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  • May 15, 2019

    2019 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute Tackles Workplace Bullying, Internal Investigations, More

    Keep up with the evolving trends, technology, and political policies impacting health care and the workplace at the 2019 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute, Aug. 15-16, at Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells.

    May 15, 2019 – The Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute (HLE) is where you can learn the tools and techniques, insights, best practices, and guidance from experienced practitioners.  Register now for this year’s HLE, Aug. 15-16, 2019, at Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells.

    Three Tracks, 12 CLE Credits

    Choose from breakout sessions in three tracks – Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Practical Perspectives – and earn up to 12 CLE credits and 1 EPR credit.

    This year’s topics include federal enforcement trends in the opioid crisis, recurring problems in physicians’ compensation, and dealing with age-related disabilities.

    Insightful Plenaries

    The opening plenary discusses “Identifying, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace” with Lisa M. Bergersen of EngageHR Law LLC, Delafield, and Claire E. Hartley of Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet LLC, Waukesha. Learn how to identify the differences between bullying and unlawful harassment, the organizational and personal impacts that can result from ignoring toxic behavior, and the legal rights employers have relative to the bully and the obligations it has to the victim.

    Thursday’s afternoon plenary features a panel discussion on how legal counsel helps in-house investigators to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to conduct a fair, efficient, effective, and defensible internal investigation. Plenary speakers include:

    • Jay D. Heitman of Ascension Wisconsin Office of General Counsel, Milwaukee;

    • Maria F.M. Ludwigson of Gundersen Health System Inc, La Crosse;

    • Brigid Moroney Misfeldt of Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee; and

    • Jill Hamill Sopha of Sopha Mediation, LLC, Pewaukee

    Explore bias and privilege in Friday’s closing plenary with Jared Prado, attorney and City of Madison police officer. You’ll learn several strategies to reduce the harmful impacts of implicit bias, and how to apply these strategies in your everyday work.

    Reserve Hotel Rooms by July 16 for Best Rates

    In addition to two days of in-depth CLE programming, relax and enjoy Glacier Canyon Lodge, located on the Wilderness Resort property in the Wisconsin Dells. Reserve your room at the Glacier Canyon Lodge by July 16 to receive the discounted Institute rate. Call (800) 867-WILD and mention you’re with the Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute.

    Register for the Institute by July 26 for Best Conference Rate

    View the full schedule on the HLE website, and register on’s Marketplace by July 26 to save $50.

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