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Your Top 11 Employment Law Questions: Answered

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Your Top 11 Employment Law Questions: Answered

Workshop Description/Agenda

Handle Employment Law Challenges With Confidence

Employment law is a hotbed of complex legal questions for employers and employees alike due to the significant number of changes to case law and legislation. In this full-day, practical, real-world employment law course, seasoned faculty will get you the answers to your most challenging questions so you can better navigate this rapidly changing and challenging area of law. Merely keeping up with the increasing number of changes can be tough for the most experienced of practitioners - get up to speed on the demanding situations that may walk through the door at any moment - register today!

  • Navigate intermittent FMLA leave challenges, termination of employees on leave and more.
  • Confidently manage problem employee issues, such as mental health challenges, bullying, harassment and marijuana complications.
  • Untangle workers' compensation, the ADA and FMLA.
  • Learn how to prevent and handle age, race, pregnancy and gender discrimination in the workplace.
  • Clarify confusion regarding workplace LGBT discrimination and create workplace policies that are in line with the latest developments.
  • Confidently handle challenging EEOC and state agency charges.
  • Get the latest information on FLSA changes and overcome hurdles they create.
  • Lean how to avoid non-compete, confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreement dangers.
  • Find out how employee internal investigations and attorney-client privilege is preserved or refuted.
  • Discover how to best handle difficult hiring and firing issues.
  • Examine ethical issues in employment law.


  1. What are the Leading FMLA Dangers Employers are Facing? (and How to Prevent Them)
    9:00 - 9:30, James P. Wilkins
    1. FMLA and Employee Termination Challenges
    2. Intermittent Leave Difficulties
    3. How Much FMLA Time is Too Much/FMLA Abuse Issues
    4. Documentation Challenges
  2. How do I Deal With the Most Problematic Employees?
    9:30 - 10:00, James P. Wilkins
    1. Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
    2. Unreasonable Accommodation Requests, Performance Problems and Absentee Employees
    3. Bullying and Harassment
    4. Social Media, Alcohol and Marijuana Dangers
  3. How do I Untangle Workers' Compensation, the ADA and FMLA?
    10:15 - 10:45, David A. Campbell
    1. Navigating Critical FMLA, WC and ADAAA Intersections
    2. ADAAA, WC and FMLA Updates: Recent Guidance, Case Law and More
  4. How Can I Prevent Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace Today? (Age, Race, Pregnancy, Reverse Discrimination, Gender, #MeToo)
    10:45 - 11:15, David A. Campbell
    1. Navigating Current Legal Landscape Complexities
    2. Overcoming Demand Letter, Claim and Investigation Challenges
    3. Workplace Policies: Hidden Dangers
  5. What are Employers' Top Challenges With LGBT/Sexual Orientation Discrimination?
    11:15 - 11:45, Andrew J. Wolf
    1. Health Insurance Issues
    2. Hidden Transgender Dangers
    3. Leave Policy Difficulties
    4. Staying Current With State and Local Law Updates
  6. How do I Properly Respond to Difficult EEOC and State Agency Charges?
    11:45 - 12:15, David A. Campbell
    1. Claim Evaluation Issues
    2. What Does the EEOC do After They Get a Charge?
    3. Top Investigation and Evidence Issues (and How to Avoid Them)
  7. How Can I Overcome Current Challenges With Wage and Compensation Laws/FLSA?
    1:15 - 1:45, Chastity L. Christy
    1. Keeping up With Changes to Laws
    2. Salary Threshold Difficulties
    3. Exempt Employees and Non-Exempt Duty Problems
    4. Changing Employee Compensation
  8. How do I Avoid Non-Compete, Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation Agreement Dangers?
    1:45 - 2:15, Joel R. Hlavaty
    1. Enforcement Difficulties
    2. Current Legal Landscape Complexities
    3. Hiring Employees With an Agreement: Assessing Liabilities
  9. How do I Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege During Employee Internal Investigations?
    2:15 - 2:45, Rachel M. Reight
    1. Business Purposes vs. Legal Advice
    2. Investigation Challenges
  10. How do I Best Handle Complex Hiring and Firing Issues?
    3:00 - 3:30, Katherine R. Basch
    1. Medical Leave Issues; Terminating Employees
    2. Conducting Misconduct Investigations
    3. Discipline Complications
    4. Hiring Discrimination Issues
  11. What are Top Ethical Issues in Employment Law?
    3:30 - 4:30, Chastity L. Christy
    1. Key Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Confidentiality
    3. Privileged Communications
    4. Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level seminar provides clear legal guidance for complying with employment laws and avoiding lawsuits for:

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