2019 Managing Labor + Employee Relations Seminar

, , Tony Casper, Chief Executive Officer and Consultant, Safe Passage Consulting
Kegler Brown

Approved for 3.75 CLE credit hours + 3.75 HRCI credit hours

Kegler Brown invites you to attend our 2019 Annual Managing Labor + Employee Relations seminar, taking place on Tuesday, March 5, at the Fawcett Center. This year we are privileged to have the Chief Executive Officer of Safe Passage Consulting, Tony Casper, presenting alongside our Employment team. Also joining the seminar will be members of Kegler Brown’s Workers' Compensation and Medical Marijuana practice areas.

Join us for this half-day seminar focused on timely information regarding labor and employee relations as they relate to you and your company.

A hot breakfast will be served to all attendees.


8:00 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast + Networking

8:30 a.m. –  Surviving Your Worst Fear: Documentation + Employment Litigation,  Jane Gleaves

This presentation will outline best practices for accurate and thorough record-keeping with an eye toward litigation. Jane will discuss the ways employers should document any problematic employees or work-place incidents so that their records can be helpful, rather than harmful, in future litigation. She will give examples of both good and bad documentation practices and illustrate how each can affect an employer’s position against a former employee in a lawsuit.

9:15 a.m. –  Closing the Pay Gap: Case Law + Best Practices for Equal PayErin C. Herbst

Erin will identify and explore the gender gap in employment. She will provide an overview of relevant case law, plus tips and strategies for best practices in dealing with the gender pay gap.

10:00 a.m. –  The Cost of Workplace ViolenceTony Casper, Chief Executive Officer and Consultant, Safe Passage Consulting

During this presentation you will learn the effects of violence in the workplace on productivity and your staff. Tony will discuss steps to preventing and mitigating violence in the workplace. Also, he will discuss the importance of having proper policy, a threat assessment team, Physical Security Assessments and quality training.

11:00 a.m. – Break

11:15 p.m. – A Legal Outlook of Medical Marijuana: What’s On the Horizon?, Lloyd Pierre-Louis + Randy Mikes

Lloyd + Randy will analyze the potential impact of the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio. Lloyd will cover issues related to the legal challenges and trends in the medical marijuana industry, discuss the Ohio regulatory environment and statutes, and touch on Ohio court cases. Then, Randy will talk about issues including allowance of claims, return to work, and extent of disability. They will also look at what to expect in terms of regulations and the practical impact legalization may have on employment areas including but not limited to workers’ compensation.

12:00 p.m. – My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me!Brendan Feheley

Brendan will focus on the intersection between FMLA and the ADA with a special emphasis on mental health conditions. This presentation will examine recent developments regarding certification of and reasonable accommodations for mental health conditions.

12:45 p.m. – Q+A

Registration + Fee

Please register by Tuesday, February, 26, by clicking the RSVP button below or by contacting Korri Titus, [email protected] or (614) 255-5515.

There is a $75.00 fee to attend this program. We accept checks and credit cards (except American Express). Checks should be made out to Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter and can be mailed to 65 E. State Street, Suite 1800, Columbus, OH 43215, attn.: Korri Titus. To pay with credit card please contact Korri Titus at (614) 255-5515.

Please note that payment will not be processed until after the seminar.


The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Free parking is available to all guests in the Fawcett Center lot. Guests will be asked to place a parking permit in their windshield. Kegler Brown will distribute the parking permit through e-mail the week of the seminar.

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