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Implementing Metrics-Based DEI Programs Post-SFFA: Navigating an Evolving Regulatory Lands...
June 5, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will provide a road map for employment law attorneys and in-house counsel on how to best create and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Students for Fair Admissions decision and the political firestorm that ensued. Th... Read More

FTC Final Rule Banning Worker Noncompete Provisions: Employer Impact, Legal Challenges, Pr...
Covered Entities and Workers; Effect on Other Restrictive Covenants; Protec...
June 25, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will provide an in-depth look at the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) long-anticipated final rule banning worker noncompete provisions with few exceptions. The panel will examine the impact on businesses, address interaction with state law, and, given the expansive scope of the rule... Read More

FLSA Collective Action: Erosion of Lusardi Two-Step Certification, Appellate Courts’ New S...
Impact on Plaintiff and Defense Litigation Strategies, Discovery Process, a...
June 26, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will examine the status of FLSA collective action certification following the recent Swales and Clark appellate decisions, including a close look at the new standards established under each. The panel will address what effect these decisions are having on other circuits and the impa... Read More

How the New Standard of Harm Under Muldrow Impacts Employer Defenses to Title VII Claims a...
Lowering Bar for Plaintiffs to Establish Adverse Employment Action Element;...
July 10, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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The CLE webinar will provide an in-depth look at the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Muldrow v. City of St. Louis (U.S. 2024) that has lowered the bar for plaintiffs to prevail in Title VII discrimination claims. The panel will discuss the impact that Muldrow will have on defending these claim... Read More

EEOC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Final Rule: Expansive Regulations, New Framework for Wo...
Covered Medical Conditions, Eligible Employees and Applicants, Reasonable A...
July 24, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide employment practitioners through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) expansive Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) final regulations, effective June 18, 2024, and the impact these will have on employers. The panel will address how the PWFA framework diff... Read More

Drafting Persuasive Position Statements to Mitigate Full-Scale EEOC Investigations and Law...
Strategic Techniques to Address Claims of Failure to Hire, Equal Pay, Class...
August 7, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with practical techniques to draft EEOC position statements. The experienced panel will outline strategies for responding to various EEOC charges while minimizing full-scale investigations and lawsuits. Read More

Expert Witnesses in Employment Litigation: Rule 702 Amendments, Impact on Witness Selectio...
May 22, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the recent amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 702 clarifying the admissibility standard for expert witnesses and the purpose behind the amendments. The panel will address how the amended rule will affect the use of expert witnesses in employment litigation, from wit... Read More

EEOC Targeted Enforcement Activity 2024-28: Technology and AI, Releases and NDAs, Arbitrat...
Guiding Clients Through Risk Analysis; Creating Compliance Strategies
May 21, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide employment practitioners through the EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan Fiscal Years 2024-2028 and the areas of agency focus and enforcement activity, including the use of technology and AI in the workplace and its potential discriminatory impact, so that counsel may help... Read More

2024 California Employment Law Update: Expansive New Regulations; Employer Impact; Best Pr...
Increased Minimum Wage and Leave Requirements, Workplace Violence Preventio...
May 1, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel through all 2024 California employment law updates including increased minimum wage and leave entitlements, the required development of workplace violence prevention plans, the prohibition of discrimination based on employees' off-duty cannabis use, and the expans... Read More

Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Employment Litigation: Strategies for Deposing and Defending...
Drafting and Responding to Deposition Notices; Selecting the Right Designee...
April 29, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will prepare employment counsel to depose or defend corporate representatives under the amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6), taking into account issues unique to employment litigation. The program will provide best practices for plaintiffs to meet the Rule 30(b)(6) "mee... Read More

Employee Handbook Best Practices in 2024 and Beyond: Recent Rulings, Laws, and Enforcement...
Social Media Policies, Leave Updates, Confidentiality Provisions, and Other...
April 24, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide employment counsel on drafting or revising employee handbooks. Many topics contained in employee handbooks--such as employee leave, discrimination, sexual harassment, technology and social media, company confidentiality, employee privacy, and whistleblower/retaliation pro... Read More

Mass Arbitration in Employment Claims: Process Overview, New AAA Rules, Effect on Defense...
April 17, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an overview of the mass arbitration process and how it is being used to leverage up-front settlements with employers who have been subject to exorbitant case initiation fees before getting to the merits of the case. The panel will take an in-depth look at the American A... Read More

Independent Contractor Misclassification Litigation: Strategies for Defending, Settling, a...
April 10, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel in defending and negotiating settlements of independent contractor misclassification claims. The panel will discuss the latest trends in individual, collective, and class action worker misclassification lawsuits and best practices to help businesses mini... Read More

Independent Contractor Classification: Navigating the New DOL Rule and Latest NLRB Standar...
DOL Economic Realities Test; NLRB Common Law Multi-Factor Analysis; State L...
March 20, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide practitioners through the maze of guidelines and factors related to classifying workers as independent contractors that have resulted from the DOL's new rule and the NLRB's standard reestablished in the recent Atlanta Opera decision. The panel will address the analyses th... Read More

Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring...
March 13, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment litigators in evaluating whether, when, and how to settle a wage and hour class or collective action. The panel will discuss how to calculate damages and tactics for increasing the likelihood of obtaining court approval of the settlement award. Read More

NLRB Cemex Decision and Quick Election Rule: New Standard Expediting Unionization, Heighte...
Employer Options When Faced with Union Demand; Timeline to Respond; Best Pr...
March 6, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel through the NLRB's recent Cemex decision that overturned 50 years of precedent and established a new framework by which private sector employees may unionize and the new 2023 Election Rule that shortens the time period between union petitions and elections, thereb... Read More

FMLA Intermittent Leave Challenges: Mitigating Interference or Retaliation Claims, Prevent...
Creating Effective Leave and Transfer Policies, Challenging Medical Certifi...
February 29, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with the tools necessary to discourage employee abuse of intermittent leave while maintaining FMLA compliance. The panel will review considerations for leave and transfer policies, discuss when and how to challenge medical certifications, outline defen... Read More

Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Employment Litigation: Strategies for Deposing and Defending...
Drafting and Responding to Deposition Notices; Selecting the Right Designee...
February 21, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will prepare employment counsel to depose or defend corporate representatives under the amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6), taking into account issues unique to employment litigation. The program will provide best practices for plaintiffs to meet the Rule 30(b)(6) "mee... Read More

SEC Rule 21F-17 Protecting Employee Whistleblowers: Increased Enforcement Targeting Public...
Lessons Learned From Recent Settlements; Noncompliant Language Resulting in...
February 14, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the SEC's increased enforcement of Rule 21F-17, its whistleblower protection rule, against public and private employers where the agency has found that certain language in employment and separation agreements and company policies impedes employees from reporting possibl... Read More

Wage and Hour Insurance Coverage: Mitigating Risk With EPL, D&O, and Specialty Wage and Ho...
Evaluating Insurance Options, Negotiating Coverage and Exclusions, Strategi...
January 30, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with a review of the latest developments in insurance coverage for increasing, costly wage and hour claims. The panel will provide a practical briefing on coverage via employment practices liability (EPL), directors and officers (D&O), and specialty wa... Read More

Joint Employment Quandary: Navigating NLRB's Expansive New Rule; Increased Risks for Union...
Essential Terms and Conditions of Employment; No Direct Control Required; I...
January 24, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide practitioners through the NLRB's new and expansive final rule setting the standard for joint employment including the increased risks and obligations this rule imposes on union and non-union employers. The panel will address how counsel may assist their clients to mitigat... Read More

Named Plaintiff Depositions in Employment Class Actions: Best Practices for Plaintiff and...
Witness Preparation, Developing Effective Exhibits, Using Social Media, Res...
January 17, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare litigators to depose or defend depositions of named plaintiffs in class and collective actions. The panel will outline techniques for adequately preparing and questioning named plaintiffs and offer strategies to leverage deposition testimony during certification, settlem... Read More

Mitigating Risk of Employee AI Use in the Workplace: Key Considerations for Policy Develop...
January 10, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an overview of the risks to companies when employees use AI in the workplace and address how counsel may help clients mitigate that risk by creating a comprehensive AI policy that manages employee use. The panel will describe drafting considerations for required policy... Read More

Employment Litigation and Claim Settlements: Maximizing Tax Benefits and Avoiding Penaltie...
Tax Considerations for Employers When Negotiating Settlement Agreements; Dr...
December 28, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel and tax advisers guidance for structuring complex settlements and complying with complex tax reporting and withholding requirements applicable to employment claims. The panel will discuss best practices for employers to structure settlements, maximize... Read More

New Paid Sick Leave and PTO Laws for the New Year: Significant Employer Impact; Key Consid...
California, Illinois, and Minnesota Laws Effective Jan. 1, 2024; Municipal...
December 20, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine notable recent developments related to state paid sick leave (PSL) and paid time off (PTO) laws that will significantly impact employers, including recent amendments to existing laws in Colorado and Connecticut and upcoming laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, in Cal... Read More

EEOC Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Harassment: Modernizing Evaluation of Clai...
Navigating Updates Incorporating Recent Law, New Technology, and Social Cha...
December 12, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide employment practitioners through the EEOC's recently released and long-awaited "Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace." The panel will highlight significant updates that will replace prior guidance and that have incorporated recent law, updated tech... Read More

Admitting Social Media Evidence in Employment Litigation: Overcoming Authentication, Relev...
December 6, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment litigators with best practices for dealing with social media evidence during discovery and trial. The panel will discuss challenges with the admission at trial of social media evidence, authenticating the evidence, proving its relevancy, and making or overcomi... Read More

Compensable Time Traps for Employers Under the FLSA: Determining Integral and Indispensabl...
Record $22+ Million Verdict Under FLSA, Jurisdiction and Fact Specific Cons...
November 29, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide practitioners through common compensable time traps for employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The panel will review notable recent case law and DOL enforcement actions demonstrating the considerations and pitfalls for employers when trying to determine what... Read More

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination: Identifying Unlawful Behavior, Reporting, Retaliatio...
November 27, 2023 CLE, CPE CLE On-Demand, CPE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide attorneys and accountants on the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance's (CHRO) and the Illinois Human Rights Act's (IHRA) requirements regarding the prevention of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The webinar will address identifying and responding to unlawful beh... Read More

Seeking Recovery for Breach of Restrictive Covenants Under Increased Government Scrutiny
Threshold Considerations, Causes of Action, Damages, Injunctive Relief
November 21, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel in whether and how to seek recovery after a current or former employee breaches a restrictive covenant--whether that is a covenant not to compete with the employer, a non-solicitation of the employer's employees or customers, or a nondisclosure agreement... Read More

EEOC Onsite Investigations: Employer Best Practices for Preparing for and Cooperating With...
November 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explain the latest legal developments regarding EEOC onsite investigations, including what employers should expect from onsite investigators, how employers can prepare for and cooperate with the investigation, how the fact-finding process works, how the EEOC evaluates evidence a... Read More

Executive Compensation Clawback Policies: Employment Law Compliance While Navigating SEC R...
Wage and Hour Issues; Multijurisdictional Concerns; Former v. Current Emplo...
November 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the SEC's rules and DOJ's guidance and pilot program related to compensation clawback and how these intersect with multijurisdictional employment obligations. The panel will address employment considerations for companies and counsel when developing compensation clawbac... Read More

Religious Rights in the Workplace: Navigating the Minefield of Antidiscrimination Law and...
Growing Tension Between Title VII and RFRA, First Amendment Considerations
November 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the growing tension between Title VII's protection of an individual's right to be free from sex discrimination and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act's (RFRA) preservation of an individual's right to freely practice their religious beliefs. The panel will compare rec... Read More

Drafting Severance and Confidentiality Agreements Amid Continued SEC, EEOC, and NLRB Scrut...
Avoiding Agency Challenges to Confidentiality/Whistleblower, Non-Disparagem...
October 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practical guidance on drafting severance and confidentiality agreements that will withstand heightened SEC, EEOC, NLRB, and OSHA scrutiny. Our experienced panelists will discuss how to update or avoid contract provisions to minimize the likelihood of suits or agency chal... Read More

NLRB's Stericycle: New Standard; Heightened Scrutiny of Union and Non-Union Employer Polic...
Key Considerations and Best Practices for Creating or Revising Workplace Po...
October 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an overview of the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) impactful Stericycle decision that overturns the more employer-friendly Boeing standard and establishes a new two-step case-by-case approach that the Board will use to examine facially neutral workplace policies... Read More

PAGA Employment Claims Post-Viking River Cruises and Uber Technologies: Representative Act...
October 17, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on claims under California's Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA). The panel will discuss the reach and limitations of representative claims brought under PAGA, including: violations giving rise to PAGA claims, the procedural requirem... Read More

Duty to Mitigate Damages in Employment Discrimination and Termination Cases: Challenges at...
Scope of Duty, Proving Lack of Mitigation, Expert Testimony
October 11, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address practical and proven approaches for plaintiff and defense counsel presenting evidence at trial regarding the plaintiff's mitigation of damages. Read More

Employer DEI Initiatives: Students for Fair Admissions and its Aftermath
Key Considerations and Best Practices for Developing and Maintaining Divers...
October 4, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College (U.S. 2023) ( SFFA ) and certain political repercussions that have developed in its wake. The panel will describe SFFA's potential impa... Read More

Competing Employer Obligations: Complying with Export Control Laws While Avoiding National...
September 27, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss employer export control requirements and best practices for meeting these obligations while avoiding discrimination claims. Read More

Workplace Religious Accommodation Post-Groff: Heightened Undue Hardship Standard for Emplo...
Reviewing Accommodation Requests; Demonstrating Substantial Increased Costs...
September 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will address the recent U.S. Supreme Court's Groff v. DeJoy decision which heightens the standard for employers to demonstrate that an employee's religious accommodation request poses an undue hardship on the company, thereby making it more difficult for companies and their counsel... Read More

FLSA Collective Action Conditional Certification and Decertification Strategies
Evaluating Pursuit or Opposition of Certification or Decertification Motion...
September 12, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with guidance for pursuing or opposing conditional certification or decertification motions in collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The panel will discuss the standards courts apply when ruling on conditional certificat... Read More

NLRB Scrutiny of Restrictive Covenants, NDAs, and Non-Disparagement Provisions: Recent Dev...
Remaining Compliant While Protecting Company Trade Secrets and Confidential...
August 30, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will address recent NLRB activity targeting confidentiality, non-disparagement, and noncompete provisions in employment and severance agreements and the impact on employers. The panelists will discuss considerations for counsel and their clients when determining whether to use restr... Read More

Discrimination Cases and Emotional Distress Damages: Implications of Cummings v. Premier R...
August 23, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will address the Supreme Court's decision in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller holding that emotional distress damages are not recoverable in private actions for discrimination to enforce certain federal statutes. The panel will discuss how this will likely affect future employment d... Read More

Jury Selection in Employment Litigation: Preparing for Voir Dire, Identifying Bias, Levera...
August 17, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment litigators with strategic techniques for jury selection. The panel will offer tips for using social media and questionnaires, weeding out jurors, dealing with tainted jurors, and avoiding common mistakes during voir dire. Read More

Using AI in Employment Decisions: Federal Enforcement Guidelines and State/Local Legislati...
Navigating the Evolving Legislative Landscape Governing AI in Human Resourc...
August 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the latest federal guidance related to using artificial intelligence (AI) for employment decisions, as well as state/local laws governing AI that are currently in effect and other significant pending legislation. The panelists will offer best practices to help employers... Read More

Tip Pooling and Other Wage and Hour Issues in the Hospitality Industry
Overtime Pay, Worker Classification, DOL Audits, and More
August 10, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss best practices for FLSA and DOL compliance for tipped employees. Our expert panelists will guide practitioners through the latest updates in tip pooling and overtime pay regulations and how to best counsel hospitality industry employers on various employment issues. Read More

State Pay Equity Compliance for Employers: Addressing Pay Gaps and Conducting Privileged P...
August 9, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel through the national patchwork of pay equity statutes and discuss recent trends in state equal pay laws, including a detailed analysis of the language and responsibilities of these laws. Read More

Protected Workplace Misconduct: Navigating Setting-Specific Standards While Preventing Dis...
Lion Elastomers’ Impact on Union and Non-Union Employers
August 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will focus on the NLRB's decision reviving setting-specific standards to be considered before disciplining employees for misconduct. The panel will discuss best practices for applying the standards and advise on how to avoid an unfair labor practice (ULP) while preventing discrimina... Read More

Discovery Requests in Employment Litigation Under the Heightened Scrutiny of Rules 26(b) a...
Drafting or Responding to Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Docum...
July 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide employment litigators in drafting discovery requests likely to withstand heightened judicial scrutiny under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b). The panel will also discuss strategies for making sustainable objections when discovery requests are overly burdensome in lig... Read More

Statistical Evidence in Wage and Hour Class Actions: Impact on Certification and Trial
Disputing or Leveraging Representative Sampling to Prove Classwide Liabilit...
June 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will arm employment counsel with the latest strategic approaches for disputing or leveraging the use of statistical evidence to establish classwide liability in wage and hour actions. The panel will discuss recent decisions discussing the use of statistical evidence, review statistic... Read More

Trying a Systemic Discrimination Case: Jury Selection, Witnesses, Argument, Preserving Err...
June 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide attorneys through each phase of a systemic discrimination trial. The panel will review strategies for jury selection and jury instructions, opening and closing, and direct and cross-examination in a systemic discrimination case. Read More

Worker Misclassification: Challenges of Determining Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees
Conducting Self-Audits, Identifying Vulnerabilities, Correcting Errors, and...
May 24, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel and employers on exemption misclassification issues, identifying positions that are most at risk for misclassification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law (particularly under the common "white collar" exemptions), conducting self-audi... Read More

Employment Law in Higher Education: Title IX, Professor/Student Interactions, Tenure, Appl...
May 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment lawyers an in depth view of the particular statutes, regulations, and decisions that govern employment and labor law at colleges and universities. These differences can be more restrictive than general employment and labor law and can vary by state. Thus, thor... Read More

Deposition Strategies in Employment Litigation: Taking and Defending Depositions of Plaint...
Leveraging Deposition Testimony During Discovery, Summary Judgment, Settlem...
May 9, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare employment trial lawyers to take and defend depositions of plaintiffs and fact witnesses. The panel will explain tactics for preparing witnesses, outline techniques for effective questioning, and offer strategies for leveraging deposition testimony during discovery, summ... Read More

Employment Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Planning for Integration and Mitigating Ris...
May 3, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the employment and labor issues triggered by mergers and acquisitions, both domestic-U.S. and international. The panel will cover integration planning throughout the deal process--from pre-acquisition through post-acquisition--and discuss employment and labor due diligen... Read More

Employment Post-Termination Defamation and Disparagement Claims: Avoiding Liability, Limit...
May 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise employment counsel on recent decisions on liability post-termination involving claims of defamation or disparagement. The panel will provide an overview of the types of defamation claims and the likely scenarios in which employer liability exists and when former employee... Read More

Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) Process: Employer Immigration Compliance, Impact of P...
April 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will brief employment counsel on the permanent labor certification (PERM) recruitment process. The panel will highlight PERM challenges, recent developments, the impact of pay transparency laws, and best practices for counsel to take when advising clients on the several complex step... Read More

Implicit Bias and Employment Discrimination: Avoiding Liabilities in the Hiring, Reviewing...
March 29, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will address implicit bias and its effect on employment discrimination, both during the hiring process and the employee review process. Our panelists will guide employment counsel in advising clients on these essential issues. Read More

FTC Proposed Rule to Ban Employment-Based Noncompetes: Key Workplace Implications
March 22, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will brief employment counsel, business and IP litigators, and HR personnel on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) new proposed rule prohibiting the use of employment-based noncompetes in virtually all circumstances that the FTC contends violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commi... Read More

Performance and Termination Decisions Under the FMLA and ADA
Avoiding Retaliation Claims and Litigation When Disciplining or Discharging...
March 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will prepare employment counsel to navigate difficult performance and termination decisions that arise while an employee is on job-protected leave. The panel will outline an employer's obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),... Read More

Workplace Accommodations and Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers: New Federal Law...
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and Providing Urgent Maternal Protecti...
March 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide employment counsel on the recently enacted two federal landmark pieces of civil rights legislation for pregnant and nursing mothers in the workplace: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act).... Read More

Discovery Strategies in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions Before and After Certif...
Strategically Limiting Discovery, Resolving Discovery Disputes
March 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment litigators to pursue or object to discovery requests in wage and hour class and collective actions and for dealing with discovery disputes that arise throughout the litigation. The panel will discuss how courts interpret and apply the proportionality doctrine to... Read More

Speak Out Act and Workplace Harassment: Restricting Enforceability of Nondisclosure and No...
February 22, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employment counsel on the recently enacted Speak Out Act which was signed by President Biden on Dec. 7, 2022. The panel will discuss key issues related to the Speak Out Act, provide an update on recent federal, state, and case law, and address practical cons... Read More

Employee Handbook Best Practices in 2023 and Beyond: Recent Rulings, Laws, and Enforcement...
Social Media Policies, Leave Updates, Whistleblower Protections, Arbitratio...
February 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide employment counsel on drafting or revising an employee handbook. Many topics contained in employee handbooks--such as sick and other leave issues, discrimination, sexual harassment, arbitration, technology and social media, privacy, and whistleblower/retaliation protectio... Read More

Implementing Workplace Weapons Policies After SCOTUS' Bruen Decision: OSHA, State Laws, In...
February 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will brief employment counsel on the impact of the recent 6-3 SCOTUS decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen ( Bruen ), overturning New York State's law limiting the carrying of firearms and allowing open carry for self-defense purposes. The panel will al... Read More

Work-From-Home Policies: Avoiding Employment Claims Under the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and More
January 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel on alternative work arrangements, such as allowing employees to work remotely. The panel will discuss issues that may arise under the COVID-19 pandemic related guidelines, FMLA, FLSA, and ADA, and how employers can structure alternative work policies to... Read More

Navigating the Mixed-Motive Causation Standard in Title VII, ADA, and FMLA Claims
January 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with a review of how the mixed-motive causation standard is being applied in discrimination and retaliation cases and discuss practical implications for Title VII, ADA, and FMLA claims. Read More

"Regarded as Disabled" Employment Discrimination Claims Under the ADA
Interactive Process, Reasonable Accommodation, Management Training, and Mor...
January 12, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide practitioners through the "regarded as disabled" standard under the ADA and how it applies to protect individuals who otherwise would not be protected as "disabled" under the law. The panel will also discuss best practices for training managers and other supervisory person... Read More

Diversity Initiatives and Benevolent Employment Discrimination: Mitigating Claims for Well...
December 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with advice on instituting policies that balance the divide created by protests, social justice, police reform, and political divides. The panel will address how to address these delicate topics to support diversity without requiring employee action. T... Read More

ADA Accommodations for At-Risk Employees: Updated EEOC Guidance, Reasonableness Standard,...
December 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with advice on the current EEOC guidance related to reasonable accommodations required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), particularly how to address requests from high-risk employees. The panel will address the COVID-19 pandemic and care... Read More

Negotiating Enforceable Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements: Compliance With Sta...
November 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss current legislative and case law trends regarding noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, offer best practices for structuring enforceable contracts, and explain determining whether existing agreements are lawful. Read More

2022 Update on California Employment Laws: New Minimum Wage, CFRA Leave, Nondisclosures, C...
November 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will update employers' counsel on all California employment law changes in 2022. The panel will discuss the new minimum wage requirements and the process of calculating for employers, changes to nondisclosure provisions in settlement and severance agreements, and expansions of CFRA... Read More

WARN Act Compliance: Recent Federal Cases, Remote Work, State Law Requirements, Notice Exc...
Special Considerations for Small Employers
November 16, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise employment counsel navigating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act), related state law analogs, and workforce reductions. The panel will discuss recent federal court cases and their impact on how remote employees are governed under the WARN Act... Read More

Employee Leave Under FMLA, ADA, and Workers' Comp: Navigating Overlapping and Conflicting...
Avoiding Pitfalls With Accommodation, Retaliation/Discrimination; Handling...
November 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employers' counsel with best practices to reduce the risk of lawsuits or government action for employee leave violations under the FMLA, ADA, or workers' compensation laws, as well as paid sick leave laws. The panel will outline an employer's obligations under the laws a... Read More

Restrictions on Noncompetes: Recent FTC Developments on Wage and Hour Workers
October 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the executive order that President Biden signed regarding noncompete agreements. The panel will discuss recent FTC developments and the state law trend of disfavoring restrictions on employee mobility, such as noncompete agreements. Read More

Employment Law in the Metaverse: Harassment, Discrimination, Accommodations, Jurisdiction,...
September 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise counsel on employment issues in the metaverse. The panel will address the practical and legal considerations, including concerns surrounding sexual harassment, diversity and discrimination, and accessibility accommodations implicated when interacting in the metaverse. The... Read More

Summary Judgment Motions in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions: Pre- and Post-Cert...
Disposing of or Limiting Claims, Improving Settlement Posture, Eliminating...
September 28, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment defense litigators on strategically pursuing summary judgment motions in wage and hour class and collective actions. The panel will discuss considerations and best practices for drafting and leveraging summary judgment motions pre- and post-certification to disp... Read More

Employee Privacy and Data Protection Under CPRA and Other State Laws
Rights of Access, Deletion, Correction, and Opt-Out of Sale
September 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise employment attorneys on the potential liability and claims that may arise under the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and other state privacy laws. The panel will discuss employees' rights, including access, deletion, and correction, to data that their employers retai... Read More

Cross-Examining Plaintiffs in Employment Harassment and Discrimination Cases: Strategies f...
September 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment trial lawyers with the tools to handle the challenging task of cross-examining a plaintiff/victim claiming harassment or discrimination. The plaintiff/alleged victim's deposition is typically the pivotal testimonial event in the case. Trial counsel is often st... Read More

Conducting Workplace Investigations: Honest Belief Rule and Avoiding Pretextual Discrimina...
August 31, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address company investigations of disputed workplace events and the use of the honest belief rule. The panel will discuss recent cases that clarify how employers can utilize the rule to assure that the investigation results are respected and upheld. The panel will guide practiti... Read More

Updating Employee Handbook Policies in 2022: Leave Policies, Privacy, Remote Work, Wage an...
August 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the rapidly changing current employment environment and updating employee handbooks to reflect the developing situation in the workplace. Legal restrictions and concerns at the federal, state, and local levels may affect employers' potential liability and the employer's... Read More

New OSHA Electronic Occupational Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements on the Hori...
August 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the new U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations related to electronic occupational injury and illness recordkeeping requirements. The panel will discuss how this differs from the prior recordkeeping... Read More

Litigating Wage and Hour Class Actions: Certification and Decertification
Continuing Lessons From Dukes, Comcast, and Duran to Evaluate Evidence on L...
July 28, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will help employment counsel to understand the processes and procedures established by Dukes, Comcast, and their progeny to successfully address the certification of wage and hour class actions, including strategies for arguing for or against commonality and predominance among the pu... Read More

Recording Conversations in the Workplace: Consent and Wiretap Laws, Employer Prohibition,...
July 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise employment counsel on the risks of surveillance and covert recording in the workplace. The panel will discuss the various state requirements related to wiretap laws and when only one party needs to consent versus when all parties must agree to the recording. The panel wi... Read More

2022 NLRB Investigations: Bargaining Units, Independent Contractors, Handbooks, Captive Au...
July 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will focus on the growing enforcement activities by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the Biden administration. The panel will address how the recent successful certifications of unions by Amazon and Starbucks employees have increased scrutiny of businesses with organiz... Read More

Injury Claims and Workers' Comp for Remote Employees: OSHA Requirements, Documentation, S...
July 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise counsel on establishing policies for remote employees in order to mitigate the risks of workers' compensation claims. The panel will discuss best practices to mitigate risks, how to comply with various state requirements, and what documentation of injuries will be necessa... Read More

Noncompetes Under New State Law Restrictions: Wage Requirements, Notice, Time, Layoffs, Pr...
June 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the latest state legislative changes and case law trends regarding noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants in New York, California, Illinois, Washington, and other states and the current status of proposed changes to federal labor law. The panel will offer... Read More

Defending Workplace Class Actions: Recent Cases, Arbitration Claims, Wage and Hour, Breach...
May 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss significant developments in defending workplace class action litigation in the areas of settlement, arbitration, certification, and the effect of government enforcement. The panel will analyze class action and collective action rulings involving claims brought against e... Read More

2021 Dual Jobs Final Rule for Tip Credits: DOL Guidance, Reinstated 80/20 Rule, Revised 30...
Preliminary Motion Seeking to Invalidate DOL's Dual Jobs Final Rule Fails
May 18, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel in handling wage and hour issues for tipped employees. The DOL has reinstated the "80/20" tip credit rule and provided clarifying definitions of tip-producing vs. directly supporting work. The panel will discuss job duties that may qualify as "tipped wor... Read More

Employment Challenges in Transportation and Logistics: Arbitration Programs, Independent C...
Evolving standards for the transportation worker exemption under the Federa...
April 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide in-house counsel and employment practitioners on navigating the unique employment issues in the transportation and logistics sector. The panelists will discuss how to advise clients on worker classification, arbitration agreements, and regulatory compliance. Read More

Wage and Hour Class Certification: Impact of Appellate Authority Applying the Specific Jur...
Strategies for Future Claims Due to Restrictions on Multistate Actions and...
March 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the effects of the circuit court decisions addressing Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions. The panel will discuss the current standards that courts apply when ruling on certification or decertification, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over corporate... Read More

Whistleblower Claims: Litigating Wrongful Termination and Retaliation, Violations of Publi...
Recent Cases in Ohio, California, and DC
February 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide employment counsel with an overview of recent decisions brought in wrongful termination and retaliation claims by former employees in Ohio, California, and in various agency actions in Washington, D.C. The panel will discuss the groundbreaking Ohio Court of Appeals' cas... Read More

2022 Employment State and Local Law Update: Extended Paid Leave, Increased Minimum Wages,...
California, New York, Illinois, Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, a...
February 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the latest legal developments in state and local employment laws. The panel will discuss changes in paid sick and family leave, legislation that has increased minimum wage, and how employers can enact policies that conform with changes to pregnancy accommodations and re... Read More

Employment Discrimination Claims: 2022 Update on Telework Accommodations, Long-Haul COVID,...
January 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide litigation counsel with advice based on recent employment discrimination claims. The panel will discuss claims for denial of telework accommodations, as well as the allegations by COVID-19 long haulers who seek disability recognition. The panel will address best practic... Read More

Vaccine Mandates and Federal Guidance: EEOC and OSHA, Religious and Medical Accommodations...
January 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide employment counsel with guidance on the current state of enforcement of federal and state vaccine mandates and what employers may require to accommodate a religious or medical objection to mandates. The panel will discuss EEOC guidance and state requirements in Illinois... Read More

Internal Investigations of Employee Complaints and Misconduct: Mitigating Risks of Expande...
January 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare employment attorneys to counsel clients on legal and practical approaches to planning, conducting, and documenting internal investigations of employee complaints and suspected employee misconduct. The panel will guide how to properly and effectively conduct workplace inv... Read More

Use of AI In Employment Decisions: Legal Concerns in Hiring, Performance Management, and T...
December 15, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide employment counsel on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to manage many facets of the employment lifecycle, including hiring, performance management, and termination decisions. The panel will discuss the use of automated technology to screen resumes, analyze video in... Read More

Racial Diversity and Employment Policies: Enforcement of First Amendment, Title VII, the N...
Anti-Discrimination Policies, Restrictions on Activities Outside Employment...
December 1, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with guidance on how to best create a safe and supportive work environment for Black employees, employees of color, and other minority employees and to address the demands of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement by changing company policies and practi... Read More

Employment Practices Liability Insurance: Mitigating Risks Due to Harassment, Wrongful Ter...
Limitations on Coverage, Loss of Control Over Counsel and Settlement
November 23, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise employment counsel and in-house attorneys on the latest developments in employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) and how EPLI can be best utilized to protect an employer's interests. The panel will provide a practical briefing on the types of claims that EPLI can... Read More

Key 2020-21 NLRB Rulings and Reversals Impacting Non-Union and Union Employers
Reinstated Handbook Rules Under Boeing, Whistleblower Protections, Union Pr...
November 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide labor and employment counsel with a review of the latest rulings and NLRB enforcement initiatives. The panel will discuss the impact of the NLRB's decisions and strategies for employers--both non-union and union--to comply with National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) obliga... Read More

Return to the Workplace Employment Policies: Masking, Distancing, and Vaccine Requirements
EEOC and OSHA Guidance, State and Local Regulations
November 3, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will focus on the employment issues related to the current reopening of the economy, the increased transmission of the COVID-19 virus via the Delta variant, and return to workplace policies. The panelist will address the legal issues of implementing a vaccine requirement, employee co... Read More

Hybrid FLSA Collective Actions and State Wage and Hour Class Actions
Complexities of Opt-In Collective Actions and Rule 23 Opt-Out Class Actions
October 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the unique strategic issues hybrid wage/hour cases present for employment litigators and offer practical tips for navigating Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions and state wage and hour class claims simultaneously. Read More

Medical and Recreational Cannabis and the Workplace: Drug Testing, Determining Impairment,...
Safety-Sensitive Positions, Workers Compensation, and Proposed Federal Legi...
October 5, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the issues around medical and recreational cannabis use and legalization. The panel will address drug testing issues and potential discrimination claims related to safety-sensitive positions or medical marijuana cardholders. The panel will discuss th... Read More

Mental Health FMLA and ADA Issues: Preventing and Defending Claims
Covered Mental Health Concerns, Reasonable Accommodations, and Modern Trial...
September 22, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will equip employment counsel with the tools to address current and emerging issues related to the increased focus on mental health in the post-pandemic workplace. Employees with mental health concerns can pursue remedies under the ADA and the FMLA. Therefore, counsel must understand... Read More

Litigation Holds in Employment Lawsuits: Creating an Early and Effective Plan for Collecti...
Best Practices to Reduce Risks, Manage Costs, and Avoid Sanctions Under the...
September 1, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment litigators in implementing litigation holds in collective, class, and individual lawsuits. The panel will discuss best practices for creating a litigation readiness and document preservation plan to avoid potentially costly spoliation allegations and sanctions u... Read More

Long COVID and Employment Regulations: ADA, FMLA, State and Local Law Implications
August 25, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine how planning how to safely return their workforce to the office and implementing reopening policies should address employees with "long COVID" and other continuing COVID-19 psychological and physical complications. The panel will address if these employees may be covered... Read More

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace: ADA and FMLA Compliance, Leave as Accommodation, Di...
July 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on how to handle the intersection of mental health issues and ADA and FMLA compliance. The panel will discuss what options employers and employees should consider when an ADA accommodation or FMLA is made, when leave can be considered an accommodation,... Read More

Litigating LGBTQ Employment Discrimination and Harassment Claims: Title VII, EEOC, and Sta...
July 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the major issues related to LGBTQ employment discrimination and harassment claims. The panel will examine the latest court activity and key rulings involving claims of sexual orientation and gender identity, including denial of spousal benefits to tr... Read More

Biometric Privacy Act and Employment Class Actions in 2021: Recent Decisions on Damages an...
July 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with an update on recent decisions in class actions filed based upon the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA). The panel will advise on the current status of BIPA claims in Illinois, potential defenses, insurance coverage, what damages plaintiffs may... Read More

2021 OSHA Policies and Audits: Mitigating Risks, Increased Enforcement, General Duty Claus...
June 23, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) current focus and the enforcement actions and increased audits under the Biden administration. The panel will discuss the National Emphasis Program (NEP) programs to protect employees in high... Read More

Reinstated NLRB Rules and Union Organization: Lessons Learned From Amazon
May 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the status of reinstated NLRB rules and the Biden administration's current enforcement practices and priorities. The panel will discuss what comes next in union organization and NLRA actions after the vote of Amazon employees in Bessemer, Ala., to es... Read More

COVID-19 and Return to Work Policies: Vaccination Requirements, Leave Requests, Workers' C...
April 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the current employment issues related to return to work policies and the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will address the potential of vaccination requirements, leave requests, ADA accommodations, and workers' compensation issues affecting their current workforce. The progr... Read More

Employment Litigation Under the FFCRA: Leave Claims and Employment Rights
Establishing Standards for Safe Working Environment, Retaliation, and Discr...
March 31, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with focus on the recent decisions by federal courts on claims brought under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The panel will address the standards for preliminary injunctions and motions practice for employment claims related to all... Read More

Proposition 22 and the Gig Economy: Wage Requirements, Health Stipends, Removal of Noncomp...
March 24, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel, gig businesses, and those businesses relying on gig workers to address the legal issues that arise from the passage of Proposition 22 in California. The panel will address the issues of wage and hour requirements, the requirements related to payment of... Read More

Equal Pay Litigation: Recent EEOC Decisions, Salary History Bans, Privilege, Employment Ve...
March 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with practical advice on litigation trends in federal and state equal pay laws, which have been on the rise and are anticipated to continue to do so under the Biden administration. The panel will discuss the proposed changes to the Equal Pay Act, inclu... Read More

FCRA Litigation Against Employers: Drafting Policies and Procedures for Compliance, Levera...
March 3, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employers and their counsel on preventing and defending against Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuits arising from employee background checks. The panel will review FCRA statutory requirements, best practices for developing background check policies, and strategies for... Read More

NLRB Enforcement Under Biden Administration: Micro-Unit Standards, Email Communications, J...
Potential Impact of Passing the Protecting the Right to Organize Act
February 24, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide labor and employment counsel with an update on the Biden administration's proposals to enforce the National Labor Relations Act. The panel will discuss the impact of the NLRB's decisions and strategies for employers--both non-union and union--to comply with their legal o... Read More

New California Workplace Developments and Regulations for 2021
February 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide an overview of the latest round of California legislation and discuss best practices for employers as they navigate these new obligations. The panel will discuss how the new laws impose additional administrative burdens and legal risks on employers' operating in the stat... Read More

Independent Contractor Misclassification Litigation: Strategies for Defending, Settling, a...
February 11, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel to defend and negotiate settlements of litigation alleging employer misclassification of independent contractors. The panel will discuss the latest trends in individual, collective, and class action worker misclassification lawsuits and best practices fo... Read More

Expanding Value of EEOC Charge Conciliation: New Rules for Information Sharing
Amendments to Procedural Regulations Governing Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and th...
January 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with practical techniques to handle EEOC investigations based upon the October 2020 proposed rules that made procedural changes to EEOC charges' resolution. Our panel will outline strategic techniques to prepare for on-site investigations, navigate goo... Read More

Background Checks and Employment Class Actions: FCRA Cases, Disclosure Forms, State and Fe...
December 17, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel regarding class action litigation brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as these cases are on the rise, particularly in California, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a 2017 decision applying a hyperte... Read More

Workplace and Benefit Plan Regulations: Responding to the Pandemic
Compensation, FMLA, OSHA, Workers' Comp, USERRA, and Other Employer Conside...
December 3, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss issues in employment law and crisis management in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak and assist in planning for pandemics or other disasters that may impact the workplace. The panel will address how to approach compensation for exempt and non-exempt employees, Famil... Read More

Employment Litigation and COVID-19 Claims: Strategies to Prepare Now in the Calm Before th...
November 9, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review potential claims that employers may face as businesses address the COVID-19 world. The panel will explain the impact on workers' health and safety and employers' compliance with current state and federal law, a shifting work-from-home model, and the implications on employ... Read More

Employment Litigation: Summary Judgment Motion Strategies
Leveraging Discovery Tools, Statement of Facts, and Timing in Discriminatio...
November 4, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with techniques for pursuing or defending summary judgment motions. Our panel of experienced employment litigators will outline their perspectives and approaches to refine and improve summary judgment motion practice. Read More

Departing Employees: A Checklist for Employment Counsel
Communication Between Employer-Employee, Return of Property, Restrictive Co...
October 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel through the legal issues that arise when an employee departs, whether voluntary or involuntary. The program will provide practical procedures and actionable items to mitigate risk for the company--or for plaintiff counsel to show wrongful termination or... Read More

Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring...
September 22, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment litigators in evaluating whether, when, and how to settle a wage and hour class or collective action. The panel will discuss how to calculate damages and tactics for increasing the likelihood of obtaining court approval of the settlement award. Read More

New DOL Joint Employer Rule: The Four-Part Test and Requirements Under Fair Labor Standard...
Structuring Employment, Franchise, Subcontractor, and Independent Contracto...
September 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the implications under the Department of Labor's recently published rule, which established new standards and tests for "joint employer" status. Our panel will clarify the four-part test for determination of "joint employer" status to provide practical advice on instances... Read More

Litigating Damages in Employer Discrimination and Retaliation Cases: Mitigating and Defend...
July 7, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide tips and tricks for employment litigators on how to defend against and mitigate damage awards in discrimination and retaliation lawsuits. The panel will discuss the recurring issues that arise during employment trials and the unique challenges in the current economic cli... Read More

Noncompete Agreement Litigation Strategies
Leveraging Trial Techniques, Identifying Causes of Action, Preparing for De...
June 23, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore noncompete agreements and related disputes and litigation. The panel will provide a general discussion of noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants, discuss developments in the courts and the legislature that impact such agreements, and offer strategic perspe... Read More

WARN Act, CARES Act, and Reductions in Force Litigation: Notice, Exceptions, Triggering Ev...
June 16, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with advice on potential employer discrimination claims related to enforcement of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) and reduction in force and how some states have intervened to modify notice requirements while the CARES Act failed... Read More

Returning to Work Post-Quarantine: Employment Issues and Compliance
Social Distancing, Health Reporting, FLSA, Attendance, ADA Accommodations
May 26, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will focus on the employment issues related to the reopening of businesses following shelter-in-place orders. The panel will discuss topics related to in-office social distancing and how to address wellness concerns and ADA accommodations while addressing attendance and performance c... Read More

Employer Policies and Medical Cannabis in a Changing Legislative Environment
Avoiding ADA Liability, Applying Workers' Comp Laws, Amending Drug Policies
May 19, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address how employers can craft enforceable workplace drug policies and maintain random drug-testing procedures and post-accident drug-testing protocols as typically required by insurers in today's landscape of state cannabis legalization. The panel will delve into the legal pit... Read More

Wage Theft State Reform and Legislative Trends: New Causes of Action for Employees, Employ...
Compliance in a Changing Legal Landscape as Additional States Pass Wage The...
April 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the growing state trend of wage theft prevention statutes. The panel will discuss issues that may arise for employers who violate those laws. Read More

Wage & Hour Collective and Class Actions: Asserting and Challenging Affirmative Defenses
Leveraging Good Faith, Doctrine of Avoidable Consequences, and Other Defens...
March 31, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel on leveraging affirmative defenses in wage and hour cases. The panel will explain strategies for counsel for employers and employees when asserting or challenging affirmative defenses in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state class and collective acti... Read More

Trade Secrets in Employment Litigation: Defend Trade Secrets Act and State Law
March 17, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare employment litigators to pursue trade secret misappropriation cases against former employees and/or their new employers. The panel will focus on recent developments impacting trade secret litigation, including emerging trends under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and new st... Read More

Workplace Violence Law: Minimizing Claims and Complying With Regulations Under Federal and...
February 25, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will deepen the in-house counsel, general counsel and employment lawyer's understanding workplace violence and the complex web of state and federal laws and regulations designed to address the issue. Further, the panel will provide education and guidance on how to protect clients fro... Read More

Immigration and Employment: Compliance Steps to Minimize Penalties and the Risk of Raids
February 11, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide vital knowledge to any employer whose clients hire non-citizens. Though the intersection of immigration and employment law may seem as fundamental as filling out forms and responding to inquiries, the present policy environment belies the merits of a passive approach. Read More

Avoiding Retaliation Claims by Current Employees After Internal Discrimination or Harassme...
January 7, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with practical guidelines to minimize the risk of retaliation claims by current employees who have already asserted discrimination or harassment complaints. Our knowledgeable panelists will review the pendency of such claims and advise participants on... Read More

Trying a Systemic Discrimination Case: Jury Selection, "Me Too" Evidence, Witnesses, Argum...
December 4, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the rapidly expanding scope of claims related to the EEOC's systemic discrimination initiative. This session is devoted to trying the systemic discrimination case. The two broad categories covered are the same as in every trial -- prevailing, or alternatively, preserving... Read More

Latest Guidance on Independent Contractors
November 13, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss latest developments related to independent contractor classification under Federal and State Law, especially the more challenging California law. Covered topics also include newly released guidance on virtual marketplace companies ("VMC") and insight to determine correct... Read More

Workplace Class Actions: Lessons From 2018 and 2019 Settlements and Court Rulings
October 23, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will brief trial lawyers on crucial employment law class action developments during 2018 and the first half of 2019. The panel will analyze and offer perspectives on the anticipated impact of these cases in 2019 and beyond. Read More

Systemic Discrimination Pretrial Strategies: Guiding Principles for Discovery, Depositions...
October 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the rapidly expanding scope of claims related to the EEOC's systemic discrimination initiative. This session will be devoted to briefly defining the nature and scope of systemic discrimination claims and an in-depth analysis of pretrial issues: both legal issues as manif... Read More

Third-Party Harassment and Discrimination: Employer Liability for Acts of Customers, Clien...
September 18, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will inform employment counsel of a company's liability for sexual harassment and acts of discrimination committed against its employees by its customers and clients. The panel made up of both attorneys representing employees and management will provide an in-depth look into the lega... Read More

Political Activities in the Workplace: Employer Policies, Employee Complaints
Requiring Donations, Restricting Speech, and Other Campaigning and Fundrais...
August 14, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on the panoply of legal issues arising out of political activities in the workplace and provide tools to avoid workplace disruption and liability. The panel will address matters from simple (time off to vote) to quite complex, such as what level of political discou... Read More

Epic and Lamps Plus: Employment Contracts, Arbitration Agreements and Class Waivers
August 7, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the recent Supreme Court decisions in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis and Lamps Plus v. Valera and their impact on employment contracts, class waivers, and arbitration agreements for employers and employees. Read More

Public Employee Rights: Hiring, Discipline, Termination, Speech and Interrogation
July 31, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will give employment lawyers guidance on the wide array of issues in the public employment sector. Because government action is present in the public employer/public employee relationship, the employees have different rights and the employers have different duties. Read More

Workplace Bullying: Beyond Harassment and Discrimination, Prevention, Defense of Claims
July 24, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment law practitioners on the complex legal issues arising out of workplace bullying. There will be two focal points: (1) identifying/preventing these issues before they rise to the level of litigation and (2) analyzing causes of action in bullying litigation and cas... Read More

Combating Reptile Tactics in Employment Litigation
Strategies for Discovery, Voir Dire, Opening and Closing Argument, Direct a...
July 17, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trial counsel on combating the emerging trial strategy commonly known as the "reptile theory." The panel will discuss the increased use of reptilian tactics in employment litigation throughout the life of the case and how counsel can strategically confront the strategy. Read More

Commission Payment Disputes Before and After Termination: Payability, Calculation and Timi...
June 26, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will take counsel through the sales commission disputes from inception to resolution. A commission dispute begins when the parties fail to set out the parameters under which that commission becomes payable and does not end until the complaining party either accepts payment or learns... Read More

Retirement Plan Audit Risks: Identifying Plan Errors and Remedying Noncompliance
Preparing 401(k), 403(b) and Retirement Plans for Audit
May 7, 2019 CPE Download
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This course will apprise auditors and plan sponsors of the potential audit risks relating to their 401(k) and retirement plans and address how to bring these plans into compliance. The panel will identify common plan deficiencies, corrective actions and insights into avoiding plan audits. Read More

Employee Privacy and Off-Duty Conduct: Protected Activities, Social Media Policies and Mor...
Balancing Company Interests Against Employee Rights
April 25, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employers and their counsel on how to best navigate the thorny issue of employee off-duty conduct. This panel will discuss how to balance the employer's concern about employees engaging in off-duty activities that may affect job performance or the company's image, with sta... Read More

New NLRB Decision: Independent Contractor Classification
Entrepreneurial Activity, Common Law Factors, Interaction With Federal, Sta...
April 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel following the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) recent decision in SuperShuttle, providing a new test on how to classify independent contractors. The panel will discuss how to navigate the thorny issue of worker classification while parsing through... Read More

Legal Risks When Using Temporary Staffing Agencies: Joint Employment, Worker Classificatio...
March 27, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employers and their counsel on the legal risks of using contingent or leased employees to fill temporary staffing needs. The program will specifically discuss the pros and cons of using contingent workers or professional employer organizations (PEO) and best practices for... Read More

Reconciling Overlapping Local, State and Federal Employment Laws
Paid Sick and Family Leave, Minimum Wage, Maternity Considerations, Fair Wo...
March 20, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel and employers on how to navigate the overlapping (and sometimes conflicting) local, state and federal employment laws. The panel will focus on trending areas of law such as paid sick and family leave, minimum wage laws, maternity considerations, and a fa... Read More

Employment Law and the Gig Economy: Worker Classification, Recent Developments, and Practi...
March 13, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel, gig businesses, and those businesses relying on gig workers on how to address common legal issues and mitigate risks stemming from the emerging gig economy. This program will examine the gig economy's impact on employers across multiple in... Read More

New DOL Guidance on Tip Credit: Elimination of "80/20" Rule, Best Practices for Hospitalit...
February 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel in handling wage and hour issues for tipped employees now that the DOL has eliminated the "80/20" tip credit rule. The panel will discuss what types of job duties may qualify as "tipped work" and best practices for hospitality employers in... Read More

After-Hours Use of Electronic Devices: Avoiding and Defending Overtime Pay Claims
Defining Working Time, Leveraging Defense Tactics, Defeating Class Certific...
January 8, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel on practical measures to protect against overtime pay claims resulting from employees' increased use of electronic devices to perform work-related tasks after hours. The panel will examine the most recent developments regarding the after-hours use of ele... Read More

New Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Laws: Avoiding Claims in the #MeToo Era
Recent Judicial and Legislative Changes, Circuit Split on Gender Identity P...
December 19, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on best practices for employers to avoid claims of sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination in the #MeToo era. The panel will review recently enacted anti-sexual harassment laws from several states, including California and New York, as well as the judicial c... Read More

Preparing for ICE Workplace Investigations: Complying With Increased I-9 Enforcement
November 13, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel and employers on I-9 compliance in anticipation of worksite inspections and audits. This program will discuss best practices to proactively avoid government action and strategies to minimize business disruption if the government targets your business for investigat... Read More

Employment Contracts After Epic SCOTUS Decision: Arbitration Agreements and Class Waivers
October 30, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis and its impact on employment contracts, class waivers, and arbitration agreements for employers and employees. Read More

Wage and Hour Litigation: Effective Use of Expert Witnesses
Selecting an Appropriate Expert and Leveraging Expert Testimony During Clas...
October 11, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to wage and hour litigators for selecting, preparing and working with expert witnesses during class certification, motion hearings and trial. Read More

Unions and Right-To-Work Employment Post-Janus Decision: Implications for Public and Priva...
September 18, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the eagerly-awaited Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which held that the First Amendment prohibits forcing public-sector employees to pay union "fair share" fees absent the employees' consent. Our panel will discuss how this decision overturns 41-year-old prece... Read More

New NLRB Guidance on Employee Handbooks: Complying With New Rules After the Boeing Decisio...
September 5, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the recent GC memorandum, delve into the three categories of handbook rules outlined in Boeing, and discuss the practical application of the Boeing standard when evaluating workplace policies. Read More

California's New National Origin Discrimination Regulations for Employers
Updated Rules Governing Language Restrictions, Immigration Status Inquiries...
August 22, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the new national origin regulations from California's Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) effective July 1, 2018. The expert panel will delve into the new definition of "national origin," permissible and prohibited types of employer policies on language restrictio... Read More

U.S. and EU GDPR Data Breach Notification Laws: Protecting Workplace Privacy and Data Secu...
May 3, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employers and counsel in meeting the data protection requirements of U.S. data breach notification laws and the data breach notification provisions contained in the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The panel will discuss best practices for employers and co... Read More

Workplace Religious Accommodations: EEOC Guidance and Court Developments
Best Practices for Hiring, Policies and Employment Decisions Amid Increased...
March 28, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel on best practices for employers to avoid claims of workplace religious discrimination. The panel will review hiring, accommodation and termination practices amid increased ambiguity in the standards and a surge in employee claims. Read More

Hiring a Competitor's Employees: Minimizing Litigation Exposure, Defending Competitor Laws...
February 28, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel on mitigating legal risks when hiring an employee from a competitor. The panel will explain best practices to decrease litigation exposure and also highlight key defenses to competitor lawsuits. Read More

Pre-Employment Background Screening: FCRA, EEOC, Ban-the-Box, State and Local Law Complian...
February 21, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel on minimizing liability risks when conducting pre-employment background checks in light of increasing state and local regulations. The panel will review the rise in credit-check bans and ban-the-box laws, how these laws interact with the Fa... Read More

Navigating the Mixed-Motive Causation Standard in Title VII, ADA and FMLA Claims
February 8, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide employment counsel with a review how the mixed-motive causation standard is being applied in discrimination and retaliation cases and discuss practical implications for Title VII, ADA and FMLA claims. Read More

Discovery Requests in Employment Litigation After Amended Rules 26(b) and 34(b)
Drafting or Responding to Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Docum...
January 31, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for drafting discovery requests that are likely to survive heightened judicial scrutiny under the recent amendments to Rule 26(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The panel will also discuss tactics for objecting to discovery req... Read More

Securing Social Media Admissions in Employment Litigation: Investigative Strategies, Spoli...
Finding and Obtaining Adverse Employee Evidence on Social Media Sites
January 3, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for tracking down admissions by current or former employees on social media sites, drafting discovery relating to social media accounts, sending spoliation warning letters for social media posts, and crafting subpoenas to obtain social m... Read More

Minimizing ADA Claims Over Employee Accommodation Requests for Leave, Telecommuting or Rea...
December 19, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for minimizing and defending EEOC charges and lawsuits stemming from an employer's denial of an employee's request for a disability-based accommodation. The panel will discuss court rulings addressing employee requests for leaves of absence... Read More

International Implications of Social Security for Workers in the U.S.
Determining Eligibility, Withholding and Filing Requirements, Totalization...
December 5, 2017 CPE, EA Download
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This course will provide employee benefit advisers with a thorough and practical guide to the complex area of social security coverage and withholding for inbound employees of U.S. companies. The panel will outline the statutory rules for how these individuals qualify for coverage, discuss the impac... Read More

Structuring Independent Contractor Agreements to Avoid Misclassification Liability
November 29, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare employment counsel to structure independent contractor agreements that help minimize exposure to misclassification claims. The panel will unravel the complicated legal framework with differing and overlapping federal law definitions for independent contractors versus emp... Read More

Breach of Employment Contract Litigation: Contract Interpretation, Materiality of Breach,...
November 21, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for bringing or defending breach of employment contract claims alleging wrongful termination, failure to pay wages or severance pay under an agreement, and/or violation of the restrictive covenants in an employment contract. The panel wi... Read More

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Lessons for Employment Counsel From DTSA Filings and Court R...
November 14, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss lessons for employment counsel in the wake of the 2016 enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The panel will examine emerging trends in the DTSA cases filed and resolved in federal courts over the past year, focusing specifically on the ex parte civil seizure... Read More

EEOC Systemic Discrimination Investigations and Litigation: Avoiding, Defending and Concil...
Responding to Expansive Requests for Information, Subpoenas and "Sue First,...
October 18, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for avoiding, defending and conciliating EEOC systemic discrimination investigations and litigation. The panelists will discuss best practices for responding to and challenging overly broad EEOC information requests and subpoenas, defending... Read More

Employment Litigation Pretrial Motions to Dismiss, to Limit Discovery, and Motions in Limi...
October 11, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for pursuing or defending motions to dismiss, motions to limit the scope of discovery, and motions in limine. Our panel of experienced employment litigators will discuss their perspectives and approaches to pretrial motion practice in di... Read More

Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring...
September 14, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for evaluating whether, when and how to settle a wage and hour class or collective action. The panel will discuss how damages should be calculated and tactics for increasing the likelihood of obtaining court approval of the settlement aw... Read More

EEO Internal Investigations: Guidance for Employment Counsel
Planning and Conducting Effective Investigations of Discrimination, Retalia...
September 7, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare employment practitioners to counsel clients on legal and practical strategies for planning, conducting and documenting equal employment opportunity (EEO) internal investigations. Read More

EEOC Charge Conciliation: Navigating On-Site Investigations, EEOC Conferences, Settlement...
August 17, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will equip employment counsel with practical techniques to navigate EEOC investigations and resolve EEOC charges. Our panel will outline strategic techniques to prepare for on-site investigations, navigate good faith conciliation with the EEOC, negotiate settlements and more. Read More

Drafting Workplace Social Media Policies: Protecting Employer Interests, Avoiding NLRB Enf...
August 3, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide employment counsel in drafting and implementing effective workplace social media policies that will withstand NLRB scrutiny and minimize liability risks. The panel will discuss the most recent NLRB decisions and litigation addressing social media use in the workplace and e... Read More

Conducting Internal Investigations of Executives for Workplace Misconduct: Legal and Ethic...
Determining Who Should Conduct Investigation, Navigating Right To Counsel,...
July 13, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for identifying and addressing the myriad legal, strategic and ethical issues that commonly arise when conducting internal investigations of executives accused of workplace misconduct. Read More

Wage and Hour Compliance Challenges From the Increased Use of Technology in the Workplace
Minimizing Risks Involving "Hidden Work," On-Call Scheduling, Meal Breaks,...
June 1, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the myriad ways in which the increased use of technology in the workplace by employers and employees has heightened employers' risks of violating wage and hour laws, particularly as it relates to non-exempt employees. The panel will outline practical strategies for emplo... Read More

Creating and Maintaining Legally Compliant Job Descriptions: Avoiding Missteps Under the F...
May 25, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for preparing and maintaining job descriptions that help employers avoid or minimize liability exposure. The panel will discuss key areas of risk for employers with regard to position descriptions and explain how well-written and accurate j... Read More

Summary Judgment Motions in Employment Discrimination Cases: Procedural and Substantive St...
Pursuing or Defending Against Motions for Summary Judgment; Assessing Impac...
April 27, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for strategically pursuing or defending against summary judgment motions in employment discrimination cases. The panel will discuss considerations and best practices for drafting and arguing for or against summary judgment motions. The p... Read More

Expert Depositions in Employment Litigation: Attacking an Opposing Expert's Qualifications...
Obtaining Deposition Testimony to Support Daubert Challenges, Impeach the E...
April 20, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will arm employment litigators with strategies for deposing an opponent's expert witness, focusing on how to successfully attack the expert's qualifications, prior opinions, testimony and methodology. The panel will also provide tips for undermining an expert's credibility at trial a... Read More

Employment Retaliation Claims on the Rise: Avoiding and Defending EEOC Charges and Private...
Navigating the EEOC's New Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation, Protected Ac...
April 13, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will arm employment counsel with strategies for avoiding and defending against workplace retaliation claims--the most common type of charge filed with the EEOC--in the wake of the 2016 EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. The panel will provide guidance for de... Read More

Sweeping New Immigration Regulations for Highly Skilled Workers: Implications for Employer...
Navigating Homeland Security's Final Rule Impacting H-1B Extensions, Portab...
March 15, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for navigating the Department of Homeland Security's new immigration regulations for highly skilled workers. The panel will explain and analyze significant provisions in the new regs and their implications for employers and foreign workers. Read More

Commission Pay for Employees: Structuring Agreements and Defending Claims Absent a Contrac...
Leveraging Plaintiff and Defense Theories in Unpaid Commission Claims
March 7, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for structuring commission pay agreements that minimize the likelihood of unpaid commission claims. The panel will also discuss plaintiff and defense theories in this often misunderstood area of the law. Read More

Navigating Thorny Employment Law Issues in the Construction Sector
Minimizing Employee Claims Over Joint Employer Status, Independent Contract...
January 26, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel on advising clients in the construction industry regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws, including the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Davis-Bacon Act, and state wage and ho... Read More

Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethica...
Evaluating Whether to Settle or Take Preemptive Action; Determining What to...
January 19, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employers' counsel for responding to demand letters sent by or on behalf of current or former employees prior to filing a lawsuit. The panel will discuss legal, strategic and ethical considerations for employers' counsel in evaluating whether to pay the deman... Read More

New California Employment Laws: Preparing for 2017 Changes to Fair Pay Act, Leave and Wage...
December 14, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel advising employers in employee-friendly California on navigating the myriad new and/or amended state laws that establish or expand worker protections and may increase the risk of employer liability. The panel will review key changes for California emp... Read More

Joint-Employer Status Under the NLRA after Browning-Ferris and Miller & Anderson
Structuring Agreements With Subcontractors, Independent Contractors and Con...
October 18, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the latest developments under the NLRA on determining joint-employer status since the NLRB's seminal Browning-Ferris ruling and its recent Miller & Anderson decision. Our panel will discuss the implications of these decisions on the manner in which businesses use continge... Read More

Employee Performance Rating Systems: Avoiding and Defending Against Discrimination Claims,...
Implementing Objective Processes, Record-Keeping Systems, and Communication...
October 4, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for avoiding discriminatory conduct when designing and implementing performance rating systems and/or using employee performance ratings in employment decisions. The panel will discuss best practices for employers to avoid or defend claims... Read More

Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring...
September 8, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for evaluating whether, when and how to settle a wage and hour class or collective action. The panel will discuss how damages should be calculated and tactics for increasing the likelihood of obtaining court approval of the settlement aw... Read More

New DOL Guidance on Joint Employment: Navigating Heightened Scrutiny and Minimizing FLSA L...
Analyzing Horizontal and Vertical Joint Employment, Structuring Agreements...
June 1, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the far-reaching impact of the Department of Labor's (DOL) recent guidelines greatly expanding joint-employer status. Our panel will discuss the agency's analysis of horizontal and vertical joint employment and the factors that point to joint-employer liability for wage a... Read More

Early Case Assessments in Employment Disputes: Minimizing Risks, Controlling Costs and Eff...
Creating an ECA Policy, Structuring and Implementing Effective ECAs
May 24, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will inform employment counsel on the effective use of early case assessments (ECAs) in the context of employment-related disputes to minimize costs, mitigate risks, and hasten resolution. The panel will outline drafting tips and provide guidance to employment counsel for conducting... Read More