August 17, 2009

Polsinelli Shughart PC and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry have collaborated to produce an important workplace issues seminar on DVD. The Chamber recorded Polsinelli Shughart attorneys during the firm’s annual Workplace Issues & Answers Workshop in St. Louis at the Charles F. Knight Center at Washington University, May 20, 2009. The featured guest speaker was Barbara Seeley, the regional attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) St. Louis.

“Labor and employment law is constantly changing,” said Labor and Employment Chair W. Terrence Kilroy, one of the presenters. “For those who were not able to attend the event, this is an overview of current employment law. It’s not legal advice, but a broad sweep of issues employers need to know. We are pleased to partner with our friends at the Chamber,” said Kilroy.

Among the topics covered in the DVD include:

· The Annual Employment Law Update
· The Family and Medical Leave Act: A Look at New Regulations and What Employers Need to Know
· The Expanding Definition of Disability: The ADA Amendments Act and its Implications for Employers
· Employee vs. Independent Contractors
· ERISA-The Design and Control of ERISA Plans and the Litigation that Follows;
· Labor’s Push for Labor Law Reform

"Each new presidential administration brings in perspectives, policies and agendas that impact employers,” said St. Louis Employment Law Attorney Eric Trelz, one of the presenters. “It is important employers stay informed about the current political climate and how it may impact the workplace.”

The DVD is available on the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry web site for $69 (a set of four DVDs). Employers can find the DVD at

For the past three years, Polsinelli Shughart has produced two manuals for employers: Missouri Human Resources Manual and the Model Policies and Forms for Missouri Employers. Both are available at

With more than 30 labor and employment attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart’s labor and employment practice is one of the largest in the state of Missouri.

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