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February Professional Development - 2023 Legislative Update

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Oasis Hotel & Convention Center; 2546 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For members that selected the pre-paid meeting fees upon renewal for 2024.

Join us for our 2023 State and Federal Legislative Update!

Brief Synopsis of Program:    We will be addressing recent legislative and administrative changes to state and federal labor and employment laws, including recent trends in HR and what to look for in 2023. 

Learning Objectives: 

1. State update

2. Federal update

3.  Marijuana laws and best practices

4. HR and employment law trends

Meet Our Speakers

Stephen Maule, Partner at McMahon-Berger

Stephen B. Maule practices in all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation, client counseling, and document preparation and review. Stephen relies extensively on his legal education and experience in serving the Firm’s clients.


Stephen handles all facets of employment law, including employment discrimination claims under Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Missouri Human Rights Act. He is involved in all aspects of litigating discrimination claims as well as investigating and responding on behalf

of management to employee claims before Federal and State administrative agencies. He has appeared in Federal and State courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. In addition, Stephen advises clients on employment-related matters such as personnel policies, daily human resources issues, employment contracts, severance agreements and employee handbooks.


Stephen provides various services in the labor area, including representing management in arbitration, National Labor Relations Board elections, objections to elections, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, and unfair labor practice charges.

Affirmative Action

Stephen has extensive experience handling issues before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, including preparing Affirmative Action Plans, assisting clients with Compliance Reviews, and compliance with the applicable Executive Order and regulations.


Stephen further provides counsel to clients on immigration matters and assists in preparing and filing various immigration petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of employers, including H-1B, TN, L, and permanent residency. Stephen also has experience representing employers in investigations conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Education and Certification:

• B.A., University of California-Davis, 1992

• J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995 (Phi Alpha Delta)

Professional Activities:

• Member, Missouri Bar

• Member, American Bar Association (including the Labor and Employment Law Section)

• Member, Bar Association Metropolitan St. Louis

• Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

• Member, National Human Resources Association

• Editor, Developing Labor Law (BNA)

John Marino, Labor & Employment Lawyer at  McMahon-Berger

John J. Marino, Jr. represents the interest of management in all facets of Labor & Employment Law. Mr. Marino received his juris doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law where he earned a Certificate in Labor and Employment Law.

Mr. Marino’s employment practice includes all areas of employment law, including employment discrimination claims under Title VII and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Marino also represents management before the National Labor Relations Board in charges of unfair labor practices, challenges to elections and post-election conduct. In addition, he advises clients on employment-related matters such as employment contracts, policy matters and daily human resources issues.

Mr. Marino is very active in the human resource community. He has been on the Board of the St. Louis Chapter of SHRM (SHRM-STL) including serving as President of the organization. Mr. Marino currently serves on the state board for Missouri SHRM as Vice Director.

Outside of his professional interests, Mr. Marino is currently serving an appointment with the City of Chesterfield Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Marino and his wife are also very active in their communities through volunteer work with various organizations such as St. Patrick Center, Cardinal Glennon and St. Louis University High School.

Mr. Marino’s experience prior to joining McMahon Berger includes insurance defense litigation representing corporations in a variety of interests. Mr. Marino has argued both in trial and before the Missouri Appellate Court. He has also served as associate in-house counsel, handling a variety of employment and general business issues.

Education and Certification:

• B.A. Finance, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003

• J.D., St. Louis University, 2006; Certificate in Employment Law from the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law

Admitted To Practice

• State of Missouri

• State of Illinois

• United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

• United States District Court, Western District of Missouri

• United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois

• United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

Professional Activities:

• The Missouri Bar

• Illinois State Bar Association

• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

• American Bar Association


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