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At this year’s annual
Labor and Employment section seminar, Vice-Chair Emily Pontius and I have
designed a seminar we hope brings you information on topics not often discussed
at law education meetings and fresh perspectives on familiar topics.
One such less familiar topic, transgender issues in the workplace,
promises to be both timely and interesting. For the first time, due to
recent landmark changes in federal employment law, transgender employees in
every state have legal recourse against workplace discrimination. You have
a remarkable opportunity to learn firsthand about this new paradigm from
transgender business expert, pioneering author, and in-demand speaker Vanessa
Sheridan. Don't miss this engaging presentation from one of the national
transgender community's leading voices. Our keynote speaker, Vanessa
Sheridan literally wrote the book on transgender in the workplace.
Joseph Schneider PhD
(Drake University Sociology Professor) and David
Drake D.O. (Des Moines Psychiatrist) will talk about how stress, depression,
and anxiety impact our clients’ (and our own) workplaces. They
will also discuss the mindfulness movement, the subject of more and more
research suggesting one method of dealing with those common issues impacting us
and our clients.
Finally, familiar faces
and voices will talk about other interesting issues. We believe the
seminar will be substantive and interesting and maybe just a little bit off the
well worn path. Please join us!
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Registration
8:30 - 9:00 - Evolving Marijuana Laws and the Workplace
Speaker: Lisa A. Stephenson, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
9:00 - 9:45 - Case Law Update
Speaker: Rick Autry, Employment Appeal Board
9:45 - 10:15 - Defending the Medical Employer: HIPAA Compliance
Speaker: Jo Ellen Whitney, Davis Brown Law Firm
10:15 -10:30 - Break
10:30 - 11:00 - Life After Pippen
Speakers: Melissa Hasso, Sherinian & Hasso and Thomas Newkirk, Newkirk Zwagerman PLC
11:00 - 12:00 - The Effects of Stress, and Combating Stress in the Workplace
Speakers: Joseph Schneider, Ph.D. and David Drake, D.O.
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (provided with registration)
1:00 - 1:30 - Burrage vs. United States: How Might a Criminal Case Affect Proof Issues in Employment Law?
Speaker: Angela Campbell, Dickey & Campbell Law Firm PLC
1:30 - 2:45 - Transgender Issues in the Workplace: The New Paradigm
Speaker: Vanessa Sheridan
2:45 - 3:00 - Break
3:00 - 3:30 - The Dos and Don’ts of Employment Background Checks
Speaker: Leonard Bates, Newkirk Zwagerman PLC
3:30 - 4:00 - Public Employment Law
Speakers: Hugh Cain, Hopkins & Huebner PC
4:00 - 4:45 - FMLA and ADA
Speakers: Mark Sherinian, Sherinian & Hasso; and Terri Davis, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC
4:45 - 5:15 - The Use of Smartphones by Employees
Speaker: Randy Armentrout, Nyemaster Goode PC
CLE CREDIT (approved)
6.75 hours of state CLE which includes 2.5 federal hours (federal pending)
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after November 13th will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
Labor & Employment Section Members (hard copy materials) - $175
Labor & Employment Section Members (electronic materials) - $155
Please use promo code laborlaw when registering to receive the correct rate above. This code is
for ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section Members only. If wanting to join this
section ($15 fee), please contact the ISBA's Membership Department at
515-697-7870 (must already be an ISBA Member).
ISBA Members (hard copy materials) - $185
ISBA Members (electronic materials) - $165
Non-ISBA Members (hard copy materials) - $300
Non-ISBA Members (electronic materials) - $280
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