A Pragmatic Guide to E-Discovery: An Employment Dispute Case Study (4.6.10)
This program will go through various stages of an e-discovery request in a typical discrimination suit and will focus on practical issues and resolutions. What types of e-discovery requests are routinely made in these matters? What objections can be made to a burdensome demand? How should these disputes be resolved between the attorneys? What steps should employers take to capture e-discovery? The program will provide examples and demonstrations of real-world solutions to these problems.
Executive Compensation & Other Pay Practices in the New Era on Wall Street & Beyond
At this timely annual program, a panel of prominent attorneys representing both individuals and firms focuses on the most effective strategies for managing executive compensation and employee pay practices in today’s turbulent times. What policies and provisions will comply with the requirements of recent legislation and the demands of increasingly active shareholders, yet still meet the company’s personnel needs? Particular attention will be paid to the increasing use of clawback provisions in employment agreements, incentive compensation programs, and severance arrangements. What are the issues, and how are they managed most effectively by both firms and employees so as to avoid dispute? How should counsel handle the disputes that will inevitably follow the changing practices?
Making Your Case: The Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Employment Litigation (3.16.11)
The use of expert witnesses in employment litigation can be critical to the outcome of a case. At this program, a panel of experienced employment lawyers from both the management and plaintiff sides of the employment bar will offer their perspectives. The panel will also feature prominent psychological and economic expert witnesses. In addition, a former chief judge of the Southern District of New York will provide a judge’s perspective on the effective use of expert witnesses in employment litigation.
Mandatory Retirement Policies at Law Firms: What Lies Ahead (11.23.10)
In recent years, mandatory retirement policies have gained national attention as lawsuits charge that such policies constitute age discrimination. A growing number of large law firms are grappling with mandatory retirement as aging, yet healthy, lawyers look to remain vital and integral members of the firms where they built their careers. Unlike corporate America, which, for the most part, dropped mandatory retirement ages, many large law firms continue to enforce such policies for partners, embracing the rationale that retirement policies make room for younger lawyers. Supporters of the practice say it makes business sense to dismiss lawyers who are past their prime. Detractors, however, brand the practice as nothing short of age discrimination. A panel of experienced employment lawyers from both the management and plaintiff sides of the employment bar will discuss these policies and examine their implications for law firms, attorneys, and clients.
Supreme Court & Federal Legislative Developments in Employment Law in 2009: What You Need to Know in This Changing Landscape
Federal employment law is changing and developing at an unprecedented pace. The 2008-2009 term of the U.S. Supreme Court included several watershed decisions that will have dramatic impact on broad areas of employment law, including Ricci vs. DeStefano, 14 Penn Plaza LLC vs. Pyett, AT&T Corp. vs. Hulteen, Crawford vs. Metropolitan Government, and Gross vs. FBL Financial Services, Inc. At the same time, Congress has passed or proposed far-reaching employment law statutes, such as the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Arbitration Fairness Act and the Employee Free Choice Act. In this dynamic environment, long-held assumptions about federal employment law are being unsettled, and it is therefore critical that employers and employment law practitioners understand these legal developments and their potential import. A panel of experienced employment lawyers from both the management and plaintiff sides of the employment law bar will explain these developments and examine their implications.
Supreme Court Developments in Employment Law in 2010: What You Need To Know In This Changing Landscape (10.5.10)
The 2009-2010 term of the Supreme Court included several notable decisions that will have a dramatic impact on broad areas of employment law. The Court addressed a broad array of issues during the term, including employee privacy rights, arbitration of employment claims, statute of limitations rules for Title VII disparate impact claims, and the authority of arbitrators to rule on ratification of collective bargaining agreements. At this program a distinguished panel representing both management and plaintiff bar will discuss these cases.
Ethics in Employment Law (Original Live Program Date: 8/7/07)
In the constantly evolving area of employment law, practitioners routinely face a number of ethical questions. This interactive seminar will address some of the ethical issues that can arise in employment litigation. Through the use of several hypotheticals, a panel of experts will examine issues related to: attorney contact with represented parties (the no-contact rule); dealing with the press; surveillance and investigations; and confidentiality and settlement agreements.
This program provides 2.0 credits in ethics
H-1B Professional Worker: Pitfalls & Alternatives
This program will alert practitioners to the challenges of qualifying for the H-1B specialty occupation visa category and offer alternative routes. A panel of leading experts will discuss a variety of advanced topics including recent developments, defining specialty occupation, problem occupations, dealing with RFEs and denials, employer compliance & recent case law, changes in H-1B employment & alternatives to the H-1B category. This program is intended for practitioners with a working knowledge of the H-1B visa.