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Omaha Office Annual Labor & Employment Conference

Past Details

November 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST
Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102



Join attorneys from national employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. for a half-day of interactive discussions and practical solutions addressing the latest developments in workplace law. This half-day program is designed for corporate counsel, human resources management and professionals, other employment law decision makers, business owners and federal contractors.

Topics Include:

Ethics Essentials for Nebraska Lawyers (For Attorneys Only)

This session will the discuss the work done by the Office of the Counsel for Discipline; the ABA audit of the Office and what has been and will be done to address the ABA’s concerns; recent Nebraska Advisory Committee Ethics Opinions; issues faced by new attorneys; issued faced by attorneys who are transitioning from public practice to public service or in-house counsel; and issues relative to the disabled attorney.

Making Cents of Wage and Hour Changes and Preparing for 2017
Presented by Chad Richter

This presentation will address the changes to the white collar exemptions scheduled to take effect in December, 2016, recent enforcement changes from the Department of Labor and a look ahead at compliance challenges for employers in 2017. This session will also provide key takeaways for every organization regardless of business size or industry. 

What Now? Protecting Against Unfair Competition
Presented by Ken Wentz

In 2016 noncompete agreements have been in the news, in legislatures, and in courts. We will give you best practices in 2016 to legally and effectively protect your company’s trade secrets, customers, and employees from being raided.

A Brief Overview of Major Changes in 2016
Presented by Sarah Millsap

This year we saw court decisions that dramatically changed the landscape of the labor and employment world. This is a brief update on the five most impactful cases of 2016 and how they affect your business.

A Peek Under the Hood - The Mechanics of an I-9 Audit
Presented by Jessica Feinstein

This presentation will discuss the steps involved in an ICE I-9 audit – From the knock on the door through the end result.  It will also discuss how to prepare your company so when ICE comes knocking the company is not caught off guard.

Revenge is [not so] Sweet!
Presented by Tim Loudon

The number of retaliation claims filed with the EEOC now exceeds that of any other type of discrimination claim. This presentation discusses why retaliation claims are so prevalent and practical steps you can take to minimize your potential exposure to such claims.

Keeping Up With the Government:  Where We Are – What’s New & Next
Presented by Laura Mitchell

The President, OFCCP, and Congress continue to keep federal contractors busy with what seems to be an ongoing stream of Executive Orders, regulations, and reports.  Where are we now?  What’s on the horizon and how should you prepare?  Join us to put together all the pieces of this new and emerging regulatory framework.  Among other topics, we will cover requirements under the new proposed “Blacklisting” regulations, as well as preparations for the Equal Pay Report, and proposed Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.  Learn what steps to take to ensure you’re in compliance now and ready for the obligations on the horizon. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up, and keep up, with federal contractor obligations.

Employee Benefit Issues to Keep You Awake at Night
Presented by Randy Limbeck

This presentation will discuss cutting edge employee benefit issues that should be of concern for employee benefit and executive compensation professionals, but are many times not recognized.

Litigation Update: Top 10 Most Expensive Human Resources Mistakes
Presented by Chris Hoyme

This presentation will give you practical tips for being proactive to identify and resolve critical HR mistakes before they impact your bottom line

In addition, bring your most pressing questions for an interactive Q&A session with the presenters!


Contact Us for More Information

Please contact Kathy Korth at or 402-827-4253.