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Christi L. Swick

Consultant and Attorney at Law

Ms. Swick is a 15-year veteran of labor and employment litigation and consultation.  A 2001 St. Louis University School of Law graduate, Ms. Swick focused on employment law in her studies, graduating with a Certificate in Employment Law from the Wefel Center in Employment Law.  She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, and is an experienced trial attorney and advocate.  

 

PUBLICATIONS

“’Tis the Season – Election Season, That Is,” Missouri Association of Rural Educators, March 2015

“To Aggregate, or Not to Aggregate? When Non-Certified Employees Perform Multiple Jobs,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, March 2014

“’It’s Alright – I’ll Just ‘Salary’ Them’ : Common Misconceptions About Non-Exempt Employees,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, August 2013

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: How ‘Obamacare’ Impacts Missouri Public Schools,” Missouri Association of Rural Educators, February 2013

“Controversial Candy Canes - The Supreme Court's Decision Not To Hear Two Cases,” Missouri Association of Rural Educators, July 2012

“Getting Too Friendly: The Amy Hestir Act,” Missouri Association of Rural Educators, October 2011

“EEOC Issues Regulations Implementing the ADAAA,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, September 2011

“Don’t Get Caught in the Web: Drafting Effective Acceptable Use Policies,” Missouri Association of Rural Educators, May 2011

Recent Developments in the Law of “Arising Out of and In the Course of Employment”, St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 2002

Understanding (and Avoiding) Liability for Work-Related Injuries—Missouri’s “Last Exposure Rule” and Its Exceptions, Horizons, Human Resources Management Association of Greater St. Louis, September 2003

Emotional Damages for Harassment: The Interplay of Title VII, the Missouri Human Rights Act and the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Act, Horizons, Human Resources Management Association of Greater St. Louis, January 2004

Boys Will Be Boys: Same-Sex Harassment in the Missouri Workplace Horizons, Human Resources Management Association of Greater St. Louis, February 2004

When Roughhousing Becomes Illegal: Same-Sex Harassment in the Missouri Workplace, Missouri Bar Law Day Supplement to the St. Louis and Kansas City Business Journals, May 2005

Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, School Law: Employment Discrimination, Contributing Author, 2006

 

PRESENTATIONS

"Legal Beagle, the School Mascot," Client Seminars, July and August 2016

“Over Time, the Federal Government Will Make You Pay More in Overtime,” Southeast Missouri Superintendents Association, February 2016

“Legal Updates in Education,” Regional Office of Education No. 3, December 2015

“Over Time, the Federal Government Will Make You Pay More in Overtime,” Southwestern Illinois College, November 2015

“Collective Bargaining,” BIOME Charter School, November 2015

“Absentee Amy,” Client Seminars, July and August 2015

“Aggregation Aggravation: Fair Labor Compliance for Charter Schools,” July 2015

“Navigating Rough Waters: When the Ada, FMLA and Workers Compensation Form the Bermuda Triangle of Employee Leave,” Human Resource Management Association of St. Louis, February 2015

“To Pay or Not to Pay: Complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, April 2014

“Collective Bargaining: Where Do We Go From Here?” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, April 2014

“Substitutes and Other Sporadic Employees: Avoiding the Sand Traps,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, April 2013

“Navigating Cyber Waters,” Multiple Regional Offices of Education (Fall 2010)

“Sexual Harassment Inservice for Administrators,” Tri County Special Education Joint Agreement (November 2010)

“Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect for School Employees,” Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10 (October 2010)

“What You Need to Know About Student Records,” Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10 (October 2010)

“Understanding the New Regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act,” Firm Administrators’ Conference (September 2010) and St. Clair County Regional Office of Education (March 2009)

“Navigating Cyber Waters,” Firm Administrators’ Conference (September 2010)

“Effectively Managing Employee Leave,” Firm Administrators’ Conference (June 2008)

“Cyberbullying,” Firm Administrators’ Conference (June 2008)

“Liability for Racial and Sexual Discrimination,” Galatia Community Unit School District No. 1 (January 2007)

“Internet Liability for School Districts,” Illinois Educational Technology Conference (November 2006)

“The Administrator’s Role in Collective Bargaining,” Mississippi Valley Insurance Cooperative (October 2006)

“Responding to Sick Leave Abuse,” Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District (July 2006)

“Documenting Employee Misconduct and Poor Performance and the Illinois Personnel Records Review Act,” Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Police Department (July 2006)

“Internet Liability,” Multiple Area Learning Technology Hubs (Spring, Fall and Winter 2006-2007)

“The Legal Framework of the Employment Relationship,” Lorman Education Services (April 2006 and April 2007)

“Documenting Employee Misconduct and the Illinois Personnel Records Review Act,” Lorman Education Services (April 2005, April 2006 and April 2007)

“Health and Medical Data: How Do New Privacy Guidelines Affect You?”  National Business Institute (January 2006)

“Sex Equity Compliance in Public Schools,” Southwestern Community Unit School District 9, Plasa, IL (January and February 2005).

 

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Admitted to the Missouri Bar, April 2002

Admitted to the Illinois Bar, April 2003

American Bar Association, Member

Rising Star, US News & World Report, 2016, Award Recipient

Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition, 2001-2003, Volunteer Evaluator

Teens Speak Out, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2003, Volunteer Student Coach for Normandy High School

Continuing Legal Education Institute, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2003-present, Member

Junior Achievement, 2004, Volunteer Attorney Teacher for St. Louis Career Academy

Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, Advisory Committee, Member

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

The Missouri Bar

Illinois Council of School Attorneys

The American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Human Resource Management Association of St. Louis

National Council of School Attorneys

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