Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons) employment and labor attorney Paul R. Smith was appointed to the board of the Bridgerland Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as its Legal Affairs Director. The Bridgerland chapter is located in the Logan, Utah area. According to SHRM's website, the organization creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With nearly 325,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 235 million workers and families globally.

Smith has extensive experience in employment and labor and employment litigation law as well as protecting employers' intellectual property. He regularly defends companies against discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination claims brought under the ADA, FMLA, ADEA, USERRA, Title VII and state law.

Parsons' attorneys have a strong presence in the Utah affiliate chapters of SHRM. In May 2023, Parsons' Salt Lake City office partnered with the Salt Lake City SHRM affiliate chapter to present Parsons' 43rd annual Employment Law Seminar, attended by hundreds of general counsel and HR professionals. Parsons has one of the largest and most experienced employment and labor practice teams in the Intermountain West. Learn more here.