6 informative and thought-provoking sessions
Take this opportunity to experience the highlights from PBI's Employment Law Institute 2019. In just one information-packed day, you'll be updated on key employment law topics and litigation trends.
Take away practical solutions for tackling today's tough workplace problems
Our stellar faculty will make sure you know the legal underpinnings of tricky employment law issues. Just as importantly, they will share with you practical tips for making sure that your clients have proper processes and procedures in place to minimize their legal exposure.
3 reasons you'll want to be there
- A fascinating ethics hour - it's a great way to pick up an ethics credit and make sure you're not crossing ethical boundaries.
- Convenient one-day format with a short break between each hour - the day will fly by.
- Engaging faculty - our faculty understand what it is you want to know. They will make sure your day is well spent!
9:00 - 10:00 am
Employment Arbitration Agreements: New Strategies After the Supreme Court Speaks
Ms. Ballard, Mr. Bogan, Ms. Dubler, Mr. O'Meara
With the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on class action waivers in Epic, it's time for employers to reevaluate their agreements. What changes should employers make to their existing arbitration approaches? What is the status of class action waivers? What procedures should employers follow when rolling out agreements and amendments to ensure they are enforceable? Should employees refuse to agree, and if they do, what are the consequences? Join us for a session that will address these questions and more to help attendees develop and enforce a state-of-the-art arbitration program.
10:00 - 10:10 am
10:10 - 11:10 am
Privacy in the Workplace: A 2019 Update
Ms. Boerner, Ms. Rosen
Attend to hear about recent hot privacy issues in the workplace, including background checks, social media and off-duty conduct, cybersecurity, data privacy, workplace monitoring, and medical marijuana and substance abuse testing, among other topics.
11:10 - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Developments in LGBT Employment Rights
The law surrounding LGBT employment rights has been undergoing rapid developments in the last several years, with increasing findings in the lower courts that anti-LGBT discrimination is per se sex discrimination. In response to these decisions, new arguments have been raised by opponents of LGBT employment equality including the contention that "original public meaning" bars such sex discrimination claims. This issues, which seems sure to be resolved by the Supreme Court in the near future (potentially even as early as this Term, as there are two cases pending cert), is thus one where up to date knowledge is vitally important to practitioners raising or defending LGBT employment rights claims.
12:20 - 12:50 pm
12:50 - 1:50 pm
The E in Email Stands for Evidence: Proper Email Etiquette May Avoid Legal Issues (ETHICS)
We'll explore things like knowing your audience (the dangerous "Reply All") and the likelihood that you email will be read by people other than those to whom you sent it; avoiding humor and sarcasm because recipients can't read your tone; avoiding the use of language that sounds like you're offering or accepting the terms of a contract; considering telephone calls or in-person meetings for transmission of sensitive information; and proofreading your emails.
1:50 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
It's All in the Family: FMLA Requirements in Contest of Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave and Pregnancy Disability
Ms. Malloy, Ms. Salgado
Come to learn about the FMLA in the context of maternity leave, paternity leave, and child bonding leave. We will also discuss strategies for avoiding FMLA retaliation claims, and review developments in FMLA caselaw.
3:00 - 3:10 pm
3:10 - 4:10 pm
What Are We Not Asking for in Discovery That We Should Be? And - Does It Really Come in at Trial?
Ms. Burke, Ms. Rigo
Learn tips and tricks for serving the right requests in discovery, anticipating objections, probing questions for plaintiff and defense depositions and seeking proper follow up information. We will review District Court cases on various motions to compel/motion for protective order rulings and evidentiary rulings at trial on common items sought and discovered in employment cases.