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Lindner & Marsack’s Tom Mackenzie, Laurie Petersen and Daniel Finerty will share expertise on a variety of employment law matters at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute. With various breakout session options and multiple plenary sessions, the event is designed to share comprehensive information to help attorneys stay current on new developments that impact health, labor and employment law practice.
The conference will be held at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells on August 18-19. The following is a brief summary of Lindner & Marsack’s presenters and topics:
Tom Mackenzie will co-present NLRB Update: The Changing Landscape of Labor with Jennifer Abruzzo, Deputy General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board. The focus will be on ever-changing issues faced by today’s employers and employees in both union and non-union work environments including topics critical to health care employers such as the use of cameras and videotaping in the workplace, “English only” policies, civility and confidentiality rules and other updates regarding recent changes to the election rules (Breakout Session 1: Thursday, August 18th at 10:05 a.m.).
Daniel Finerty will present Advanced Issues in Health Care Employee Background Checks to further review the applicable federal and state law regarding background checks and review recent examples of missteps in the hiring process and claims filed by applicants (Breakout Session 3: Thursday, August 18th at 1:25 p.m.).
How to Fire Someone the Right Way will be presented by Laurie Petersen along with Richard Rice of Fox & Fox, S.C. Although Wisconsin is an “employment-at-will” state, telling an employee this is the surest way to trigger an employment claim; instead, Petersen will explain that it is best to provide a legitimate, clearly-articulated business reason in order to prevent costly litigation and obtain the best result (Breakout Session 3: Thursday, August 18th at 2:35 p.m.).
Lindner & Marsack will co-host a complimentary Thursday Evening Social Hour and Cocktail Reception for conference attendees (Thursday, August 18th at 4:50 p.m.).
The Conference also features an optional paid lunch with Tammy H. Scheidegger, Ph.D. According to Dr. Sheidegger, while “having it all” seems to go hand-in-hand with being successful (or what we are told about success), research on happiness, and the emerging science of neuro-counseling, is shifting the happiness paradigm and providing a clear roadmap for how “having enough” is actually the way to balance all aspects of one’s life. Dr. Scheidegger, an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Counseling at Mount Mary University, will share her perspectives on the latest happiness research and strategies for achieving a healthy balance in your personal and professional life.
Watch for live updates on Twitter at the #2016HLE conference from Daniel Finerty (@DanielFinerty). A full schedule and registration information is available at http://hle.wisbar.org/schedule.html.
Lindner & Marsack, S.C. has represented management exclusively in all facets of labor, employment, employee benefits and workplace injury defense law since 1908. Call Tom, Laurie or Daniel at (414) 273-3910 regarding any of their #2016HLE topics, or visit www.lindner-marsack.com to learn more about the firm and how our experienced and innovative attorneys can help your business.