Employment and Labor Law Update 2016
  • Marijuana – 10 minutes
    • If it is legal in my state, can I be fired for testing positive?
  • Gay and Trans-Gender Issues – 10 minutes
    • Benefits for everyone?
  • DOL Mandates $50,000 Minimum Salary For Exempt Employees? – 10 minutes
    • What if you are not worth $50,000?
    • What if the company did not earn $50,000?
  • New Requirements for Government Contractors – 10 minutes
    • We’re from the government, and we’re here to help. – Lie # 1
    • This will not take long. – Lie # 2
    • My business is sure glad you showed up. – Lie # 3
  • NLRB’s Quickie Elections – 10 minutes
    • Streamlining Board Procedure and Reducing Unnecessary Litigation
    • Comparison of Current/New Procedures
  • Immigration Update – 10 minutes
    • Employment Rights of Immigrants Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Questions and Answers – 10 minutes (As time allows).
7 part video, duration of 01:02:54.
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Stephen Richey

Stephen Richey


Stephen is the leader of the Labor & Employment practice group at Thompson Hine. He counsels employers regarding all aspects of labor and employment practices.
Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was a law clerk for the Honorable S. Arthur Spiegel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.


  • Represented employers in significant class action lawsuits in federal court, including Fair Labor Standards Act, age discrimination and ERISA, national origin discrimination, WARN Act, and race discrimination.
  • Represented employers and individuals in cases involving the enforcement of non-compete agreements and trade secrets violations.
  • Represented employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the state Civil Rights Commissions.
  • Defended employers in civil suits alleging discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and intentional tort claims.
  • Represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Counseled employers throughout union organizing campaigns.
  • Aided employers in the conduct of campaigns to decertify unions.
  • Developed human resources policies for employers, including creation of employee handbooks and other policy statements.
  • Conducted training for management and supervisors in areas including anti-discrimination and harassment policies, hiring and termination practices, Family and Medical Leave Act, union avoidance and other employment related areas.

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