27th Annual Employment Law Update Seminar 2018 (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $329 - USB with electronic materials
$359 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 5/31/2021


A pre-recorded video replay of the May 2018 live seminar, 27th Annual Employment Law Update Seminar.


  • Learn how to address sexual harassment situations in the “#Me Too” era
  • Examine cutting-edge issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including whether leave beyond FMLA entitlement is considered a reasonable accommodation
  • Prepare for claims that can arise when an employee leaves an employer 
  • Review developments under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and get practical guidance on understanding our nation’s overtime laws
  • Explore nationwide trends in state and local employment statutes, including laws increasing the rights of employees to certain kinds of benefits or restricting the rights of employers to inquire into certain areas of employees’ lives
  • Ethics and the Annual Case Law Update
For nearly three decades, 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.




“Staying on the Right Side”: Ethical Issues Arising in Employment Law
C. Simon Davidson

Practical teaching on ethical issues that arise in employment cases.
Regular Registration for those not attending the Ethics hour
“From the Headlines”: The Latest Annual Update on Employment Law Cases
Betty S.W. Graumlich, Thomas E. Strelka

A comprehensive overview of the most important Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit, and Virginia employment law decisions from the past twelve months.
Leave, Drugs, and Stress”: Cutting-Edge Issues Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Timothy E. Cupp, David L. Greenspan

This session will explore the most recent developments under the ADA, including whether leave beyond FMLA entitlement is considered a reasonable accommodation. 
“It Always Hurts to Say Goodbye”: Claims That Can Arise When an Employee Leaves
John C. Davidson, Edward Lee Isler

What can employees do when they decide to leave their employer?  How far does the duty of loyalty extend, and when do departing employees cross that line?
“Lauer, Weinstein, and Rose, Oh My!” Addressing Sexual Harassment Situations in the “#Me Too” Era
John M. Bredehoft, Carla D. Brown, Joan S. Morrow

Sexual harassment has been illegal for 40 years, so why does it seem that some people are just now catching on? What changes should employers consider for policies, training, claim investigation, and discipline? How should lawyers advise individuals claiming harassment? Have settlement values changed?  What is the impact of the Tax Reform Act provisions on settlements with non-disclosure agreements? And are there areas where the pendulum may be swinging too far?
“Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later”: Developments Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Paul DeCamp, Mary C. Lombardo

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division recently reversed course in a number of critical areas while employers continue to struggle with understanding the nuances of overtime exemptions. This session will provide practical guidance to counsel for employers and employees in the never-ending battle to understand our nation’s overtime laws.
“The Coming Tsunami”: Growing Trends in State and Local Employment Statutes
Fairfax:  Elizabeth M. Ebanks, Lori H. Turner
Elizabeth M. Ebanks, Kristina H. Vaquera

In the last five years, numerous states and municipalities have enacted laws increasing the rights of employees to certain kinds of benefits or restricting the rights of employers to inquire into certain areas of employees’ lives. This session will focus on the nature of  those changes in the likelihood that those changes will be coming to Virginia.



John M. Bredehoft, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
Carla D. Brown, Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C. / Reston
Timothy E. Cupp, Shelley Cupp Schulte / Harrisonburg
C. Simon Davidson, McGuireWoods LLP / Charlottesville
John E. Davidson, Davidson & Kitzmann / Charlottesville
Paul DeCamp, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. / Washington, DC
Elizabeth M. Ebanks, Ogletree Deakins / Richmond
Betty S.W. Graumlich, Reed Smith LLP / Richmond
David L. Greenspan, McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons
Edward Lee Isler, IslerDare PC / Vienna
Mary C. Lombardo, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC/ Rockville, MD
Joan S. Morrow, Joan S. Morrow, P.A. / Richmond and Williamsburg
Thomas E. Strelka, Strelka Law Office, PC / Roanoke
Kristina H. Vaquera, Jackson Lewis P.C. / Norfolk


Susanne Harris Carnell, Lorenger & Carnell PLC / Alexandria

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