Wednesday 3:45 - 4:45 PM

Employment Law Update

A highlight of issues, trends, legislative and regulatory activity, and litigation that employers need to be aware of in 2023.

Session Objectives

  1. Understand recent changes to DOL wage and hour regulations, including the white collar exemption and the joint-employer standard
  2. Review Supreme Court cases to watch related to sexual orientation and gender identity protections under Title VII
  3. Discuss various Diversity & Inclusion trends, including pending federal legislation and corporate initiatives for companies to consider
  4. Review recent NLRB and labor law updates.

Kyle Russell

Kyle B. Russell is a principal in the Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in administrative charges and lawsuits involving a wide variety of statutory and common law discrimination and retaliation cases.

Kyle has also defended wage and hour collective and class actions involving alleged misclassification, off-the-clock work, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to pay wages when due. He also has extensive experience prosecuting violations of covenants not to compete by former employees. In addition to employment litigation, Kyle has commercial litigation experience defending multi-district and state-law consumer class actions and governmental investigations.

Kyle has experience training managers on a wide variety of employment law issues, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace violence, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family & Medical Leave Act. He has also advised employers with respect to the implementation of nationwide arbitration agreement programs.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Kyle practiced at a midwest law firm and previously spent eight years as in-house counsel for litigation, records management and legal systems for a Fortune 500 diversified financial services company, where he was responsible for developing and implementing records management, litigation hold and consumer arbitration programs.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Lawyer of the Year: Litigation – Labor and Employment” (2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Litigation – Labor and Employment” (2021)
  • Chambers USA, “Labor & Employment” (2022-present)