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Gigi O’Hara, Clete Samson to Speak at 2021 HR Nebraska State Conference

News | August 3, 2021


Kutak Rock partners Gigi O’Hara and Clete Samson will present at the 2021 HR Nebraska State SHRM Conference, August 25-27, 2021. The conference is known as one of the Midwest’s largest and best industry events, attracting HR professionals from Nebraska and the surrounding states.

On August 25 at 3:30 p.m. CDT, Ms. O’Hara will present her session “The Long Game: Navigating OSHA Through COVID-19,” which will focus on OSHA enforcement guidance related to COVID-19, including the issuance of the federal emergency temporary standard for healthcare and updated guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in all industries.

On August 27 at 8:30 a.m. CDT, Mr. Samson will present “A Review of Immigration Policies and Reforms Currently Impacting Employers,” a session which will discuss immigration policies and reforms that have impacted employers over the last two years including proper management and hiring of remote employees, preparing for ICE-related audits and increased worksite enforcement, and an analysis of COVID-19-related impacts on the U.S. visa system.

Gigi O’Hara leads the firm’s national OSHA Compliance & Defense Practice Group and coordinates strategy during inspections and investigations following complaints, injuries, accidents or fatalities. She frequently guides employers in adopting proactive workplace safety measures and understanding regulatory compliance obligations. She has appeared before OSHA in numerous states across the country and helped employers contest and resolve citations, including avoidance, reclassification and penalty reductions. She is a trusted and experienced trial attorney who has achieved defense verdicts in state and federal courts in various employment matters.

Clete Samson is a nationally respected crisis response lawyer and focuses his practice in employment law, immigration law, worksite and regulatory compliance, and commercial litigation. Before joining Kutak Rock in 2016, he served the United States for seven years as a federal trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.