130 — Human Resources Pre-Conference
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

ROOM: Senator Vandenberg A-B

8:30 – 9:30 am

130a – Hot Topics in School Labor Law

Understand recent developments in law that affect public schools in Michigan.

Presenter(s): Jessica A. Milligan and Kara T. Rozin, Clark Hill PLC


9:30 – 10:30 am

130b – Title IX: What You Need to Know

Learn the Title IX requirements and legal implications.

Presenter(s): Erin H. Walz, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.


10:30 – 10:45 am



10:45 – 11:45 am

130c – Grievance Management: Effective Strategies for Collective Bargaining Agreement Disputes

Develop an effective process for resolving grievances. Learn the legal and practical considerations involved in addressing grievances.

Presenter(s): Raymond M. Davis, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.


11:45 am – 12:00 pm



12:00 – 1:00 pm



1:00 – 1:15 pm



1:15 – 2:15 pm

130d – Employee Leave and Compensation: Get It Right or Pay the Price

Learn proactive steps, including the review of board policies, collective bargaining agreements, and individual contracts to ensure that these issues are handled correctly from the start. Learn how COVID-19 has (and has not) affected your Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance.

Presenter(s): Timothy T. Gardner, Jr., Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

  • Handouts will be provided.


2:15 – 3:00 pm

130e – Welcome to the MPSERS Toolkit

Get an overview of the new MPSERS Toolkit – your one-stop-shop for the most-used materials and resources for public school professionals managing contributions to the state of Michigan 401(k) & 457 Plans (the Plans).

Presenter(s): Heidi Schiller, Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.


3:00 – 3:15 pm



3:15 – 4:00 pm

130f – Investigating Student and Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

Learn applicable state and federal statutes, important Michigan and federal court decisions, and appropriate policies and procedures for addressing student and workplace sexual harassment claims.

Presenter(s): Cristina T. Patzelt, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

  • Handouts will be provided.


4:00 – 4:30 pm

130g – COVID-19 and the Classroom

Learn what the exemptions are for mandatory mask/vaccine policies in the classroom; the latest MDHHS/CDC guidance and Preparedness and Response Plan; virtual school plans, teacher certifications, and the State School Aid Act; state laws and federal laws and related ED/MDE guidance; and the continued battle between the Governor and Legislature.

Presenter(s): Ahmad Chehab and Ashley N. Higginson, Miller Canfield

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