Why you should attend
Any attorney or human resources professional who advises or represents employers, employees, labor unions or government, or who has judicial/arbitral/mediator responsibility, must keep abreast of changes in the employment discrimination arena, and must also be aware of cutting-edge developments on the litigation front.
This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel and EEOC representatives and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance regarding the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena.
What you will learn
- New laws and new rulings that can affect the advice you give, the strategies you choose, and the settlements you propose
- What judges think about lawyers’ approaches to litigating employment discrimination claims
- Disabilities discrimination and workplace accommodation update
- The EEOC’s perspective on age discrimination: restructurings, reductions in force, mandatory retirement programs and more
- Latest developments in employment discrimination class actions
- Discrimination trends and the experts’ future predictions
Who should attend
This program is designed for legal and human resources professionals at all levels who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of workplace discrimination claims, and the resolution of those claims, both inside and outside of the courtroom.
PLI Group Discounts
Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact email@example.com or call (800) 260-4PLI.
PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm
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All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.
All times are E.D.T.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (E.D.T.)
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Anne C. Vladeck, Theodore O. Rogers, Jr.
9:15 Disabilities Discrimination and Accommodation: “Doctor, Doctor, Gimme the News”
- ADA/ADAAA Update
- Accommodation of mental and emotional disabilities in the workplace
- Excusing workplace misconduct based on disability
- Reinstatement and returning to work
Hon. James C. Francis IV, Alan M. Koral, Susan Ritz, Mary Schuette
10:15 Age Discrimination: “Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64?”
- Age discrimination claims in restructurings
- Mandatory retirement programs
- Reductions in force /Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
- Reasonable factor other than age defense
Mike Delikat, Elizabeth Grossman, Debra L. Raskin
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Discrimination Class Actions: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”
- Arbitration clauses
- Scope of class certification in the wake of Walmart v. Dukes
- Pre-certification discovery
- Use of experts in damages claims
- Offers of judgment
- Non-monetary class relief
Hon. Nicholas G. Garaufis, Katharine H. Parker, Darnley D. Stewart
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
1:45 Retaliation Claims: “Every Breath You Take, I’ll Be Watching You”
- Third party chilling effects
- Anonymous hotlines
- Disciplining social media postings - is it retaliation?
- Ethics of retaliation claims by in-house attorneys or HR personnel
- Document retention vs. theft: ethical considerations
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Charles W. Fournier, Pearl Zuchlewski
2:45 Harassment Claims: “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”
- Injunctive relief on harassment cases
- Stereotyping/transgender issues
- Representing multiple plaintiffs vs. representing individuals
- Ethics of using public relations/press in harassment cases
Hon. Denny Chin, Gerald T. Hathaway, Louis Pechman
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Trends and Future Predictions: “Time Keeps on Slippin’ . . . Into the Future”
- Gender discrimination: family responsibilities, marital status and after hours dating
- Criminal records and background checks
- Discrimination in a unionized workforce /duty of fair representation
- Federal court rules and pilot projects applicable to discrimination claims
Ned H. Bassen, Edward Hernstadt, Hon. Loretta A. Preska
Hon. Denny Chin
~ Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
~ Regional Attorney, New York District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
~ Vice President, Legal Services, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
PLI makes every effort to accredit its Live Webcasts. Please check the CLE Calculator above for CLE information specific to your state.
PLI's Live Webcasts
are approved for MCLE credit (unless otherwise noted in the product description
) in the following states/territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho*, Illinois, Indiana1
, Iowa*, Kansas*, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York2
, Oklahoma, Oregon*, Pennsylvania4
, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia5
, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming*.*PLI will apply for credit upon request.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.
Arkansas and Oklahoma: Audio-only live webcasts are not approved for credit.
1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
2New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-transitional course formats such as on-demand audio or video programs or live webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.
3Ohio: To confirm that the live webcast has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us. Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per biennial compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.
4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
5Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.
Note that some states limit the number of credit hours attorneys may claim for online CLE activities, and state rules vary with regard to whether online CLE activities qualify for participatory or self-study credits. For more information, refer to your state CLE website or call Customer Service at (800) 260-4PLI (4754) or email: email@example.com.
If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.