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Handle Employment Law Difficulties with Confidence

Rapid employment law legislative and case law evolution has created complex legal questions for employers and employees alike. Merely keeping up with the increasing number of changes can be challenging for the most experienced of practitioners, not to mention practically applying them to demanding situations that may walk through the door at any moment. Attend this comprehensive, two day seminar and obtain the valuable information you need to navigate the rapidly changing employment law landscape. No matter which side of the aisle you represent, you are sure to take away tips and techniques for handling advanced-level issues - register today!

  • Clarify confusion regarding workplace LGBT discrimination and create workplace policies that are in line with the latest developments.
  • Resolve complicated matters concerning intermittent FMLA leave, termination of employees on leave and more.
  • Confidently determine if workplace ADA accommodations constitute an undue hardship on employers.
  • Obtain cutting-edge strategies to handle claims of retaliation.
  • Get the latest information on FLSA changes and overcome hurdles they create.
  • Detect fatal missteps employers make when they use independent contractors.
  • Examine the complexities of non-compete agreements and determine to what degree they are enforceable.
  • Analyze how attorney-client privilege is preserved - or refuted - during internal investigations.


  1. LGBT/Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape
    9:00 - 10:00, Latha M. Srinivasan
    1. Title VII and the EEOC: Does it Apply?
    2. Clarifying Transgender Employee Issues
    3. Workplace Policy Essentials
    4. State Law Updates
  2. Handling Employee Discrimination and Harassment Claims: Pregnancy, Race, Age, Gender, etc.
    10:15 - 11:15, Latha M. Srinivasan
    1. Burdens of Proof: ENDA, Title VII and Other Considerations
    2. How Employers can Satisfy Burdens of Production
    3. Burden of Persuasion: Establishing Pretext for Discrimination
    4. Employer Documentation That Makes or Breaks Claims: with Examples
  3. FMLA Complications: Intermittent Leave, Termination and More
    11:15 - 12:15, David A. Campbell
    1. Verifying Intermittent Leave: Working with Healthcare Providers
    2. Avoiding Recertification Pitfalls
    3. Investigating Leave: Legal Use of Social Media and Other Tools
    4. Terminating Employees on FMLA Leave
    5. Documentation to Avoid Retaliation Charges
  4. Navigating the ADA
    1:15 - 2:15, Elizabeth A. Crosby
    1. Undue Hardship and Unreasonable Accommodations
    2. Fitness for Duty Tests: Weighing Legal Options
    3. Direct Threat - What Does it Mean?
  5. Retaliation Claim Legal Strategies: Defenses, Counter-Suits and More
    2:30 - 3:30, David A. Campbell
  6. Enforceability of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
    3:30 - 4:30, David A. Campbell


  1. The New FLSA: Keeping Pace with Change
    9:00 - 10:00, Jonathan Hyman
    1. Navigating New Salary Thresholds
    2. Exempt Employees and Non-Exempt Duty Pitfalls
    3. Changing Employee Classification: Potential for Lawsuits?
    4. Recognizing Liability in Handbook Policies, Job Descriptions, etc.
  2. Independent Contractors: Detecting Employer Missteps
    10:15 - 11:15, Jonathan Hyman
    1. Interpreting Recent Guidance
    2. Indicators That Scream "Independent Contractor"
    3. Independent Contractor Policies That Create Liabilities
  3. Internal Investigations and Attorney-Client Privilege: How it is Preserved or Refuted
    11:15 - 12:00, Jeffrey C. Miller
    1. Business Purposes vs. Legal Advice
    2. Analyzing Investigation Policies and Procedures
    3. Attorney Oversight of Investigations
    4. Documenting Investigation Legal Purpose
  4. Responding to EEOC and State Agency Charges
    1:00 - 2:00, Jaclyn Staple
    1. Evaluating the Claim
    2. Charge Investigation Best Practices
    3. Document and Computer Evidence Retention
    4. Position Statements as Potential Evidence in Litigation
  5. Non-Compete, Non-Solicit and Confidentiality Agreements
    2:00 - 2:45, Jonathan Hyman
    1. Geographic Scope
    2. Duration of Agreement
    3. Restricted Activities
    4. Hiring Employees with an Agreement: Assessing Liabilities
  6. Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Medical Marijuana and Other Considerations
    3:00 - 3:30, Holly Marie Wilson
  7. Ethical Issues in Employment Law
    3:30 - 4:30, Chastity L. Christy
    1. Key Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Confidentiality
    3. Privileged Communications
    4. Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

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