November 10, 2021Seminar

32nd Annual Labor & Employment Relations Law Seminar

We've gone hybrid!

After 18 months of diligently reviewing the pandemic and options to safely deliver important employment-related legal updates, we are excited to announce that we are bringing you the first hybrid edition of our annual seminar! Join human resources professionals, business executives, and legal counsel from across the region for a day of networking and education–either together in-person or virtually from your favorite recliner.

The day will include an in-person keynote presentation "The War on Talent... Talent Won: The new rules to talent engagement" by Ian Abston. The plenary program will be followed by breakout sessions on a variety of legal and human resources trends and developments affecting the employer-employee relationship.

Keynote & Annual Law Update (8:15 - 9:45 a.m.)

Keynote Speaker Ian Abston (8:15 a.m.)
The War on Talent... Talent Won: The new rules to talent engagement

Annual Labor & Employment Law Update (9:00 a.m.)
2020 and 2021 have been anything but boring when it comes to employment law, between changes in the white house and at the administrative level, to court decisions, social justice and equity movements, and the continuing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During this session, attorney Farrah Rifelj will provide an overview update on some of the biggest legal topics in employment law from 2020 and 2021, including for example:

  • COVID-19 laws and regulations
  • Vaccination
  • Legal Trends – such as paid sick leave and pay equity and restrictive covenants
  • Key Supreme Court Cases
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Telework/Remote Work 
  • Independent Contractor Standards

Session I (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

  • General Counsel / C-"Sweet" Roundtable: Best Practices for Limiting Liability*
    *This session is limited to C-Suite leaders and General Counsel who are attending in-person.
  • Workforce Development & Culture: COVID-19, Employment Law, the CDC, the WHO, and the HR Professional Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Workplace Practices & Policies: Meet the New Boss – Not the Same as the Old Boss: The New U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Policies & Priorities

Session II (11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

  • General Counsel / C-"Sweet" Roundtable: Best Practices for Limiting Liability (Continued)*
    *This session is limited to C-Suite leaders and General Counsel who are attending in-person.
  • Workforce Development & Culture: How it Started vs. How It’s Going: Providing Employee Benefits in the COVID-19 Era
  • Workplace Practices & Policies: State & Federal Legal Considerations Affecting the Enforceability of Non-Competition Agreements: What You Need to Know Regarding Recent Changes in Non-Compete Law

Session III (1:15 - 2:15 p.m.)

  • Workforce Development & Culture: FMLA Update: Learning from the Latest FMLA Cases
  • Workplace Practices & Policies: What to Expect at the NLRB in 2021 & Beyond

Session IV (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

  • Workforce Development & Culture: The Biden OSHA Agenda
  • Workplace Practices & Policies: Immigration Update: Work Visa, International Travel & I-9 Considerations during COVID-19

Professional Development Credit

The program is pending for Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM, and PHR/SPHR.

CLE credit in WI, CO, IL, NC, TX, UT, and VA is pending. We are happy to provide the program materials to participants applying for credit in other states.

If you are need of an Illinois attorney Financial Hardship application, please contact Professional Development team.

COVID-19 Health & Safety

The in-person format of the event is subject to COVID-19 guidelines as set by the CDC and local government ordinances. We will keep you informed of any changes in COVID-19 guidelines as they are presented.

For questions or more information on the event, please contact our Events team.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time (Central):
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hybrid Seminar
*Complimentary breakfast & lunch for in-person attendees.

Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Both In-Person & Virtual Cost:
General Rate: $180

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