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New Hires: Legal Essentials
Preventing and Addressing Hiring Discrimination Issuess
Disciplining Employees: Essential Guideliness
Guidelines for Conducting a Misconduct Investigation
Best Practices for Terminating Employees
General Rules on Terminating Employees on Medical Leave
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CHRISTOPHER CIANCI is an attorney at Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead LLP. He has more than 10 years' experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He practices in the areas of employment law and business litigation. Mr. Cianci's employment practice entails advising and representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and trade secret matters. His business litigation practice involves breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, and ownership, partnership, and shareholder disputes. Mr. Cianci also provides advice and counsel to clients on employment and business-related matters, including the development of employment policies, employee hiring, retention, and termination practices; and a variety of other issues of concern for individuals, companies, organizations, and educational institutions. As a litigator, he has successfully served as lead counsel on jury and bench trials and has represented clients in all types of proceedings, including evidentiary hearings, depositions, arbitrations, and mediations. Mr. Cianci has also obtained successful results for clients at the summary judgment stage and on appeal. He is a member of Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Italian American Lawyers Association and LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles. Mr. Cianci received he B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
RYAN T. NEUMEYER is counsel in the litigation department's labor and employment practice group and came to McDonald Hopkins LLC, after 10 years at a boutique labor and employment firm. Mr. Neumeyer has the distinction of being a certified specialist in the practice of labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association. The OSBA undergoes rigorous and continuous review for compliance with the standards established for certification. He represents and counsels management on a variety of employment law matters, such as employee leave, overtime, disability accommodations, termination and layoff decisions, and workplace injuries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Neumeyer was an appellate attorney for the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago and an extern for the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He earned his B.A. degree from Mount Union College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
STUART M. SILVERMAN is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton. He focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, and sex discrimination; wage and hour claims; whistleblower and retaliation claims; ADA and FMLA claims; and public employee's claims; as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute. Mr. Silverman earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. He is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
GARRETT WILLIAMS is an attorney with Paine Hamblen LLP, and a member of both the Washington State Bar Association and Idaho State Bar. Mr. Williams focuses his practice on helping businesses and academic institutions navigate labor and employment issues, including litigating disputes, investigating misconduct, negotiating with unions, and advising on regulatory compliance. He is also a frequent presenter at regional and national law seminars. Mr. Williams earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law.
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