EMPLOYMENT LAW 2015 - LIVE & WEBCAST
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Register Here
Employment Law 2015: Current and Cutting-Edge Issues for the Corporate Counselor and General Practitioner
Labor and Employment Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
6.5 TOTAL CREDITS: 4.0 in Areas of Professional Practice and 2.5 in Skills. | This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
Can’t attend in person? The program at this location is also available via simultaneous live webcast option.
Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
8:30-9:00 a.m.: Registration (outside meeting room)
9:00-9:15 a.m.: Introduction and Overview
9:15-10:30 a.m.:Navigating Federal Wage and Hour Laws in 2015: Classification Issues, Compensable Activities, and Other Hot Topics
The panel will provide a basic overview of the FLSA, discuss recent court decisions, and explore trends in wage and hour litigation. There will be a special focus on classification issues (e.g. exempt v. non-exempt and contractor v. employee) and on compensation matters related to preliminary and postliminary work activities.
10:30-10:45 a.m.: Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m: Workplace Privacy in a Digital World: Employee Surveillance, Information Security, Social Media, and BYOD Policies
Panel’s focus will be on the laws and issues affecting employee privacy and the employer’s ability to protect information and monitor workplace activities. Also included among the discussion topics will be best practices associated with and the legal and practical implications of workplace social media and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies; terminating/disciplining employees for use of social media; whistleblower issues; issues arising from social media in hiring; bullying and harassment of employees; and others.
12:00-1:15 p.m.:Lunch (on your own)
1:15-2:30 p.m.: From Doctor’s Notes to Dealing with Challenging FMLA Issues
This panel will provide a brief overview of the requirements for obtaining family and medical leave and will discuss current FMLA issues such as coverage for same sex partners who have a serious health condition; coverage for those who need leave related to military service; issues related to verification of FMLA arising from documentation provided by health care providers and the interaction with HIPAA; continuation of approved leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA and reassignments, transfers and job restructuring while on FMLA leave.
2:30-3:20 p.m.: Five Years Since Birth - The Affordable Care Act in Practice
This panel will focus on the basics of the ACA and address current issues including the interaction of the employer mandate and ERISA §510; COBRA obligations and interaction with obtaining coverage through state sponsored exchanges; the future of the federal subsidy benefit in light of the King case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court; tax implications for those who did not obtain insurance; and reduced federal funding for hospitals and other medical providers.
3:20-3:40 p.m.: Coffee / Soft Drink Break
3:40-4:30 p.m.: Obesity, Employees “Regarded As” Disabled, and the Applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace
After providing a background to the ADA, the panel will discuss relevant hot issues in the workplace. Among the topics explored will be whether “obesity” could be a disability and how the ADA protects from discrimination not only those who are disabled but those who are also “regarded as” disabled.
4:30 p.m.: Adjournment
Program Speakers (in alphabetical order)
William D. Frumkin, Esq.
Frumkin & Hunter LLP, White Plains
Gretchen Harders, Esq.
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.,New York City
Emilie A. Hendee, Esq.
Jones Day, New York City
Heather C. Hili, Esq.
Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, New York City
Paula Johnson Kelly, Esq.
Attorney at Law, New Rochelle
David J. Kahne, Esq.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York City
Robert D. Lipman, Esq.
Lipman & Plesur, LLP, Jericho
Randi Melnick, Esq.
Moskowitz & Book, LLP, New York City
Susan E. Salazar, Esq.
Raff & Becker, LLP, New York City
Tracey Salmon-Smith, Esq.
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., Florham Park, NJ
Howard Schragin, Esq.
Sapir Schragin LLP, White Plains
Kathryn E. White, Esq.
Employee Relations & Compliance, Office of Human Resources, St. John's University, Queens
Catherine A. Williams, Esq.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP,New York City
Program Planning Committee (in alphabetical order)
Ronald G. Dunn, Esq.
Gleason Dunn Walsh & O’Shea, Albany
William D. Frumkin, Esq.,
Frumkin & Hunter LLP, White Plains
Seth H. Greenberg, Esq.
Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C., Lake Success
William A. Herbert, Esq.
Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York, Executive Director, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, New York City
Alyson Mathews, Esq.
Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, Melville
Sharon P. Stiller, Esq.
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, Rochester
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Program materials are distributed at each live program in a CLE Course Materials publication. In addition, complete course materials are distributed to registered attendees in digital PDF searchable format at least one week prior to the program date via email, providing you with flexibility in using these materials in your day-to-day practice.
Additional Information: This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.