2016 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

Employment law attorneys Joe Schmitt and Mark Girouard will be speaking at the 2016 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute on May 23 & 24, 2016. The Institute, sponsored by Minnesota CLE, will feature two full days of comprehensive sessions exploring the latest in employment law. In addition to a speaking role, Joe has been part of the planning team for this event.

Read below for more information on their presentations. To register for the conference, visit Minnesota CLE’s website.


MONDAY, MAY 23

Cutting-Edge Age Discrimination Litigation Issues
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Top plaintiff and defense litigators discuss the latest issues, strategies and tactics in ADEA litigation. The panel will cover crucial issues related to new claims under the ADEA, recent employer defenses, effective (or ineffective) releases, and other hot ADEA issues.
—Beth E. Bertelson, Douglas R. Christensen & Stephen J. Snyder
Joseph G. Schmitt (moderator)

The EEOC’s Answers to Your Questions about Its New Digital Charge System and Portal
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
A unique opportunity to hear directly from the EEOC’s new Chicago District Director and the acting Minneapolis Area Director about: (1) the EEOC’s new digital charge system and how it changes charge processing, from the service of charges to the submission of position statements; and (2) the creation of a portal for charging parties to check the status of charges. Don’t miss this chance to learn more of the specific details of these systems and to ask questions about the new processes.
—Julianne Bowman & Julie Schmid
Mark J. Girouard (moderator)

TUESDAY, MAY 24

FCRA Liability – Background Screening Is More Dangerous Than You Think
1:30-2:30 p.m.
An FCRA expert discusses key compliance issues, identifies major risks arising out of background screening, and analyzes how to minimize those risks.
Joseph G. Schmitt