8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Columbus
  • Speakers: Pamela Krivda, Shawna Sorrell, Janica Pierce Tucker, Lauren Kemp, and David Butler
  • Location: The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard;, 820 Goodale Boulevard, Grandview Heights, OH 43212

Taft Columbus Employment and Labor Annual Update

Join us for the return of Taft Columbus’ in-person annual Employment and Labor Seminar. We’ll discuss the latest employment and labor law developments, including the workers’ “revolution,” the shift to pro-union attitudes, post-Roe v. Wade implications for employers, and workers’ compensation. Our program will close with a session on the litigation risks posed by internal communications and practical suggestions for managing them with examples from the high-profile DuPont Chemical trials. 

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Seminar Agenda

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m.
The (Enormously) Changing Employment Landscape: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto

The way we work has changed dramatically in the last two years and will only continue to do so. Employers have entered new territory with the philosophies and policies governing the workplace. As leaders, what should be on your radar for 2023 and beyond?
Speaker: Pamela Krivda

9:00-9:30 a.m. 
The Confusion in Eligibility for Temporary Total Disability Benefits Continues

We will briefly address workers’ compensation updates and primarily focus on the recent codification of temporary total disability benefits. The enactment of R.C. 4123.56(F) was meant to expand and simplify the defense of voluntary abandonment. Unfortunately, it has done just the opposite and created chaos for both employers and injured workers.
Speaker: Lauren Kemp

9:30-10:00 a.m. 
Dobbs: Employment Implications for the Post-Roe v. Wade Era

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization held that abortion is not a right of privacy springing from the Constitution and returned abortion decisions to the states. This has created a host of decisions and implications for employers and group health coverage.
Speaker: Janica Pierce Tucker

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. 

10:15-10:45 a.m. 
Union or Not, Here They Come: NLRB Decisions That Will Affect All Employers

The National Labor Relations Act applies to all employers – not just those that are unionized. The current National Labor Relations Board is – and plans to continue – making some very pro-employee/pro-union changes. The changes will have profound effects on everyday policies and on managing union workforces and unionization efforts.
Speaker: Shawna Sorrell

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Litigation Perils in Workplace Communications

This session will address lessons in internal company communications and how those communications can play out – and spell disaster for the company – in litigation.
Please join us for a fascinating ‘smoking gun’ tale, using video clips from depositions in the famous DuPont Chemical trials featured in the movie Dark Waters. Through this engrossing story, Dave Butler, a member of the DuPont litigation team, illustrates the critical role corporate leaders play in managing internal communications to best protect the company. Unmanaged corporate behavior and internal communications can play a pivotal role at trial – and have devastating results in the hands of the jury.
To be provided: useful take-away materials about the attorney-client privilege in the corporate setting and the discovery of electronic information stored on personal devices.
Speakers: Pamela Krivda, David Butler

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

3 hours of SHRM professional development credit and CLE credit for Ohio (pending) will be offered.

Questions? Contact Ashley Patrick at apatrick@taftlaw.com or 513-827-3890.

There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.