A Year in Review: Key U.S. Labor Law Developments in 2010 and What to Expect in 2011

Date(s) of Presentation
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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A companion program to the January ELA webinar on key U.S. employment law developments

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There were a large number of changes in employment law during 2010 in the United States.    We expect to see even more action in 2011.  This webinar will discuss the most important legal developments and suggest practical ways to protect your business from being the new test case that everyone else reads about.  We will offer a national perspective with legal experts hailing from every region of the Country, with a focus on: 

  • The most common ways in which former employees are now challenging their terminations and how these claims vary greatly from region to region.
  • The hottest and newest discrimination claims including: the real world impact of the new ADA regulations; what GINA is and why you should care; and the latest conflicts involving religious accommodations for body art and Islamic religious practices.
  • Why many state legislatures are considering implementing anti-bullying laws and what you need to do right now to minimize this kind of workplace harassment.
  • Blogging, texting, and social media: what kind of policies must you implement and how to hold your employees’ accountable for their behavior even in light of a recent NLRB ruling that a disgruntled employee’s rants were considered “protected activity”.  

Is it finally time to require your new and existing employees to agree to binding arbitration and how enforceability of these agreements differs from state to state. 

Speakers:

  • Susan K. Stahlfeld, Moderator; Partner, Miller Nash LLP, Seattle, WA
  • Bruce R. Alper, Shareholder, Vedder Price P.C., Chicago, IL
  • James R. Erwin, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP, Portland, ME
  • Sue Erwin (Corky) Harper, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Columbia, SC
  • Stephen J. Hirschfeld, Partner, Curiale Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Mary Ellen Simonson, Partner, Lewis and Roca LLP, Phoenix, AZ 

 

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