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It's no secret that formal employee complaints and the administrative review process is complex, tricky and expensive, especially if it leads into litigation. In this comprehensive program, seasoned employment attorneys that represent both employers and employees will review everything from how to handle formal internal complaints to the procedures of litigation, while also divulging best practices for using the court system to your advantage. You'll also learn how to file claims, handle the regulatory agency review process, navigate investigations and much more. Order today!
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DAVID D. AMSBARY is a member of Bailes, Craig, Yon & Sellards, PLLC, in Huntington, West Virginia and focuses his practice in the areas of health care, labor and employment, and trial practice. He has represented clients before the National Labor Relations Board, WV Unemployment Commission, EEOC, WV Human Rights Commission and civil litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Amsbary is a graduate of The Ohio State College of Law, and is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. In addition to his active litigation practice in state and federal courts, Mr. Amsbary has also served as a lecturer presenting seminars on topics including employment law, privacy issues, social media and wage and hour law. Mr. Amsbary has served on the West Virginia State Bar Association Board of Governors, Cabell County Bar Association, West Virginia CASA Association, Huntington Little League Member and President, and Cabell County Library Board of Trustees.
KATHERINE B. CAPITO is an attorney at Hissam Forman Donovan Ritchie PLLC. She focuses her practice on labor and employment law, handling all facets of litigations, including providing counsel, arguing and drafting motions, and managing discovery. She represents her clients before state and federal courts, arbitrators, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the EEOC, and the NLRB. Ms. Capito also frequently handles nationwide wage and hour and FLSA class actions. Ms. Capito works closely with clients, including their in-house counsel and human resource groups, to identify and address existing and potential issues. She advises companies and supervisors on National Labor Relations Act-related issues and handles collective bargaining and labor arbitrations. She also drafts employee handbooks, employment policies, non-competes, and non-solicitation agreements. She earned her B.A. degree from Roanoke College and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law where she was Order of the Coif. Ms. Capito is admitted to The West Virginia State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern districts of West Virginia.
MARK H. DELLINGER is the co-leader of Jackson Kelly PLLC’s labor & employment practice group. Mr. Dellinger represents private and public sector employers in preventive counseling, employment litigation, and traditional labor relations matters. A significant part of his practice is devoted to representing employers in the defense of cases filed in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies. He also serves as the lead negotiator for management in collective bargaining negotiations, handles labor arbitrations, and defends employers against unfair labor practice charges filed with the NLRB, as well as actions filed in federal court under the LMRA. Mr. Dellinger received a B.A. degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University and his J.D. degree from West Virginia University College of Law, and is admitted to The West Virginia State Bar. In addition, he served as a member of the State Personnel Board by appointment of the governor.
FRED F. HOLROYD III is a member of the law firm of Holroyd & Yost, where his areas of practice include discrimination, employment law (employer labor law), sexual harassment, and wage and hour laws (employer workers’ compensation law). Mr. Holroyd is a member of The West Virginia Bar Association and The West Virginia State Bar. He earned his B.A. degree and M.A. degree, magna cum laude, from West Virginia University and his J.D. degree from West Virginia University College of Law.
ANDREW ROBEY is an attorney at Hissam Forman Donovan Ritchie PLLC. His practice focuses on complex litigation, including contract disputes, commercial lending, property rights related to coal and natural gas, and other general business litigation. Mr. Robey is both a certified public accountant (CPA), which gives him a deep understanding of accounting practices and financial transactions, and a lawyer with actual trial experience, which allows him to provide the firm’s business clients with comprehensive representation and support when commercial disputes end up in the courtroom. Mr. Robey received a B.S.B.A. degree from West Virginia University and his J.D. degree from West Virginia University College of Law. He is admitted to The West Virginia State Bar, U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern districts of West Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Northern districts of West Virginia.
SCOTT K. SHEETS is a partner with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where he is a member of the Labor & Employment Department. He focuses his practice primarily in the representation of employers in the areas of labor and employment law, employment litigation and general commercial litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, unemployment, workers' compensation, unfair labor practices, OSHA citations, and other labor and employment matters. Mr. Sheets frequently conducts seminars and publishes articles of interest to employers and the employment defense bar on such topics as internal investigations, employee disciplinary and job performance strategies, employee handbooks, workplace privacy, limiting employer liability for sexual and other types of harassment, compensation issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state and federal developments in employment and labor law. He is a member of The West Virginia State Bar; American, Ohio State and Cabell County bar associations; and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. Mr. Sheets earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Marshall University; and his J.D. degree from the College of William &Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif.
H. TONEY STROUD is an attorney in the litigation department of BrickStreet Insurance where he supervises outside counsel in workers’ compensation matters and third-party litigation and assists the BrickStreet teams with legal issues that arise in management of workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Stroud also provides defense for occupational pneumoconiosis claims. He has a considerable appellate practice, having taken matters before both the West Virginia Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He has handled claims of both injuries and diseases for employers in several different industries, including claims of traumatic injuries; repetitive trauma, such as carpal tunnel syndrome; chemical exposure; hearing loss; black lung; and occupational stress claims. Mr. Stroud has administrative experience and has represented employers before administrative agencies, including OSHA, EEOC, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, prior West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and the Industrial Commission of Ohio. In addition, Mr. Stroud has extensive experience in deliberate intent litigation and has also defended employers in the Court of Common Pleas in Ohio related to workers’ compensation litigation. He has assisted employers in premium related issues, as well as feasibility studies for various self-insurance plans. Mr. Stroud earned his B.B.A. degree at Marshall University and his J.D. degree at West Virginia University.