Employment lawsuits are at the highest peak in history, with nearly 100,000 claims filed in 2010, according to the EEOC. That’s a whopping 31 percent increase from just 4 years ago!
Complex regulations, increased enforcement and the never-ending flow of new court cases and decisions that change the employment landscape are making it extremely difficult for employers to stay ahead of the curve.Course Highlights:
- FLSA employee classifications, exemptions, and overtime mistakes
- Errors in response to FMLA leave, and intermittent leave requests
- Confusion surround FMLA leave and ADA accommodation
- ADA definitions of "disability", and snafus surrounding reasonable accommodation
- Common mistakes when it comes to leaves of absence
- And so much more!
You’ll also get answers to your specific compliance questions, in the live question and answer session at the close of the seminar.Faculty:Tony Ventry, Associate, Elarbee Thompson
Tony focuses on defending employers in employment-related litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Tony provides general client advice on the avoidance of employee-related problems. He works with a variety of employers nationwide, including hotel owners with properties throughout the United States.
Tony is a member of the firm's Hospitality and Service Industries Group. The Group specializes in issues unique to the hospitality and service industry, including wage and hour, immigration, and harassment/discrimination litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Tony practiced law at King & Spalding. While there, Tony gained significant experience representing clients on a wide range of general business matters, including insurance coverage disputes, class action litigation, and securities and shareholder litigation. Tony also acquired extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in a variety of secured and unsecured commercial financing arrangements.
Tony graduated first in his law school class at Georgia State University in 2004. He served as Managing Editor of the Georgia State University Law Review. While attending law school, Tony worked as a finance and real estate analyst for a commercial real estate company, whose portfolio included full-service hotels and mixed use commercial developments. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia.