29th Annual Employment Law Update Seminar 2020

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Video on Site: Tuesday, June 23 / Abingdon, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Norfolk,
Richmond (VT Richmond Center), Roanoke
  Thursday, July 2 / Richmond (Virginia Bar Association)
  Monday, October 12 / Charlottesville
  Thursday, October 22 / Abingdon, Norfolk, Richmond (VT Richmond Center), Roanoke, Tysons
  Friday, October 30 / Richmond (Virginia Bar Association)
Registration: 7:30 a.m. (Richmond locations: 8:30 a.m.)
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Richmond locations: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.)
MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 1.0) Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Live Webcast and Telephone: May 5

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
  • Enjoy networking with your colleagues—catching up with old friends and meeting new ones

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 “special election year edition” sessions include:

  • A look at the latest trends and developments with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • A discussion on how to find good clients, and how to develop successful legal theories
  • An examination of the growing legislative, regulatory, and judicial trends concerning the use of independent contractors
  • Practical guidance for terminating employees
  • Emerging trends in noncompetes and other legislative updates

Plus, the annual Ethics Hour and annual Update on Employment Law Cases

A Few Comments from Last Year’s Program

“I attend each year.  It is simply the best content and presenters every year.”

“Always excellent and timely information.”

“Very impressed overall with breadth, depth, and inclusion of particularly appropriate and helpful topics.”

“Outstanding!  Good speakers, valuable materials, and comfortable facility.”


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

*Please note that all Richmond video replays begin at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

7:30 Registration for early morning Ethics hour
8:00 Voting Early and Often”: Ethical Dilemmas in Employment Law Cases
David L. Greenspan, Zachary A. Kitts


Two experienced employment law practitioners review some of the ethical traps of handling employment law cases.

8:30 Regular Registration for those not attending the Ethics hour
9:00 Introductory Comments
9:05 “The Results Are In!” Annual Update on Employment Law Cases
Harris D. Butler, Edward Lee Isler

Our annual comprehensive point-counterpoint by two grizzled veterans of the plaintiff and management bars of the most important Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit, and Virginia employment law decisions from the past twelve months.
10:15 Break
10:30 “Navigating the Campaign Trail”: Latest Trends in ADA Reasonable Accommodations
Elizabeth A. Lalik (Fairfax), Amanda M. Weaver (Richmond), Nicholas Woodfield

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act continues to challenge employers and employees alike as they navigate and debate the latest trends in reasonable accommodations, including leaves of absence, teleworking, and job reassignment.

11:30 Throwing Your Hat in the Ring”: Finding Good Plaintiffs and Structuring Good Cases
Kimberly H. Berry, Peter C. Cohen, Timothy E. Cupp


Three seasoned plaintiffs’ attorneys discuss the secrets to finding good clients and pressing successful legal theories.

12:30 Lunch Recess
1:30 Consultants, Lobbyists, and Organizers, Oh My!” The Growing Challenges of Engaging Independent Contractors
John M. Bredehoft, Maureen E. Carr

Technological changes and the “gig” economy have led to an increase in the use of workers as independent contractors, while lawmakers try to hold back the tide.  This session will examine growing legislative, regulatory, and judicial trends to curb the use of independent contractors.
2:30 Break
2:45 “Dropping Out of the Race”: Terminating Employees—8 Key Considerations
Sarah A. Belger, A. Tevis Marshall

In today’s world, terminating an employee seems to be more of a minefield than ever before. In this session, two veteran management-side attorneys will offer sound and practical guidance for implementing employment separations.
3:45 “Curbing Your Opponents”: Emerging Trends in Noncompetes and Other Legislative Updates
John E. Davidson, Michael J. Lorenger


This session will review how the use (and some might say abuse) of restrictive covenants has led many legislatures around the country (including the Virginia General Assembly) to debate (and, in some instances, enact) legislative measures to curb the use of noncompete agreements.

4:45 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Sarah A. Belger, Quarles & Brady LLP / Washington, DC
Kimberly H. Berry, Berry & Berry, PLLC / Reston
John M. Bredehoft, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
Harris D. Butler, III, Butler Royals / Richmond
Maureen E. Carr, Bean Kinney & Korman PC / Arlington
Peter C. Cohen, Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, PC / Reston
Timothy E. Cupp, Shelley Cupp Schulte, PC / Harrisonburg
John E. Davidson, Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC / Charlottesville
David L. Greenspan, McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons
Edward Lee Isler, IslerDare PC / Tysons
Zachary A. Kitts, K&G Law Group / Fairfax
Elizabeth A. Lalik, Littler Mendelson PC / Tysons
Michael J. Lorenger, Lorenger & Carnell, PLC / Alexandria
A. Tevis Marshall, Ogletree Deakins / Richmond
Amanda M. Weaver, Williams Mullen / Richmond
Nicholas Woodfield, The Employment Law Group, PC / Washington, DC

MODERATOR AND CHAIR OF THE PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE

Sarah A. Belger, Quarles & Brady LLP / Washington, DC

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.)

$279 regular registration.
$299 on-site registration (if space is available).


VIDEO LOCATIONS AND DATES

TUESDAY, JUNE 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)
Charlottesville: The Virginia CLE® Building, 105 Whitewood Road (800) 979-8253 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Norfolk: SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach, 6350 Newtown Road (757) 333-3100 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Richmond: Virginia Tech Richmond 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, JULY 2

Richmond: Virginia Bar Association, 1111 East Main Street Suite 905 (Parking not validated) (804) 644-0041 (Please note that the Richmond video replay begins at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

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)
Norfolk: SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach, 6350 Newtown Road (757) 333-3100 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Richmond: Virginia Tech Richmond 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)
Tysons: Courtyard Marriott, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive) (703) 790-0207 (Venue Website / Google Map)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Richmond: Virginia Bar Association, 1111 East Main Street Suite 905 (Parking not validated) (804) 644-0041 (Please note that the Richmond video replay begins at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.)


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