Employment Law In the Age of Trump: Now What?
Monday 12:45 – 2:15 PM
Employers have, for the last eight years during the Obama administration, endured a blistering pace of change in employment law. But the change was at least predictable, almost always moving in a pro-employee direction. As we now begin the Trump administration, the future is far more uncertain. Trump has promised to roll back many Obama-era regulations, but he also campaigned on a populist message and has voiced surprising support for a number of worker-friendly ideas, such as paid maternity leave and increasing the minimum wage. In this session, several months into the new administration, we will discuss what has changed already and what is likely to change in the future, across many areas of employment law. Most importantly, attendees will leave with practical tips that they can use at their companies to ensure compliance in this volatile political environment.
Neil H. Dishman is a Principal in the Chicago, IL office of Jackson Lewis P.C., a national law firm representing management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation. His business is helping employers prevent and resolve disputes with their employees. Mr. Dishman helps employers reduce risk and minimize legal costs by giving advice on difficult personnel decisions before litigation ensues. When litigation is unavoidable, he helps employers protect their assets and reputations by vigorously and efficiently defending them from employee lawsuits. Mr. Dishman has garnered the accolades of his peers for his work in advising and defending employers. He was named to the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Best Lawyers in America lists, and he has been named to the annual list of “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction accorded to no more than 2.5% of Illinois lawyers, in every year from 2009 to the present. In 2015, he was also identified as an “Emerging Lawyer” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers division, an award earned by less than 2% of Illinois lawyers. Mr. Dishman earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Hanover College, and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.