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2019 Legislative Update & Panel Discussion
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Early check-in begins at 11:15 am.

When: Thursday, January 17th
From 11:30 to 3:00 (Check-in begins at 11:15)
Where: DoubleTree Hotel
2431 N Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, Missouri  65803
United States
Presenter: Elizabeth Wente, Spencer Fane LLP

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2019 Legislative Update & Panel Discussion

This program will provide an overview of the legislative “hot topics” in Missouri and on a Federal level and provide practical tips on how to plan for the uncertain in 2019.  We will examine issues such as: (1) should we expect to see Right to Work on the ballot in Missouri again; (2) where does the #MeToo movement stand; (3) what issues do we expect the Supreme Court to review in 2019; and (4) what to expect from the DOL on the issue of raising the salary threshold for the EAP exempt test. 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of Missouri and Federal Issues to watch for in 2019.
  2. Gain an understanding of practical tips to use in developing and implementing your 2019 HR strategy.  


Presenter: Elizabeth Wente - Partner, Spencer Fane LLP

Elizabeth collaborates with employers to (1) develop a culture aimed at preventing employee issues; (2) address employee issues in a manner that will reduce the potential for employment-related litigation; and (3) implement practices and policies that will put employers in the best defensible position if they do encounter employment-related litigation.

To assist employers with meeting the above goals, Elizabeth prepares personnel policies and handbooks; drafts employment agreements and separation agreements; advises on non-compete issues; conducts a variety of supervisor and non-supervisor training programs, advises HR Professionals and In-House Counsel on compliance issues such as FMLA, ADA, and FLSA issues; conducts internal audits and investigations; assists with agency matters including EEOC and MCHR charges and DOL audits and investigations; and manages employment-related litigation. 


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