Shifting Sands: State/Federal Labor & Employment Law Trends in 2018 and Beyond

Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Session Description

This session will examine the labor and employment law developments in 2018 with a particular focus on the trends employers may face moving forward at a federal, state and administrative level. We will also discuss the labor and employment topics being debated as the 2018 election cycle heats up. With activity at all levels of government, changes to the law occur more rapidly than ever before and it is important for employers to plan strategically around potential developments impacting the workplace.


John Marino, JD

John J. Marino, Jr. represents the interest of management in all facets of Labor & Employment Law. Mr. Marino received his juris doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law where he earned a Certificate in Labor and Employment Law.

Mr. Marino’s practice covers all areas of employment law, including employment discrimination claims under Title VII and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Marino also represents management before the National Labor Relations Board in charges of unfair labor practices, challenges to elections and post-election conduct. In addition, he advises clients on employment-related matters such as employment contracts and daily human resources issues.

Mr. Marino is very active in the human resource community. He has been on the Board of the St. Louis Chapter of SHRM (HRMA) for the past several years and is currently serving as President of the organization. HRMA has nearly 600 members and provides phenomenal networking and educational opportunities for human resources professionals.

Outside of his professional interests, Mr. Marino is currently serving an appointment with the City of Chesterfield Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Marino and his wife are also very active in their communities through volunteer work with various organizations such as St. Patrick Center and St. Louis University High School.

Mr. Marino’s experience prior to joining McMahon Berger includes insurance defense litigation representing corporations in a variety of interests. Mr. Marino has argued both in trial and before the Missouri Appellate Court. He has also served as associate in-house counsel, handling a variety of employment and general business issues.