Friday, December 2
Registration & breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m. Seminar: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch & open discussion: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Type: CLE Seminar/Webinar
  • Presented by: Taft
  • Location: Schiff Conference Center (Cintas Center) at Xavier University, 1624 Musketeer Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Annual Employment Law Update Presented By Taft Cincinnati

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Registration & breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m.
Seminar: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch & open discussion: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Register by clicking here.


8:30-9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9-9:25 a.m.
Updates Regarding Post-COVID OSHA and Labor Law Developments Under the Biden NLRB

This presentation will explore recent initiatives and noteworthy enforcement activity by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent changes and updates in labor law under the Biden National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Speaker: Conor Meeks

9:25-9:50 a.m.
Internal Investigations: Your Company Received a Complaint from an Employee. Now What?

An effective response is critical, but what does it mean to have a prompt, thorough, and impartial workplace investigation? Who is best suited to lead the investigation? Who needs to know about the investigation? Join us for a discussion of these and other questions related to workplace investigations.

Speaker: Connie Kremer

9:50-10:10 a.m.
Independent Contractor or Employee?

The U.S. Department of Labor recently said that “the misclassification of employees as independent contractors remains one of the most serious problems facing workers, businesses, and the broader economy.” In this presentation you will hear about recent legal developments, common pitfalls, best practices, and potential legal liability regarding worker misclassification.

Speaker: Evan Priestle

10:10-10:35 a.m.
Immigration Trends and Changes: What Your Business Needs to Know            

Taft immigration team members will highlight hot topics in immigration from 2022 ranging from regulatory and policy changes to continuing government delays. This will be the “need-to-know” immigration guidance for your HR and business operations covering both nonimmigrant and immigrant procedures.

Speakers: Emily Cashell, Staci Jenkins, Michael Lasonczyk

10:35-10:50 a.m.

10:50-11:10 a.m.
Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health has been an increasingly recurrent issue for employers in recent years, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will cover situations in which mental health may affect the workplace, best practices to handle employee mental health issues, and recent legal developments involving mental health in the workplace.

Speaker: Ivy Sander

11:10-11:35 a.m.
What’s New in 2022? More Developments in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Businesses must consider rapidly changing regulations, new work environments, and litigation risks when structuring today’s employee programs. This presentation will review the 2022 developments in employee benefits and executive compensation, including new rules, what to expect in future legislation, and practical steps for structuring plans and compensation agreements.

Speaker: Matthew Secrist

11:35 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Year in Review

This presentation will provide an overview of the important and interesting case law and employment law developments throughout 2022.

Speaker: Sarah Clay Leyshock

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Go Ahead, Make My Day: How Employers Can Help a Plaintiff’s Lawyer Win All of His Cases

Every plaintiff’s lawyer who represents employees hopes the next client who walks in their door will bring a terrific case. What sort of facts is the lawyer looking for in evaluating a potential employment lawsuit? What kind of miscues or omissions by HR will factor into the attorney’s analysis of the case? In this talk you will hear from an experienced plaintiff’s attorney on what HR professionals can do — alright, not do — to help create a lawsuit that is a sure-fire winner. 

Guest Speaker: Steve Simon, Tobias Torchia & Simon

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Unable to join in person? Join us virtually!

We will be hosting an online webinar option for this event with a live stream of the sessions and digital presentation materials. Click here to register for the webinar instead of the in-person event.

Questions? Contact Ann Wissman at or 513-357-9413.

3.25 hours of SHRM professional development credit and CLE credit for Kentucky and Ohio (pending) will be offered. No cost to attend.

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