
  • How HR should respond to marijuana legalization 

Cannabis Compliance and Everything In Between: Hot Topics in HR Compliance

Friday, November 15
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Kelly Pinkerton, KPA

With the many regulatory changes that are constantly evolving, we will discuss how RV dealers can get compliant with policies such as employee drug use (cannabis in the work place), employee handbooks, to name a couple. Kelly will discuss the importance of not only getting your organization compliant, but how does your organization stay compliant. Helpful tools and best practices. Are employers ensuring that they're capturing signature acknowledgements from their employees on policies in the work place? Is HR related training being administered- if so, are they sure it's compliant? Dominating headlines this year was the threat of opioid addiction in the workplace. Addressing and managing drug use and drug testing will remain one of the most challenging issues for employers who are tasked with making sure their workforce is efficient and operating safely and productively going into 2020. We will also discuss preparing for workplace violence. Workplace safety is a hot topic that should be at the top of all employer's minds. 
During this workshop, attendees will learn:
  • Compliance rules with state and federal changes
  • Development and implementation strategies to stay compliant
  • Policies and training tools that are specific to new laws and regulations