April 26, 2023Seminar

34th Annual Labor & Employment Relations Law Seminar

The Annual Labor & Employment Relations Law Seminar is back on April 26, 2023 for its 34th year! Join us as we bring together human resources professionals, business executives, and legal counsel for education and important employment-related legal updates.

This half-day seminar will begin with our Annual Year in Review. The plenary session will be followed by breakout sessions providing practical advice and updates on wage and hour, the SECURE Act 2.0, FMLA and ADA, and more. Seminar attendees may earn up to three credits of CLE, HRCI, and SHRM continuing education.

Labor & Employment Annual Year in Review (8:15 - 9:30 a.m.)

Farrah N.W. Rifelj

The flurry of employment law activity has not slowed. The year 2022 brought many changes at the federal and state levels, from the legislators, agencies, and the courts. Join Michael Best attorney Farrah Rifelj for a fast-paced recap of some of the biggest legal developments in employment law from 2022, including the following areas

  • Supreme Court Cases
  • Federal and State Legislation
  • Restrictive Covenant/Noncompete
  • Pay Transparency and Pay Equity

Session I (9:45 - 10:45 a.m.)

Workforce Development & Culture Track: FMLA, ADA, and Avoiding the Next SOS:  Learning from Recent FMLA Cases

Devin S. Hayes & Kirk A. Pelikan

In this session, Kirk Pelikan and Devin Hayes will review some of the more recent FMLA and ADA mistakes other employers have made so that you can avoid them. Come for the education; stay for the schadenfreude.

Workplace Policies & Practices Track: More Money, More Problems – 2023 Wage and Hour Update

Elizabeth A. Odian & Mitchell W. Quick

This session will cover the latest developments under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including proposed changes to the minimum “salary thresholds,” DOL initiatives, and recent litigation. It will provide actionable steps to reduce your risk of liability for wage and hour violations.

Session II (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Workforce Development & Culture Track: Retirement Plan Overhaul: Who and What is Actually Secured by SECURE Act 2.0?

Carrie E. Byrnes, Luke J. Habeeb & Mark A. Lotito

This session will focus on SECURE Act 2.0—retirement plan reform included in the 2022 year-end funding bill. This sweeping legislation changes both requirements and opportunities for employers and savers alike. Changes impact both new and legacy retirement plans and span changes in contribution and distribution provisions as well as few entirely novel concepts. Join our session to learn what is come and when!

Workplace Policies & Practices Track: Hot Topics in Employment Law in 2023

Amy O. Bruchs & Holly E. Courtney

Employment law and trends continues to evolve. In this presentation, attorneys Amy Bruchs and Holly Courtney will cover hot topics in employment law for 2023 and beyond. We will discuss the future of restrictive covenants in light of the FTC proposed rule banning non-compete and additional state law restrictions; the changing legal landscape concerning arbitration in employment; challenges and best practices in managing remote workforces; and a discussion of EEOC trends.

Lunch (12:00 - 1:30 p.m.)

Join us after our morning of education for a networking lunch with your peers!


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 in need of an Illinois attorney Financial Hardship application, please contact Professional Development team.

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Time (Central):
7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Seminar & Lunch

Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Registration Fee:

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