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Employment Law Conference - Mid-Year

Chicago, IL   Four Seasons Hotel   May 15 - 16, 2014
Las Vegas, NV   Four Seasons Hotel   May 22 - 23, 2014
Washington, DC   Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City   May 8 - 9, 2014


The 2014 brochure is now available.

Our Mid-Year Employment Law Conference: The definitive advanced-level update of the most important developments affecting the employment policies and practices of business and government.

Topics include:

  • Developments in EEO Law - An update of Supreme Court and significant appellate court cases and their application and implications for employment law practitioners;
  • Understanding the Complexities of Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims - Why and how courts are sharply divided on the application of key elements such as "protected activity" and negating an inference of "causation," hidden lessons learned from Nassar, hot topics, including third party retaliation, retaliatory harassment, "unreasonable opposition," and others, with analysis and prediction regarding the potential expansion of Sarbanes-Oxley in the wake of Lawson v. FMR;
  • Complicated Wage and Hour Issues - Thorough coverage of recent developments, including the Supreme Court's decision in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corporation, new DOL regulations and initiatives, the growing wave of cases involving interns and independent contractors, and more;
  • Independent Contractor Misclassification - Renewed focus of employment, tax and workers' compensation authorities on the misclassification of workers as independent contractors;
  • FMLA Compliance - Practical guidance on policy and practice changes relating to coverage of same-sex couples in light of Windsor, establishing in loco parentis status, and a host of other timely and important discussion items to ensure legal compliance with the FMLA;
  • ADA Update -- Fast-breaking developments and thorough review of cases analyzing a multitude of issues surrounding "Qualified" and "Reasonable Accommodation;"
  • The e-Workplace: Balancing Privacy and Information-Security to Manage Risks - Analysis of key legal, technology and Human Resource issues relating to workers' privacy, recent developments as to the ever-growing "Cloud," rights to review and limit social-network posting, the risks and rewards of bring-your-own-device, and other cutting-edge issues; and
  • Ethics in Labor & Employment Law - 1 full Ethics credit hour.

    Please note: Time slots on the agenda are subject to change.

    Participants will receive a hard copy manual, along with a searchable CD, that will contain, as appropriate for each topic, a discussion of legal and regulatory developments together with sample forms, policies and checklists, a research and reference tool not to be without.

    Early Registration Fee: $895.00 (available until approximately 3 weeks prior to the seminar date, please consult brochure for exact date)

    Registration Fee: $945.00

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.