GCHRA Legal Trends: Employment Pot Luck - Bite Sized Updates on a Variety of Issues - 11/19/20

7:45 am - 8:00 am - Grab some coffee, join the meeting, and CONNECT!
8:00 am - Brief announcements
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Feature Presentation on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act regulations, EEOC Guidance on Independent Contractors, Updated FMLA Forms, and H1B Work Visa Changes.
9:00 am - 9:15 am - Q&A. Those who care to stay a little longer are welcome!

Please note, the feature presentation by our speakers will take place from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

When: 11/19/2020
7:45 AM to 9:15 AM
United States
Presenter: Chad Willits, Tom Dorgan, Matthew Wagner and Nick Ziepfel
Contact: Christy Canty, Chapter Administrator

Online registration is available until: 11/18/2020

Pending Approval For:
1 SHRM Certification Credit!
1 General HRCI Credit!

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Non-Members $15

RSVP by: November 18, 2020. *Prepayment is required to attend. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. No refunds will be provided after November 18, 2020.


A panel of speakers will provide short updates on a number of employment-related issues, including recent changes in the regulations applying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, recent guidance from the EEOC regarding Independent Contractors, updated Family Medical Leave Act forms, and changes to H1B Work Visas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recent changes in the regulations applying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Recent guidance from the EEOC regarding Independent Contractors               .
  • Updated Family Medical Leave Act forms                                                       .
  • Recent changes to H1B Work Visas


Chad Willits, Reminger Co., LPA
Chad represents individuals and business clients in employment discrimination, insurance coverage, insurance defense, and other civil litigation matters – including jury trials – in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, Indiana, and other states.  Chad’s litigation experience includes the representation of clients in wage & hour, Family Medical Leave Act, and employment discrimination matters in state and federal courts, and in proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and Indiana Civil Rights Commission. He also handles matters involving breach of contract, noncompete agreements, trade secrets, and other commercial claims in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Tom Dorgan, Dubois Chemical
Practices a compassionate strategic-minded approach to human resources grounded by experience in leadership and operations. Achieved strategic goals across several lines of business (Audit, Corporate Affairs, Customer 1st Promise, Human Resources, Legal, Pharmacy, Retail Operations, by collaborating and directing senior leadership. Facilitated an organizational forward-thinking restructuring process to reduce operating costs by more than $2,000,000. Established a methodology to acquire, develop and retain great talent reducing turnover from 51% to 4%. Spearheaded an Adopt-A-Class team building initiative which improved student learning and associate engagement and retention.

Matthew O. Wagner, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Matt helps businesses solve people problems. As an employment counselor, Matt guides his clients through employment law compliance issues, including hiring and firing, employment policies, wage & hour compliance, and I-9 employment authorization compliance. He has spent considerable time counseling clients with respect to legal questions unique to transgender employees, and other cutting edge legal issues, and has experience with personnel issues unique to the healthcare field. An experienced litigator, Matt has defended family businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts against discrimination, wage & hour, breach of contract and a variety of other employment-related claims and appeals.

NIcholas J. Ziepfel, Graydon
Nick’s practice focuses on client counseling, litigation, and dispute resolution to businesses and individuals out of Graydon’s Labor & Employment Group. Nick often advocates clients’ interests in federal and state court, and before governmental agencies such as the DOL and EEOC. Nick also routinely trains and counsels human resources staff, supervisors, and employees on employment-related topics and works closely with employers to resolve workplace disputes. In addition to his client counseling and litigation experience, Nick has represented local governments, school districts, and numerous entities in a variety of matters, including public records requests, Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, public funding procedures, real estate disputes, and zoning drafting and compliance. Nick currently serves as the appointed City Attorney for the City of Trenton, Ohio.

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