Christensen Group Insurance Event

Mar 22, 2023

Leave Policies Trends & Current Legislative Topics

View the webinar on pending state leave laws. Presented by Felhaber Larson and Christensen Group Insurance. Christensen Group is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs) This program was valid for 1.0 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification please visit

Robert Schmitz
Christensen Group Insurance

Bob Schmitz joined Christensen Group in 2014. Previously, Bob was a partner at Schreifels and Associates, a Minnesota based employee benefits consulting firm. At Christensen Group, Bob is the Leader of the Employee Benefits department. Bob has a specific focus in the following areas: Regulatory Compliance (ACA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA), Funding Analysis, Long-term Strategic Planning, and Claims Analytics. Bob graduated from St. Cloud University with a B.S. in Accounting.

Penny Phillips
Attorney, Felhaber Larson

Penelope (Penny) Phillips strongly believes in providing her clients with strategies and solutions (not just answers) based on quality human resources and legal practices.  She focuses exclusively on counseling and representing employers in all areas of employment law.  Penny has spoken to companies and organizations throughout Minnesota, the Midwest, and the United States.  She and her colleague Grant Collins, along with Howard Bolter, have become the editors of Employment Law and Practice, Minnesota Practice Series, Employment Law and Practice, Thompson Reuters, (4th ed. 2020).  Penny is an MSBA certified specialist in labor and employment law, and a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys.

Grant Collins
Attorney, Felhaber Larson

Grant Collins is an MSBA-certified specialist in both traditional labor law and employment law.  Grant serves as the co-editor of the authoritative treatise Minnesota Practice: Employment Law & Practice (4th ed. 2020). Grant stays current on labor and employment law by serving as co-editor of the Minnesota Employment Law Report, an up-to-the-minute blog on the latest developments in labor and employment law in Minnesota and throughout the country.