Taft Cincinnati partners Brian Dershaw and Justin Flamm led workshop presentations at Northern Kentucky University's 39th Annual Labor-Management Conference: Building Labor-Management Relationships Through Cooperation and Knowledge on Friday, May 13.
Dershaw presented the "Employment Law Update," examining the most recent developments under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other statutes. In his presentation on "How to Respond to an Evolving Workforce," Flamm addressed important issues that employers confront with today's workforce, including best practices for handling sexual orientation and transgender issues, disability accommodation requests, hybrid and remote work arrangements, and the impact of emerging legislative and policy changes.
Dershaw serves as chair of Taft’s Cincinnati Employment and Labor Relations practice and has broad experience serving as employment, litigation, and outside general counsel for companies of all sizes. He regularly appears in state and federal trial and appellate courts in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, non-compete, trade secret, and contract litigation. He actively uses alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, to represent the best interests of his clients.
Flamm focuses his practice on a wide range of labor and employment matters. His experience includes noncompetition and trade secrets litigation; lawsuits and administrative charges involving race, sex, age, disability, and religious discrimination; wage and hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws; National Labor Relations Act claims, union elections and union organizing campaigns; negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and arbitration of union grievances; military leave; employee handbooks and workplace policies; electronic discovery and recordkeeping issues; and other issues relating to employment relationships.