The Aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election: Implications and Inferences in Labor and Employment
The recent United States presidential election has created many speculations and has brought up questions on how will the new administration manage the current regulatory landscape of labor and employment. During the presidential campaign and since taking office, multiple initiatives affecting employers have upended previous expectations and introduced numerous uncertainties.
More days and months are yet to come for the new administration and significant changes in legislation, regulation, and enforcement may (or may not) take place. To avoid missteps and potential pitfalls along the way, it is imperative for employers, employees, and organizations to closely monitor the issues surrounding the labor environment.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in labor and employment law under the new administration. Speakers will go beyond the basics and present their expert thoughts and opinions with regard to the potential opportunities and implications of the 2016 presidential election on labor and employment law. They will also offer best practices and practical strategies on how to avoid potential risks and pitfalls surrounding the labor and employment industry.
Key topics include:
- Workforce mobility with heightened borders
- Bringing jobs back to the United States
- Deregulation and other developments affecting labor and employment practices
- Navigating discrimination and harassment globally
- Impact on multinational companies’ U.S. expatriate workforce
- Border-Crossing Issues
- Uncertainty about visa enforcement
- Perception of Islamophobia and racial profiling at border
- Impact on employees’ international business travel
- Outsourcing crackdown
- Potential increased cost of your international workforce
- What happens if you decide to reduce headcount abroad
- Rolling back employee protections pushes U.S. further away from other countries’ laws
- Tension impacts companies’ efforts to globalize your policies, e.g. data privacy
- Workplace discrimination
- News reports of Trump administration rhetoric being used to embolden discrimination against immigrants, Muslims and women.
- Ethical quandary for culture of compliance.
- How to ensure your environment remains inclusive and tolerant and minimize the risk of discrimination claims.
Who Should Attend:
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Labor and Employment Counsel
- General Counsel
- Directors of Labor Relations
- In-House Lawyers
- Directors of Human Resources
- Senior Management
- Wage & Hour Litigation Practicing Attorneys
- C-Suite Executives
- Business Owners
Bonnie Puckett is Of Counsel with the International Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, a Labor and Employment firm with offices throughout the Americas (including Toronto and Mexico City) and Europe. Bonnie advises clients on a broad range of global issues and problems arising under foreign laws. She drafts handbooks and corporate policies designed for worldwide as well as country-specific compliance, and manages investigations including audits of global employers’ contracts, policies, payroll practices, and job classifications. Bonnie also designs and executes mobility assignments, guiding employers through the process of structuring independent contractor arrangements, intercompany transfers, and opening foreign subsidiaries. Bonnie is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and focuses her practice on the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
Bonnie Puckett is Of Counsel with the International Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, a Labor and Employment firm with offices …
Carson Burnham is the chair of the International Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, a Labor and Employment firm with offices throughout the Americas (including Toronto and Mexico City) and Europe. Carson has extensive experience advising employers in how to resolve their international employment issues and structure global transactions in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The unique service-model of Ogletree’s International Practice Group developed by Carson sets it apart from most international firms, as she and her team deliver results beyond U.S. borders in the efficient, goal-oriented manner that U.S. clients expect from good lawyers. Carson regularly writes and speaks on all manner of topics important to multinational employers.
Carson Burnham is the chair of the International Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, a Labor and Employment firm with offices …
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Experience in labor and employment law
NASBA Field of Study:
Business Law - Technical
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About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters, including advising clients operating worldwide and offering cross-border solutions to the key challenges of managing a global workforce. The firm has 800 attorneys located in more than 50 offices through the Americas (including Toronto and Mexico City), and in Europe. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.