[Webinar] Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Webinar Series - Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

November 9th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Thompson Coburn LLP
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Thompson Coburn LLP

November 9th, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST

The topics in this session will address:

  • Common issues related to complying with the FLSA and a summary of the Department of Labor’s new rule for tipped employees.
  • Missouri’s new VESSA law and how it differs from Illinois’ law.
  • Workplace restroom and appearance policies in light of Bostock v. Clayton County
  • New rules around using background checks when making employment decisions, the availability of restrictive covenants and requirements under the Illinois Equal Pay Act.

CLE
California: 1.0 general
Illinois: 1.0 general
Missouri: 1.2 general
New York (experienced): 1.0 PM/PP
New York (transitional): 1.0 PM/PP
Texas (pending): 1.0 general
SHRM: 1.0 hour
HRCI credit is pending

Speakers

Laura Jordan

Laura Jordan
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Laura provides high-level strategic human resources counseling to executives and HR managers on the challenging legal questions that crop up during every phase of employment, including hiring, leaves of absence, ADA accommodations, terminations and any resulting litigation. Her practical, highly responsive advice helps employers respond to disruptive personnel-based incidents and minimize litigation exposure so they can get back to the job at hand: Achieving success for their organizations.

Laura serves as primary outside employment counsel to employers across the country, from major financial institutions and large manufacturing operations to small nonprofit organizations. She provides guidance on the full range of state and federal employment laws affecting employers and helps them navigate sensitive terminations, workplace accommodations and larger reductions in force. Laura also helps employers craft executive agreements that limit conflict with valuable potential hires and still protect the company's interests.

Susan Lorenc

Susan Lorenc
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Susan is an experienced and trusted employment law advisor who counsels employers at every stage of a personnel-related issue. She drafts policies, assists with hiring and firing, conducts workplace investigations, and provides seamless representation in state and federal courts on employment matters.

For companies with five employees to those with 5,000, Susan provides day-to-day counseling on a wide variety of matters including background checks, discrimination, retaliation, enforcement of covenants not to compete, wage and hours issues, and family and medical leave. She serves as a dedicated extension of a company's human resources department, offering responsive, practical guidance that is shaped by an organization's ultimate goals — not the other way around.

Krissa Lubben

Krissa Lubben
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Krissa practices human resources law, focusing on the representation of employers in employment litigation and client counseling.

She has substantial experience in counseling clients and the defense of lawsuits involving sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination and religious discrimination under Title VII, age discrimination under the ADEA, disability discrimination under the ADA, the FMLA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims.

Krissa has also represented clients before the Equal Opportunity Commission and before state agencies, including the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She has experience representing employers in state court on various issues involving covenants not to compete, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and at-will employment exceptions, and employment discrimination.

Conor Neusel

Conor Neusel
Associate
Thompson Coburn LLP

Conor provides counsel to management in various types of labor and employment disputes. He has litigated on behalf of employers in both state and federal court, and in jurisdictions across the country.

He has also represented employers before state and federal agencies, including the Missouri Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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