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Employment Law Conference

Chicago, IL   Four Seasons Hotel   November 13 - 14, 2014
New Orleans, LA   The Ritz-Carlton   December 11 - 12, 2014
San Francisco, CA   Westin St. Francis   December 4 - 5, 2014
Washington, DC   Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City   November 20 - 21, 2014


The brochure that is now available is from the 2013 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2014. The 2014 brochure will be available August 27th.

This is NELI's most comprehensive two day advanced-level conference addressing critical developments affecting employment policies and practices of business and government.

The 2013 agenda addresses significant pending legislative and regulatory changes along with our annual substantive updates, including:

  • Annual EEO update of Supreme Court and significant appellate court cases and their application and implications for employment law practitioners, and prospects for new anti-discrimination laws and enforcement actions in the second Obama Administration;
  • Terminations and Severance Agreements - The nuances and legal authority relating to termination, separation and severance agreements, including such things as compliance with OWBPA and special issues in settling class actions, and tax issues arising from settlement payments;
  • Complex wage and hour issues, covering the latest Supreme Court decisions including their impact on certification questions, the fluctuating workweek method in light of Ransom, the growing wave of cases involving interns and independent contractors, settling these cases and much more;
  • Examination of the continued surge in Retaliation and Whistleblowing, including what is protected activity, hidden lessons learned from Nassar, and all the current hot topics in this area, with separate focus on the explosion of whistleblower legislation and recent Dodd Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley issues;
  • Analysis of key legal, technology and HR issues in the virtual world of the e-workplace, covering Privacy, Access and Security in the Era of "The Cloud, Social Media and BYOD;
  • Our annual review of ethics issues in labor and employment law (1 hour of ethics credit);
  • An ADA Update on ground-breaking cases, analyzing both "qualified" and "reasonable accommodation" issues;
  • Practical guidance on FMLA developments, including such current tough topics as when volunteers can count as employees, direct v. indirect care of a family member and more, along with a discussion of the recent DOL guidance on FMLA coverage of same-sex married couples.

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

Advisory Board members participating in the 2013 program include: Ellen Boshkoff, Esq. Barbara Berish Brown, Esq. Robert Brownstone, Esq. Brian Bulger, Esq. Dennis Duffy, Esq. Steven Hymowitz, Esq. Gregory C. Keating, Esq. Ellen McLaughlin, Esq. Christopher A. Parlo, Esq. Steven Suflas, Esq. Kirby Wilcox, Esq. Jeffrey Wohl, Esq.

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 brochure that is now available is from the 2013 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2014. The 2014 brochure will be available August 27th.

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.