A Year in Review: Key U.S. Labor and Employment Law Developments in 2013 and What to Expect in 2014

Date(s) of Presentation
Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Program Description:

There were a large number of changes in labor and employment law in the U.S. during 2013 and we expect to see at least as much action in 2014.  This webinar will provide an overview of the key legal developments.  We will offer a national perspective with legal experts from every region of the country.  Together, they will offer insight on such topics as:

  • Recent NLRB developments, including: the board’s expanded scrutiny of non-union employer policies and practices and the potential rulemaking concerning “quickie” elections
  • A round-up of the most important new federal and state laws affecting employers
  • The latest discrimination decisions, including the recent Supreme Court decision clarifying the definition of “supervisor” under Title VII and the heightened standard for proving Title VII retaliation claims, and an update on key EEOC enforcement priorities and efforts regarding criminal background and credit checks.
  • The continued legal battle over who is a "joint employer" and key liability issues concerning employee wages and benefits, discrimination, harassment, accommodation requirements, and FMLA application
  • The hottest wage and hour issues, including: unpaid interns, new rules impacting class actions and compensable time, the impact of new IRS regulations on automatic gratuities, and the demise of the companionship exemption for agency-employed home care workers. 
  • Has the time finally come to implement an arbitration program?  The impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on the enforcement of class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements and how states across the country are responding.


  • Stephen J. Hirschfeld, Moderator, CEO, Employment Law Alliance; Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonard Court, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Robert N. Holtzman, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, New York, NY
  • Carl Crosby Lehmann, Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis, MN
  • Susan T. Spradley, Gray Robinson, P.A., Orlando, FL
  • Susan E. Stahlfeld, Miller Nash LLP, Seattle WA