GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

November 8, 2016
Alliant Energy Center

Session 1:  Hot Legal Issues & Conducting Internal Investigations 


Session 2:  DOL Overtime Rule Changes & Avoiding Discrimination and Whistleblower Claims

Presented By:  
-  Jon Anderson, Labor & Employment Law Practice Group,  Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.  
-  Tom O’Day,  Labor &  Employment and Health Care Practice Groups,  Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.   

  Presented by:  
-  Jennifer Mirus,  Boardman & Clark, LLP
-  Troy Thompson, Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups,  Axley Brynelson, LLP

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Campaign season will soon be over!  It’s time to regroup and ensure you are up to speed on key legal issues affecting your workplace. Join us at the Legal Summit on November 8th to delve into timely legal topics with four experienced labor and employment lawyers. You know you can never get enough of this stuff, so don’t miss this informational morning that will update your knowledge and give you tools to improve the HR practices and outcomes in your workplace! 


Session 1:  Hot Legal Issues & Conducting Internal Investigations

Session 2:  DOL Overtime Rule Changes & Avoiding Discrimination and Whistleblower Claims

This session will focus on 5 new legal issues you need to know and best practices for conducting internal investigations.

You will learn: 
  • How to effectively manage employees with knowledge of the most recent employment law issues
  • Errors to avoid in conducting internal investigations
In this session our presenters will take a deep dive into the new DOL Overtime Rules and find out if you are truly ready for them.  We will also look at the issues of avoiding liability for arrest/conviction record, wrongful refusal to rehire and OSHA whistleblower and retaliation claims.

You will learn:
  • Options for dealing with the “newly non-exempt”
  • How to put in place defenses to the most common legal claims
Jon Anderson is the Madison Office Managing Partner and a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.  He exclusively represents management in all aspects of human resource, labor, and employment law matters.  Jon is also a member of the firm’s Health Care Team, representing health care institutions and hospital systems in their employment and collective bargaining matters.  Jon also represents management in mediation proceedings and unfair labor practice hearings arising in a union setting.

Tom O’Day is an attorney in the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. and is a member of the Labor and Employment and Health Care Practice Groups.  Tom’s practice focuses on advising and representing employers in every aspect of labor and employment law, including the hiring and firing of employees, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements, litigating federal and state discrimination and wage claims, and drafting employment and severance agreements.
Jennifer S. Mirus is a partner at Boardman & Clark in Madison, Wisconsin.  Jennifer represents employers in all aspects of employment relations, including hiring, discipline and terminations, wage and hour issues, discrimination, ADA, FMLA, and harassment.  Jennifer also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks.  Jennifer’s experience also includes conducting workplace investigations and human resources and management trainings for clients of all sizes.

Troy D. Thompson is a partner in the law firm of Axley Brynelson, LLP and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups.  Mr. Thompson represents private and public sector business organizations in all facets of traditional labor and employment, litigation, and business matters.  In addition to advising employers on day-to-day employment matters, Mr. Thompson regularly represents the interests of management in litigation pending before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Thompson is a frequent guest speaker to business and human resources associations.


  • Registration
7:30am to 11:00am
  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2 
10:30am to 12:30pm

  • GMA SHRM Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.
  • Guest / Nonmember
$35 each session   -   $70 both sessions
  • Student Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.




Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

Click here for direction information.


For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.