National Employment Law Council

National Employment Law Council ("NELC") is an organization of thought leaders in the labor and employment arena who serve as outside legal counsel, in-house/corporate legal counsel and human resource leaders.

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Vanessa Griffin

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Agenda

  • April 27, 2022

  • April 28, 2022

April 27, 2022

Main Schedule

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
OPENING REMARKS/SPONSORSHIP COMMENTS
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
FEATURE PANEL: NAVIGATING THROUGH THE GREAT RESIGNATION
Don’t expect “The Great Resignation” catchphrase and hashtag to go away anytime soon. At a time of unprecedented, wide-ranging challenges facing employers, recent surveys have found that 5% fewer people plan to stay at their current job than in 2021. More than 3.5 million women have already left the workforce during the pandemic - a rate twice that of men. Employees are leaving for a myriad of reasons meaning there is no one-size-fits-all quick fix for employers. So, what are employers to do? This featured panel will tackle this important issue from all angles and from different perspectives. These experts will discuss the current challenges and strategies for addressing ongoing labor shortages and increasing retention by accommodating different work styles and preferences, investing in technology, building, and maintaining a culture of equality and growth opportunities, and supporting employees’ mental health to help avoid burnout. The panelist will also share best practices for acquiring the best talent and meeting the C-suite’s hiring and retention expectations.
Charles Bush (Partner at Ice Miller LLP)
Steve Chariyasatit (Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Labor and Employment at Instacart)
Bradford Paul (Senior Counsel at Lime)
Samantha Woo (Partner at JonesDay)
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
WAGE AND HOUR HOT TOPICS
Please join us for a discussion of the latest developments in wage-and-hour litigation. Some of the topics our panel of experts will address include:
• Evaluating incentive, hazard, or bonus payments for nonexempt employees under the FLSA.
• COVID compensation, including monitoring unreported overtime in a remote environment.
• Reimbursement of expenses incurred due to remote work.
• Best practices for evaluating compensable time for health screening and donning and doffing PPE.
• For those of you in California, enforcement of class and collective action waivers and the current status of PAGA litigation.
Pablo Orozco (Attorney at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA)
Lori-Ann Harrington (Associate General Counsel at Pentair)
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
BREAK 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TRADITIONAL LABOR PANEL: THE RISE OF ORGANIZED LABOR
After a 60-year decline, organized labored rose from the ashes is 2021 as workers took to the picket lines, held walkouts and organized with a vigor not seen in recent history in the face of rising inflation, two-tier wages, increased overtime, and COVID fatigue and burnout for those deemed “essential”. This dynamic panel will review the Rise of Organized Labor in 2021, providing insight into
• The new composition of the NLRB, the “Abruzzo road map”;
• The Board’s focus on political and social justice advocacy;
• Preventing and preparing for union organizing drives in the quickie election era; and
• The issues giving rise to “Striketober”, and the importance of contingency planning; and
• Whether the labor phoenix will continue to rise throughout 2022
E. Jewelle Johnson (Assistant General Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel at Graphic Packaging International LLC)
Bill Stovall (Director of Labor Relations at Ingredion)
Jazmyn Stover (Partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NAVIGATING WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATIONS: WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH
The interactive process regarding workplace accommodations is a perilous path. This panel will analyze the most common mistakes that can lead to a breakdown in the interactive process and how best to navigate these challenges. Our speakers will cover disability and religious accommodation issues through a discussion of hypotheticals modeled after actual cases. Finally, this panel will cover litigation trends and avoidance strategies to address this ever-changing area of employment law.
Kendric Cobb (Senior Counsel at Abbvie Inc.)
Melvin Felton (Partner at Sanders Roberts LLP)
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
BREAK 2
5:05 PM - 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY RECEPTION (will come under separate calendar invitation and link.)
Reception invitation will come under a separate calendar invitation and link.

Speakers

Paul Bateman (Shareholder at Littler Mendelson)

Paul Bateman

Shareholder at Littler Mendelson

Charles Bush (Partner at Ice Miller LLP)

Charles Bush

Partner at Ice Miller LLP

Anjie Cabrera (Managing Partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP)

Anjie Cabrera

Managing Partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

Steve Chariyasatit (Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Labor and Employment at Instacart)

Steve Chariyasatit

Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Labor and Employment at Instacart

Kendric Cobb (Senior Counsel at Abbvie Inc.)

Kendric Cobb

Senior Counsel at Abbvie Inc.

Veronica Couzo (Labor and Employment Counsel at IDEX)

Veronica Couzo

Labor and Employment Counsel at IDEX

Jocelyn Cuttino (Partner at Morgan Lewis)

Jocelyn Cuttino

Partner at Morgan Lewis

Dennis P. Duffy (Partner at Kane Russell Coleman Logan)

Dennis P. Duffy

Partner at Kane Russell Coleman Logan

Melvin Felton (Partner at Sanders Roberts LLP)

Melvin Felton

Partner at Sanders Roberts LLP

Yesenia Gallegos (Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP)

Yesenia Gallegos

Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Charlene Gedeus (Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC)

Charlene Gedeus

Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Amber Grayhorse (Senior Counsel at Snap, Inc.)

Amber Grayhorse

Senior Counsel at Snap, Inc.

Lori-Ann Harrington (Associate General Counsel at Pentair)

Lori-Ann Harrington

Associate General Counsel at Pentair

Donna M. Hughes (Chief People Officer at EmblemHealth)

Donna M. Hughes

Chief People Officer at EmblemHealth

E. Jewelle Johnson (Assistant General Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel at Graphic Packaging International LLC)

E. Jewelle Johnson

Assistant General Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel at Graphic Packaging International LLC

Pablo Orozco (Attorney at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA)

Pablo Orozco

Attorney at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

Bradford Paul (Senior Counsel at Lime)

Bradford Paul

Senior Counsel at Lime

Angela Quiles Nevarez (Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis PC)

Angela Quiles Nevarez

Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis PC

Angela Reddock-Wright (Mediator, Arbitrator, Workplace & Title IX Investigator at The Reddock Law Group)

Angela Reddock-Wright

Mediator, Arbitrator, Workplace & Title IX Investigator at The Reddock Law Group

Antonio Robinson (VP, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Carter's, Inc.)

Antonio Robinson

VP, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Carter's, Inc.

Elaine Simson (Employee Relations Manager)

Elaine Simson

Employee Relations Manager

Bill Stovall (Director of Labor Relations at Ingredion)

Bill Stovall

Director of Labor Relations at Ingredion

Jazmyn Stover (Partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP)

Jazmyn Stover

Partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Samantha Woo (Partner at JonesDay)

Samantha Woo

Partner at JonesDay

John Yslas (Partner at Seyfarth Shaw)

John Yslas

Partner at Seyfarth Shaw

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