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In 2017, MRA will host the Wisconsin Law Update at the Potawatomi Conference Center. This recently renovated conference center is spacious, located on the 3rd floor away from the casino, is non-smoking, has phenomenal food, large restrooms, plenty of breakout space, better temperature control, and free parking!
We will secure the very best attorney speakers who will continue to cover important, timely topics so that you have the information you need to do your job. Presentations will include relevant examples and practical takeaways so that you can apply these learnings immediately. In addition, we will coordinate the opening overview, breakout sessions, break times and lunch to shorten up the day by 30 minutes for you!
Planning for the 2017 program is in process and details will be available this fall so please check back for dates, agenda, and speaker information.
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Check out this short video from the 2016 event.
eform's shared responsibility requirements for employers
(also known as "Pay or Play"); assisting retirement plan service providers, including
investment advisors, comply with ERISA's fiduciary responsibility provisions; and
assisting clients in navigating employee benefits, executive compensation, and equity
compensation issues arising in both stock and asset purchases. Sarah earned her
law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin, her M.A. in business from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her undergraduate degree, with honors,
from Grinnell College.
Amy Ciepluch, ACA – After
the Shock & Awe, What Do Employers Need to Know Now?
Amy Ciepluch practices in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation areas.
Her experience includes: providing ongoing counseling for all benefit plan types,
including counseling on compliance with the statutory requirements of the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") and the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC");
drafting and reviewing various types of fringe benefit plans, including cafeteria
plans with medical flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements,
and dependent care assistance plans; and drafting and reviewing fully insured and
self-insured group health plans and stop loss insurance and all aspects of health
plan administration. Amy has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® from
2012–present in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. She earned her law degree,
cum laude, from Marquette University and her undergraduate degree from the University
Charles Stevens, Wellness Programs after the Affordable Care
Act (and Later Regulations)
Charles Stevens is a partner with the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich
with over 30 years of experience in Employee Benefits law. His practice includes
all matters involving ERISA, employee benefits litigation, employee benefit plans,
the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employer wellness programs, COBRA, Americans with
Disabilities Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act matters. Charlie’s work with
employers and consultants in the areas of wellness and employee benefits and the
development of effective but compliant programs has earned him a national reputation
in this area. He is known for his ability to assess and fix problems that arise
with benefit programs, to engage in strategic planning as to benefit compliance
and risk management, and to vigorously defend employers and benefit plans in court
and other forums.
K. Sholl, Workplace Investigations – Best practices for handling sexual harassment
and workplace bullying
Robert K. Sholl is a shareholder in Reinhart's Labor and Employment Department.
Representing management exclusively, Mr. Sholl advises and defends employers in
the full range of labor and employment law matters. His employment practice encompasses
employment discrimination, workplace harassment, noncompete agreements, whistleblower,
and breach of employment contract lawsuits before state and federal agencies and
courts. Mr. Sholl defends employers in unemployment and worker's compensation hearings,
wage/hour disputes and employee health and safety disputes. His traditional labor
practice includes collective bargaining, unfair labor practice hearings before the
National Labor Relations Board, and labor arbitrations. Chambers USA: America's
Leading Lawyers for Business ranks him in the top tier of Wisconsin labor and employment
attorneys. Mr. Sholl has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America for ten consecutive
years. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Law School,
he is co-author of Wisconsin Employment Law and Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin,
both published by the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Lopez Naleid, Workplace Investigations – Best practices for handling sexual harassment
and workplace bullying
Brittany Lopez Naleid is an attorney in Reinhart’s Labor and Employment Practice
where she has developed a practice focused on defending employers involved with
employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment cases and shareholder
disputes. She has experience reviewing employment-related documents, including
employee handbooks, workplace policies and employment agreements as well as employment-related
immigration matters and non-emigrant visa petitions. In addition to her labor and
employment work, Brittany frequently represents low-income clients as part of Reinhart’s
pro bono program. Her involvement with this program allows her to assist victims
of domestic abuse in securing restraining orders against perpetrators. Realizing
the value in giving back to her community, she is also actively involved with the
Milwaukee Justice Center at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where she provides free
legal advice in regard to civil and family matters. A graduate of Marquette University
and the University of Wisconsin Law School, she has received several awards including
Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee 2015 Future Leader Award, Wisconsin
Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition and 2014 “Up and Coming Lawyer” selected by
the Wisconsin Law Journal.
Joel Aziere, NLRB – Understanding the evolving landscape
Joel Aziere primarily defends employers in litigation involving all aspects of
labor and employment cases, ranging from grievance arbitration to NLRB proceedings
and actions before state and federal agencies. Joel defends employers in a variety
of cases filed in state and federal court, including disputes involving discrimination
and harassment, wage and hour issues, employment contracts, enforceability of non-compete
clauses, whistleblower protections and wrongful termination. He has successfully
defended numerous private employers in unfair labor practice charges before the
NLRB, discrimination charges before the EEOC and ERD, and wage and hour claims before
the Department of Labor and Wisconsin Labor Standards Bureau. Joel has represented
clients in administrative, state and federal courts throughout the United States,
including, but not limited to, the states of WI, MN, MI, IL, IN, LA, PA, SC, GA
& TN. Joel also provides day-to-day advice on the full range of labor and employment
topics, including counseling private employers during union organization and decertification
campaigns. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Law
J.D and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. Attended Judge
Advocate Officer’s Basic Course, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School where
he made the Commander’s List.