2022 Employment State and Local Law Update: Extended Paid Leave, Increased Minimum Wages, Cannabis, Accommodations
California, New York, Illinois, Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and More
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
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 recreational cannabis use. The panel will also discuss best practices for counsel to employers when drafting and implementing employment policies related to these changes.
- Employment law trends at state and local level
- Paid leave
- Worker classification
- Cannabis policies and drug testing
- Pregnancy accommodations
- Disability accommodations
- Other state and local regulations
- Paid leave
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What are the trends in state and local employment regulations that employers should know?
- How can employers draft policies that meet new leave and classification regulations?
- What can national employers do to ensure employment policies are consistent with varying state regulations?
Garrett S. Kamen
Fisher & Phillips
Mr. Kamen practices in Florida and New York where he litigates employment disputes of all types, from single-plaintiff... | Read More
Mr. Kamen practices in Florida and New York where he litigates employment disputes of all types, from single-plaintiff lawsuits to class and collective actions. He counsels employers on hiring, discipline, and termination of employees, as well as numerous other employment issues to ensure compliance with local, state and federal employment laws. Mr. Kamen also provides training and guidance to managers and employees with respect to complying with employment statutes to reduce the risk of litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he served as senior litigating counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Division at the New York City Law Department where he served as lead counsel for the City of New York, the New York City Department of Education and the NYC Health + Hospitals in high-stakes litigation involving their employment practices.Close
Steven J. Pearlman
Mr. Pearlman is Co-Head of the firm's Whistleblowing and Retaliation Group and focuses on defending complex... | Read More
Mr. Pearlman is Co-Head of the firm's Whistleblowing and Retaliation Group and focuses on defending complex employment litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour laws; breach of contract; and restrictive covenants. A sought-after commentator on a range of legal issues, Mr. Pearlman has presented alongside the Solicitor of the DOL, appeared on Bloomberg News, and is regularly quoted in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal.Close
Christina (Tina) Tellado
Holland & Knight
Ms. Tellado focuses her practice on the representation of employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, with a... | Read More
Ms. Tellado focuses her practice on the representation of employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, with a particular emphasis on wage-and-hour complex collective, class and representative litigation, as well as discrimination and harassment claims. Her extensive experience representing employers in nationwide class and collective actions and complex employment litigation includes the defense of alleged overtime, minimum wage, off-the-clock, classification of exempt or nonexempt overtime status, misclassification as an independent contractor or contingent worker, and meal and rest break claims. Additionally, Ms. Tellado counsels employers on compensation plans to ensure legal compliance, as well as provides guidance on wage-and-hour issues related to compensable time, wage deductions and commissions, and off-the-clock liability and employer classification issues. She also counsels clients on workforce reductions, workplace investigations, hiring processes, disability accommodations, medical leaves, termination and discipline decisions, senior management contract negotiations, severance negotiations, employee handbooks and policies, arbitration agreements and other workforce issues.Close