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City Center West (TDS Building) 
525 Junction Road
Madison, WI

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City Center West (the TDS Building) is easily accessed by exiting the beltline at Old Sauk Road and turning west. Proceed to second stoplight and turn south onto Junction Road.

Park in the Parking ramp behind the building. Take parking ramp elevator to ground floor and enter building. Conference room is straight ahead.

Hot Topics in the HR Legal World 

Presented by:
Jennifer Mirus:  Boardman & Clark LLP
Lauri D. Morris:  L.D. Morris Law S.C.
Nilesh Patel: Mahadev Law Group, LLC

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

City Center West

This program has been pre-approved for credit by HRCI.

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Presentation Description

This program will provide attendees with valuable information on a variety of timely HR legal topics.  You will leave the program better informed on critical topics affecting your workplace and better “armed” to prevent certain workplace legal issues before they take on a life of their own!  

Our three well known, experienced employment lawyers will bring their expertise, insights and practical hints to you.  You’ll be glad you spent the morning with them.

Keeping the NLRB out of Your Business:  Lauri Morris, L.D. Morris Law S.C.

The news has been splashed with the NLRB’s recent role in social media, employee investigations and even at will policies. While many HR professionals have followed these controversies with great interest, it is difficult to anticipate and prevent these types of workplace problems unless you have a fundamental understanding of the central issue in these cases: concerted activity.  Lauri Morris will explain concerted activity and will share the different contexts in which concerted activity can raise issues in your workplace.  Lauri’s presentation will include practical information you and your managers must know in order to avoid having the NLRB knocking at your door.

Controlling Health Care Costs with Wellness Plans:  Nilesh P, Mahadev Law Group, LLC

Employer-sponsored wellness plans continue to be a key component in controlling health care costs.  Employers who elect to enact such plans must understand legal restrictions and other key issues.  Employers must design and implement legally compliant plans to maximize their cost savings. .  Nilesh Patel will give an overview of wellness plans and update you with the latest regulations so you are up to speed.

The Courts’ Impact on HR:  Jennifer Mirus, Boardman & Clark LLP

Several recent key court decisions are going to redefine the bounds of employer liability for workplace issues.  Cases concerning job transfers as reasonable accommodations under the ADA, and particularly Vance v. Ball State University, which addresses who in your organization can create liability as a “supervisor” (you might be surprised) will be addressed.  Jennifer will explain what these decisions mean for your HR practices and how you must change internal policies, procedures and training efforts. 


Our Presenters

Nilesh Patel: Mahadev Law Group, LLC
Attorney Patel is the principal attorney of the Mahadev Law Group. He has over ten years of experience working with Human Resources and Employment Law issues. He has worked with small and midsized businesses and with municipalities in Wisconsin. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School for a course, Employment Law Counseling & Preventive HR.

Attorney Patel currently serves as a Board Member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and as Chair of the Communications Committee at the State Bar of Wisconsin. In law school he worked at two major law firms in Milwaukee, WI and San Francisco, CA and interned with the Honorable Gerald Nichol at the Dane County Circuit Court. Prior to law practice, Attorney Patel worked in Human Resources in California and in New York.

Jennifer Mirus, Boardman & Clark Law Firm
Jennifer is a partner in the employment law group and has been with the firm since 1995. Jennifer has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of employment relations, including wage and hour issues, discrimination, Family and Medical Leave, reductions in force, harassment, hiring, discipline, and terminations. She has successfully litigated numerous matters and has been hired to conduct several workplace investigations. Jennifer also has extensive experience drafting employment contracts, non-competition agreements, compensation plans, and employee handbooks.
Jennifer is a sought out speaker on numerous human resources issues and conducts human resources and management trainings for clients of all sizes.

Lauri Morris, L.D. Morris Law S.C.

Lauri advises local and national businesses on labor and employment law matters. She is skilled at providing proactive representation on a wide range of business and employment issues, including OSHA, managing employee leaves, wage and hour laws and non-compete agreements, and defends employers against discrimination claims before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.




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.