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Columbus: 614-224-4411

Seminars, Conferences and Training Sessions

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Jonathan J. Downes

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Jonathan J. Downes presents at the SERB Advanced Negotiations Seminar
Location: State Library, 274 E 1st Avenue, #100, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Information and Registration: Contact Tammy Johnson

Jonathan J. Downes

Thursday October 10, 2019 | 9:00am – 3:30pm

Jonathan J. Downes presents Managing the Discipline Process Workshop
Location: City of Sidney Police, 234 W Court St, Sidney, OH 45365

Course Description: A comprehensive session on discipline, this session is designed for Chiefs, Human Resources and Law Directors, Administrators/Managers, Supervisors, and others who are responsible for oversight of employee conduct and/or for discipline. Fundamental process is included and advanced process and practice points are included. Case examples and citations form the basis of explaining the causes for discipline.

The materials include: the standards of conduct for safety forces and service employee; investigation of discipline; requirements of the pre-disciplinary process; the standards of proof for presenting discipline cases in arbitration and civil service; and the presentation of discipline hearings. Sample forms are provided.

Topics to be covered include: Purpose of discipline and progressive discipline; Required employment policies; grounds for discipline; Importance of documentation; Understanding Garrity/Piper and Loudermill hearings; Implications for collective bargaining contracts; special issues, and much more. Case Examples are provided to help highlight the key points.

Information: Please contact Starr Markworth with any questions
Cost: $40 for MVRMA, MVCC & CLG Members; $60 for non-members
Registration: Register here
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Jonathan J. Downes

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 9:00am – 3:30pm

Jonathan J. Downes presents at the SERB Advanced Negotiations Seminar
Location: State Library, 274 E 1st Avenue, #100, Columbus, Ohio 43201 | Free Parking
Information: Contact Mary Laurent (614) 644-8716
Register Here – Seating is limited! 70 Seat Capacity
Cost: $50.00 Includes Lunch and Refreshments


9:30 – 10:00am | INTRODUCTORY REMARKS – Ken Hickey, Mediator Creating the Atmosphere for Solutions and Comments on Current Issues

SPEAKERS – Jonathan Downes, Amy McMillan, Stephen Lazarus, Mike DeLuke, and Brian Butcher

  • Stephen Lazarus – Preparation for Negotiations – What is Involved, Information to Examine, Team Creation, Assignments
  • Brian Butcher – Negotiation Objectives and Strategy – Threesome – Team, Entity, Public, How to Influence Each to Reach Settlement, Strategy Tools

11:00 – 11:10am | Break

11:10am – 12:30pm | COMMENTS ON PRACTICAL NEGOTIATIONS (continued)

  • Amy McMillan – Getting People to Talk and Listen (assisted by Ken Hickey)
  • Jonathan Downes – Keys to Successful Negotiations
  • Mike DeLuke – How to establish Trust and Restore It

12:30 – 1:00pm | LUNCH SERVED IN HOUSE

1:00 – 1:30pm | Impact of Strike Aftermath – Emily Hamman & Shari Micky-Boggs

1:30 – 2:30pm | NEGOTIATION PRACTICE ON SPECIFIC ISSUES – Wages, Health Insurance, and Other Current Issues – Jonathan Downes and Chuck Choate, Scott Marshall (SERB) and Others

2:30 – 2:45pm | Break

2:45 – 3:15pm | PARTICIPANT QUESTIONS – All Speakers

3:15 – 3:30pm | CONCLUDING REMARKS – How to Find the Black Swan

Seminar offered again on Monday, December 2, 2019

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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.