The expectation of new Trump administration was sweeping reform right out of the gate. As we close in on year one, many of these changes have taken some time to get off the ground; except in employment law. Join Graydon’s Julie Pugh and Nick Ziepfel as they review the employment law changes initiated by the Trump administration through year one, recap changes made at the Federal and State of Ohio levels, and prognosticate what 2018 has in store for your everyday HR life.
1. Recap the employment law changes initiated by the Trump administration in its first full year in office.
2. Analyze the recent changes implemented by the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
3. Review the 2017 updates to Ohio employment laws.
1 SHRM Certification Credit!
1 General HRCI Credit!
Julie’s practice focuses on client counseling, employment litigation, and dispute resolution. She routinely represents clients before the EEOC, OCRC, DOL, and federal and state judges. Julie’s typical day starts with her reading about the latest changes in labor and employment law. The rest of the day may include quickly responding to client phone calls and emails, researching nuances of employment law, drafting and interpreting employment-related agreements, negotiating various contracts, asking a court or administrative agency to rule in a client’s favor, reviewing policies and employee handbooks, and hopefully making others’ jobs a little easier. Julie also regularly visits client locations to counsel human resources staff, managers and supervisors, and employees on important legal topics. Examples of such training topics include wage and hour laws, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment (or “Respectful Workplace Training”), labor relations, and leaves of absence management.
Julie is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While at UC, Julie founded the Labor and Employment Law Club, was an Executive Member of the Moot Court Honor Board, was elected to the Student Legal Education Committee, and participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution club. Julie also earned a BSBA from Xavier University in 2002, where she majored in Human Resources and minored in Psychology. She’s also a little bit of a statistics nerd.
Prior to attending law school, Julie got married, bought a house, got a dog, and worked as a Human Resources assistant at a Fortune 500 company. She also worked as a Human Resources staffing supervisor for a local logistics company. She holds certifications as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Julie sits on the Executive Board of GCHRA, a local SHRM chapter supporting continuing education of human resources professionals. She also enjoys volunteering with and supporting other local charitable organizations. Currently, she serves on the Executive Board of Cancer Family Care, a local non-profit that provides mental health counseling to cancer patients, their children, and their other family members in the tri-state area.
Julie and her husband, Jeff Pugh, are residents of Delhi. Jeff is the Admissions Director at St. Xavier High School, and they spend lots of time chasing after their two sons, Austin and Caleb. If you need a smile, ask her to see a family picture!
Nick is a member of the Firm's Labor & Employment group, focusing primarily on employment litigation, dispute resolution, and human resources counseling. Nick often advocates clients’ interests in federal and state court, and before governmental agencies such as the DOL and EEOC. Nick also routinely trains and counsels human resources staff, supervisors, and employees on employment-related topics and works personally with employers to quickly and efficiently resolve workplace disputes. Nick is a 2010 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he earned his J.D and was chosen to participate on both the moot court and trial advocacy teams. Nick also earned a B.S., in Business and Economics from Miami University in 2007. For the last three years, Nick was selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list for his work in Employment and Labor Law.
Nick enjoys helping others in his native town of Hamilton, Ohio. While in law school, he completed a year-long legal internship with a law firm in Hamilton, learning more about the community where he was raised. Since then, Nick has served on the boards of various non-profits in the Hamilton community aimed at enhancing others’ lives, and volunteers his time each year to organize and implement the Butler County United Way Campaign.
Nick lives in Liberty Township, Ohio, with his wife, Emilee, and their three young children, Lillien, Liam and Leighton. Their family spends their weekdays outdoors on their “mini-farm” and almost every sunny weekend on their boat on Lake Cumberland.
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