MVHRA presents: Luncheon- Legal Update

Date: November 09, 2021
Time: 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

MVHRA and speaker Matt Bakota (Dinsmore and Shohl) will be discussing “Legal Update”

This event is being offered in person or virtually. You’ll be asked to choose either “in person” or “virtually” during the registration process. Zoom login information will be included with your registration confirmation.


11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Speaker


This program is being submitted for approval of recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


By registering for this event, I authorize and permit MVHRA to use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs that may include me, with or without identification. I understand and agree that photos with me in them may be used in various media without compensation to me. I waive any damages or claims and release MVHRA from any and all liability arising from its use of photos of me.


Sinclair Community College
Ponitz Conference Center, Building 12, Room 116

444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Sinclair Protocol Update

Sinclair did announce that as of Wednesday, August 4, 2021, all persons, COVID-vaccinated and COVID-unvaccinated, while within Sinclair campus buildings should wear a mask/face covering and maintain six foot distance from others, with exceptions granted in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health and other official health organization guidelines.

When registering for future events, you may select the virtual/Zoom attendance option during the registration process. We are happy to be able to continue to offer this alternative option, even as we attempt our return to the type of in-person events that so many enjoyed pre-COVID.


MVHRA Members $22.00

Non-Member Guests  $30.00

MVHRA Student  $13.00

Non-Member Student  $19.00

All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the sessio.


  • Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
  • Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
  • Contact Steve Black – regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

About the Speakers: Matthew Bakota, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Matthew focuses his practice on labor and employment matters and business and commercial litigation. He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in labor and employment law, is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through HRCI, and has received training as a “Civil Rights Investigator” through ATIXA. He counsels employers on day-to-day employment decisions that implicate a variety of state and federal employment laws. He also works with employers on drafting, implementing, and applying their workplace policies, including updating employee handbooks. Matthew is also experienced defending employers against discrimination, retaliation, and harassment allegations in matters before state and federal government agencies and in litigated claims.

He has successfully represented many employers in disputes with employees suspected of violating non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and other restrictive covenants. His quick action, creative solutions, and experience in pursuing injunctive relief on behalf of employers helps them obtain relief against unfair competition and threatened theft/misuse of their most valuable trade secrets and proprietary business information.