Fox Valley SHRM is excited to bring back the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. for our fall session of Labor and Employment Law Update. Members of the LCOJ employment law team will discuss legal developments arising in 2017 and how those developments are likely to impact Fox Valley SHRM Human Resource professionals. The team will provide their insight on the developments, provide recommendations for compliance, and answer questions from the audience. Topics will include:
Impact of Trump Administration on federal labor and employment law, and steps employers need to take to comply. This will include a review and analysis of the dramatic changes in rules and guidances of the EEOC, OSHA, USCIS, Wage and Hour, Department of Labor, OFCCP, NLRB and other agencies.
New court decisions under Title VII, the ADA and the FMLA and how those decisions may impact wellness plans, pre- and post-employment medical examinations, drug testing (especially in states with legalized marijuana), accommodation obligations, leave requirements, and related topics.
Recent Wisconsin developments, including cases under the Fair Employment Act, Wisconsin Wage and Hour laws, Unemployment laws, Right to Work Act, and other state and local developments affecting Fox Valley employers.
Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their experiences with these developing laws and to bring any questions they have for review and comment by the LCOJ employment law team.
Greg Grobe's practice focuses on labor and employment law. This includes issues arising under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the federal Civil Rights Acts, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws, state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act and related legislation. He is a frequent speaker and trainer on employment-related topics, has published many articles on labor and employment laws and serves as a legal commentator on local television networks.
Greg represents employers in connection with union organizing efforts and frequently serves as lead negotiator for collective bargaining agreements. He guides companies through labor disputes such as strikes, walkouts, pickets, and slowdowns. He also litigates, arbitrates and mediates many union labor cases.
Greg works with human resource professionals to prepare, review and update personnel forms, procedures and agreements, including employee handbooks, restrictive covenants, executive compensation contracts and severance agreements to ensure legal compliance. He frequently advises employers on layoffs, RIFS, furloughs and WARN Act compliance. Greg has successfully litigated employment and other types of claims before state and federal administrative agencies and courts of all levels.
Ross W. Townsend has more than 25 years of experience in representing large and small employers in the full range of employment-related legal matters, including disputes arising under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act. He has represented employers in labor arbitrations and negotiations and in proceedings before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and numerous state and federal courts in Wisconsin and across the United States. He has also devoted a substantial portion of his practice to providing his clients with proactive advice and training regarding ways to minimize or prevent legal risk while simultaneously achieving their objectives.
Ross has extensive speaking experience regarding employment and labor matters, issues regarding non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and related rules and regulations. He has conducted countless in-house training sessions for clients, taught graduate level classes for a private university, and spoken at numerous meetings and seminars.
Jodi Arndt Labs
Jodi Labs’ practice focuses on environmental and employment law issues. In her environmental practice, Jodi counsels corporations and individuals in regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement, and business and real estate transactions, including due diligence, environmental assessments and cleanups. Jodi’s practice includes the redevelopment of Brownfield sites and the remediation of Superfund sites and other contaminated properties. Jodi represents clients in state and federal courts, and before the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other state and federal environmental agencies.
Jodi counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She works with management and human resource professionals to minimize or prevent legal risk while allowing employers to achieve their business objectives. Jodi has represented employers in a wide variety of forums including proceedings before the Equal Rights Division, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as state and federal courts in Wisconsin. She is also a frequent speaker and trainer on employment-related topics.
Kurt A. Goehre practices employment law and general litigation and advises clients on both business and personal matters. A large portion of his practice focuses on employment matters, including wage and hour litigation, post-employment restrictive agreements, contract disputes, labor relations, employee benefits, worker's compensation, employment discrimination litigation, and various regulatory compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the federal Civil Rights Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act and Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws. Kurt also assists clients on matters pertaining to contract drafting, insurance defense, corporate governance, and business litigation.
Kurt has represented clients in cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Circuit Courts, and state and federal agencies.
Schedule of Events:
7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
8:00am - 8:45am Business Meeting/Sponsor Presentations
8:45am - Noon Program
The program has been submitted for 3 hours of general credit for HRCI and 3 hours for SHRM continued education credits.
To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancelation or no-show nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.
Registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.