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Employment and Labor Law CLE

Employment and Labor Law: What to Watch for in 2011 and Beyond

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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Employment and Labor Law

Join us for this Knowledge Group Employment and Labor Law Webinar. The Obama Administration is taking important steps to update and enforce employment and labor laws in order to ensure equal opportunity for all workers. Given these emerging trends, employers and attorneys must always be on the look out for the latest developments in labor and employment regulations that the Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) are working on.

A panel of government officials and thought experts will discuss the updates on employment and labor laws in a LIVE two-hour Webcast presented by the Knowledge Group. The speakers will not only discuss the latest developments in employment and labor regulations but will also take a peek at what’s coming next for these ever changing areas. They will discuss:

  • Employment Nondiscrimination Act
  • Employer and Labor Relations Consultant Reporting under the LMRDA
  • Right to Know Under the FLSA
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • And other up to the minute regulatory updates

Agenda

Patricia A. Shiu, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 
Department of Labor

  • OFCCP’s efforts to increase accountability for affirmative action and non-discrimination requirements in federal contracting
  • Interagency collaboration to better identify, investigate and end pay discrimination
  • Regulatory efforts to strengthen affirmative action for people with disabilities and protected veterans
  • Improving employment of women and minorities in the construction industry
  • Opportunities for partnership to link workers to good jobs, model best practices and increase compliance with equal employment opportunity laws

Carol R. Miaskoff, Acting Associate Legal Counsel and Assistant Legal Counsel for Title VII, ADEA, and EPA., 
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • The EEOC’s coordination with OFCCP and DOJ;
  • Hiring issues, including use of credit and criminal records to screen applicants
  • The EEOC’s final regulation implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • The EEOC’s final regulation implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Terence P. Smith, Partner,
DLA Piper

  • Right to Know and related DOL initiatives
  • Employment arbitration agreements and class action waivers in the wake of AT&T Mobility
  • The I-Phone app for tracking time worked — is this a blessing in disguise for employers? — should employers embrace the new technology?

Who Should Attend

  • Private companies
  • Public companies
  • Compliance officers
  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources Public Companies
  • HR and personnel professionals
  • Employment law advisors
  • In-house lawyers and solicitors.
  • Employee relations professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Legal officers
  • Business consultants
  • Senior Managers

Employment and Labor Law

Patricia A. Shiu, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 
Department of Labor

  • OFCCP’s efforts to increase accountability for affirmative action and non-discrimination requirements in federal contracting
  • Interagency collaboration to better identify, investigate and end pay discrimination
  • Regulatory efforts to strengthen affirmative action for people with disabilities and protected veterans
  • Improving employment of women and minorities in the construction industry
  • Opportunities for partnership to link workers to good jobs, model best practices and increase compliance with equal employment opportunity laws

Carol R. Miaskoff, Acting Associate Legal Counsel and Assistant Legal Counsel for Title VII, ADEA, and EPA., 
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • The EEOC’s coordination with OFCCP and DOJ;
  • Hiring issues, including use of credit and criminal records to screen applicants
  • The EEOC’s final regulation implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • The EEOC’s final regulation implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Terence P. Smith, Partner,
DLA Piper

  • Right to Know and related DOL initiatives
  • Employment arbitration agreements and class action waivers in the wake of AT&T Mobility
  • The I-Phone app for tracking time worked — is this a blessing in disguise for employers? — should employers embrace the new technology?

Employment and Labor Law

Employment and Labor Law

Patricia A. ShiuDirector, Office of Federal Contract Compliance ProgramsDepartment of Labor

Patricia A. Shiu serves as the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. She leads a staff of nearly 800 men and women around the country who are dedicated to protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the law. Director Shiu also serves on the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force which has been charged by President Barack Obama with cracking down on violations of equal pay laws and fulfilling, once and for all, the promise of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. She also represents Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on the federal Interagency Working Group of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Shiu served as Vice President for Programs at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco. Ms. Shiu joined the Employment Law Center in 1983 as a staff attorney and spent 26 years litigating both individual and class action cases focused primarily on employment discrimination, including gender, LGBT, national origin, immigrant, disability and race-based discrimination and harassment.

Ms. Shiu was also the Director of the Legal Aid Society’s Work and Family Project and advocated for the passage of California’s Family Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Paid Sick Leave. She has litigated numerous cases under these laws. Ms. Shiu has also litigated educational access class action cases under Title IX and disability laws.

Employment and Labor Law

Carol R. MiaskoffActing Associate Legal Counsel and Assistant Legal Counsel for Title VII, ADEA, and EPA.U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Employment and Labor Law

Terence P. SmithPartnerDLA Piper

Terence P. Smith is a partner and litigator in DLA Piper’s Labor and Employment practice, based in Chicago.

Mr. Smith litigates in state and federal courts, before government agencies (such as EEOC, NLRB, California DFEH and Illinois Department of Labor), and before arbitration panels and mediators. His practice includes wage and hour class actions, statutory and common law employment suits (jury and bench trials) and a variety of labor and employment hearings across the country.

Mr. Smith conducts multi-state wage and hour audits to determine whether jobs are (or should be) properly classified as exempt from overtime. He likewise provides a full range of traditional labor services, including campaign management in response to union organizing activity, secondary boycott litigation, contract negotiation, grievance arbitration and strike management. He also counsels employers and writes and speaks regularly on a variety of labor and employment subjects.


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Employment and Labor Law

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   114153

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Patricia A. Shiu serves as the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. She leads a staff of nearly 800 men and women around the country who are dedicated to protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the law. Director Shiu also serves on the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force which has been charged by President Barack Obama with cracking down on violations of equal pay laws and fulfilling, once and for all, the promise of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. She also represents Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on the federal Interagency Working Group of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Shiu served as Vice President for Programs at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco. Ms. Shiu joined the Employment Law Center in 1983 as a staff attorney and spent 26 years litigating both individual and class action cases focused primarily on employment discrimination, including gender, LGBT, national origin, immigrant, disability and race-based discrimination and harassment.

Ms. Shiu was also the Director of the Legal Aid Society’s Work and Family Project and advocated for the passage of California’s Family Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Paid Sick Leave. She has litigated numerous cases under these laws. Ms. Shiu has also litigated educational access class action cases under Title IX and disability laws.

Terence P. Smith is a partner and litigator in DLA Piper’s Labor and Employment practice, based in Chicago.

Mr. Smith litigates in state and federal courts, before government agencies (such as EEOC, NLRB, California DFEH and Illinois Department of Labor), and before arbitration panels and mediators. His practice includes wage and hour class actions, statutory and common law employment suits (jury and bench trials) and a variety of labor and employment hearings across the country.

Mr. Smith conducts multi-state wage and hour audits to determine whether jobs are (or should be) properly classified as exempt from overtime. He likewise provides a full range of traditional labor services, including campaign management in response to union organizing activity, secondary boycott litigation, contract negotiation, grievance arbitration and strike management. He also counsels employers and writes and speaks regularly on a variety of labor and employment subjects.

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