January 18, 2019

Employee Relations in the #MeToo Era: Creating a Culture of Respect

This year, we are pleased to welcome guest speakers Shanon Shumpert and Scott Hoesman to join a panel of Vedder Price Labor & Employment attorneys to kick off our seminar.

Shanon is an Associate Vice President at Rush University Medical Center where she has responsibility for Employee/Labor Relations & Institutional Equity. Shanon brings practical knowledge about diversity and inclusion from her current and past roles as an HR professional and attorney.

Scott is the founder and CEO of inQUEST Consulting. With 25 years helping organizations create inclusive cultures, Scott is a recognized and highly regarded expert in a variety of workplace issues, including but not limited to, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Organizational Development and HR processes.

Our multidisciplinary panel will explore ways organizations can best attain a culture of respect and respond to specific challenges that are arising almost daily as a result of the #MeToo movement. The panelists will walk us through lifelike scenarios that raise difficult but common issues including confidentiality, the investigation process, managing workplace romances, board engagement and more.

The Intersection Among Paid Sick Leave, PTO and FMLA: A Practical Approach

Lightning Round topics include: 

  • Immigration Developments
  • OSHA Developments
  • Transgender Protections under Federal and State Laws
  • UK/EU Employment Law Developments
  • Wage & Hour Updates
  • Whistleblower Protections under Dodd-Frank

NLRB Update

Key Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Updates

  • Most Common Mistakes in Severance Agreements
  • Most Common Mistakes in 401(k) Plans
  • Benefits Issues from Tax Legislation
Event Location: 
Fairmont Chicago Millenium Park 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601