A Year in Review: Key U.S. Labor and Employment Law Developments in 2011 and What to Expect in 2012

Date(s) of Presentation
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Program Description

There were a large number of changes in labor and employment law in the U.S. during 2011 and we expect to see at least as much action in 2012.  This webinar will provide an overview of the key legal developments.  We will offer a national perspective with legal experts hailing from every region of the country.  Together, they will offer insight on such topics as: 

  • A review of the most significant verdicts in 2011 and lessons learned
  • What employers need to know about the EEOC’s new aggressive enforcement posture
  • What to expect from the federal and state regulatory agencies in 2012
  • An overview of the most important state laws taking effect in 2012
  • The role of social media in employment litigation and how to hold employees accountable for social media activities in light of the NLRB’s latest decisions
  • Increase in retaliation claims, including “Cat’s Paw” liability and third-party retaliation claims
  •  Update on NLRB developments: what union and non-union employers need to know in 2012, including the new poster, new election rules, and latest decisions


  • Stephen J. Hirschfeld, Moderator, CEO, Employment Law Alliance; Partner, Curiale Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Bradley T. Cave, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP, Cheyenne, WY
  • Ian P. Cooper, Shareholder, Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C., St. Louis, MO
  • Louis P. DiLorenzo, Partner, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Syracuse, NY
  • Susan T. Spradley, Shareholder, GrayRobinson, Orlando, FL
  • Kelly Thurman, Partner, Locke Lord LLP, Dallas, TX