Seminar  Program

Employment Law Institute 2018


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Why You Should Attend

This two-day event offers a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices, designed to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency officials who share their perspectives, insights and experiences.

 

What You Will Learn

  • The important federal and state case law and regulatory developments that took place in the past year
  • Sexual harassment in 2018: Employment law issues learned from recent scandals and best practices in addressing, preventing and investigating harassment claims
  • New directions in NLRB law by the Trump Board and the legal status of class action waivers
  • Wage & hour update: Supreme Court rulings and regulatory initiatives 
  • Leaves of absence and workplace accommodation: Your difficult questions answered
  • Equal pay and pay equity issues in employment law
  • Emerging gender and transgender considerations in the workplace
  • Litigating retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Social media/technology in the workplace

 

Special Features

  • Earn one full hour of Ethics credit
  • Satisfy your diversity and inclusion credit requirement

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, and human resources and other business professionals who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of often subtle and rapidly evoLlving issues arising in employment law.


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 membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

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.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Amy L. Bess, Zachary D. Fasman 



9:15 Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals

  • Thorny investigative issues
  • Addressing the problem of the “Superstar Harasser”
  • Responding to claims raised via social media
  • Creating a culture where bystanders are empowered to speak up
  • The alleged Harasser’s  rights
  • Legislative responses to the #MeToo movement

Moderator: Amy L. Bess

Speakers: Lahaja Furaha, Keisha-Ann G. Gray, Laura S. Schnell



10:45 Networking Break 



11:00 Benefits and Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

  • Reliance on social media in hiring, discipline and termination decisions
  • Workplace monitoring and surveillance
  • Employee personal use of employer computers, mobile devices, etc.
  • The NLRB’s latest positions on employee use of social media
  • Risks and strategies in dealing with social media campaigns
  • BYO device policies
  • Content of effective and compliant social media policies
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Speakers: Charles W. Fournier, Robert D. Kraus, Teri Wilford Wood



12:00 Lunch



1:15 Equal Pay/Pay Equirty Issues in 2018

  • Pay equity claims under federal and state laws
  • Federal pay equity regulatory initiatives and enforcement
  • Conducting privileged pay equity audits
  • Strategies for rectifying pay disparities
  • Responding to shareholder initiatives and pay gap disclosure requests

Speakers: Cara E. Greene, Corie Pauling, Jill L. Rosenberg



2:15 Labor Law Update

  • Trump Board decisions and initiatives
  • The joint employer doctrine
  • NLRB decisions on confidentiality policies, social media and protected concerted activity
  • NLRB restructuring and the status of the quickie election rules

Moderator: Zachary D. Fasman

Speakers: Willis J. Goldsmith, Hanan B. Kolko, Philip A. Miscimarra



3:15 Networking Break



3:30 Discovery Disputes in Employment Law Cases

  • Pre-litigation discovery
  • E-discovery trends and issues
  • Predictive coding and alternative searches
  • Limitations on discovery in employment cases
  • 30(b)(6) depositions
  • Expert depositions and discovery practice
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Tracy Richelle High

Speakers:  Raechel L. Adams, Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.), Hon. Barbara Moses, Hon. Katharine H. Parker



4:45 Adjourn



Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace

  • Gender identity discrimination:  the legal landscape
  • EEOC update on LGBTQ discrimination
  • Best practices for managing gender transitions in the workplace
  • Trump administration positions

Speakers: Jessica Golden Cortes, James D. Esseks, Melissa R. Gold  



10:00 Latest Challenges in the Wage & Hour Arena

  • DOL overtime regulations/white collar exemptions revisited
  • Latest Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions
  • Most common wage & hour pitfalls
  • Industries currently in the wage & hour crosshairs

Speakers: Michele R. Fisher, Joseph K. Mulherin



11:00 Networking Break



11:15 Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

  • Recent developments in retaliation/whistleblower law
  • Overview of key whistleblower laws
  • How technology has impacted the whistleblower landscape
  • Key issues in representing currently employed whistleblowers
  • Strategies for effectively mediating and settling claims

Speakers: Jason C. Schwartz, Matthew S. Stiff



12:15 Lunch



1:15 Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodation: Your Questions Answered

  • Leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation
  • Medical information/inquiries under the ADA
  • Return to work challenges
  • Establishing undue hardship, including with extended and intermittent leaves
  • Light duty, reassignment, and telecommuting as reasonable accommodations
  • Accommodations and workplace safety

Speakers: Sara E. Elder, Robert M. Hale, Christopher J. Kuczynski, Debra L. Raskin



2:45 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Implicit and explicit bias
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession
  • Legal developments affecting workplace diversity initiatives
  • “Reverse” discrimination

Speakers: Jamie Kohen, Patricia B. Miller, Robert S. Whitman



3:45 Networking Break



4:00 Confidentiality Issues: Non-clients’ Misconduct

  • Lawyers' duty to report non-clients' child abuse and other misconduct
  • Corporations' lawyers' duty to "report up" employee misconduct
  • Lawyers' duties when a friendly non-client witness offers false testimony
  • Lawyers' duty to report other lawyers' ethics violations

Speaker: Thomas E. Spahn



5:00 Adjourn



Co-Chair(s)
Amy L. Bess ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Zachary D. Fasman ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Speaker(s)
Raechel L. Adams ~ Supervisory Trial Attorney, New York District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Jessica Golden Cortes ~ Davis & Gilbert LLP
Sara E. Elder ~ Divisional Vice President, Associate Relations and Compliance, Sears Holdings Management Corporation
James D. Esseks ~ Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & HIV Project, ACLU Foundation
Michele R. Fisher ~ Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Charles W. Fournier ~ Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) ~ Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY School of Law
Lahaja Furaha ~ Organizational Culture Practice Lead & Sr. Human Capital Advisor, People and Performance Consulting, Management Concepts
Melissa R. Gold ~ Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Willis J. Goldsmith ~ Jones Day
Keisha-Ann G. Gray ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Cara E. Greene ~ Outten & Golden LLP
Robert M. Hale ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jamie Kohen ~ Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Hanan B. Kolko ~ Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Robert D. Kraus ~ Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
Christopher J. Kuczynski ~ Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Patricia B. Miller ~ Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division, Office of the Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department
Philip A. Miscimarra ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Hon. Barbara Moses ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Joseph K. Mulherin ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Hon. Katharine H. Parker ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Corie Pauling ~ Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA
Debra L. Raskin ~ Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
Jill L. Rosenberg ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Laura S. Schnell ~ Eisenberg & Schnell LLP
Jason C. Schwartz ~ Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Thomas E. Spahn ~ McGuire Woods LLP
Matthew S. Stiff ~ Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Robert S. Whitman ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Teri Wilford Wood ~ Associate General Counsel, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and Corporate Rate ID 786839408. In addition, you can book online at PLI Muse Hotel

Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. In addition, you can book online at PLI Millennium Hotel .

 Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

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New York

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IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

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American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

This two-day event offers a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices, designed to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency officials who share their perspectives, insights and experiences.

 

What You Will Learn

  • The important federal and state case law and regulatory developments that took place in the past year
  • Sexual harassment in 2018: Employment law issues learned from recent scandals and best practices in addressing, preventing and investigating harassment claims
  • New directions in NLRB law by the Trump Board and the legal status of class action waivers
  • Wage & hour update: Supreme Court rulings and regulatory initiatives 
  • Leaves of absence and workplace accommodation: Your difficult questions answered
  • Equal pay and pay equity issues in employment law
  • Emerging gender and transgender considerations in the workplace
  • Litigating retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Social media/technology in the workplace

 

Special Features

  • Earn one full hour of Ethics credit
  • Satisfy your diversity and inclusion credit requirement

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, and human resources and other business professionals who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of often subtle and rapidly evoLlving issues arising in employment law.


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 membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

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.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Amy L. Bess, Zachary D. Fasman 



9:15 Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals

  • Thorny investigative issues
  • Addressing the problem of the “Superstar Harasser”
  • Responding to claims raised via social media
  • Creating a culture where bystanders are empowered to speak up
  • The alleged Harasser’s  rights
  • Legislative responses to the #MeToo movement

Moderator: Amy L. Bess

Speakers: Lahaja Furaha, Keisha-Ann G. Gray, Laura S. Schnell



10:45 Networking Break 



11:00 Benefits and Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

  • Reliance on social media in hiring, discipline and termination decisions
  • Workplace monitoring and surveillance
  • Employee personal use of employer computers, mobile devices, etc.
  • The NLRB’s latest positions on employee use of social media
  • Risks and strategies in dealing with social media campaigns
  • BYO device policies
  • Content of effective and compliant social media policies
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Speakers: Charles W. Fournier, Robert D. Kraus, Teri Wilford Wood



12:00 Lunch



1:15 Equal Pay/Pay Equirty Issues in 2018

  • Pay equity claims under federal and state laws
  • Federal pay equity regulatory initiatives and enforcement
  • Conducting privileged pay equity audits
  • Strategies for rectifying pay disparities
  • Responding to shareholder initiatives and pay gap disclosure requests

Speakers: Cara E. Greene, Corie Pauling, Jill L. Rosenberg



2:15 Labor Law Update

  • Trump Board decisions and initiatives
  • The joint employer doctrine
  • NLRB decisions on confidentiality policies, social media and protected concerted activity
  • NLRB restructuring and the status of the quickie election rules

Moderator: Zachary D. Fasman

Speakers: Willis J. Goldsmith, Hanan B. Kolko, Philip A. Miscimarra



3:15 Networking Break



3:30 Discovery Disputes in Employment Law Cases

  • Pre-litigation discovery
  • E-discovery trends and issues
  • Predictive coding and alternative searches
  • Limitations on discovery in employment cases
  • 30(b)(6) depositions
  • Expert depositions and discovery practice
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Tracy Richelle High

Speakers:  Raechel L. Adams, Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.), Hon. Barbara Moses, Hon. Katharine H. Parker



4:45 Adjourn



Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace

  • Gender identity discrimination:  the legal landscape
  • EEOC update on LGBTQ discrimination
  • Best practices for managing gender transitions in the workplace
  • Trump administration positions

Speakers: Jessica Golden Cortes, James D. Esseks, Melissa R. Gold  



10:00 Latest Challenges in the Wage & Hour Arena

  • DOL overtime regulations/white collar exemptions revisited
  • Latest Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions
  • Most common wage & hour pitfalls
  • Industries currently in the wage & hour crosshairs

Speakers: Michele R. Fisher, Joseph K. Mulherin



11:00 Networking Break



11:15 Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

  • Recent developments in retaliation/whistleblower law
  • Overview of key whistleblower laws
  • How technology has impacted the whistleblower landscape
  • Key issues in representing currently employed whistleblowers
  • Strategies for effectively mediating and settling claims

Speakers: Jason C. Schwartz, Matthew S. Stiff



12:15 Lunch



1:15 Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodation: Your Questions Answered

  • Leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation
  • Medical information/inquiries under the ADA
  • Return to work challenges
  • Establishing undue hardship, including with extended and intermittent leaves
  • Light duty, reassignment, and telecommuting as reasonable accommodations
  • Accommodations and workplace safety

Speakers: Sara E. Elder, Robert M. Hale, Christopher J. Kuczynski, Debra L. Raskin



2:45 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Implicit and explicit bias
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession
  • Legal developments affecting workplace diversity initiatives
  • “Reverse” discrimination

Speakers: Jamie Kohen, Patricia B. Miller, Robert S. Whitman



3:45 Networking Break



4:00 Confidentiality Issues: Non-clients’ Misconduct

  • Lawyers' duty to report non-clients' child abuse and other misconduct
  • Corporations' lawyers' duty to "report up" employee misconduct
  • Lawyers' duties when a friendly non-client witness offers false testimony
  • Lawyers' duty to report other lawyers' ethics violations

Speaker: Thomas E. Spahn



5:00 Adjourn



Co-Chair(s)
Amy L. Bess ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Zachary D. Fasman ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Speaker(s)
Raechel L. Adams ~ Supervisory Trial Attorney, New York District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Jessica Golden Cortes ~ Davis & Gilbert LLP
Sara E. Elder ~ Divisional Vice President, Associate Relations and Compliance, Sears Holdings Management Corporation
James D. Esseks ~ Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & HIV Project, ACLU Foundation
Michele R. Fisher ~ Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Charles W. Fournier ~ Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) ~ Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY School of Law
Lahaja Furaha ~ Organizational Culture Practice Lead & Sr. Human Capital Advisor, People and Performance Consulting, Management Concepts
Melissa R. Gold ~ Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Willis J. Goldsmith ~ Jones Day
Keisha-Ann G. Gray ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Cara E. Greene ~ Outten & Golden LLP
Robert M. Hale ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jamie Kohen ~ Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Hanan B. Kolko ~ Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Robert D. Kraus ~ Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
Christopher J. Kuczynski ~ Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Patricia B. Miller ~ Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division, Office of the Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department
Philip A. Miscimarra ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Hon. Barbara Moses ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Joseph K. Mulherin ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Hon. Katharine H. Parker ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Corie Pauling ~ Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA
Debra L. Raskin ~ Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
Jill L. Rosenberg ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Laura S. Schnell ~ Eisenberg & Schnell LLP
Jason C. Schwartz ~ Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Thomas E. Spahn ~ McGuire Woods LLP
Matthew S. Stiff ~ Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Robert S. Whitman ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Teri Wilford Wood ~ Associate General Counsel, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
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U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

California:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live webcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as the “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

This two-day event offers a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices, designed to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency officials who share their perspectives, insights and experiences.

 

What You Will Learn

  • The important federal and state case law and regulatory developments that took place in the past year
  • Sexual harassment in 2018: Employment law issues learned from recent scandals and best practices in addressing, preventing and investigating harassment claims
  • New directions in NLRB law by the Trump Board and the legal status of class action waivers
  • Wage & hour update: Supreme Court rulings and regulatory initiatives 
  • Leaves of absence and workplace accommodation: Your difficult questions answered
  • Equal pay and pay equity issues in employment law
  • Emerging gender and transgender considerations in the workplace
  • Litigating retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Social media/technology in the workplace

 

Special Features

  • Earn one full hour of Ethics credit
  • Satisfy your diversity and inclusion credit requirement

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, and human resources and other business professionals who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of often subtle and rapidly evoLlving issues arising in employment law.


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 membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

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.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Amy L. Bess, Zachary D. Fasman 



9:15 Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals

  • Thorny investigative issues
  • Addressing the problem of the “Superstar Harasser”
  • Responding to claims raised via social media
  • Creating a culture where bystanders are empowered to speak up
  • The alleged Harasser’s  rights
  • Legislative responses to the #MeToo movement

Moderator: Amy L. Bess

Speakers: Lahaja Furaha, Keisha-Ann G. Gray, Laura S. Schnell



10:45 Networking Break 



11:00 Benefits and Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

  • Reliance on social media in hiring, discipline and termination decisions
  • Workplace monitoring and surveillance
  • Employee personal use of employer computers, mobile devices, etc.
  • The NLRB’s latest positions on employee use of social media
  • Risks and strategies in dealing with social media campaigns
  • BYO device policies
  • Content of effective and compliant social media policies
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Speakers: Charles W. Fournier, Robert D. Kraus, Teri Wilford Wood



12:00 Lunch



1:15 Equal Pay/Pay Equirty Issues in 2018

  • Pay equity claims under federal and state laws
  • Federal pay equity regulatory initiatives and enforcement
  • Conducting privileged pay equity audits
  • Strategies for rectifying pay disparities
  • Responding to shareholder initiatives and pay gap disclosure requests

Speakers: Cara E. Greene, Corie Pauling, Jill L. Rosenberg



2:15 Labor Law Update

  • Trump Board decisions and initiatives
  • The joint employer doctrine
  • NLRB decisions on confidentiality policies, social media and protected concerted activity
  • NLRB restructuring and the status of the quickie election rules

Moderator: Zachary D. Fasman

Speakers: Willis J. Goldsmith, Hanan B. Kolko, Philip A. Miscimarra



3:15 Networking Break



3:30 Discovery Disputes in Employment Law Cases

  • Pre-litigation discovery
  • E-discovery trends and issues
  • Predictive coding and alternative searches
  • Limitations on discovery in employment cases
  • 30(b)(6) depositions
  • Expert depositions and discovery practice
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Tracy Richelle High

Speakers:  Raechel L. Adams, Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.), Hon. Barbara Moses, Hon. Katharine H. Parker



4:45 Adjourn



Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace

  • Gender identity discrimination:  the legal landscape
  • EEOC update on LGBTQ discrimination
  • Best practices for managing gender transitions in the workplace
  • Trump administration positions

Speakers: Jessica Golden Cortes, James D. Esseks, Melissa R. Gold  



10:00 Latest Challenges in the Wage & Hour Arena

  • DOL overtime regulations/white collar exemptions revisited
  • Latest Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions
  • Most common wage & hour pitfalls
  • Industries currently in the wage & hour crosshairs

Speakers: Michele R. Fisher, Joseph K. Mulherin



11:00 Networking Break



11:15 Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

  • Recent developments in retaliation/whistleblower law
  • Overview of key whistleblower laws
  • How technology has impacted the whistleblower landscape
  • Key issues in representing currently employed whistleblowers
  • Strategies for effectively mediating and settling claims

Speakers: Jason C. Schwartz, Matthew S. Stiff



12:15 Lunch



1:15 Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodation: Your Questions Answered

  • Leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation
  • Medical information/inquiries under the ADA
  • Return to work challenges
  • Establishing undue hardship, including with extended and intermittent leaves
  • Light duty, reassignment, and telecommuting as reasonable accommodations
  • Accommodations and workplace safety

Speakers: Sara E. Elder, Robert M. Hale, Christopher J. Kuczynski, Debra L. Raskin



2:45 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Implicit and explicit bias
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession
  • Legal developments affecting workplace diversity initiatives
  • “Reverse” discrimination

Speakers: Jamie Kohen, Patricia B. Miller, Robert S. Whitman



3:45 Networking Break



4:00 Confidentiality Issues: Non-clients’ Misconduct

  • Lawyers' duty to report non-clients' child abuse and other misconduct
  • Corporations' lawyers' duty to "report up" employee misconduct
  • Lawyers' duties when a friendly non-client witness offers false testimony
  • Lawyers' duty to report other lawyers' ethics violations

Speaker: Thomas E. Spahn



5:00 Adjourn



Co-Chair(s)
Amy L. Bess ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Zachary D. Fasman ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Speaker(s)
Raechel L. Adams ~ Supervisory Trial Attorney, New York District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Jessica Golden Cortes ~ Davis & Gilbert LLP
Sara E. Elder ~ Divisional Vice President, Associate Relations and Compliance, Sears Holdings Management Corporation
James D. Esseks ~ Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & HIV Project, ACLU Foundation
Michele R. Fisher ~ Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Charles W. Fournier ~ Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) ~ Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY School of Law
Lahaja Furaha ~ Organizational Culture Practice Lead & Sr. Human Capital Advisor, People and Performance Consulting, Management Concepts
Melissa R. Gold ~ Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Willis J. Goldsmith ~ Jones Day
Keisha-Ann G. Gray ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Cara E. Greene ~ Outten & Golden LLP
Robert M. Hale ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jamie Kohen ~ Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Hanan B. Kolko ~ Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Robert D. Kraus ~ Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
Christopher J. Kuczynski ~ Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Patricia B. Miller ~ Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division, Office of the Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department
Philip A. Miscimarra ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Hon. Barbara Moses ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Joseph K. Mulherin ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Hon. Katharine H. Parker ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Corie Pauling ~ Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA
Debra L. Raskin ~ Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
Jill L. Rosenberg ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Laura S. Schnell ~ Eisenberg & Schnell LLP
Jason C. Schwartz ~ Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Thomas E. Spahn ~ McGuire Woods LLP
Matthew S. Stiff ~ Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Robert S. Whitman ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Teri Wilford Wood ~ Associate General Counsel, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Atlanta Groupcast Location

Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

This two-day event offers a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices, designed to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency officials who share their perspectives, insights and experiences.

 

What You Will Learn

  • The important federal and state case law and regulatory developments that took place in the past year
  • Sexual harassment in 2018: Employment law issues learned from recent scandals and best practices in addressing, preventing and investigating harassment claims
  • New directions in NLRB law by the Trump Board and the legal status of class action waivers
  • Wage & hour update: Supreme Court rulings and regulatory initiatives 
  • Leaves of absence and workplace accommodation: Your difficult questions answered
  • Equal pay and pay equity issues in employment law
  • Emerging gender and transgender considerations in the workplace
  • Litigating retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Social media/technology in the workplace

 

Special Features

  • Earn one full hour of Ethics credit
  • Satisfy your diversity and inclusion credit requirement

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, and human resources and other business professionals who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of often subtle and rapidly evoLlving issues arising in employment law.


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 membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

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.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Amy L. Bess, Zachary D. Fasman 



9:15 Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals

  • Thorny investigative issues
  • Addressing the problem of the “Superstar Harasser”
  • Responding to claims raised via social media
  • Creating a culture where bystanders are empowered to speak up
  • The alleged Harasser’s  rights
  • Legislative responses to the #MeToo movement

Moderator: Amy L. Bess

Speakers: Lahaja Furaha, Keisha-Ann G. Gray, Laura S. Schnell



10:45 Networking Break 



11:00 Benefits and Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

  • Reliance on social media in hiring, discipline and termination decisions
  • Workplace monitoring and surveillance
  • Employee personal use of employer computers, mobile devices, etc.
  • The NLRB’s latest positions on employee use of social media
  • Risks and strategies in dealing with social media campaigns
  • BYO device policies
  • Content of effective and compliant social media policies
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Speakers: Charles W. Fournier, Robert D. Kraus, Teri Wilford Wood



12:00 Lunch



1:15 Equal Pay/Pay Equirty Issues in 2018

  • Pay equity claims under federal and state laws
  • Federal pay equity regulatory initiatives and enforcement
  • Conducting privileged pay equity audits
  • Strategies for rectifying pay disparities
  • Responding to shareholder initiatives and pay gap disclosure requests

Speakers: Cara E. Greene, Corie Pauling, Jill L. Rosenberg



2:15 Labor Law Update

  • Trump Board decisions and initiatives
  • The joint employer doctrine
  • NLRB decisions on confidentiality policies, social media and protected concerted activity
  • NLRB restructuring and the status of the quickie election rules

Moderator: Zachary D. Fasman

Speakers: Willis J. Goldsmith, Hanan B. Kolko, Philip A. Miscimarra



3:15 Networking Break



3:30 Discovery Disputes in Employment Law Cases

  • Pre-litigation discovery
  • E-discovery trends and issues
  • Predictive coding and alternative searches
  • Limitations on discovery in employment cases
  • 30(b)(6) depositions
  • Expert depositions and discovery practice
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Tracy Richelle High

Speakers:  Raechel L. Adams, Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.), Hon. Barbara Moses, Hon. Katharine H. Parker



4:45 Adjourn



Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace

  • Gender identity discrimination:  the legal landscape
  • EEOC update on LGBTQ discrimination
  • Best practices for managing gender transitions in the workplace
  • Trump administration positions

Speakers: Jessica Golden Cortes, James D. Esseks, Melissa R. Gold  



10:00 Latest Challenges in the Wage & Hour Arena

  • DOL overtime regulations/white collar exemptions revisited
  • Latest Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions
  • Most common wage & hour pitfalls
  • Industries currently in the wage & hour crosshairs

Speakers: Michele R. Fisher, Joseph K. Mulherin



11:00 Networking Break



11:15 Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

  • Recent developments in retaliation/whistleblower law
  • Overview of key whistleblower laws
  • How technology has impacted the whistleblower landscape
  • Key issues in representing currently employed whistleblowers
  • Strategies for effectively mediating and settling claims

Speakers: Jason C. Schwartz, Matthew S. Stiff



12:15 Lunch



1:15 Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodation: Your Questions Answered

  • Leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation
  • Medical information/inquiries under the ADA
  • Return to work challenges
  • Establishing undue hardship, including with extended and intermittent leaves
  • Light duty, reassignment, and telecommuting as reasonable accommodations
  • Accommodations and workplace safety

Speakers: Sara E. Elder, Robert M. Hale, Christopher J. Kuczynski, Debra L. Raskin



2:45 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Implicit and explicit bias
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession
  • Legal developments affecting workplace diversity initiatives
  • “Reverse” discrimination

Speakers: Jamie Kohen, Patricia B. Miller, Robert S. Whitman



3:45 Networking Break



4:00 Confidentiality Issues: Non-clients’ Misconduct

  • Lawyers' duty to report non-clients' child abuse and other misconduct
  • Corporations' lawyers' duty to "report up" employee misconduct
  • Lawyers' duties when a friendly non-client witness offers false testimony
  • Lawyers' duty to report other lawyers' ethics violations

Speaker: Thomas E. Spahn



5:00 Adjourn



Co-Chair(s)
Amy L. Bess ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Zachary D. Fasman ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Speaker(s)
Raechel L. Adams ~ Supervisory Trial Attorney, New York District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Jessica Golden Cortes ~ Davis & Gilbert LLP
Sara E. Elder ~ Divisional Vice President, Associate Relations and Compliance, Sears Holdings Management Corporation
James D. Esseks ~ Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & HIV Project, ACLU Foundation
Michele R. Fisher ~ Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Charles W. Fournier ~ Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) ~ Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY School of Law
Lahaja Furaha ~ Organizational Culture Practice Lead & Sr. Human Capital Advisor, People and Performance Consulting, Management Concepts
Melissa R. Gold ~ Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Willis J. Goldsmith ~ Jones Day
Keisha-Ann G. Gray ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Cara E. Greene ~ Outten & Golden LLP
Robert M. Hale ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jamie Kohen ~ Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Hanan B. Kolko ~ Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Robert D. Kraus ~ Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
Christopher J. Kuczynski ~ Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Patricia B. Miller ~ Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division, Office of the Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department
Philip A. Miscimarra ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Hon. Barbara Moses ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Joseph K. Mulherin ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Hon. Katharine H. Parker ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Corie Pauling ~ Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA
Debra L. Raskin ~ Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
Jill L. Rosenberg ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Laura S. Schnell ~ Eisenberg & Schnell LLP
Jason C. Schwartz ~ Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Thomas E. Spahn ~ McGuire Woods LLP
Matthew S. Stiff ~ Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Robert S. Whitman ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Teri Wilford Wood ~ Associate General Counsel, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Ice Miller LLP, One American Square, Suite 2900, Indianapolis, IN 46282

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

This two-day event offers a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices, designed to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency officials who share their perspectives, insights and experiences.

 

What You Will Learn

  • The important federal and state case law and regulatory developments that took place in the past year
  • Sexual harassment in 2018: Employment law issues learned from recent scandals and best practices in addressing, preventing and investigating harassment claims
  • New directions in NLRB law by the Trump Board and the legal status of class action waivers
  • Wage & hour update: Supreme Court rulings and regulatory initiatives 
  • Leaves of absence and workplace accommodation: Your difficult questions answered
  • Equal pay and pay equity issues in employment law
  • Emerging gender and transgender considerations in the workplace
  • Litigating retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Social media/technology in the workplace

 

Special Features

  • Earn one full hour of Ethics credit
  • Satisfy your diversity and inclusion credit requirement

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, and human resources and other business professionals who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of often subtle and rapidly evoLlving issues arising in employment law.


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 membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

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.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Amy L. Bess, Zachary D. Fasman 



9:15 Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals

  • Thorny investigative issues
  • Addressing the problem of the “Superstar Harasser”
  • Responding to claims raised via social media
  • Creating a culture where bystanders are empowered to speak up
  • The alleged Harasser’s  rights
  • Legislative responses to the #MeToo movement

Moderator: Amy L. Bess

Speakers: Lahaja Furaha, Keisha-Ann G. Gray, Laura S. Schnell



10:45 Networking Break 



11:00 Benefits and Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

  • Reliance on social media in hiring, discipline and termination decisions
  • Workplace monitoring and surveillance
  • Employee personal use of employer computers, mobile devices, etc.
  • The NLRB’s latest positions on employee use of social media
  • Risks and strategies in dealing with social media campaigns
  • BYO device policies
  • Content of effective and compliant social media policies
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Speakers: Charles W. Fournier, Robert D. Kraus, Teri Wilford Wood



12:00 Lunch



1:15 Equal Pay/Pay Equirty Issues in 2018

  • Pay equity claims under federal and state laws
  • Federal pay equity regulatory initiatives and enforcement
  • Conducting privileged pay equity audits
  • Strategies for rectifying pay disparities
  • Responding to shareholder initiatives and pay gap disclosure requests

Speakers: Cara E. Greene, Corie Pauling, Jill L. Rosenberg



2:15 Labor Law Update

  • Trump Board decisions and initiatives
  • The joint employer doctrine
  • NLRB decisions on confidentiality policies, social media and protected concerted activity
  • NLRB restructuring and the status of the quickie election rules

Moderator: Zachary D. Fasman

Speakers: Willis J. Goldsmith, Hanan B. Kolko, Philip A. Miscimarra



3:15 Networking Break



3:30 Discovery Disputes in Employment Law Cases

  • Pre-litigation discovery
  • E-discovery trends and issues
  • Predictive coding and alternative searches
  • Limitations on discovery in employment cases
  • 30(b)(6) depositions
  • Expert depositions and discovery practice
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Tracy Richelle High

Speakers:  Raechel L. Adams, Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.), Hon. Barbara Moses, Hon. Katharine H. Parker



4:45 Adjourn



Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace

  • Gender identity discrimination:  the legal landscape
  • EEOC update on LGBTQ discrimination
  • Best practices for managing gender transitions in the workplace
  • Trump administration positions

Speakers: Jessica Golden Cortes, James D. Esseks, Melissa R. Gold  



10:00 Latest Challenges in the Wage & Hour Arena

  • DOL overtime regulations/white collar exemptions revisited
  • Latest Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions
  • Most common wage & hour pitfalls
  • Industries currently in the wage & hour crosshairs

Speakers: Michele R. Fisher, Joseph K. Mulherin



11:00 Networking Break



11:15 Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

  • Recent developments in retaliation/whistleblower law
  • Overview of key whistleblower laws
  • How technology has impacted the whistleblower landscape
  • Key issues in representing currently employed whistleblowers
  • Strategies for effectively mediating and settling claims

Speakers: Jason C. Schwartz, Matthew S. Stiff



12:15 Lunch



1:15 Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodation: Your Questions Answered

  • Leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation
  • Medical information/inquiries under the ADA
  • Return to work challenges
  • Establishing undue hardship, including with extended and intermittent leaves
  • Light duty, reassignment, and telecommuting as reasonable accommodations
  • Accommodations and workplace safety

Speakers: Sara E. Elder, Robert M. Hale, Christopher J. Kuczynski, Debra L. Raskin



2:45 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Implicit and explicit bias
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession
  • Legal developments affecting workplace diversity initiatives
  • “Reverse” discrimination

Speakers: Jamie Kohen, Patricia B. Miller, Robert S. Whitman



3:45 Networking Break



4:00 Confidentiality Issues: Non-clients’ Misconduct

  • Lawyers' duty to report non-clients' child abuse and other misconduct
  • Corporations' lawyers' duty to "report up" employee misconduct
  • Lawyers' duties when a friendly non-client witness offers false testimony
  • Lawyers' duty to report other lawyers' ethics violations

Speaker: Thomas E. Spahn



5:00 Adjourn



Co-Chair(s)
Amy L. Bess ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Zachary D. Fasman ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Speaker(s)
Raechel L. Adams ~ Supervisory Trial Attorney, New York District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Jessica Golden Cortes ~ Davis & Gilbert LLP
Sara E. Elder ~ Divisional Vice President, Associate Relations and Compliance, Sears Holdings Management Corporation
James D. Esseks ~ Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & HIV Project, ACLU Foundation
Michele R. Fisher ~ Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Charles W. Fournier ~ Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) ~ Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY School of Law
Lahaja Furaha ~ Organizational Culture Practice Lead & Sr. Human Capital Advisor, People and Performance Consulting, Management Concepts
Melissa R. Gold ~ Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Willis J. Goldsmith ~ Jones Day
Keisha-Ann G. Gray ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Cara E. Greene ~ Outten & Golden LLP
Robert M. Hale ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jamie Kohen ~ Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Hanan B. Kolko ~ Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Robert D. Kraus ~ Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
Christopher J. Kuczynski ~ Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Patricia B. Miller ~ Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division, Office of the Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department
Philip A. Miscimarra ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Hon. Barbara Moses ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Joseph K. Mulherin ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Hon. Katharine H. Parker ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Corie Pauling ~ Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA
Debra L. Raskin ~ Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
Jill L. Rosenberg ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Laura S. Schnell ~ Eisenberg & Schnell LLP
Jason C. Schwartz ~ Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Thomas E. Spahn ~ McGuire Woods LLP
Matthew S. Stiff ~ Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Robert S. Whitman ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Teri Wilford Wood ~ Associate General Counsel, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
New Jersey Groupcast Location

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General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

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