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Hot Topics in Employment Law for 2015
Law & Legislation Content Area
During this presentation, we will review the status of several employment law topics that recently have received heightened attention by the courts and government agencies (such as the Department of Labor, EEOC, and National Labor Relations Board). In particular, we will focus on the following three learning points:
• How employers should respond to the National Labor Relations Board’s attention to non-union employers, particularly the increased scrutiny on employer policies such as confidentiality, e-mail usage, and social media usage.
• How to best navigate reasonable accommodations under the ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act) in light of recent legal developments and court decisions.
• What progress has the EEOC made on its Strategic Enforcement Plan, including updates on its background check and severance agreement litigation, and how that affects employers.
The primary focus of the seminar will be to help human resources professionals incorporate these recent legal developments into their compliance programs and policies.
Speaker: James J. Swartz, Jr., Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
Jim Swartz represents employers in a wide variety of employment-related matters. A significant portion of Jim’s practice consists of defending companies in alleged Rule 23 class actions under state wage-and-hour laws as well as collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He has represented clients in discrimination cases under state and federal law (age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, religion, and disability claims), retaliation claims, sexual harassment claims, wage-and-hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws, restrictive covenant and employee raiding litigation, and public accommodations cases. In addition, Jim advises clients on a host of day-to-day employment matters such as wage-and-hour compliance, employment contracts, non-compete and nonsolicitation agreements, pay and promotion issues, and employment handbooks. Jim is licensed in Georgia and Florida, and has practiced in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has argued appeals in the Eleventh and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal. Jim received his Bachelor of Arts in 1996 from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the Hesburgh Program of Public Service and the Notre Dame rowing team. He graduated in 1999 from the Notre Dame Law School, where he represented clients through the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic and was the Symposium Editor for the Journal of College and University Law.
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration, Networking & Lunch
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Advance Registration Deadline: January 12, 2015 (Online Registration has closed, but please come and register in person)
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