John Bagyi is an employment attorney with Bond, Schoenick & King. He counsels and represents employers of all types and sizes in a variety of labor and employment-related contexts, including workplace investigations, policy development and review, and wage and hour and EEO compliance. John has written extensively on labor and employment topics and is a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences. Since 2005, he has served as the General Counsel to the New York State Society of Human Resource Management.
Michael Bailey is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in Washington, DC. NDRN is a leading voice for the rights of Americans with disabilities. It works to secure support for disability rights advocacy and to keep federal laws for people with disabilities robust. NDRN works with funding agencies and state systems to assure that public resources are used effectively to protect and advocate the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Ann Bares is Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group, LLC. She has over 20 years of experience consulting in the areas of compensation and performance management. Through her consulting practice, Ann works with a wide range of client organizations in auditing, designing and implementing executive compensation plans, base salary structures, incentive compensation programs, sales compensation plans, and performance management systems. She is a frequent speaker to industry and professional groups, and has authored numerous articles on the topics of compensation and performance management. Ann is the author of the blog Compensation Force and is the Editor of Compensation Cafe.
Seth Borden is a partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge's New York office and is a member of the firm's Employer Services Group. He has been representing management in labor and employment matters since 1998. Mr. Borden regularly provides advice and guidance to clients regarding union organizing efforts, collective-bargaining negotiations, NLRB investigations and litigation, personnel decisions, development of employee policies and handbooks, wage and hour issues, and related personnel matters. He maintains the blog Labor Relations Today, a blog dedicated to tracking key legislative, executive and administrative regulatory developments affecting how employers interact with their employees.
Kevin Bradley is the Director of Diversity for McDonald's. In this position, he is responsible for providing internal and external demographic data and trend analyses to critical business partners. He also provides analyses of employment transactions to ensure no disparate impact exists. Mr. Bradley has served as the Chairperson of the Employer Subcommittee of the President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Business Leadership Network.
Steve Browne, SPHR, is the Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc., a regional pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Indiana with 18 locations and over 1,400 team members. Mr. Browne has been an HR professional for more than 20 years and has held HR roles in manufacturing, consumer products, and professional services industries. He facilitates a monthly HR Round Table in Cincinnati and runs an internet message board for HR professionals that reaches more than 5,500 people internationally on a weekly basis.
Dena Calo is the Director of the Human Resources Practice Group at Genova Burns & Giantomasi. She provides employment law counseling, and provides a variety of training options for businesses. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Calo is an adjunct professor at Holy Family University, where she teaches employment law and labor relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Teresa Cheek is a partner in the Employment Law Group of Young Conaway Stargatt and Taylor. She has defended class action claims brought by the EEOC, the US Office of Special Counsel, and the OFCCP. Ms. Cheek advises companies regarding compliance with employment and labor law. She also conducts internal investigations of sexual harassment claims and other work-related misconduct.
Mark Dawson has been helping communities leverage technology in ways that empower their people and advantage their business for more than 20 years. He is the President of JobsFreeForAll, a revolutionary new job site which follows the "Freemium" business model. He is a member of numerous technology and business organizations and regularly speaks about the intersection of technology and human talent. In addition to his career activities, Mr. Dawson is very active in his local community. He serves as a technology adviser to two community college districts, is a planning commissioner for the City of Hanford, and is an active supporter of the Shriner's Children's Hospital System.
Ted Daywalt is President and CEO of VetJobs, the leading military job board on the Internet. Mr. Daywalt is a retired Navy Captain with 28 years of service. He is a published author and renowned speaker. He frequently speaks to businesses, government agencies and universities on topics ranging from recruitment and retention, international relations, general management, and economic trends. Mr. Daywalt is known nationwide as a veterans advocate. He regularly testifies and works with members of Congress on military, veteran, small business and employment issues. Mr. Daywalt is on the Small Business Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was one of the CEOs invited to the White House Jobs Summit.
Molly DiBianca is an attorney in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Young Conaway Stargatt and Taylor. She maintains a legal practice consisting of equal parts litigation and client counseling. She represents employers in a variety of industries in employment rights claims, discrimination matters, and equal employment disputes at the state and federal court level. Ms. DiBianca regularly provides in-house training to managers and supervisors as part of her preventative practices philosophy. She is a frequent speaker and maintains ongoing employment law commentary at the Delaware Employment Law Blog.
Tamar Dolcourt is a member of Foley and Lardner's Labor and Employment Practices group. She has experience litigating employment discrimination claims in both federal and state courts. She is a regular contributor to her firm's newsletter, Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update. Ms. Dolcourt earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School, where she was an assistant editor and a note and comment editor of the Wayne Law Review.
Cari Dominguez is a Corporate Director of Manpower, Inc. and the Calvert SAGE Fund. She is the former Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As the chief executive officer of the five-member Commission, she led and directed all policy matters and operational aspects of an agency with a budget of $325 million and fifty-three offices throughout the United States.Ms. Dominguez has also served in the U.S. Department of Labor in roles including Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards and the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Timothy Eavenson is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Smith Amundsen. He regularly counsels employers on discrimination, wage and hour, and other HR-related issues, and he represents businesses in employment disputes throughout the country. Mr. Eavensen is also the author of the blog, Current Employment, where he writes about issues relating to the workplace and the law.
Steve Foster has unique and diversified experience in enterprise governance, risk and compliance. He has expert knowledge regarding the convergence of security and technology, as well as top level consulting and training in EEO/internal controls matters. Mr. Foster lectures extensively on risk management, ethics and corporate compliance, ethical workplace investigations, fraud, and workplace violence. You can learn more about Steve at the Business Controls website.
Jose Gaona is the Executive Vice President of Operations at TimeForce / QQest. Since 1992, Qqest has focused solely on engineering meaningful and effective solutions to help businesses leverage their assets. Mr. Gaona has extensive experience in the time and attendance area, and served 16 years with Ceridian Employer Services before Joining Qqest.
Joe Gerstandt is a speaker, facilitator and writer who helps organizations and communities deliver on their promises. Mr. Gerstandt served four years in the United States Marine Corps, worked for a grassroots non-profit organization doing HIV prevention to high-risk populations, and managed programs on social justice, diversity and inclusion for a national non-profit. He now has his own consulting firm and works with organizations of all sizes across the country. He believes in resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation to address an increasingly critical set of 21st century business issues.
Cathleen Hampton has more than 25 years of experience in planning, developing and executing HR strategies. She is a nationally known presenter on topics such as HR and organizational compliance strategies, performance management, organizational and management development, and human capital. More information about Cathleen and her firm can be found at here.
Jonathan Hyman is a partner in the Labor & Employment group at Kohrman Jackson and Krantz in Cleveland, Ohio. He applies his nearly 15 years' experience to provide proactive and cost-effective solutions to solve employers' workforce problems. Mr. Hyman is the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer's Law Blog, which the ABA has commended as one of the top five labor and employment blogs in the country for 2010, and one of the top 100 legal blogs overall. Mr. Hyman serves as a frequent source for the local and national media on employment law issues, having been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain's Cleveland Business, and Inside Counsel. Mr. Hyman also writes as a contributing editor to Business Management Daily and is the editor of its HR Specialist Ohio Employment Law Newsletter. He lends his expertise as a speaker on myriad employment law topics, most recently presenting a half-day seminar on social media and employment law. SuperLawyers named Mr. Hyman an Ohio Rising Star in the area of Employment Law for 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Carla Irwin is the President of Carla Irwin & Associates. She has extensive experience with EEO and affirmative action, and brings both an HR perspective as well as a legal perspective, in that she holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul College of Law. Prior to her consulting career, she served as the Affirmative Action Compliance Manager at Zurich North America and as the Director of EEO and Diversity at OfficeMax.
Jacqueline Jackson DeGarcia is a partner in the labor and employment group of Dilworth Paxson. She counsels clients on leave issues, revisions of practices and policies, lawful hiring, and termination of employees. She also advises public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
Karen Mattonen is an experienced recruiter who operates HireCentrix. She is actively involved in many industry organizations and activities. She has achieved accredation as a California Accredited Consultant and is a Certified Staffing Professional. Ms. Mattonen is also the co-host of The Recruiter's Lounge Podcast.
Eric Meyer is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group at Dilworth Paxson. He dedicates his practice to litigating and providing counsel to employers on labor and employment issues affecting the workplace. Mr. Meyer has extensive experience in preparing social media policies for employers, and has been quoted on these policies in Business Insurance, ABCNews, American Express Small Business OPEN Forum, and Mashable. He is the author of The Employer Handbook, the labor and employment law blog for leading businesses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and across the country.
Philip Miles is an attorney in the State College, Pennsylvania office of McQuaide Blasko. He and the firm's labor and employment law team represent clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to large employers with thousands of employees. The team works on issues including employment discrimination, unemployment compensation, contracts and restrictive covenants, employee policies and handbooks, and wage and hour issues. Mr. Miles is the author of LawfficeSpace, a blog featuring commentary on cases, current events, and other developments in the field of employment law.
Leigh Nason is a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins. She chairs the firm's Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Practice Group. She devotes the majority of her law practice to representing federal contractors and subcontractors in compliance evaluations and administrative enforcement actions triggered by the OFCCP. She is a frequent lecturer in the areas of affirmative action and employment discrimination, and has presented nationally on diversity and compliance issues, including the OFCCP's internet applicant regulations and EEO-1 reporting requirements.
Jennifer Neumann is a member of Foley and Lardner's Labor and Employment Practices group. She has experience handling class action, non-competition and trade secrets matters, and employment related litigation. Ms. Neumann advises corporate clients regarding employment law compliance, reductions in force and employment policies. She has spoken on various labvor and employment law topics and has authored articles on social media, employment discrimination and labor law in a variety of publications.
Jeffrey Nowak is co-chair of the Labor and Employment Practice at Franczek Radelet. He represents private and public sector management clients in all areas of labor and employment law. Mr. Nowak has extensive experience dealing with the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including counseling clients on compliance with FMLA regulations, conducting FMLA audits and training, and litigating FMLA and ADA lawsuits. He serves on the editorial board of the Family and Medical Leave Handbook, a comprehensive HR publication addressing the complex requirements of the FMLA, serves as a chapter editor for BNA's FMLA Treatise, and is the author of the FMLA Insights blog.
Joel Passen is the co-founder of Newton Software, "smart recruiting software". Newton streamlines recruiting with interactive dashboards, real-time analytics, and EEO/OFCCP compliance features. You can learn more about Joel and Newton Software here.
Abigail Perdue is a labor and employment attorney who has researched and written on a variety of topics, including pet-friendly workplace policies.
Rob Radcliff is an attorney in the Dallas, Texas office of Langley Weinstein. He represents businesses and individuals throughout the State of Texas from trial through appeal. Mr. Radcliff focuses his practice on employment and commercial matters including issues arising from the arrival and departure of employees. He is the author of Smooth Transitions, where he writes about the legal issues arising from the departure of employees and business breakups.
James Rodriguez is the Strategic Military Talent Manager for BAE Systems, Inc. Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for the management of the Warrior Integration Program, designed to facilitate the employment of wounded veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a retired United States Marine First Sergeant with twenty one years of active service.
Ari Rosenstein is the Director of Internet Marketing at CPEhr. CPEhr is a leading human resources outsourcing provider based in Los Angeles. CPEhr is one of the largest, independently owned professional organizations in the United States. Mr. Rosenstein holds a BS degree in Speech and Communication from Yeshiva University, and has several years of experience in broadcast journalism and video production.
Daniel Schwartz has extensive trial and litigation experience in both federal and state courts in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation and trade secret enforcement. He also represents employers in various employment law matters such as employment discrimination, restrictive covenants, human resources, retaliation and whistle blowing, and wage and hour issues. Mr. Schwartz represents companies in disputes related to contracts and other commercial matters, and advises employers on topics such as voluntary and involuntary reductions in force, employee investigations, hiring and termination, employment handbooks and policies, family and medical leave, and responding to government audits. He represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. In addition, he provides timely and practical advice on ways to minimize the risk of litigation and how to respond to any lawsuits or complaints that may arise. Mr. Schwartz is the author of the independent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, one of the most widely-read blogs of its kind in the nation. The blog discusses new and noteworthy events in labor and employment law on a daily basis.
Mary Schaefer is the President and Lead Consultant at Artemis Path, Inc. She is a highly trained, experienced, and published human resources and organizational development consultant and has extensive experience in group facilitation and program and intervention design and delivery. Ms. Schaefer is the author of the blog ReImagine Work.
Paul Secunda is an Associate Professor or Law at Marquette University School of Law. He teaches labor law, employee benefits, employment discrimination, employment law, civil procedure, education law and disability law. Mr. Secunda is a contributing editor to the Workplace Prof Blog, is the author of numerous amicus briefs in the labor and employment law area, and is a frequent commentator in national and Wisconsin press on labor, education and disability law issues.
William Tincup runs Tincup & Co., a company that serves as a sounding board for human resources practitioners and HR vendors. He's one of the leading thinkers on social media application for human resources, an expert on adoption of HR technology, and knows a thing or two about marketing. William has been blogging on HR issues since 2007, and contributes to Fistful of Talent, TalentCulture and HRExaminer. William also co-hosts DriveThruHR, a daily podcast focusing on HR issues and HR practitioners.
Richard Tuschman is a labor and employment attorney at Duane Morris. Mr. Tuschman regularly represents employers in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases, as well as cases alleging employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
Sheridan Walker is the President of HirePotential, a leading national consulting and staffing firm delivering end-to-end services to corporations, assisting them with OFCCP compliance, employment, accommodations, accessibility, recruitment and retention of the untapped workforce. She is an expert in the disability field with 25 years of broad-based experience. She has served on the National Disability Mentoring Day Committee for Colorado and the President's Task Force on the Employment of People With Disabilities.