Take away solutions for tackling today's tough workplace problems
We have assembled some of the best topics from the Employment Law Institute 2018 in one information-packed day. We have brought together an unparalleled panel of speakers equipped to provide you with the updates and break down the critical information you need to know. They will address the real implications of why these topics matter for you and your clients.
8:30 - 9:30
The Must-Know Current Evidentiary Rulings, Trends and Case Law Update for the Experienced Employment Litigator
Mr. Karpf, Mr. Lantis
Here is your opportunity to learn critical approaches and strategies for plaintiffs and defendants during discovery, pre-trial motion practice and at trial based upon court rulings within the last 5 years around the United States.
9:30 - 9:40
9:40 - 10:40
Internal Affairs: Best Practices for Conducting Effective and Confidential Internal Investigations
Ms. Dambreville, Mr. Mills
Learn best practices in staffing and conducting internal investigations, the proper use of social media and public data during the process, selecting investigative strategies, and protecting privileges during investigations. Gain insight on how courts, administrative agencies and plaintiff's counsel will scrutinize the company's investigation and receive checklists to help guide your future investigations.
10:40 - 10: 50
10:50 - 11:50
Become an ADA Accommodation Expert in About an Hour
Mr. Meyer, Mr. Mohl, Mr. Murphy
Just when you thought that you had the Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation process figured out, the law continues to evolve and new issues arise. Find out the latest legal updates about how courts are applying the ADA to tricky accommodation requests. Learn how to navigate complex and unique accommodation situations.
11:50 - 12:20
12:20 - 1:20
The Electronic Workplace Update: What Every Employer and Employee Lawyer Needs to Know
Using scenarios played out in recent movies and television programs, come to hear a discussion on the legal playing field of employers who rely on email, text messaging and instant messages. Topics include:
- employee privacy rights in electronic communications
- employer response to preservation and litigation hold
- policies and procedures that clarify the rules of the road
- destruction and spoliation of electronic communications
- how courts have interpreted the Rules
1:20 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:30
Ethics in Employment Law: The New #MeToo Frontier (ETHICS)
Mr. First, Ms. Snyder
In a dynamic interactive presentation, we will address some of the key ethical issues that arise while counseling clients concerning employment law matters, with an eye to new considerations arising in the #MeToo era related to investigations and negotiations of settlement agreements.
2:30 - 2:40
2:40 - 3:40
Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Ms. Capano, Mr. Sullivan
The large majority of states now have medical marijuana legislation, which is also taking effect in PA. Employers are struggling with whether they need to accommodate medical marijuana use like medication for other disabilities, particularly for safety-sensitive positions, and how to do so. Join us for an interactive discussion of the varying state laws and how to navigate ADA and state disability law requirements.