The 2015 agenda addresses significant pending legislative and regulatory changes along with our annual substantive updates, including:
- Developments in Equal Employment Opportunity - Annual update of Supreme Court and significant appellate court and trial court cases and their application and implications for employment law practitioners, and prospects for new anti-discrimination laws and enforcement actions;
- Annual Wage and Hour Update - Recapping recent Supreme Court, Circuit Court and District Court decisions, new DOL interpretations and initiatives, the growing wave of cases involving interns and independent contractors, and much more;
- Recent NLRA Developments - Analyzing the NLRB's continued expansion of employee rights, especially in non-unionized workplaces, changes in representational election rules, and controversial decisions in statutory coverage, including the Northwestern University decision;
- Examination of complex Retaliation and Whistleblowing claims, including what is protected activity, hidden lessons learned from Nassar, and all the current hot topics in this area, with separate focus on the explosion of whistleblower legislation and recent Dodd Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley issues following Lawson v. FMR;
- Analysis of key legal, technology and HR issues in the virtual world of the e-workplace, covering Policies Restricting Employees' Acceptable Use of Technology, Social Media and The Cloud;
- Our annual review of ethics in labor and employment law (1 hour of ethics credit);
- An ADA Update on ground-breaking developments, analyzing both "qualified" and "reasonable accommodation" issues;
- Practical guidance for FMLA compliance, focusing on DOL activity and lessons learned from DOL audits, FMLA communications by mail or email, fitness-for-duty medical exams, working while on leave, medical information and certifications, and best practices for curbing leave abuse.
This program will provide between 12-14.5 CLE hours (including 1 hour of ethics), depending upon the jurisdiction.