25th Annual Employment Law Update Seminar

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: Optional 1-hour early morning Ethics hour

Live on Site: Thursday, May 5 / Fairfax
  Thursday, May 12 / Richmond
Registration for Optional Early Morning Ethics: 7:30 a.m.
Optional Ethics Hour: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Regular Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Regular Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 0.0) or 7.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 or 7.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Video on Site Options

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Why Attend?

  • Learn all aspects of pre-employment screening, including mandated employer obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and recent “Ban the Box” legislation
  • Hear federal judges address the “proportionality” concept in the newly revised discovery rules; the evolving Fourth Circuit case law on harassment, deficiencies, or common mistakes in federal court pleadings; and summary judgment in employment-law cases
  • Discover critical personnel policies that all employers should implement
  • Examine the complexity of managing employee leave issues with the interplay of the ADA and the FMLA.  Discover how best to address unpaid leave and employee accommodation requests under these statutes in order to minimize legal exposure
  • Hear insights into the EEOC’s national strategic enforcement plan and recent EEOC judicial initiatives from experienced EEOC trial attorneys
  • Don’t miss the popular Early Morning Ethics Hour and the Annual Case Law Update

For 25 years, this seminar has been the indispensable educational and networking opportunity for all attorneys practicing in, or wanting to learn more about, employment law.

This seminar provides detailed explanation, in-depth analysis, and practical advice for both management and plaintiffs’ counsel in a number of today’s hot employment topics. Plus, an annual case law update and an optional early morning ethics hour.

 

Can't Attend?
Attend one of the 7 video replays offered statewide in June or 8 video replays offered in October.
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

7:30 Registration for early morning Ethics hour
8:00 Legal Ethics Issues in Employment Law
Carla D. Brown, Thomas P. Murphy

This session will address common ethical issues faced by practitioners in representing both individuals and businesses in employment law matters, as well as review recent ethical opinions that may impact employment attorneys.
8:30 Regular Registration for those not attending the Ethics hour
9:00 Introductory Comments
9:10 Annual Update on Employment Law
John M. Bredehoft, Zachary A. Kitts

A comprehensive overview of the most important Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit, and Virginia employment law decisions from the past twelve months.

10:40 Break
10:55 Pre-Hire Screening
Susanne Harris Carnell, Sara B. Rafal

This session will cover all aspects of pre-employment screening, including mandated employer obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and recent “Ban the Box” legislation.  In addition, it will address the complicated issues that employers face when confronting candidates for employment with disabilities under the ADA.

11:55 Lunch (provided at live program only)
1:00 Views from the Bench
The Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema (Fairfax), The Honorable John A. Gibney, Jr. (Richmond), John E. Davidson, Sean M. Gibbons (Moderators)

In this insightful Q&A session, federal judges will address the “proportionality” concept in the newly revised discovery rules; the evolving Fourth Circuit case law on harassment, deficiencies, or common mistakes in federal court pleadings; and summary judgment in employment-law cases.

1:50 Cutting-Edge Personnel Policies
Kara M. Ariail, Christy E. Kiely

This session will cover critical personnel policies that all employers should implement, with discussion on recent efforts by the NLRB in this area and the misnomer of free speech in the workplace.
2:50 Break
3:05 How to Properly Manage Employee Leave Issues Under the ADA/FMLA
David A. Kushner, Thomas E. Strelka

This session will explore the complexity of managing employee leave issues with the interplay of the ADA and the FMLA, covering how best to address unpaid leave and employee accommodation requests under these statutes in order to minimize legal exposure.

3:55 EEOC Enforcement
Maria Salacuse, Supervisory Trial Attorney, U.S. EEOC (Fairfax), Suzanne Nyfeler, Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. EEOC (Richmond),  Edward Lee Isler

An experienced EEOC trial attorney and private sector management counsel will discuss the EEOC’s national strategic enforcement plan and recent EEOC judicial initiatives.
4:45 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Leonie M.  Brinkema, U.S. District Court, E.D. Va. / Alexandria
Hon. John A. Gibney, Jr., U.S. District Court, E.D. Va. / Richmond
Kara M. Ariail, Holland & Knight LLP / Tysons Corner
John M. Bredehoft, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
Carla D. Brown, Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C. / Reston
Susanne Harris Carnell, Lorenger & Carnell / Alexandria
John E. Davidson, Davidson & Kitzmann / Charlottesville
Sean M. Gibbons, Roth Doner Jackson Gibbons Condlin / Richmond
Edward Lee Isler, Isler Dare / Tysons Corner
Christy E. Kiely, Hunton & Williams LLP / Richmond
Zachary A. Kitts, K&G Law Group / Fairfax
David A. Kushner, Willcox & Savage, P.C. / Norfolk
Thomas P. Murphy, Hunton & Williams / McLean
Suzanne Nyfeler, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission / Richmond
Sara B. Rafal, Williams Mullen / Norfolk
Maria Salacuse, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission / Baltimore
Thomas E. Strelka, Strelka Law Office, PC / Roanoke


MODERATOR AND CHAIR OF THE PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE


Sean M. Gibbons, Roth Doner Jackson Gibbons Condlin / Richmond

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch included)
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$255* regular registration (without printed materials).
$285 regular registration plus printed materials.
$300 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


LIVE LOCATIONS AND DATES

Fairfax / Thursday, May 5
Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes (Venue Website / Google Map)
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
(703) 818-1234

Richmond / Thursday, May 12
The Westin Richmond (Venue Website / Google Map)
6631 West Broad Street
(804) 282-8444


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Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.


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