Fall Labor and Employment Law Seminar

September 28, 2011 at 8:00am12:30pm
Xavier UniversitySchiff Conference and Banquet Center
1624 Herald Avenue
At Dinsmore & Shohl, we know that attorneys, Human Resources professionals, managers and operators need more than representation in lawsuits. Critical to the success of any business is the continuous supply of updates and education about the ever-changing rules of workplace law. Our 21st Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar agenda, which complements our continuous employer education and training, will include the following:

1. Legal Update (45 Minutes) - This presentation, a legal update of various topics of interest to Human Resources professionals and counsel litigating Labor & Employment claims, will include a discussion of topics including, among others: (1) Ohio Senate Bill 5 and its impact upon unions in the workplace, (2) legal issues related to traditional labor law (including the proposed persuader regulations, condensed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections, and recent court decisions concerning traditional labor issues), (3) the viability of employee class actions after the Supreme Court's Wal-Mart decision (and how to defend against such claims), (5) ramifications of the Supreme Court's AT&T decision (concerning arbitrations for class actions), and (6) the rise of third-party retaliation claims. Presenter: Mike Glassman, Esq., Partner - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (45 minutes) - A discussion and review of the newly issued regulations for the ADA Amendments Act. Topics to be discussed include work leave as an ADA accommodation. Presenter: Colleen Lewis, Esq., Partner - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

3. Non-Compete Agreements (30 minutes) - Many in the Human Resources community, and many employers, are frequently faced with issues arising from non-compete agreements and their enforcement. This presentation will include a discussion of how best to handle non-competes, and how to legally and appropriately protect company proprietary information when employees leave to begin work with a new employer. Presenter: Ryan Green, Esq., Partner - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

4. Social Media (45 minutes) - This discussion will concern the varied legal issues relating to social media (Facebook, etc.) including: the importance of companies having a social media policy; the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA ) section 7 implications for employers who seek to limit employees' access to social media or discipline employees for statements made on social medias sites; and the employee privacy issues relating to the usage of social media. Presenter: Jerry Sallee, Esq., Partner - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

5. Whistleblower Retaliation (45 minutes) - Whistleblower claims are on the rise throughout Ohio and in other states. This discussion will focus on the legal aspects of whistleblower retaliation: how to avoid and defend such claims; how to prevent a retaliation claim from arising in the first place; and how employers can and should protect against whistleblower allegations. Speaker William Hunt is the former Criminal Chief of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio. In that role, he was responsible for all criminal litigation in the Southern District. Presenters: Michael Hawkins, Partner - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Elizabeth Simmons, Associate - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, William Hunt, Of Counsel - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Please join us on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, for this exciting, complimentary program. CLE and SHRM credit will be available.

Deadline to respond is Thursday, September 22.