Danny Petrella

Managing Partner - NT Lakis, LLP

Danny Petrella is the Managing Partner of NT Lakis, LLP.  Danny has more than 15 years of professional experience advising employers on the specific workplace implications of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, with a particular emphasis on the nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements enforced by the OFCCP. Danny provides NT Lakis clients with a full range of advice and counsel on workplace legal and compliance requirements. In addition to his law firm role, Danny also serves as VP, Compliance and Assistant General Counsel to the Center for Workplace Compliance, where he helps CWC members understand and meet their workplace compliance requirements. Danny is also a Senior Consultant with the firm’s affiliated consulting group, Employment Advisory Services, Inc.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE Monday, July 25

Workshop 4

Hidden Figures: Five Key Diversity Metrics You’re Overlooking
Danny Petrella (NT Lakis)  

Buried deep in employee activity data are diversity metrics that hold the key to identifying and breaking down hidden EEO barriers . . . if you know where to look. This session will tackle several real-world scenarios, each designed to spotlight unique diversity indices, and enable participants to:
• Extract advanced diversity metrics from employee activity data
• Identify business processes that may inadvertently inhibit diversity
• Replicate these analyses within their own organizations 

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE Monday, July 25

Workshop 5

Accessibility for Deaf Employees 
Greg Hlibok, Corey Burton, AnnMarie Killian (ZP Better Together), Kevin Fitzpatrick (Pepsi Co.)  

Join a meaningful discussion with three Deaf executives focusing on accessibility for Deaf and hard of hearing employees in the workplaces.  Through real life experiences, we will explore the positive impact communication access has on employee performance, retention, and morale.
Attendees will:

• leave with an understanding of the various accommodation options for Deaf and hard of  hearing employees
• understand how to incorporate communication services into their accessibility accommodation plan
• understand the benefits of including Deaf and hard of hearing candidates in their hiring  practices. 

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 5

Workplace Mental Health: Moving from Research to Practice
William Erickson, Ellice Switzer (Cornell University), Louis Orslene (ODEP), Lori Golden (EY)

The pandemic has led to an array of challenges including high levels of depression and anxiety.  Employers play a critical role in supporting employees navigating mental health challenges. In this panel presentation, attendees will become familiar with national data documenting the extent of mental health impacts on employees; how employers and EAPs address the mental health challenges presented by the pandemic; and online resources to help address workplace mental health issues.