• Save the Date: September 13-15, 2017
  • Peace, Love and HR
Julie Pugh and Lee Geiger

Julie Pugh and Lee Geiger

Organization - Graydon Law


Imagine All the People, Listening to HR...

Learning Objectives

1. Learn foundational employment law knowledge

2. Learn practical applications of employment law

3. Issue spot legal risk in specific employee scenarios


John Lennon wrote beautiful lyrics of how the world could be. Now, imagine that in a one-hour groovy session you could learn practical ways that employment law impacts everyday HR life. Join attorneys Lee Geiger and Julie Pugh from the Cincinnati Graydon law firm to explore how the law fundamentally impacts HR decisions.

This session will examine how to properly screen, interview, background check and select potential job candidates. Lee and Julie will discuss the legal perils and protections of these important (but often overlooked) steps in the hiring process and will examine real world examples of policies gone wrong and how you can avoid these pitfalls. The session will also dive into how the law instructs employers to handle an employee's on-the-job antics. We will further the scenario with more issue-spotting regarding the end of employment decision. Finally, we will discuss the most commonly filed claim in employment cases - retaliation. Attendees will learn about governmental checks and balances, how to issue spot employment law risks, how the law directs HR decisions in a fact-based ways, and why certain details matter.

This session will help budding company leaders build a reputation for solid decision-making. You may say I'm a dreamer, but if you attend this session, it will come true!


Julie and Lee are both partners at the Graydon firm in Cincinnati. Graydon is a full service law firm, and its Labor & Employment Client Service Department has 10 attorneys spread over its five offices. Lee typically works out of the Butler/Warren office, while Julie enjoys a brand new space in the Scripps Center on Walnut Street downtown. At any time, you may also find her working in Graydon's West Chester, Indiana, Over the Rhine or Northern Kentucky office.

Julie and Lee are trusted advisors to HR departments and in-house attorneys on a variety of legal topics. They represent employers in matters before the EEOC, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and OSHA. They also represent clients in arbitrations, mediations, and litigation matters in state and federal courts. Julie and Lee are passionate about their clients. Their experience and top-notch client service allows them to offer a unique understanding on each client's needs.

Julie and Lee have each been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine numerous times since 2010. A variety of non-profit organizations have honored them for their service to the Greater Cincinnati community.

Julie and Lee are regular speakers on a variety of labor and employment topics. In contrast to typical presentations, Lee and Julie's training sessions are noted for being vibrant and innovative. You WILL have fun and learn something in the process. They encourage you to ask questions and be interactive during this session!

Conference Details

Conference Location
  • Kalahari Resorts
    7000 Kalahari Drive
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Date and Time
  • September 13, 2017
    Begins at 9:00 AM
  • Through...
  • September 15, 2017
    Ends at 3:00 PM