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Employment Law Conference - Mid-Year

Chicago, IL   The Ritz-Carlton   May 12 - 13, 2016
Las Vegas, NV   Four Seasons Hotel   May 26 - 27, 2016
Washington, DC   W Washington DC   May 5 - 6, 2016


Washington DC - Our 2016 programs will now be held at the W Hotel, conveniently located next door to the White-House.

Las Vegas - In order to meet our room-block obligations, we are offering additional discounts if you book a room at the Four Seasons. Please contact us for more information.

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 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.