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Cleveland: 216-696-4441

Columbus: 614-224-4411

Seminars, Conferences and Training Sessions

ProgramsSeminars, Conferences and Training Sessions
ProgramsSeminars, Conferences and Training Sessions

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Brad E. Bennett Jonathan J. Downes

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Brad E. Bennett and Jonathan J. Downes present "Lawful Interview and Selection Practices After Ohio Banned the Box" to the Miami Valley Risk Management Association at the Centerville Police Department, 155 W. Spring Valley Road, Centerville, OH. To register or for further information, contact Starr Markworth at or 937-660-7168.

Jonathan J. Downes

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Jonathan J. Downes presents "The Nuts & Bolts Of Bargaining, Bargaining Strategies, And Media Relations" at the Collective Bargaining For Public Safety Employees Seminar at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Click here to register.

Jonathan J. Downes

Monday, May 2, 2016

Jonathan J. Downes will be presenting at the OHIO ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE Chiefs' In‐Service & Annual Conference. First topic to be presented is "Employment Law Updates" from 8:45am – 10:15am, and then repeating the same topic at 10:30am – noon. The second topic "Union Contract negotiations and Arbitrations" from 1pm – 2:30pm. The conference is May 1-3 at the Columbus Downtown Hilton, 401 N. High St. For OACP Members only. View Conference Flyer

Contact Person: Renea Collins, Program Coordinator
OACP Education | Email | Ph 614-761-0330 | Fax 614-761-9509

Brad E. Bennett

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Brad E. Bennett presents "Interview Ninja: Mastering the Art of Lawful Interview and Selection" at the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association (OJFSDA) Annual Training Conference at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215. To register, call the OJFSDA at 614-221-3688 or click here.

Jonathan J. Downes

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jonathan J. Downes presents "Advanced FMLA ADA Interchange" at the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association (OJFSDA) Annual Training Conference at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215. To register, call the OJFSDA at 614-221-3688 or click here.

Brad E. Bennett

Friday, May 13, 2016

Brad E. Bennett presents "Safety in the Workplace" for the Ohio Township Association (OTA) Administrator’s Spring Forum, held at 6500 Taylor Road, Blacklick, OH 43004. To inquire or register for the event, contact OTA Director Heidi Fought at or 614-863-0045.

Brad E. BennettDrew C. Piersall

Monday, May 16, 2016

Brad E. Bennett and Drew Piersall present "Handling criminal convictions, overtime exempt employees and the FMLA" at the Ohio County Home Association Annual Conference, Salt Fork State Park, Cambridge, Ohio. To register or for further information, contact Adrianne Paden at 740-489-5351.

Brad E. Bennett

Monday, June 6, 2016

Brad E. Bennett presents "Managing Today's Multigenerational Workplace" at the County Sanitary Engineer’s Association of Ohio (CSEAO)  Summer Conference at the Blackwell Conference Center at The Ohio State University, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210. To register, contact Mike Jones at or 937-521-2155

Brad E. Bennett

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 

Brad E. Bennett presents "Lawful Interview and Selection Practices After Ohio Banned the Box" and then “Risks of Misclassifying Employees, ‘Joint Employer’ Status, and the FLSA” to the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio (CAAO) at the Kalahari Resort, 7106 Milan Road, Sandusky, Ohio. To register, contact Fran Lesser at or 614-228-2226

Jonathan J. Downes

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jonathan J. Downes presents "Role of Arbitration in Union/Management Relations" at the Academy II: The Grievance Arbitration Process

Columbus, OH
8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
(Breakfast / Check-in begins at 7:30am)
Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU
795 Yard Street | Columbus, OH 43212
Reservations: (888) 492-8847

Members: $299.00
Non Members: $399.00

Academy II: The Grievance Arbitration Process presents a thorough grounding in the role of arbitration in union management relations from the perspectives of: the practitioner, the arbitrator and the advocate. Workshops address responding to grievances, the rules of contract construction and how and when to raise arbitrability. Participants will draft a response to a grievance and learn how to improve their skills in preparing and presenting a winning case. An arbitrator will discuss what works and what doesn't and present the key elements of the burden of proof. Interactive exercises in choosing an arbitrator and selecting witnesses are designed to build expertise.

Contact Person:
Janessa K. Stephens, Senior Association Specialist
National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
1012 So. Coast Hwy., Suite M | Oceanside, CA 92054
760.433.1686 | Fax: 760.433.1687

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Zashin & Rich has a responsibility to our clients as well as other individuals interested in knowing more about the law. Each year, many of our attorneys speak and present at seminars and conferences in an effort to broaden an understanding of various aspects of laws that affect corporations, individuals, couples, and private organizations.

These presentations can be tailored to each group and are often accompanied by supporting materials. These materials allow the learning process to continue long after the presentation. The firm's presentations are developed with two goals:

  1. Present information creating new avenues of thinking and new approaches to problem solving; and
  2. Discuss issues which may have caused confusion or created doubt about laws, ordinances, or specific court decisions.

Special relationships with practitioners in a wide range of professional services, including financial consulting, health care, accounting, and business development, allow the firm's attorneys to tailor programs to individual/corporate needs.

The following is a partial list of seminar topics the firm has presented to corporations, professional organizations, and community groups:

  • The Leave of Absence Puzzle: Fitting the Pieces Together
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution: Taking a Fresh Look and Litigating Employment
  • Based Claims
  • Recent Developments in Ohio and Federal Employment Law
  • Recent Developments under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Sexual Harassment Education and Training
  • How to Conduct an Internal Investigation
  • Making the Most of Employer Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Surprise! Responding Effectively to Visits from Federal and State Agencies
  • Domestic Violence and its Impact on Custody
  • Domestic Violence and Discovery
  • Tax Ramifications in Domestic Relations Settlements
  • The Role of a Certified Public Accountant in a Criminal Tax Investigation
  • Real Estate Foreclosures

If you are interested in a seminar presentation or training seminar, please contact Stephen S. Zashin at 216-696-4441.