2020 Past Presentation List


Wage and Hour Compliance

Matthew T. Lockaby
Founder and Managing Partner, Lockaby PLLC

Wednesday, August 19, 2019 –  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In this webinar, we will cover the following topics:

  • The latest DOL and NLRB regulatory updates (new overtime rule, new “regular rate” calculations, and new joint-employer rules) that impact wage-and-hour issues for employers;
  • Brief overview of FLSA overtime law (including exemptions)
  • Discussion of pitfalls of misclassification of employees as independent contractors (and what facts/factors to consider when determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor);
  • Actual calculation of overtime for the different ways employees are paid (hourly, commission, day rates, etc.)

Matthew T. Lockaby is the founder and managing partner of Lockaby PLLC. He represents employees, employers, and management in nearly every aspect of workplace or labor-and-employment law. For employees, including executives, officers, and upper-level management, Matt assists them with the review and negotiation employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and severance/separation agreements. For employers and management, Matt counsels and advises owners, business unit leaders, and HR professionals on the wide variety of personnel issues that arise during the employment lifespan; he conducts and oversees internal investigations; he defends against government agency investigations; and he defends against discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage-and-hour claims, including class-action and collective-action claims, in state and federal courts. Matt is one of the few attorneys in Kentucky who has successfully prosecuted and defended class- and collective-action claims. He received his B.A. from Centre College and his J.D., cum laude, from the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, where he was the Executive Editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Matt was voted by his peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2013 to 2018 and is the past chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section.


Trends in Employee Rewards and Compensation Strategies

Lisa Dietrich
Principal, Mercer

Wednesday, February 26, 2019 –  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This session will cover a variety of topics related to compensation as part of an organization’s total rewards strategy, including the annual compensation setting process and how compensation can be used to attract, manage and reward the right talent. Insights from Mercer’s talent trends and compensation planning research will be highlighted.

Lisa Dietrich is a Principal and Senior Compensation and Benefits Consultant in Mercer’s Career business. Lisa has over 20 years of experience working with employee compensation and benefits programs, including tax-exempt, publicly-traded, privately-held and public entities, and has specialized in the area of executive compensation and benefits. She has significant experience working with tax-exempt organizations and the unique regulations within which compensation programs must comply.
Lisa consults with Boards, committees, senior leadership and management on a broad range of compensation and benefits topics including, evaluating the competitiveness and structure of total remuneration programs, including salary, incentives, benefits and perquisites and advising on the regulatory and compliance requirements impacting deferred compensation programs sponsored by tax-exempt organizations, including IRC Sections 457(f) and 409A.

Prior to joining Mercer, Lisa worked for Benefit Actuaries, Inc. specializing in the design and administration of employee retirement plans.  She also worked for HealthNet, Inc. in Woodland Hills, CA and John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston, MA. Lisa received a bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Purdue University where she graduated with a major in actuarial science. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.