Gallop Attorney Johnny S. Wang Presentation Focuses on Educators’ Concerns

MARCH 9, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri…A detailed presentation on labor and employment legal issues by Gallop attorney Johnny S. Wang scored an A+ with more than 125 officials from 61 Missouri school districts who attended an AAIM Employers’ Association training event for the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis (CSD) on March 9 at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

Mr. Wang said, “In this current economy, with potential layoffs and workforce reductions, school districts need to become better educated about wage-and-hour medical leave compliance issues across the nation to minimize their litigation risk and provide a safe environment for their employees.”

Mr. Wang’s in-depth, three-hour presentation on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) focused on a full spectrum of legal issues that school administrators, education managers and supervisors may encounter with employees, and compliance obligations under the law.

Issues that Mr. Wang focused on include FMLA coverage timelines; school holiday or shutdown periods; overtime; leave health benefits; health conditions; healthcare provider issues; disability issues; leave notice requirements; “Rights & Responsibilities” guidelines; absences and notifications; paid leave benefits; medical certifications; nondiscrimination regulations; employment and benefits protections; fitness for duty; recordkeeping requirements; terminating employees; workman’s compensation; and difficult issues such as substance abuse and same-sex marriages.

Mr. Wang is an associate in Gallop’s Labor & Employment Law Department who focuses his practice in areas that include Defense of Discrimination Claims; Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements; ERISA Claims; Civil Litigation and related labor and employment legal matters. He is conversational in Mandarin, proficient in French and speaks basic Spanish. He is admitted to practice in the Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and Western District of Missouri; the Illinois and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Mr. Wang is Vice Chairman of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis. He can be reached at Gallop by calling 314.615.6000 or via email at [email protected]

The AAIM Employers’ Association training event for the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis was held at Dunseth Auditorium in Harmon Hall at Lindenwood University. The AAIM Employers’ Association is a premier employer’s resource group and membership organization that connects people and companies throughout the community. As a training organization AAIM connects individuals and teams with tools and techniques for growth.

Cooperating School Districts (CSD) of Greater St. Louis is a non-profit educational service agency that brings school districts together to share resources, information and ideas through nationally-recognized services in educational technology, cooperative purchasing, staff development and more. CSD is a voluntary, membership-driven organization owned and governed by 30 public school districts in metropolitan St. Louis. CSD also serves 31 additional public school districts that are members of the organization.

Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C., is a full-service law firm that provides legal services to clients in diverse industries and is one of the largest law firms headquartered in St. Louis. With more than 30 practice areas, Gallop also has offices in Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gallop serves public corporations; privately-held companies; entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises; individuals and families; trustees and trust beneficiaries; charities; and non-profit entities. The firm’s headquarters are at 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 1700, in Clayton, Missouri.

For more information about Gallop, please contact Laura B. Callahan at 314.615.6000 or visit the website Media contact: Jeff Dunlap at 314.993.6925.

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