30th Annual Employment Law Update Seminar 2021

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Tuesday, May 4, 8:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. ET
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  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 7.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $329

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Why Attend?

  • 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 from the comfort of your home or office
  • 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

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

For three decades, this seminar has been the indispensable educational 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 program includes:

  • An update on the labor and employment changes that we expect to see (or have already seen) under the new Biden Administration
  • A review of the recent laws passed in Virginia impacting employment law
  • A look at the latest trends and developments in wage and hour law
  • A discussion of the issues expected to arise under the ADA and FMLA post-COVID, as well as how making marijuana legal in Virginia will impact the workplace
  • Emerging trends in non-compete agreements

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

A Few Comments from Last Year’s Program

“Excellent quality and value.”

“Thank you for making me a better lawyer.”

“I attend every year—love it.”

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $90 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 4) (Eastern Time)

8:00 Welcome and Introductory Comments
Sarah A. Belger
8:05 Confidentiality:  Non-Clients’ Misunderstanding and Mistakes
Thomas E. Spahn

This session will explore lawyers’ confidentiality and disclosure duties in the context of non-clients’ misunderstanding and mistakes. Topics will include: the difference between ethics and professionalism; dealing with unrepresented persons who may misunderstand a lawyer’s role; negotiation ethics (including adversaries’ factual or legal misunderstanding, substantive mistakes, or scrivener's errors); litigators’ disclosure duties in the face of litigation adversaries’ or courts’ misunderstanding, mistakes, or scrivener's errors.  
9:05 Break
9:15 Annual Update on Employment Law Cases
Edward Lee Isler, Thomas E. Strelka


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
10:25 Wage and Hour Law in Virginia
Tevis Marshall, Joshua H. Erlich

Topics covered in this session will include: the new worker misclassification law, changes to the Virginia Wage Payment Act, the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, and wage issues with remote workers.
11:25 Break
11:35 What the Biden Administration Holds in Store for Employment Law
John M. Bredehoft, Kristina H. Vaquera

This session will address the labor and employment changes that we expect to see (or have already seen) under the new Biden Administration in several areas including:  Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commision, President Biden's Executive Orders, judicial appointments, National Labor Relations Board, Arbitration, and COVID/vaccines.
12:35 Lunch Break
1:00 Virginia's New Employment Laws
Craig J. Curwood, King F. Tower

 

A review of the new laws in Virginia that employment law attorneys need to know about, including:  an employment legislation recap, new employee protections, the Virginia Human Rights Act, minimum wage increases, whistleblower protections, wage transparency, and more. 

2:00 Break
2:10 Disability and Leave: Hot Topics in a Post-Pandemic World
David L. Greenspan, Alexis H. Ronickher

A discussion of the issues expected to arise under the ADA and FMLA now that we are (hopefully) coming out the other side of the COVID pandemic, including vaccines, return to working in-person, telework, and employment leave.  The session will also cover how making marijuana legal in Virginia will impact the workplace.
3:10 Break
3:20 Update on Non-Compete Law in Virginia
Sarah A. Belger, Todd A. Leeson

Topics covered in this session will include:  the new Virginia statute prohibiting non-competes for low wage earners, the general standard for restrictive covenants in Virginia, procedural issues, assignability/successor in interest, definition of customer in a customer non-solicitation provision, non-disclosure provisions, the Biden Administration initiatives on non-competes, and the new DC ban on non-competes.  
4:20 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Sarah A. Belger, Quarles & Brady LLP / Washington, DC
John M. Bredehoft, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
Craig J. Curwood, Butler Curwood, PLC / Richmond
Joshua H. Erlich, The Erlich Law Office, PLLC / Arlington
David L. Greenspan, McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons
Edward Lee Isler, Isler Dare PC / Tysons Corner
Todd A. Leeson, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
Tevis Marshall, Ogletree Deakins / Richmond
Alexis H. Ronickher, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP / Washington, DC
Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP / McLean
Thomas E. Strelka, Strelka Employment Law / Roanoke
King F. Tower, Woods Rogers PLC / Roanoke
Kristina H. Vaquera, Jackson Lewis PC / Norfolk

PROGRAM PLANNING CHAIRS

Edward Lee Isler, Isler Dare, PC / Tysons Corner
Sarah A. Belger, Quarles & Brady LLP / Washington, DC

MODERATOR

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

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