25th Annual Employment Law Update Seminar Materials

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This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a May 2016 seminar.

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 ethics.

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Table of Contents

EMPLOYMENT LAW ETHICS
Carla D. Brown
Thomas P. Murphy


I. Introduction

II. The Joint Representation of Two or More Parties to Litigation
    A. The Defense Perspective
    B. The Plaintiff’s Perspective

III. Defending the Deposition of a Corporate Employee

IV. Internal Investigations: An Ethical Minefield

V. Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiation
    A. Ethical and Professional Considerations: Rules Implicated

VI. Ex Parte Contact with Adversary’s Employee

VII. Handling Documents You Wish You Never Had

VIII. Social Media

IX. Confidential Communications
    A. Regarding Employees
    B. Representing Employers

X. Engagement Letters
    A. Plaintiff’s Perspective
    B. The Defense Perspective

ANNUAL UPDATE ON EMPLOYMENT LAW
John M. Bredehoft
Zachary A. Kitts


PRE-HIRE SCREENING
Susanne Harris Carnell
Sara B. Rafal


I. Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

II. Restrictions on Use of Criminal Records Background Checks

III. ADA Limitations on Pre-Employment Inquiries

IV. Special Issues with Respect to Citizenship Inquiries

VIEWS FROM THE BENCH: A DISCUSSION WITH HON. LEONIE M. BRINKEMA
AND HON. JOHN A GIBNEY, JR.

John E. Davidson
Sean M. Gibbons


I. The New Rule of Proportionality in Discovery

II. Tips on Drafting Effective Summary Judgment Briefs in Employment
Cases

III. Has the Fourth Circuit’s Standard on Sexual Harassment Really
Changed?

CUTTING-EDGE PERSONNEL POLICIES
Kara M. Ariail
Christy E. Kiely


I. The (Very Active) NLRB
    A. Is it Getting Cold in Here? Confronting the “Chilling Effect” of
    Employment Policies
    B. Is the Standard “At-Will” Disclaimer Still Viable?

II. Computer Use/Social Media
    A. NLRB Protections
    B. Facebook and Social Media

III. Anticipating Changes to the Overtime Rules

IV. Pay Transparency

V. Spotlight on Retaliation

VI. Criminal Background Checks - A Status Check

VII. Leave Policies in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

VIII. EEO Statements and Diversity Categories

A CASE STUDY APPROACH TO LEAVE AS A REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT

David A. Kushner

HOW TO PROPERLY MANAGE EMPLOYEE LEAVE ISSUES UNDER THE
FMLA: A REVIEW OF RECENT CASELAW

Tommy Strelka

EEOC ENFORCEMENT
Edward Lee Isler
Suzanne Nyfeler
Maria Salacuse

Authors

Carla D. Brown

Thomas P. Murphy

John M. Bredehoft

Zachary A. Kitts

Susanne Harris Carnell

Sara B. Rafal

John E. Davidson

Sean M. Gibbons

Kara M. Ariail

Christy E. Kiely

David A. Kushner

Tommy Strelka

Edward Lee Isler

Suzanne Nyfeler

Maria Salacuse

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