Dershaw, Leyshock and Priestle to Speak at Higher Education Compliance Annual Conference

Taft Labor and Employment attorneys Brian Dershaw, Sarah Leyshock and Evan Priestle will present at the Thomas More College Institute for Higher Education Compliance Annual Conference on July 24.

The conference is designed to help professionals at small schools navigate the complexities of compliance. Dershaw will address how to navigate the FMLA, while Priestle will present Title IX trends and updates, and Leyshock will share information on students who are a direct threat to themselves. 

Dershaw is an experienced management-side labor attorney, assisting clients with union elections, collective bargaining, strike avoidance and preparation, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations and fact-finding hearings.

Leyshock has extensive experience in the higher education, hospital, restaurant and staffing industries, and represents employers in all types of matters involving state and federal employment laws. She has significant knowledge of FLSA, FMLA, ADA and Title VII compliance and litigation. Sarah conducts employee workplace investigations; provides personnel, compliance and risk management advice; drafts employment policies and legal documents; litigates (typically defends) on behalf of the employer; and regularly resolves charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

Priestle counsels and represents both public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes representing all manner of clients in lawsuits and administrative charges involving race, sex, age and disability discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

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