28th Annual Employment Law Update Seminar 2019

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Video on Site: Tuesday, June 18 / Abingdon, Alexandria, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke
  Wednesday, June 19 / Charlottesville, Tysons
  Wednesday, October 23 / Abingdon, Alexandria, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke
  Thursday, October 24 / Tysons
  Friday, October 25 / Charlottesville
Registration for Optional
Early Morning Ethics
:
7:30 a.m. (Richmond location: 8:30 a.m.)
Optional Ethics Hour: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Richmond location: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Regular Registration: 8:30 a.m. (Richmond location: 9:30 a.m.)
Regular Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Richmond location: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.)
MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Live on Site: May 7 in Richmond and May 9 in Fairfax

Information

Why Attend?

Consistently rated as “Excellent” by attendees, this seminar is designed for any attorney wishing to receive valuable updates and practical guidance in dealing with employment law related issues.

  • Learn from the leading practitioners and gain real, practical knowledge in a wide array of employment law matters
  • Catch up on the most pressing and current employment law topics all in one comfortable setting
  • Receive instruction and comprehensive written materials and outlines that you will be able to use now, and in the long term, to improve your practice

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. 

This year’s sessions include:

  • An exploration of recent arbitration issues and how states are restricting it for harassment claims
  • A look at employment issues that arise during merger and acquisition transactions
  • A review of several little known “traps” in the Family and Medical Leave Act arena
  • Practical guidance to counsel for employers and employees in addressing pay disparity and equity issues
  • A discussion on “negligence torts” and when employers are held liable for an employee’s actions under respondeat superior

Plus, the annual Ethics Hour and Annual Update on employment law cases


A Few Comments from Last Year’s Program

“I always chose this seminar because of the timeliness of the topics and the strengths of the speakers.”

“It always has great speakers and the written materials are fantastic.”

“Great way to catch up on all areas of employment law all at once.”

“As the GC for a small company with a very small legal staff, I rely on this seminar each year to provide me the updates I’ve otherwise missed while focusing on my other legal duties.”

“Best employment law seminar in Virginia.”

 
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

* Please note that the Richmond video replay begins at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

7:30 Registration for early morning Ethics hour
8:00 Ethics for Employment Lawyers: Staying on the Job
Paul D. Georgiadis


A discussion of ethical issues involved in negotiations, witness testimony, dealing with represented parties, and lawyer impairment.

8:30 Regular Registration for those not attending the Ethics hour
9:00 Introductory Comments
9:05 “From the Headlines”: The Latest Annual Update on Employment Law Cases
Betty S.W. Graumlich,
J. Thomas Spiggle

A comprehensive overview of the most important Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit, and Virginia employment law decisions from the past twelve months.
10:15 Break
10:30 Employment Arbitration Under Siege”
John M. Bredehoft, Harris D. Butler, III

This session will explore recent arbitration issues and how states are restricting it for harassment claims. 
11:30 “Do Your Due Diligence”: Employment Issues That Arise During M&A Transactions
Kara M. Ariail, Frances P. Dwornik

Employment lawyers play a critical role in the entire M&A life cycle, guiding and advising clients on both sides of the transaction through pre-deal preparation, diligence and risk assessment, key employment agreements and post-deal integration. This session will discuss critical employment law issues to consider when advising a client on the purchase or sale of a company.
12:30 Lunch Recess
1:30 FMLA Update:  The Little Known Rules That Trip Up Lawyers
Sarah A. Belger, Edward Lee Isler

You may think you know the FMLA regulations and case law, but this session will examine several little known traps for the unwary.
2:30 Break
2:45

“Show Me the Money”: Pay Disparity Issues and Equity Claims
Stacey A. Bastone, Kellee B. Kruse

Many states have proposed or passed pay equity statutes, and several state and local governments have banned employers from asking questions about or relying upon salary history. The session will provide practical guidance to counsel for employers and employees in addressing pay disparity and equity issues.

3:45 “The Workplace Under Attack”:  Issues Related to Negligent Hiring/Retention, Respondeat Superior, Workplace Violence, and Background Checks
Craig J. Curwood, Broderick C. Dunn, David L. Greenspan

This session will address the “negligence torts” and when employers are held liable for an employee’s actions under respondeat superior.
4:45 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Kara M. Ariail, Holland & Knight LLP / Tysons
Stacey A. Bastone, Jackson Lewis P.C. / Melville, NY
Sarah A. Belger, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. / Reston
John M. Bredehoft
, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
Harris D. Butler III, Butler Royals / Richmond
Craig J. Curwood, Curwood Law Firm / Richmond
Broderick C. Dunn, Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC / Fairfax
Frances P. Dwornik, Odin Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. / Reston
Paul D. Georgiadis, Law Office of Paul D. Georgiadis, PLC / Richmond
Betty S.W. Graumlich, Reed Smith LLP / Richmond
David L. Greenspan, McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons
Edward Lee Isler, IslerDare PC / Tysons
Kellee B. Kruse, The Employment Law Group, PC / Washington, DC
J. Thomas Spiggle, The Spiggle Law Firm / Arlington                         

MODERATOR AND CHAIR OF THE PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE

Sarah A. Belger, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. / Reston

Locations, Dates and Fees

VIDEO REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch not included).
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. Printed materials are not available for the video replays.)

$255 regular registration.
$270 on-site registration (if space is available).

VIDEO LOCATIONS AND DATES

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Abingdon: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College (I-81 exit 14), 1 Partnership Circle  (276) 619-4300 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Alexandria: Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Old Town/Southwest, 2700 Eisenhower Ave. (703) 329-2323 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Norfolk: SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach, 6350 Newtown Road (757) 333-3100 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Richmond: UVA Richmond Regional Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300, 3rd Floor (Parking available only in spots not marked “Visitor Parking”) (804) 662-7464 (Venue Website / Google Map) (Please note that the Richmond video replay begins at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.)
Roanoke: Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 North Jefferson Street (Validated parking is available in the Gainsboro Garage only, which is on Center Avenue and adjacent to the RHEC.  Please bring the parking ticket that you receive at the gate to the Virginia CLE staff member for validation.) (540) 767-6161 (Venue Website / Google Map)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Charlottesville: The Virginia CLE® Building, 105 Whitewood Road (800) 979-8253 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Tysons: Courtyard Marriott, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive) (703) 790-0207 (Venue Website / Google Map) Now Metro accessible!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Abingdon: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College (I-81 exit 14), 1 Partnership Circle  (276) 619-4300 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Alexandria: Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Old Town/Southwest, 2700 Eisenhower Ave. (703) 329-2323 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Norfolk: SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach, 6350 Newtown Road (757) 333-3100 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Richmond: UVA Richmond Regional Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300, 3rd Floor (Parking available only in spots not marked “Visitor Parking”) (804) 662-7464 (Venue Website / Google Map) (Please note that the Richmond video replay begins at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.)
Roanoke: Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 North Jefferson Street (Validated parking is available in the Gainsboro Garage only, which is on Center Avenue and adjacent to the RHEC.  Please bring the parking ticket that you receive at the gate to the Virginia CLE staff member for validation.) (540) 767-6161 (Venue Website / Google Map)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

Tysons: Courtyard Marriott, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive) (703) 790-0207 (Venue Website / Google Map) Now Metro accessible!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

Charlottesville: The Virginia CLE® Building, 105 Whitewood Road (800) 979-8253 (Venue Website / Google Map)


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