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Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE CLE

Latest Developments in Employment Discrimination Law: What You Need to Know

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Non-Discrimination in the workplace has been a major goal of companies nationwide. However, issues regarding employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation continue to arise and demand attention from company management and human resources, as well as government agencies and the courts.  Federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws continue to change, creating additional challenges for employers.  Everything from whistleblower protections by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to the scope of the National Labor Relations Act continue to expand for all private employers.  The laws are not always clear, and often the laws of the various government agencies conflict.  These and other major significant issues covering the latest developments in employment discrimination and harassment law will be discussed by our panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled in this two-hour Webcast.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment Litigation – An Update
  • Developments at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Workplace Harassment – Policies, Common Mistakes and Best Practices
  • Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims
  • Settlement of Employment Discrimination Claims
  • e-Workplace: Potential Risks and Pitfalls
  • FMLA, NLRA & ADA Updates

Who Should Attend

  • Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • HR Personnel
  • Managers Mid-level and Above
  • Business Owners
  • HR Executives
  • In-house Counsel
  • Public and Private Companies
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations

Faculty

Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE
Patricia A. Wise
Partner
Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd
Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE
Scot A. Hinshaw
Attorney at Law
Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd
Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE
Daren H. Lipinsky
Partner
Brown & Lipinsky LLP
Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE
Richard M. Reice
Partner
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

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Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Patricia A. Wise, Partner
Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd
  • Developments at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    • Arrest and conviction records guidance continues to get attention.
    • EEOC is litigating sexual orientation cases against the government and might pursue more after the SCOTUS decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
    • EEOC has been active in fighting harassment with its Select Task Force on the Study of Workplace Harassment.
  • Workplace Harassment – Policies, Common Mistakes and Best Practices
    • Anti-harassment policies are a must have for any employer.
    • Policies must specifically identify the prohibition of sexual and racial harassment and include specific examples of conduct that are prohibited.
    • A single incident can be sufficient, so all complaints must be investigated.
    • Training managers is critical to an effective policy.

Scot A. Hinshaw, Attorney at Law
Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment Litigation – An Update
    • Use of criminal records of applicants is a litigation hazard and should be considered case-by-case.
    • Supervisor definition provides more clarity for employers after the SCOTUS decision in Vance v. Ball State University.
    • Single-incident harassment cases surviving summary judgment based on severity, such as in Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau and Ault v. Oberlin College.
    • EEOC issued Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace guidance in March 2014, and cases are being litigated on this and other religious discrimination issues.
  • FMLA, NLRA & ADA Updates
    • Courts are trying to determine the definition of a reasonable accommodation in workplaces where telecommuting can be done.
    • FMLA’s updated regulations in 2013 focused on incorporating the military leave provisions and revising the FMLA forms related to taking leave.  The latest iteration of the FMLA forms are good through May 2018.
    • Employers need to be sure they are avoiding maximum medical leave policies.
    • With union membership down to 6.7% among workers, the NLRB continues to aggressively expand its reach to examine the policies of non-union employers to determine if they violate employees’ Section 7 right to engage in concerted activity.

Daren H. Lipinsky, Partner
Brown & Lipinsky LLP
  • Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims
  • Settlement of Employment Discrimination Claims
  • e-Workplace: Potential Risks and Pitfalls

Richard M. Reice, Partner
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP
  • Genetic Information  Non-Discrimination Act-What’s New?
  • The Ever Aggressive NLRB and the intersection of Board Law and Discrimination Law.
  • Retaliation Claims-Often Better than the Real Thing
  •  ADA and the Interactive Process-What is it and What Happens if You Don’t do it?
  • Appearance Discrimination and the Need for Flexible Dress Codes

Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Patricia A. WisePartnerNiehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd

Patty is a labor and employment lawyer and a partner with Niehaus Wise & Kalas.  She is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in that area of practice.  She was recently appointed to the EEOC Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment and serves as co-chair of the SHRM Labor Relations Special Expertise Panel.  Patty carries Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating and has published books on harassment and retaliation.

Patty is a former senior vice president and in-house counsel for a multi-billion dollar bank holding company and has been an adjunct or visiting professor at the University of Toledo College of Law since 1999.  In 2014, she was appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to serve as a member of the Board of Professional Conduct.  She continues to serve many financial institution clients, as well as clients of all sizes in a variety of industries and professions.

She is a frequent speaker for state banking associations and serves on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  She served as special counsel for the Ohio Attorney General from 2003-2007.

Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Scot A. HinshawAttorney at Law Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd

SCOT A. HINSHAW, of Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd in Toledo, focuses his practice on employment and labor law, as well as general commercial litigation. He has extensive experience counseling and assisting clients with compliance and litigation matters involving employment discrimination, leave, wage and hour, non-competition and other related federal and state laws. Mr. Hinshaw regularly advises clients regarding executive contracts, employment policies, best practices, and human resource personnel and management training. His experience includes acting as first and second-chair for jury trials, injunction hearings, labor and commercial arbitrations and collective bargaining negotiations. Mr. Hinshaw is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Michigan Bar Association. Mr. Hinshaw received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Daren H. LipinskyPartnerBrown & Lipinsky LLP

Since Brown & Lipinsky, LLP’s inception, Mr. Lipinsky has successfully represented workers in all areas of employment litigation, including cases involving sexual harassment, disability and pregnancy discrimination, race, age, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, California Family Rights Act violations, Wage and Hour violations, retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy. His aggressive and dedicated approach to the litigation process and rights of employees has resulted in numerous six and seven-figure successes against some of the nation’s largest employers. Mr. Lipinsky is “AV-rated,” has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, and has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers organization.

Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Richard M. ReicePartnerHoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

Mr. Reice is a partner at Manhattan-based boutique law firm Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP. He is an experienced management side labor and employment law practitioner and litigator with considerable experience in negotiating in employment contracts, and in employment discrimination and restrictive covenant/IP protection litigation both locally and nationwide. Mr. Reice has been named a New York metro area super lawyer. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the ABA and the NYSBA. He is the editor of the HNRK Restrictive Covenant Blog (blog.hnrklaw.com).

Employment Discrimination Law CLE/CPE

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   145110

NASBA Field of Study:
   Business Law

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge:
   Relationship Management

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

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.

Niehaus Wise and Kalas Ltd is a business, commercial, employment and labor law firm based out of Toledo, Ohio.   It has market-leading experience advising a wide range of local, national, and international clients in all areas of business and entrepreneurial activity, counseling in personal estate planning and estate administration, and advocating when disputes and litigation arise.  NWK seeks to apply traditional legal concepts in new and innovative ways.  Its success is built upon the strong capabilities of NWK’s attorneys who have developed expertise in niche practices and yet still provide each client with a full range of legal services. 

Website: https://www.nwklaw.com/

Brown & Lipinsky, LLP is an “AV-rated” full-service litigation firm located in Southern California. The firm’s attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience aggressively and effectively representing individuals and businesses throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego counties. The firm represents individual and commercial clients in a wide range of practice areas, including labor and employment law, business law, transportation law and litigation, personal injury litigation, elder abuse litigation, and family law.

Website: https://inlandempireemploymentattorney.com/

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney was founded in 1996 by senior trial lawyers dedicated to using their decades of big firm litigation experience to represent clients faced with sophisticated and demanding legal issues effectively and responsively in a collegial small firm setting. Because we have maintained our focus, we have attracted important matters for significant clients throughout the world as well as excellent lawyers to join us.

Our firm is known internationally for expertise in commercial litigation, employment law, partnership disputes, and banking, letter of credit law and defense of business crimes and government investigations. Other areas of substantive expertise include litigation involving insurance coverage, financial institutions, products liability, intellectual property, real estate, entertainment, internet and computer law, environmental law, construction disputes and contested trusts and estates matters.

On the model of British barristers, we act as litigation counsel for clients referred to us by other lawyers who know us from personal experience or by reputation within the Bar. Our lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience and have been successful at every level of the federal and state courts in New York and many other jurisdictions, and in numerous arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings.

Website: https://www.hnrklaw.com/

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