Employment Law Conference - Mid-Year

San Francisco, CA   Westin St. Francis   May 4 - 5, 2017
Chicago, IL   The Gwen   May 11 - 12, 2017
Washington, DC   W Washington DC   May 25 - 26, 2017

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The brochure that is now available is from the 2016 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2017. The 2017 brochure will be available in early February.

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.

2016 Topics include:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law Developments - An update of Supreme Court and significant appellate court cases and their application and implications for employment law practitioners;
  • State and Local Employment Law Developments - Exploring the numerous states and municipalities that have enacted their own employment laws and how they differ from their federal counterparts;
  • Trends in Retaliation and Whistleblowing - Determining "protected activity," what negates an inference of "causation," hot topics, including third party retaliation, retaliatory harassment, "unreasonable opposition," and the continued surge in whistleblower, Dodd Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley issues;
  • Complex Wage and Hour Issues - Recent decisions and new DOL regulations and initiatives, changes to white collar exemption, the continued wave of cases involving interns and independent contractors, and more;
  • Independent Contractor Misclassification - Covering the contentious issue of "employee" vs. "independent contractor," the DOL's Misclassification Task Force and its controversial new "interpretation" addressing the "fissured workplace" and expansively interpreting "joint employment," among other things;
  • FMLA Compliance and Best Practices - Focusing on DOL activity and audits, FMLA communications to employees, fitness-for-duty medical exams, and a host of other timely and important discussion items to ensure legal compliance with the FMLA;
  • Recent NLRA Developments - Analyzing the NLRB's continued expansion of employee rights, especially in non-unionized workplaces, including significant changes in representational election rules and controversial decisions on statutory coverage;
  • ADA Update -- A thorough review of cases analyzing a multitude of issues surrounding "Reasonable Accommodation;" 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 thumb drive, 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.

    This program will provide between 12-14.5 CLE hours (including 1 hour of ethics), depending upon the jurisdiction.

    Early Registration Fee: $945.00 (available until approximately 3 weeks prior to the seminar date, please consult brochure for exact date)

    Registration Fee: $995.00

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