2016 Labor and Employment speaker
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Please register as a speaker for the Labor and Employment Law Seminar by clicking on the link. Speakers attend at no charge and the registration form will request your bio information. Call Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 if you have any questions.

When: 10/14/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale
8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, Iowa  50131
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Thank you again for agreeing to participate in the 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar that will be held Friday, October 14.  Just a reminder that the program will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA 50131.  Please register as a speaker and fill out the requested speaker information (short bio, title of your presentation, short paragraph about the topic you will be covering, contact information you would like listed on the cover page, AV and etc.).  

Outlines are due September 20 

Additional Outline Information

All materials must be submitted to the Bar office in electronic format.  We are able to open the following software:  Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Corel and Power Point.

You can e-mail your outline to ccronin@iowabar.org

The Final copy is due September 20 by 5:00 p.m. for assembling and distributing purposes.  It is very important that you submit an outline since the attendees are expecting your materials. 

Page Margins: 
No less than one (1) inch margin on top, bottom and sides.          

Title Page:

The first page of the written materials will include a title page.  The Bar office will prepare the title page.  Please furnish the following information: The exact title of your presentation, your name, address, phone, and fax. (We typically do not put e-mail addresses on title page, however if you would like us to include your e-mail address please let us know).


The maximum length is thirty (30) pages.  This includes any reference materials, forms or bibliographies.  If the outline exceeds 30 pages, please call the Bar office at 515-697-7874.

An agenda is below for your information.


2016 Labor and Employment Seminar
Friday, October 14, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale
8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

8:00 - 8:25 - Coffee and Registration
8:25 - 8:30 - Welcome and Announcements
8:30 - 9:00 - Identity Theft and the Employment Relationship - Speaker: Jo Ellen Whitney, Davis Brown Law Firm
9:00 - 9:30 - Know Your Revised Agency Rules, Part 1:  Pay Data Reporting Requirements - Speaker: Kelsey Knowles, Belin McCormick
9:30 - 10:15 - How to Get the Deal Done:  Tips and Wisdom from Employment Law Mediators – Speakers: David Goldman, Babich Goldman, P.C.; Elizabeth Kennedy, Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. and Michael Mullin, Kutak Rock, L.L.P. 
10:15 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 - 11:30 - The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and Implications for Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements – Speakers: Thomas Foley, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. and Randall Armentrout, Nyemaster Goode, P.C.
11:30 - 12:00 - Case Law Update – Speaker: TBA
12:00 - 1:00 – Lunch (Lunch is included)
1:00 - 2:00 - Litigating Employment Claims in Federal Court -  Speakers: Hon. Leonard T. Strand, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa; Hon. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa; Hon. Helen C. Adams, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa and Hon. CJ Williams, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Iowa
2:00 - 3:00 - The Ethics of Attorney Advertising in a Digital Age – Speaker: Timothy Semelroth, RSH Legal
3:00 - 3:30 - Know Your Revised Agency Rules, Part 2:  FLSA Developments – Speaker: Kendra Hanson, Fredrikson & Byron, P.a.
3:30 - 3:45 – Break
3:45 - 4:15 - What You Didn’t Learn in Law School:  How to Effectively Manage a Law Practice – Speakers: Thomas Duff, Duff Law Firm, P.L.C.; Deborah Tharnish, Davis Brown Law Firm and Mark Zaiger, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
4:15 - 5:00 - Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Employment Law Trials – Speakers: Mark Sherinian, Sherinian & Hasso Law Firm and Kevin Visser, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman P.L.C.