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Nuts & Bolts of Employee Discipline

Labor Law |  Labor Relations
Carlos S. Arevalo |  Alice Johnson |  Latoyia Kimbrough |  Melissa Mlynski
1 Hour 11 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 02, 2022
Product Type:
On Demand
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This panel will focus on current trends/approaches to employee discipline and present real world hypotheticals on how discipline has been handled during the pandemic.


Carlos S. Arevalo's Profile

Carlos S. Arevalo Related Seminars and Products


Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

A panelist at the Public Sector Labor Conference for several years, Carlos Arévalo has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has significant experience in representing Illinois public sector clients in the areas of labor and employment law involving benefits, termination, discipline, labor arbitration and collective bargaining, as well as local government law. He also represents clients in state and federal court and in administrative proceedings before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Labor Relations Board and more. Carlos also represents private sector clients, including profit and non-profit entities as well as individuals. Additionally, Carlos served as a member of the Board of Trustees for McHenry County College. He was president of the McHenry County Bar Association and Stateline SHRM Chapter. Carlos continues to be active in leadership for the Illinois State Bar Association’s labor and employment and local government related committees, frequently speaking on these issues at the state and local level. Carlos is a member of the Leadership Greater McHenry County Class of 2013 and sits on the Regional Board of the Mercy Health System

Alice Johnson's Profile

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General Counsel

Cook County College Teachers Union -Local 1600

Latoyia Kimbrough's Profile

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Chicago Teachers Union Foundation

Latoyia Kimbrough is one of three in-house attorneys for the Chicago Teachers Union, representing over 28,000 members in the third largest school district in the nation. She joined the CTU in September 2015. Ms. Kimbrough represents CTU members in discipline Mediation/Arbitration, Grievance Arbitration, Labor Board proceedings, and due process Dismissal Hearings. Ms. Kimbrough is a graduate of Englewood High School, a Chicago Public School. Prior to working for CTU, she assisted in organizing CTU and community members around educational issues. Ms. Kimbrough earned her BA in Political Science from North Central College and her JD from Northern Illinois College of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude. 

Melissa Mlynski's Profile

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Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

University of Illinois Springfield

Melissa Mlynski is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), a position she has held since December of 2016.  In this role she oversees all aspects of Human Resources for UIS, including Labor and Employee Relations. She has served as the lead negotiator for the university during bargaining with the union that represents tenured/tenure track faculty as well as negotiating other union contracts on behalf of the university. For ten years, she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UIS teaching graduate courses in labor and administrative law.  Previously, Ms. Mlynski was the Executive Director of the Illinois Labor Relations Board from June of 2012 through December of 2016.  She has extensive experience representing public employers in collective bargaining, labor arbitrations and cases before the Illinois Labor Relations Board, including more than 10 years as labor relations counsel for the Department of Central Management Services.  Ms. Mlynski also worked in private practice representing public employers in labor and employment law matters.  Ms. Mlynski received her B.A. in English from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.