June 2019 Luncheon

June 2019 Luncheon


Preparing Effective Severance Agreements

Speaker: Jeffrey A. Mullins, Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Credits: This program is being submitted for approval of recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


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Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Jeffrey A. Mullins, Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Preparing Effective Severance Agreements

Session Description: Preparing Effective Severance Agreements
How to prepare an effective severance agreement. Having to terminate an employee, even a high-level employee, is a reality no company can avoid forever. Often, a company will choose to limit its liability by entering into a severance agreement with a departing employee.   As with any agreement of this type, the “devil is in the details.”

1) Learn when an employee should be offered a severance agreement
2) Learn what types of provisions that agreement should contain
3) Learn about recent legal changes at both the state and federal level which impact severance agreements.

Speaker Bio
Jeff practices in the areas of health care, construction and labor, and employment law. He has spent more than 25 years building a successful practice by providing private and public organizations with creative, practical and pro-active advice on how to run a successful operation while complying with a myriad of complex legal requirements.

He has substantial experience in counseling, advising and defending organizations on issues concerning the Affordable Care Act, the FLSA, Ohio and federal prevailing wage laws (including the Service Contract Act, the Davis Bacon Act, and the Walsh Healy Act), the NLRA (including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining and unfair labor practice charges); the ADA and other anti-discrimination laws, sexual harassment, OSHA and workplace violence, and bullying.

Jeff regularly assists clients in the development of personnel policies, affirmative action plans, and all types of employment agreements--including non-competes. He also provides managerial and supervisory training for clients on all aspects of day-to-day human resource issues.

Jeff is a member of the Dayton and Ohio Bar Associations, American Health Lawyers Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, the Miami Valley Human Resource Association and the Society for Human Resource Management. He serves on the boards of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Better Business Bureau of the Miami Valley, Calvary Cemetery and Good Neighbor House. Jeff is also a member of the University of Dayton School of Law Advisory Council and serves as a general counsel for the Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation. Jeff was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2018 for Labor Law-Management.

Jeff received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton and his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Dayton Law Review.

Ponitz Conference Center, Building 12, Room 127
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

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All meetings are held at The David H. Ponitz-Sinclair Center which is conveniently located in downtown Dayton.  Sinclair Center can be reached quickly and easily from nearby hotels and highways.

Directions to Sinclair Conference Center: Click for Map and Directions - The David H. Ponitz - Sinclair Conference Center

•Take the Third Street exit 53A off of I-75 (northbound or southbound)
•Turn right on Perry Street
•Turn right on Fourth Street, then right again into the underground parking garage beneath Sinclair Center
•Parking for the Sinclair Conference Center is at no charge (be sure to pick up your parking pass)


Thank you to our June sponsor, McGohan Brabender!


When and Where

444 West Third Street
Date and Time
  • June 11, 2019
  • 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM