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2024 US Labor and Employment Webinar Series

Region: Americas
8 - 22 May 2024

This May, please join our team of Labor & Employment lawyers for a series of informative webinars addressing unfair competition and new rules for non-competes, emerging trends and developments in discrimination law, the fundamentals of employee leave and accommodations as well as strategies for success moving forward.

This complimentary webinar series will feature three sessions on Wednesdays over the course of the month of May. Attend one or all of the webinars as you plan your employment law compliance strategies for the future.

Topics and presenters include:

Preventing Unfair Competition Under New Rules for Non-Competes

Wednesday, May 8 at noon EDT

Over the past year, several authorities have issued new rules that greatly limit non-competes. At the same time, workplace developments have made many employers uniquely susceptible to unfair competition. In this webinar, we will discuss the current status of the laws regarding non-competes and other restrictive covenants, including the FTC’s proposed ban on most non-competes, the NLRB’s broad new prohibitions, new litigation trends and changes in several other federal and state laws. We also will cover new strategies that employers are using to protect their interests, such as through conditional employee benefits, identifying key exceptions to recent non-compete bans, more strategically using other types of restrictive covenants, and implementing new management, H.R. and data protection process that can help prevent unfair competition.

Speakers: Will Kishman, Christopher H. GordonPaul ErianLayla Khalid

Emerging Trends and Developments in Discrimination Law

Wednesday, May 15 at noon EDT

Employment Discrimination Law is a quickly evolving and unsettled landscape. In 2023, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 81,055 new charges of discrimination, a more than 10% increase over the number of charges filed in 2022. At the same time, states and local jurisdictions expanded antidiscrimination protections for employees. Indeed, even the Supreme Court of the US addressed employment discrimination issues in 2023. In this webinar, we will discuss the current status of the federal and state laws regarding employment discrimination, including new protected classes, employer reporting requirements, reverse discrimination claims regarding corporate DEI programs and the EEOC’s proposed guidance on workplace harassment. We also will cover compliance tips for employers to protect their interests, such as through reviewing employee handbooks and training managers on compliance with the several changes in federal and state laws.

Speakers: Carmen Cole, Michael CarlinGabby Martin

Employee Leave and Accommodation Fundamentals

Wednesday, May 22 at noon EDT

Navigating the complex morass of federal, state and local leave laws presents major compliance and administrative challenges for employers. Leave requests are challenging enough to administer, but an employee’s request for time off to deal with a medical, disability or family issue also may trigger other federal or state laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, their state or local analogs and state paid sick leave statutes. In this webinar, we discuss the current landscape of overlapping leave and accommodation laws and alert employers to relevant updates in state and local legislation. We also help employers understand how these laws differ and how they interact, as well as conclude by sharing some practical tips and best practices with respect to administering and managing employee leave and accommodation requests.

Speakers: Laura Lawless, Melissa LegaultScott Held

The program is pending 1.0 hours of CLE in AZ, CA, KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX and VA. If you require another jurisdiction, please contact Robin Hallagan.

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