Wessels Sherman's Minnesota office hosted the firm's annual labor and employment law seminar for employers, accountants, attorneys and other business professionals on April 28, 2017 at the beautiful Radisson Blu, Mall of America hotel. James Sherman, firm President/CEO and Founder/Managing Shareholder of our Minneapolis office, welcomed the room full of attendees who came from four different states and a broad spectrum of industries and fields. After delivering the day's first presentation on drastic changes taking place in workplace laws and regulations in 2017, Mr. Sherman served as moderator to introduce the many other presenters throughout the day. Special Guest Speaker Nick Rogers, President/CEO of Minnesota's newest major league sports team (and a lawyer who previously practiced in the private sector), regaled the audience with the fascinating story behind Minnesota United's mercurial rise from the lower division league, to one of the countries two MLS expansion teams in 2017, to breaking ground on a brand new, privately financed, soccer specific stadium in May of this year. The club's success story can be an inspiration to businesses of all sizes and industries!
Of course the firm's attorneys from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, provided attendees with current information and experienced advice on many of the biggest issues in human resources and workplace law, today. Based on feedback from those who attended the seminar, some of the most popular topics presented on included: EEOC guidance on pregnancy in the workplace; ADA accommodations for mental disabilities; intermittent FMLA leave; tips on employee handbooks; ACA update, among many others. In addition to the presentations and valuable materials, attendees received vouchers for free audits of company handbooks and Forms I-9, to help cope with the new administration's promise of increased scrutiny in certain areas.
Here are just a few pictures from the event, along with some quotes from some of the many satisfied business professionals in attendance at this event:
One attendee even went so far as to issue a real time Tweet from the event, featuring a picture of our Guest Speaker Nick Rogers at the Wessels Sherman employment law seminar. We thought it was pretty cool, as did the Minnesota United F.C. soccer club, who "re-tweeted" the comment, seen below: