Media Alert: Employment Law Update

February 21, 2019
Press Release
Employee & Labor Relations
Read time: 2 mins


Media Contact: Kathryn Klopfer, Marketing Communications & PR Specialist | 262.696.3426

MEDIA ALERT for Feb. 21, 2019 event

Employment Law Update 2019

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 19, 2019) – More than 500 business and HR leaders will be on hand for MRA--The Management Association’s Employment Law Update, February 21, 2019, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Italian Community Center, Milwaukee. Most every business decision has legal ramifications. MRA’s annual Employment Law Update offers an understanding of the latest employment-related legal developments and how to deal with them effectively.  

  • Media is invited to attend and video any part of this event
  • Interview and photo opportunities with MRA President & CEO, Susan Fronk, and session presenters Bud Bobber and/or Joel Aziere
  • Please contact Kathryn at 262.696.3426 or to arrange interview times

Event schedule (* Sessions that may be of key interest)

8 – 8:10 a.m.

Opening remarks, Susan Fronk, MRA President and CEO

* 8:10 – 9:30 a.m.

General Session: Employment Law Year in Review, Bud Bobber, Ogletree Deakins

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

 1A Hiring best practices, Doris Brosnan & Geoff Trottier, Von Briesen & Roper
1B Reduce risk of EEOC claims, David Hertel & Jennifer Krueger, Husch Blackwell

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2A Workplace violence, Rob Sholl and Laura Ferrari, Reinhart Boerner VanDeuren
 * 2B Getting lost in the weed, Joel Aziere, Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet

12 – 1:00 p.m.


1 – 2:00 p.m.

3A Immigration update, Kelly Fortier, Michael Best & Friedrich
3B Social responsibility, Oyvind Wistrom & Laurie Petersen, Lindner Marsack

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

4A Managing ADA, WFEA, FMLA, WFMLA and WC, Meg Kurlinski, Godfrey & Kahn
4B #MeToo workplace harassment, Jenifer Ciralsky and Stefanie Tripoli, Littler Mendelson P.C.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Session: Shift from federal enforcement to state and local laws, Keith Kopplin & Sarah Platt, Ogletree Deakins

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About MRA—The Management Association: Founded in 1901, MRA is a nonprofit employer association that serves 4,000 employers, covering more than one million employees worldwide. As one of the largest employer associations in the nation, MRA helps its members thrive by offering comprehensive HR services, talent management, learning and organization development opportunities, and total rewards planning. MRA works to help organizations build a successful workplace and powerful workforce. Headquartered in Waukesha, WI, MRA has regional offices in Palatine, IL, Moline, IL and Plymouth, MN. To learn more about MRA, visit