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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 located at the W Hotel, conveniently located next door to the White-House!

The 2016 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.

2015 Topics include:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Developments - An update of Supreme Court and significant appellate court cases and their application and implications for employment law practitioners;
  • Complex Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims - Determining when employee conduct is "protected activity" and negating an inference of "causation," hidden lessons learned from Nassar, hot topics, including third party retaliation, retaliatory harassment, "unreasonable opposition," and more, and the explosion of whistleblower legislation and recent Dodd Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley issues, including the expansion of Sarbanes-Oxley following Lawson v. FMR;
  • Complicated Wage and Hour Issues - Recent Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, new DOL regulations and initiatives, the growing wave of cases involving interns and independent contractors, and more;
  • FMLA Update - Designating leave in light of the Escriba decision, 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, during the Obama Administration's second term;
  • ADA Update -- Fast-breaking developments and thorough review of cases analyzing a multitude of issues surrounding "Qualified" and "Reasonable Accommodation;"
  • The e-Workplace: Protecting Employer Information v. Employee Privacy - Analysis of key legal, technology and Human Resource issues relating to workers' privacy and organizations' information-security, the ever-growing "Cloud," employers' rights to limit and act on social-network posting, implications and rewards of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) compared to the company-owned-personally-enabled (COPE) approach, 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 brochure that is now available is from the 2015 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2016. The 2016 brochure will be available February 9th.

    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.