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Annual Legal Conference, Silent Auction, and Vendor Fair

  • 13 Sep 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tundra Lodge - 865 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay WI 54304


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2023 Legal Update

Half Day with Light Breakfast & Lunch

Featuring our Annual Vendor Fair & Silent Auction
Wednesday, September 13th

Tundra Lodge

7:30am – 2:00 PM


OPENING: General Session - Legal Updates - This opening session will discuss new developments in the law, including new statutes, important court decisions, and regulatory activity over the past year.

Breakout sessions offered during session 1:

Option 1: EEO Update/Strategic Plan/NLRB

Option 2: Special Issues Associated with Mental Health

Breakout sessions offered during session 2:

Option 1: Artificial Intelligence, Chat GPT, Challenges with Technology

Option 2: Wage and Hour (to include PUMP Act, pay transparency trends)

CLOSING: General Session - Advanced ADA/FMLA/FFCRA – This closing session will tackle more advanced issues under the ADA and FMLA, as well as other leave laws, including overlapping leave obligations, complex employee leave and return to work situations, and some of the more complicated administrative issues resulting from an employer’s obligations under these laws. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: We are pleased to announce that we will once again learn from many of our area’s top attorneys including:

Shane Anderson - Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

Shane’s practice is employment and labor law and business transactional law. Shane assists with wage and hour matters, post-employment restrictive covenants, contract disputes and employment policies, as well as specific questions arising under federal and state employment law. He also works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, residential and commercial real estate transactions, entity formation and general corporate work. As a business-minded attorney, Shane recognizes that achieving business objectives is the primary goal of most legal transactions. 

Jodi Arndt Labs – Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

Jodi counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She works with management and human resource professionals to minimize or prevent legal risk while allowing employers to achieve their business objectives. Jodi has represented employers in a wide variety of forums including proceedings before the Equal Rights Division, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as state and federal courts in Wisconsin.

Robert Burns – Amundsen Davis LLC

Bob represents employers in labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract disputes, non-compete issues, and other sensitive personnel transactions. He also provides advice on a wide variety of school law issues. Bob has his J.D. from Willamette University.

Kurt Goehre – Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

Kurt’s practice focuses on employment matters, including wage and hour litigation, post-employment restrictive agreements, contract disputes, labor relations, employee benefits, worker's compensation, employment discrimination litigation, and various regulatory compliance issues including, but not limited to, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, NLRA, ADEA, WARN, OSHA, and Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

James Kalny – Amundsen Davis LLC

Jim offers over 35 years of experience assisting clients in collective bargaining issues from coordinating costing and authorization strategies to interest and grievance arbitrations. Jim advises clients in preventive strategies and provides legal defense in employment law matters such as discrimination and wage laws. In addition, he advises on a broad variety of Municipal Law issues such as planning and redevelopment, public records and open meetings issues, and zoning appeals matters. 

Geoffrey Lacy – Renning, Lewis & Lacy, S.C.

Geoff advises employers on employment law issues, including hiring, discipline and discharge, discrimination defense and policy, FMLA, FLSA, and other areas of employment law. He also provides representation in labor relations, including contract negotiations, grievance processing, and related areas. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to school and municipal law.

Aaron McCann – Godfrey & Kahn

Aaron is an attorney in Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.’s Green Bay office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Aaron’s practice is focused on employment litigation and defending employers’ interests in disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.  Aaron also regularly counsels employers through the wide array of legal issues that arise during an employment relationship, including issues relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation practices, internal disciplinary investigations, employer policies, leave and workplace accommodations, and drafting employment, non-compete and separation agreements.

Jenna Rousseau – Renning, Lewis & Lacy, S.C.

In the area of Labor and Employment law, Jenna represents public and private employers in connection with discrimination/retaliation complaints, wrongful termination claims, wage and hour complaints, investigations, discipline and discharge, and employment contract disputes. She also assists employers with employee handbooks, personnel file matters, and general questions related to the application of state and federal employment and labor laws.

Tony Steffek – Amundsen Davis LLC

Tony assists individuals, business and public sector entities in a wide range of matters. His extensive litigation experience includes representing clients with regard to a wide array of insurance, contractual, construction, and environmental issues. Immediately prior to joining Amundsen Davis LLC, Tony practiced in-house with a multinational trucking, transportation, and logistics services company – experience that provides him with a unique understanding of the issues faced by his clients.

Ross Townsend – Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

Ross specializes in employment law, including disputes under the WI Fair Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADEA, ADA, NLRA, FLSA, and many others. He advises and trains clients regarding ways to minimize or prevent legal risk while simultaneously achieving business objectives. Ross earned his J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School.

Meeting Schedule

7:30AM – 8:00AM          Registration and Light Breakfast, Vendor Fair and silent auction opens

8:00AM – 8:15AM          Welcome and SHRM Business

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM        General Session – Legal Update – presented by: Kurt Goehre and Aaron McCann

9:15AM – 9:45AM         Vendor Fair & Silent Auction Bidding

9:45AM – 10:45 AM      Breakout Session I

Option 1:

EEO Update/Strategic Plan/NLRB – Presented by: Jenna Rousseau and Shane Anderson

Option 2:

Special Issues Associated with Mental Health – Presented by: Tony Steffek and Geoff Lacy

10:45AM – 11:15AM       Silent Auction Bidding, Vendor Fair & Snack

11:15AM – 12:15PM      Breakout Session II 

Option 1:

Artificial Intelligence, Chat GPT, Challenges with Technology – Presented by Jim Kalny and Jodi Arndt Labs

Option 2:

Wage and Hour (to include PUMP Act, pay transparency trends) – Presented by Ross Townsend and Bob Burns

12:15PM – 12:45 PM      Lunch and Vendor Fair, *Silent auction ends at 12:45*

12:45PM – 1:45PM         General Session – Advanced ADA/FMLA- Presented by Geoff Lacy and Jodi Arndt Labs

1:45PM – 2 PM                Pick up your Silent Auction Winning Items


Reservation Deadline for this meeting is Friday, September 8th at 5:00 PM

$50 – GB SHRM Member*

$60 – Guest of GB SHRM Member/Non-Member*

$25 – SHRM Student Chapter Member


*NOTE: If you register for this meeting and are unable to attend, you must cancel by the Friday prior to the meeting to receive a refund. Any requests for cancellation after that date will still be charged the meeting fee.  

HRCI and SHRM Credits have been submitted for credits for this program.

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