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    October Program: New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements and Other Legislative UpdatesUpdate

    Date: October 19, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Location:
    Room 126, The College Center, 1000 College Way, South Sioux City, NE
    Price:
    FREE to Members, $20 for non-memers
    Event Type:
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    Topic will be:

    New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements and Other Legislative Updates

    Participants will be given an overview of the current regulatory agenda and the recent rules and/or decisions that have been used by the Department of Labor, OSHA, EEOC, NLRB and Supreme Court, as well as practical advice regarding how these developments may impact workforces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Presenters:   

    Andrew E. Tanick and Ashley A. Wenger-Slaba, Ogletree Deakins

    Andy Tanick has over 25 years of experience defending employment claims and helping employers develop effective policies and avoid litigation. He advises businesses of all sizes on issues such as noncompete agreements, severance negotiations, and employment policies and practices, and has successfully defended cases throughout the country in areas such as discrimination, retaliation and

    harassment. Andy’s litigation practice also includes his defense of disability access lawsuits under Title III of the ADA and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, ranging from defending owners of restaurants and office buildings in increasingly common “drive-by” litigation to service animal litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Andy was the Managing Partner of the Minneapolis office of Ford Harrison and

    prior to that he was the Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at the firm of Rider Bennett LLP. He is a frequent lecturer at employment law seminars and has written several employment law articles. During law school, Andy was a Note and Comment Editor, and a published author, on the Minnesota Law Review, and performed at Carnegie Hall in college as a member of the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble.

    Experience:

    Defeated motion for Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of client accused of misappropriation of competitor’s trade secrets.

    Obtained Temporary Injunction to enforce non-competition agreement prohibiting former salonemployee from competition within ten miles or calling on client’s customers

    Obtained summary judgment dismissing multiple claims brought by former shareholder of family business, alleging wrongful termination and various violations of Minnesota Business Corporations Act

    Defeated motion for Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of Kansas client accused of misappropriation of competitor’s trade secrets

    Obtained immediate dismissal of suit seeking $950,000 in commissions and various other employment-related claims, on jurisdictional grounds

    Obtained summary judgment dismissing federal and state age discrimination claims against New Mexico business with facility in Minnesota; affirmed on appeal by Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

    Admitted to Practice:

    Minnesota

    Iowa

    Wisconsin

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

    U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

    U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

    U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa

    Honors and Awards:

    Best Lawyers in America (2018)

    Top 100 Lawyers in Minnesota – Super Lawyers (2015)

    Minnesota Super Lawyers, Law & Politics magazine

    Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition, Law & Politics magazine

    Minnesota Top 40 Employment Lawyer, Law & Politics magazine

    AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Minnesota Rising Stars, Law & Politics magazine

    Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA

    The Legal 500 United States 2016: Recommended in “Labor and employment disputes (including

    collective actions) –defense” category

    Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law

    Professional Activities:

    Minnesota State Bar Association

    Hennepin County Bar Association

    Defense Research Institute

    Minnesota Management Attorneys' Association

    Speeches:

    Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - ''Employee Discipline and Discharge – Top Mistakes Employers Make and How to Avoid Them'' - Minneapolis - July 12, 2017

    Minneapolis Employment Law Briefing – “Comfort Dogs, No Nuts, and Odor-Free Workplaces – The Expansion of “Reasonable” Accommodations” – November 2016

    Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce - ''Wage and Hour Basics – The Fundamentals You Must Know'' - Sauk Centre - September 27, 2016

    Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - ''Wage and Hour Basics – The Fundamentals You Must Know'' - St. Paul - May 24, 2016

    Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Retail and Hospitality Roundtable – What’s Keeping Employers Up at Night'' - Chicago - May 05, 2016

    32nd Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute Webinar – “Religious Accommodation Issues for an Increasingly Diverse Workforce” – June 2015

    31st Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - "Religious Accommodation Issues for an Increasingly Diverse Workforce" - St. Paul - May 2014

    Fidelity Bank “Intellectual Capital” Series - "The Top Eight Ways to Get Sued by Your Employees, and How to Avoid Them" - Bloomington – April 2014

    Referrals Unlimited – “The Top Eight Ways to Get Sued by your Employees – and How to Avoid Them” – Eden Prairie – March 2014

    KPA Webinar - “Title VII: Religious Discrimination, Harassment and Accommodation” – February 2014

    North Star Chapter, Minnesota, SHRM – “Title VII: Religious Discrimination, Harassment and Accommodation” – Anoka – February 2014

    KPA Webinar - “HR Q&A” - January 2013

    KPA Webinar - “Employment Law Implications of Social Media” - October 2012

    29th Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - "Mistakes the Other Side Makes – Avoiding Litigation Blunders That Can Cost Your Client Dearly" - St. Paul - May 2012

    Media Quotes:

    March 1, 2017 – Law360 – “8th Circ. Panel Won’t Revive Optomec Age Bias Suit”

    Published Works:

    July 19, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins Blog Post – “Minnesota Tightens Restrictions on “Drive-By”

    Disability Access Lawsuits”

    March 9, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins Blog Post – “Eighth Circuit Methodically Rejects Plaintiff’s Allegations of Pretext in Age Discrimination Case”

    May 10, 2016 – The National Law Review – “55 Year Old Employee Fails to Establish Age Discrimination Claim Against 3D Printing Company”

    May 2012 – Restaurant Industry Newsletter - "Would You Like Fries, or a Collective Action Overtime Lawsuit, With That Burger?"

    February 13, 2012 – Inside Counsel - "Labor: Employees Can Now Claim Hostile Work Environment Based on Veteran Status – What Employers Need to Know to Avoid Lawsuits"

    January 16, 2012 – Inside Counsel – “Labor: NLRB in the News – Thanks to New Rules, Employers May Begin to Suffer Labor Pains”

    January 2, 2012 – Inside Counsel – “Labor: Social Media Posts as Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA”

    November 7, 2011 – Finance & Commerce – “Employment Law: Action is in the Agencies”

     

    Ashley Wenger-Slaba advises and represents large and small employers on a wide variety of employment law matters. Having spent a period of time in house, Ashley draws on that experience to

    work towards finding solutions for her clients that meet both their legal and business needs. Ashley enjoys working with companies to revise policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance, address

    everyday employment issues that arise with current and former employees, and conduct internal investigations and trainings where necessary. Unfortunately, disputes cannot always be avoided. When

    litigation arises, Ashley has successfully defended companies’ interests in state and federal court throughout the Midwest, obtaining summary judgment, Rule 12 dismissal, and favorable settlements in

    numerous forums. She has extensive experience drafting and arguing dispositive and non-dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, mediating settlements, and responding to administrative

    charges, investigations, and subpoenas for both single-plaintiff and class/collective action matters. Ashley has also successfully briefed and argued an Eighth Circuit appeal.  In addition to employment law, Ashley has extensive experience in civil rights cases and commercial litigation, including contract disputes and product liability defense. Following law school, Ashley clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

    Experience:

    In House Employment and Litigation Counsel for POET, LLC, 2014-2015

    Summary judgment for defendant railroad on plaintiff’s 49 U.S.C. § 20109 retaliation claim, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2013

    Rule 12 Dismissal of plaintiff’s individual and class claims against client, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2011; Rule 12 dismissal affirmed by the Eight Circuit, 2012

    Voluntary dismissal of multi-million dollar claim against client (only non-settling defendant) in multi-party action just short of trial, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2011

    Summary Judgment for defendant manufacturer, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2010

    Overturned a temporary restraining order that broker’s former employer had obtained fifteen days earlier, convincing the FINRA arbitration panel to refuse to enforce an overly broad nonsolicitation agreement against broker and his new employer, FINRA Arbitration, 2009

    Defense verdict following jury trial in copy-cat litigation for client involved in repeat litigation across the country, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2008

    Dismissal of multiple administrative charges of discrimination brought against local and national companies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa

    Admitted to Practice:

    Minnesota

    South Dakota

    Wisconsin

    Iowa

    U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

    U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota

    U.S. District Court, District of Wisconsin

    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

    Honors and Awards:

    Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013-2014, 2016, 2017)

    Selected to participate in Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Leadership Project (2010-2012)

    University of Minnesota Law School – Dean’s List

    Supervising Editor, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology

    Student Director of University of Minnesota Law School’s Child Advocacy Clinic

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Member of the Chancellor’s Honorary (The Innocent’s Society)

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Honors Program

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Spirit Squad, Cheerleading Captain

    Professional Activities:

    South Dakota State Bar Association (In House Counsel Committee)

    Second Circuit Women in the Law Committee

    Sioux Empire SHRM, Curriculum Committee

    Minnesota State Bar Association (Women in the Legal Profession Committee; Member of

    MSBA’s 2010-2011 Employer Diversity Survey Update Task Force)

    Volunteers of America – Dakotas, Board of Directors and Finance Committee

    Speeches:

    South Central Minnesota SHRM - ''Legislative Update'' - Owatonna - June 08, 2017

    Lorman Education Services - ''Complying with Minnesota Wage and Hour Laws'' - Minneapolis - April 25, 2017

    Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Beer, Wine, and Spirits, Part I: Becoming A Super Sleuth - Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations'' - St. Paul - April 04, 2017

    Sioux Empire – “Legal Landscape 2016: What Employers Need to Know” – Minneapolis – May 10, 2016

    Sioux Empire SHRM March Chapter Meeting - ''Legislative Update: A Roadmap for Employers in 2014'' - Sioux Falls - March 11, 2014

    Minnesota State Bar Association Investigator Training - "The ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation" - Minneapolis - March 2013

    Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Breakfast Briefing - "Staying in Bounds: Internal Investigations" - Minneapolis - October 17, 2012

    Minnesota CLE's Employment Law Webinar Series - "Fashion Victim or Discrimination? Avoiding Appearance Discrimination Lawsuits" - October 2011 / February 2012

    Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Breakfast Briefing - "Calling Balls & Strikes: Update on Recent Supreme Court and Other Court Decisions" - Minneapolis - September 16, 2010

    State of Minnesota Human Resource Directors - "Social Media: Legal and Business Concerns" - Minneapolis - June 17, 2010

    Published Works:

    January 24, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins Blog Post – “Medical Marijuana Comes to North Dakota:  What North Dakota Employers Need to Know”

    November 2016 – Federal District of Minnesota Practice Deskbook, 1st Edition – “Chapter 1 Update: What Governs Federal District Court Civil Practice and Procedure in the District of

    Minnesota”

    October 10, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Blog Post - "Federal Court in Minnesota Provides Guidance non Non-Injury Retaliation Claims Under FRSA"

    February 25, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Blog Post - "Be a Super Sleuth - Part Three: Conducting Your Workplace Investigation"

    January 29, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Blog Post - "Be a Super Sleuth - Part Two: Preparing for and Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations"

    December 14, 2012 - Ogletree Deakins Blog Post - "Be a Super Sleuth - Part One: Laying the Framework for Effective Workplace Investigations"

    March 2, 2012 - Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - "Online Resumes Have Pros and Cons"

    2012 - Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - "2011-2012 Eighth Circuit and District Court Update"

    2011 - Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - "2010-2011 Eighth Circuit and District Court Update"

    2010 - Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - "2009-2010 Eighth Circuit and District Court Update"

    2006 - J. Legal Medicine - "Subordinating Sound Medical Findings to Moral and Political Agendas"

    2006 - Sex Roles - "The Effect of Substance Use and Relationship Closeness on Jurors’ Perceptions of Victims in Cases of Alleged Sexual Assault"

     

    1.0 HRCI Continuing Education Unit and 1 SHRM CP approved.

     

    This event is free to members, $20 for non-members.  For information on the Siouxland Chapter of SHRM or to become a member, visit siouxland.shrm.org.  Attendance at this program and membership is open to all human resource professionals, business owners and managers.

     

    Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 to siouxlandshrmrsvp@gmail.com.

     

    Thank you!