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2022 — On the Frontline Conference — Event Summary & Photos

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Wimberly Lawson is pleased to celebrate the 41st Anniversary of our Labor & Employment Law Update Conference.

The event started as a small local seminar and has grown steadily in size and success.

Our day-and-a-half program covered a sweeping range of relevant laws, important legal decisions, and societal trends affecting labor and employment.

Approximately thirty employment law attorneys presented more than thirty-five topics that were carefully selected to address the concerns of all employers.

HRCI and SHRM credit hours were requested.

On the Frontline Agenda

  • Overtime Rules
  • LGBTQ+, Religious Liberty, and Title VII
  • Marijuana Use and Drug Testing Harassment, Discrimination and In-house Investigations Agency Enforcement Actions - EEOC, NLRB, DOJ, OSHA, etc.
  • Leave Laws
  • Handbooks and Policies
  • Employee Hiring, Retention, and Termination

Event Details & Photos

Our photo sponsor for the event was HR Professionals Magazine. They've provided the following photo highlights of this year's event.

Jeffrey G. Jones, Firm Managing Member, was the conference emcee.

A: Howard Jackson, Regional Managing Member in the Knoxville office, provided a Department of Labor update.

B: Andrew Heber, member in the Knoxville office; Fred Bissinger, Regional Managing Member of the Nashville office; and Dr. Stephen Loyd, Chief Medical Officer with Cedar Recovery; spoke about “Emerging Issues for Drug Free Workplace.” Dr. Loyd was also the keynote speaker during lunch on Thursday. He spoke on “The Opioid Epidemic: What Employer’s Need to Know.”

C: Jim Wimberly with the office of Wimberly Lawson Steckel Schneider & Stine P.C. in Atlanta, spoke on “Three Long Years in Review,” during the opening session.

A: Eric Harrison, member of the Knoxville office, spoke on “The Last COVID-19 Update…We Hope” during the opening session.

B: “What’s New for Handbooks and Workplace Documentation” was presented by Mary Moffatt, member in the Knoxville office.

C: Andrew Heber, member in the Knoxville office, spoke in the opening session on “A Drug-free Workplace v. A Work-Free Drug Place.”

D: Zachary Kiffmeyer, member in the Cookeville office, was a co-presenter with Joseph Lynch, a member in the Knoxville office; on the topic of “Workers Comp: How to Deny a Claim and Make it Stick.”

A: Mary Dee Allen, a member in the Cookeville office, presented “Challenges for Women in a Much-Changed World,” in a general session.

B: “Singing the OSHA Blues,” was presented by Larry Stine with Wimberly Lawson Steckel Schneider & Stine P.C. in Atlanta.

C: Attendees at the conference.

Video Clip Insight Highlights

Jim Wimberly with Wimberly Lawson in Atlanta

Jim Wimberly, managing member at the Atlanta Officer of Wimberly Lawson discussed the latest updates on union activity with the changes in the political landscape forthcoming. Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #unions #NLRB #laborlaw

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Thursday, November 17, 2022

Mary Moffatt, attorney with Wimberly Lawson, spoke on "Missing in Action. . . at the 41st Wimberly Lawson Employment Law Conference in Sevierville. Where Did the Employees Go?" Mary discusses the shortage of workers in today's economy. Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #employmentlaw #workforcemanagement

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Friday, November 18, 2022

Zachary Kiffmeyer, attorney with the Cookeville office of Wimberly Lawson discusses overcoming modern communication challenges with multi-generational, remote and hybrid workforces at the 41st Annual Wimberly Lawson Employment Law Update Conference in Sevierville. Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #HybridWork #remotework #MultigenerationalWorkforce

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Friday, November 18, 2022
Speaking with Eric Harrison about his presentation today at the Annual Wimberly Lawson Conference in Sevierville

Great to be at the 41st Annual Wimberly Lawson Employment Law Update Conference in Sevierville. We are talking with Eric Harrison, an attorney with Wimberly, about his presentation on "The Last COVID-19 Update." Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #employmentlaw #covid19

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Thursday, November 17, 2022
Drug-free Workplace

What are the emerging issues in the Drug-Free Workplace? How has legalizing marijuana impacted employers? Andrew Hebar with Wimberly Lawson provides an update. Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #drugfreeworkplace #employmentlaw

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Thursday, November 17, 2022
Workers Comp

Discussing workers comp issues with Joe Lynch at the 41st Wimberly Lawson Employment Law Conference in Sevierville. Get the latest information on this important topic now! Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #workerscomp #employmentlaw

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Thursday, November 17, 2022
Discussing Opioid Epidemic

Chatting with Fred Bissinger, manager of the Nashville office of Wimberly Lawson and Dr. Stephen Loyd, Chief Medical Officer, Cedar Recovery and host of Seventy X7 Podcast, about the Opioid Epidemic that is now prevalent in the workplace. At the 41st Annual Wimberly Lawson Employment Law Conference in Sevierville. Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #opiodepidemic #employmentlaw

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Thursday, November 17, 2022
Mary Dee Allen

Mary Dee Allen with Wimberly Lawson discusses handling hostile work environment and abuse of power claims at the 41st Annual Wimberly Lawson Employment Law Conference in Sevierville. Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC #hostileworkenvironment #AbuseOfPower #EmploymentLaw

Posted by HR Professionals Magazine on Thursday, November 17, 2022

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