Important Updates on Employment Law
Over the past few years, we have noticed a significant increase in legal entanglements related to Employment Law. Employers must keep abreast with these developments to mitigate the risk of potential problems and their associated costly litigation.
This webcast will provide fundamental information on the important updates on employment law including:
- Workplace Violence – Discrimination and Harassment
- Updates on Fair Labor Standards Act
- Developments in Wage and Hour Law
- Discussion on Leaves of Absences – Maternity, Sick, and Disability Leave
- Drafting Employment Releases and Arbitration Agreements
- And a lot more!
The panel of key thought leaders and expert, assembled by The Knowledge Group, will help you understand the significant developments on Employment law. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour LIVE Webcast and will answer any questions you have in mind during the Q&A session.
Lisa Barnett Sween, Partner,
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
- 2012 EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan
- What employers can expect following reelection of Obama
- The SEP lists five priorities that the EEOC will be focused on when investigating complaints of discrimination in hiring and employment practices.
- Employers will hear how EEOC investigations will likely change in light of the SEP, which includes a more broad approach to discovery.
John L. Barber, Partner,
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
- Independent Contractor Misclassification Should Remain Key Area of Concern for Employers
- 9th Circ. To Review Class Cert. In Wal-Mart Seating Case
- Class Action Motion to Compel Denied: Franco v. Arakelian Enterprises, Inc., No. B232583 (California Court of Appeal, 11/26/2012)
- Court Says Rounding Policies Are Permitted Under California Wage Law
- Brinker Kills Class In RadioShack Meal Period Suit
- IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate Going Up January 1
- NLRB Issues Advice Memos on Employment At-Will Policies
Dean J. Schaner , Partner,
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Workplace Violence – Discrimination and Harassment:
- Sex stereotyping as an evidentiary path in same sex harassment cases
- The Courts’ conflicting views about a plaintiff’s use of “second hand” (alleged harassment or discrimination against co-workers and not experienced by plaintiff) to bolster plaintiff’s case.
- An employer’s use of social media to conduct discovery in a discrimination or harassment case
William C. Martucci , Partner,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
- Understanding Social Media and the New Workplace
- Understanding the Psychological Compact of Today’s Employment Relationship
- The Emerging, Dynamic Key Legal Principles
- Employment Disciplinary Considerations
- Employment Policy Considerations
- Practical Considerations
Who Should Attend:
- General Counsel
- Human Resources Professionals
- Human Resources
- Labor Counsel
- In-House Counsel & Employment Law Attorneys
- Senior Management
Lisa Barnett Sween is a partner in Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith’s San Francisco office, and serves as Vice Chair of the nationwide Employment Practice Group. Since 1997, Lisa has represented employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including state and federal employment harassment and discrimination litigation, wrongful discharge litigation, FMLA, CFRA, ADA, and wage and hour litigation.
In addition to her litigation expertise, Lisa regularly counsels employers on preventive employment policies and practices involving all areas of federal, state and local employment law, including recruiting and hiring, employee handbooks, leaves of absence, discipline and termination, workforce reductions, discrimination and harassment, reasonable accommodation and wage and hour. Lisa has also performed over 200 hours of harassment prevention training in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Lisa Barnett Sween is a partner in Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith’s San Francisco office, and serves as Vice Chair …
John Barber is Vice Chair of Lewis Brisbois’s Employment, Labor and Workers’ Compensation Department, and a resident of both the Los Angeles and Orange County Offices. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing and counseling employers in employment-related matters, including litigation, appeals, risk management, policy preparation, and training. He routinely represents employers in State and Federal Courts, both in California and across the United States. Mr. Barber also has extensive experience appearing before the California DFEH, DLSE, and EDD, as well as the United States EEOC, and Department of Labor.
Mr. Barber’s practice has a particular emphasis, in addition to single-party discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination actions, on wage-and-hour class action litigation. He has defended dozens of class actions, and has specifically defeated Motions for Class Certification.
Mr. Barber serves on the California State Bar’s Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section (2008 – 2011), and is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Judicial Appointments Committee (2009 – 2012).
John Barber is Vice Chair of Lewis Brisbois’s Employment, Labor and Workers’ Compensation Department, and a resident of both the …
Dean Schaner has exclusively practiced employment and labor litigation for more than 24 years, representing employers in all aspects of unfair competition, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, ERISA, wrongful termination, and tort/contract claims arising out of the employment relationship. Mr. Schaner has tried a wide variety of cases in the federal and state courts, including the successful defense of an energy company in a class action case in which plaintiffs sought $30 million in damages. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a labor and employment law specialist. Mr. Schaner is the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Employment Law Desk Reference, 5th Edition.
Mr. Schaner has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine from the publication’s Super Lawyer inception in 2002 through 2012. Mr. Schaner is also listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012-2013 in Employment Litigation
Dean Schaner has exclusively practiced employment and labor litigation for more than 24 years, representing employers in all aspects of …
Mr. Martucci, who holds an LL.M. in Employment Law from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., practices nationally in complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) and EEOC litigation. Chambers notes “Bill Martucci is worth having on any dream team for employment litigation and policy issues.” His jury work has been featured in The National Law Journal. He is listed in the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for Business and Employment Litigation. He teaches multinational business policy and the global workplace at Georgetown
Mr. Martucci, who holds an LL.M. in Employment Law from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., practices nationally in complex class …
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About Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Founded in 1979, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & SmithLLP is a full service, national law firm with more than 800 attorneys and offices located in 11 states nation wide. Each of the firm’s offices includes partners, associates and a professional staff dedicated to meeting the challenge of providing the firm’s clients with extraordinary service.
Lewis Brisbois offers a highly diversified practice, while remaining exceptionally strong in the litigation arena. Lewis Brisbois attorneys are actively engaged in the representation of clients in over 30 different practice areas. Each practice area is staffed with professionals that are intimately familiar with the industry they serve and sensitive to the unique needs of each of their clients. The diversity of the Firm’s client base is matched by the diversity of their attorneys. With 24 offices across the country, the attorneys of Lewis Brisbois reflect the communities in which they live. The firm culture has fostered adiverse group of professionals committed to promoting the interest of theirclients, community and legal profession.
In every practice area, the Firm is devoted to achieving their clients’ objectives. The resources of a national firm coupled with a close relationship with the persons and entities they represent is a combination that ensures that the Firm meets the high standards that their clients demand and deserve. Every person at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith embraces the Firm’s mission of assisting their clients in identifying their objectives and implementing strategies to achieve them.
About Haynes and Boone, LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City, providing a fulle spectrum of legal services. With more than 5 25 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal and has been named a “Top Corporate Law Firm in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2012)
About Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
The SHB National Employment Litigation Practice represents corporate employers in complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) and EEOC litigation. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business describes SHB as: “A Powerhouse. Truly one of the best litigation firms in the nation.” Innovation and collaboration are SHB hallmarks.
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