GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

November 15, 2022

In Person Event

Alliant Energy Center


Session 1    8:00-10:00

Legal Update


Session 2     10:15-12:15  

Elections Matter - What to Expect Now

Presented By: 
  • Jennifer Ciralsky, Littler
  • Nina Neff, Littler
  • Casey Kaiser, Littler
  • Sofija Anderson, LIttler
  Presented by:  
  • Rebecca Hogan, The Hamilton Consulting Group, LLC  

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Session 1

Join us for a fast-moving recap of key 2022 changes to employment & HR laws and regulations for Wisconsin employers, including a review of significant court decisions.  We will explore whether those developments mark a continuation of certain trends or a new direction in the following areas:

  • Wage and hour developments
  • Remote Work arrangements
  • Employee leave and accommodation issues
  • Union Organizing trends and key NLRB decisions
  • Independent Contractor misclassification

With the fall 2022 elections behind us, we will also look ahead to possible changes for 2023 and beyond.  

A hallmark of Littler's legal updates is our consistent focus on understanding current challenges and developing strategies to assist our clients in preparing for issues they will face in the coming years. This program is designed specifically for HR professionals to help you enhance your organization's legal compliance and maintain a vibrant and productive workplace.

Participants will learn:  

  • Key recent changes in the law, enforcement priorities and litigation trends
  • Anticipated changes to employment laws and regulations in 2023
  • Practical action items to consider

Session 2

Have you heard?  There is an election in November!
  • What are the possible impacts to the workplace if the Governorship changes?
  • If Republicans increase their majorities or if Democrats add seats, how could this impact workplace legislation? 
  • Overall, how does the outcome of the election impact us at work regarding legislation: what new legislation can we predict, what current priorities will no longer be priorities, or will any current legislation be overturned? 
  • How do we as HR professionals, get our voices heard about how labor laws actually impact us in the workforce, i.e. administering unemployment claims, I-9 Compliance, health insurance regulations, FMLA and employee leave, FLSA and IRS employee classifications, etc.

With the elections occuring one week prior to this event, this session will focus on what is next for the newly elected policymakers for the upcoming legislative session and how it could impact issues that matter to you. This is also an opportunity for you to share your input on what policy changes are necessary for you and your employer to be more successful.

Participants will learn:
  • Outcome of state elections and how that will impact labor law
  • Outcome of WI federal delegation and what that could mean
  • General policy climate based on who wins the elections
  • Participants should also come prepared with their own policy suggestions

Jennifer L. Ciralsky advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under federal and state law.

She appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and in federal courts defending management in employment litigation and administrative charges, particularly in the area of discrimination. Jennifer also represents employers before FINRA.

Additionally, Jennifer counsels clients in wage and hour and FMLA compliance, discipline and terminations, and affirmative action obligations.

Nina Marie Neff represents and counsels management clients on labor and employment law matters, including traditional labor law, appellate practice, and discrimination and harassment claims. Nina is passionate about legal issues impacting veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Prior to joining Littler, Nina clerked for Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. During law school, she served as the Veterans Law Program coordinator and president of the LGBTQ+ Law Students Association. Previously, Nina worked in the nonprofit sector on issues including emergency and transitional housing, domestic violence, and foster care.

Casey Kaiser has experience assisting employers with a variety of employment law and litigation matters before the
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the
Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, and the Wisconsin circuit courts.  During law school, Casey was an associate editor of the Marquette Law Review and served as a legal intern for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks.

Sofija Anderson represents employers in litigation of labor and employment-related disputes in state and federal courts
and before administrative agencies, as well as in the arbitral forum. Experienced in both single plaintiff matters and class.  Aside from litigation, Sofija assists employers of all sizes with customizing and implementing state-of-the-art employment policies and procedures. She also offers compliance counseling and advises employers on a variety of employment and labor-related issues, ranging from employee on-boarding, performance management/discipline, accommodation, contract negotiations and plant closures. 

Rebecca Hogan has been developing and advancing policies and related political strategies for Wisconsin lawmakers, administrators and businesses for nearly 25 years. She joined Hamilton Consulting in 2013, where she advocates for clients in policy areas such as health care, general business climate, employment law, and government reform.
Before joining Hamilton, Rebecca served as the Director of Health and Human Resources Policy at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest trade association representing business. While at WMC, Rebecca lobbied the legislature on health care policy and human resources issues such as unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, education and the Family Medical Leave Act.
Rebecca spent eight years in the Wisconsin State Senate working in a variety of positions for a number of senators, including Senator Alberta Darling. In her various roles as a Chief of Staff, Senate Education Committee Clerk and Legislative Director, she was responsible for preparing analysis and policy recommendations for committee fiscal deliberations, media relations and guidance to constituents.
In addition to her legislative experience, Rebecca was the Deputy Director for the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate where she conducted all administrative, financial management and fundraising activities. Rebecca also was a Regional Coordinator for former Governor Thompson’s campaign committee.
Rounding out her background, Rebecca served in Governor Thompson’s administration as a research and policy advisor at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. In this position she drafted bill summaries on legislation that impacted the agency, conducted research projects and wrote informational papers on the financial industry.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has received appointments from the Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development to the Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council and from Gov. Scott McCallum as the liaison to the United States Mint for the Wisconsin Commemorative Quarter Project.
Rebecca serves on the Home & School Board of her children’s school and participates in many other volunteer activities there.  She lives in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, with her husband, three children, and the family-dog.
  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2 
10:15am to 12:15pm

  • GMA SHRM Member

Free - Advance registration positively required.
  • Student Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.

  • Guest / Nonmember

$50 Either or Both Sessions
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Virtual Event

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For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2820 Walton Commons    Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.