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St. Louis hosts 2023 Labor & Employment Law Symposium

The 2023 Annual Labor & Employment Law Symposium kicks off Friday, Nov. 3 in St. Louis. Held in-person at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, this year’s one-day symposium features sessions focusing on a variety of labor and employment law issues.

In the morning, attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on a judicial panel, where Hon. Stanley Wallach, Hon. Joseph Walsh, Hon. Chris McDonough, and Hon. Robert Clayton will discuss issues relating to labor and employment law.

Christyona J. Pham, of the U.S. Department of Labor, will present a primer on federal mental health laws that will inform attendees of participant/employee rights and plan fiduciary obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as it pertains to mental health and substance use disorder benefits.

Other scheduled sessions include:

• "Negligent hiring, retention, and supervision," presented by Laura E. Clubb of The Clubb Law Firm LLC.

• "Wage and hour law," presented by Raymond A. Dake of Siro Smith Dickson.

• "The current status of non-compete law and restrictive covenants in employment," presented by Emma R. Schuering, Polsinelli PC.

• "The new age of labor: The NLRB expands its influence beyond the unionized workplace," presented by Dean S. Kpere-Daibo of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP.

To register for the symposium, visit