2023 Labor & Employment Summit

14 September 2023 Chicago, IL Past Event


House of Blues Chicago
329 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654


8:00 a.m. CT

Foley & Lardner’s Labor & Employment Practice Group is excited to announce this year’s Labor & Employment Summit will be returning for one show only on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Chicago House of Blues.

During the summer, we will be sharing the full set list and featured headliners. In the meantime, pick out a cool band t-shirt and dancing shoes for the after-party, featuring a performance by Foley’s own band, the Salary History Ban(d)!

To register or if you have any questions about the event, please email Cassie Ringer at cringer@foley.com.







Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presenter(s): Chris Ward and Salary History Band(d)


Roundup of the last year

Presenter(s): Scott Allen, Taylor Appling, Brooke Bahlinger, Don Schroeder, and Felicia O'Connor

  • PWFA
  • Religious accommodations (new SCOTUS decision)
  • Return to Office/Remote work
  • Affirmative Action



Presenter(s): David Sanders, Ben Dryden, and Rachel Steely




Trade Secret

Presenter(s): Jessica Mason and Jack FitzGerald


Agency Update and Enforcement Efforts

Presenter(s): Thomas Colclough, EEOC Field Management Program Director

  • Agency Update Enforcement Efforts


Break for attendees to grab lunch and return to tables


Surviving the Robot Uprising: A Guide to Navigating AI in the Workplace

Presenter(s): John Litchfield and Michael Ryan


NLRB Update: What Employers Need to Know

Presenter(s): Paul Hitterman, Deputy Regional Attorney, NLRB

  • Changes at the NLRB
  • Increased unionization
  • NLRA application to non-union workforces
  • Company culture on unions
  • Quick training union avoidance/messages for supervisors


Impact of Legalization of Cannabis and Psychedelics in the Workplace

Presenter(s): Mark Neuberger and Patrick McMahon




Pay Transparency and How to Address Pay Issues and Challenges

Presenter(s): Chris Ward, Carmen Decot, and Kevin Jackson


Lightning Round – If you are not thinking about these things, you should be. 

Presenter(s): Carrie Hoffman, Krista Cabrera, M.C. Cravatta, and Larry Perlman

  • Political speech issues
    • Freedom of Speech versus workplace policies
    • Balancing diversity and inclusion
    • Mindful of harassment/discrimination
    • Handling complaints
    • Practical application
  • BIPA/biometrics
    • Legislation updates
    • Compliance and Risk management
      • Consent
      • Data collection
      • Retention and disposal
      • Practical application
  • Harassment training requirements
    • State/local law obligations/Legal Update
    • Frequency/Updates
    • Content (definitions, examples, consequences)
    • Reporting
    • Consider your organizations culture
    • Delivery
    • Documentation
    • Investigation procedures
  • CA Minimum Wage
    • Legal update
    • Implementation
  • PAGA
    • Explanation
    • Updates, especially regarding minimum wage claims
  • New I-9s
    • Deadline to use new form
    • Changes to form
    • Remote procedure
    • Acceptable documents


You Cannot Make This Stuff Up – Real-Life Cases and Issue
Spotting from the Audience

Presenter(s): Mark Neuberger and Jeff Kopp

4:30-Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Move tables out of the main floor area, want to rush the stage.

Salary Ban(d) Performance


* Applications for accreditation will be submitted to CO, FL, NY, and WI for up to 8.0 credit hours (50-minute hour) and CA, IL, TX, UT, and VA for up to 6.75 credits hours (60-minute hour). Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be provided to attendees seeking credit in other jurisdictions.

Foley & Lardner LLP is an approved MCLE provider in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Utah.

For purposes of New York CLE credit, this program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys only OR experienced attorneys only OR both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

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2023 Labor & Employment Summit


House of Blues Chicago
329 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654


8:00 a.m. CT