2017 Employment Law Summit

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
WHERE: DeVos Place

Miller Johnson’s employment and labor attorneys will educate and guide attendees in establishing policies and practices which build workplace rapport, reduce operational expenses and risk, and safeguard against the increasing pressure of lawsuits.

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Roger Gilmore v. Global Waste Management: A Mock Trial for HR Professionals

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8:30am - 12:00pm

Excellent and legally sound HR practices are critical to the success of every organization. But rarely do HR professionals see how those practices can make a huge difference during a jury trial.

Miller Johnson’s attorneys will present the case of Roger Gilmore v. Global Waste Management, the story of how a young, hard-charging Corporate President finds herself in an affair with a handsome aging VP of Sales and how things can quickly go wrong for the Company when it terminates that VP1. We invite you not only to be the jury, but also to see firsthand how common HR practices, policies, and mistakes can have a significant impact during an employment discrimination lawsuit.

1This case problem, Gilmore vs. Global Waste Management, was originally authored by Grand Rapids attorney William Jack for the Hillman Advocacy Program and has been used often since to train young attorneys in the art of trial advocacy. It has been modified for HR professional training.


Rebecca L. Strauss, Tony R. Comden, Cathy A. Tracey, Mike E. Stroster, Keith E. Eastland, Andrew A. Cascini, Kevin D. Battle and Matthew M. O’Rourke.


LABOR Pains (Legal and Benefits and Omnipresent Risk)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm

A power packed opportunity to learn about key developments and what to be aware of for the betterment of your organization. Using real-life examples and scenarios you may be all too familiar with, our panel of attorneys will present a common-sense approach to complex issues in labor and employment law, employee benefits, and data and cybersecurity.


Nate Plantinga, Tripp VanderWal and Andrew Cascini


MISHRM's mission is to support the State SHRM chapters and serve the HR professionals (networking, development opportunities, best practice sharing) and serve as a conduit from our great state to SHRM.

Contact Info

Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management

c/o Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
P.O. Box 99463
Troy, MI 48099
(844) 4MI-SHRM