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Important Updates on Employment Law
   LIVE Webcast  


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Over the past few years, we have noticed a significant increase in legal entanglements related to Employment Law. Employers must keep abreast with these developments to mitigate the risk of potential problems and their associated costly litigation.

This webcast will provide fundamental information on the important updates on employment law including:

The panel of key thought leaders and expert, assembled by The Knowledge Group, will help you understand the significant developments on Employment law. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour LIVE Webcast and will answer any questions you have in mind during the Q&A session.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124368
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Important Updates on Employment Law LIVE Webcast :

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Lisa Barnett Sween, Partner,
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

  • - 2012 EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan
  • - What employers can expect following reelection of Obama
  • - The SEP lists five priorities that the EEOC will be focused on when investigating complaints of discrimination in hiring and employment practices.
  • - Employers will hear how EEOC investigations will likely change in light of the SEP, which includes a more broad approach to discovery.

John L. Barber, Partner,
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

  • - Independent Contractor Misclassification Should Remain Key Area of Concern for Employers
  • - 9th Circ. To Review Class Cert. In Wal-Mart Seating Case
  • - Class Action Motion to Compel Denied: Franco v. Arakelian Enterprises, Inc., No. B232583 (California Court of Appeal, 11/26/2012)
  • - Court Says Rounding Policies Are Permitted Under California Wage Law
  • - Brinker Kills Class In RadioShack Meal Period Suit
  • - IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate Going Up January 1
  • - NLRB Issues Advice Memos on Employment At-Will Policies

Dean J. Schaner , Partner,
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Workplace Violence – Discrimination and Harassment:
  • - Sex stereotyping as an evidentiary path in same sex harassment cases
  • - The Courts’ conflicting views about a plaintiff’s use of “second hand” (alleged harassment or discrimination against co-workers and not experienced by plaintiff) to bolster plaintiff’s case.
  • - An employer’s use of social media to conduct discovery in a discrimination or harassment case

William C. Martucci , Partner,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

  • - Understanding Social Media and the New Workplace
  • - Understanding the Psychological Compact of Today’s Employment Relationship
  • - The Emerging, Dynamic Key Legal Principles
  • - Employment Disciplinary Considerations
  • - Employment Policy Considerations
  • - Practical Considerations

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Lisa Barnett Sween
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
John L. Barber
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Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dean J. Schaner
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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
William C. Martucci
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Who Should Attend?

- General Counsel
- Human Resources Professionals
- Human Resources
- Labor Counsel
- In-House Counsel & Employment Law Attorneys
- Senior Management
- Employees

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested in learning the most significant topics regarding employment law.

‒ Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
‒ Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
‒ Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Registration Information:                                                                                                                                    

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Please note, the event date is firm although it may be subject to change. Please click here for details.
The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.


























Important Updates on Employment Law
LIVE Webcast
Event Sponsors / Speaker Firms:

Founded in 1979, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & SmithLLP is a full service, national law firm with more than 800 attorneys and offices located in 11 states nation wide. Each of the firm’s offices includes partners, associates and a professional staff dedicated to meeting the challenge of providing the firm's clients with extraordinary service.

Lewis Brisbois offers a highly diversified practice, while remaining exceptionally strong in the litigation arena. Lewis Brisbois attorneys are actively engaged in the representation of clients in over 30 different practice areas. Each practice area is staffed with professionals that are intimately familiar with the industry they serve and sensitive to the unique needs of each of their clients. The diversity of the Firm's client base is matched by the diversity of their attorneys. With 24 offices across the country, the attorneys of Lewis Brisbois reflect the communities in which they live. The firm culture has fostered adiverse group of professionals committed to promoting the interest of theirclients, community and legal profession.

In every practice area, the Firm is devoted to achieving their clients' objectives. The resources of a national firm coupled with a close relationship with the persons and entities they represent is a combination that ensures that the Firm meets the high standards that their clients demand and deserve. Every person at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith embraces the Firm's mission of assisting their clients in identifying their objectives and implementing strategies to achieve them.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City, providing a fulle spectrum of legal services. With more than 5 25 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal and has been named a “Top Corporate Law Firm in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2012).

The SHB National Employment Litigation Practice represents corporate employers in complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) and EEOC litigation. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business describes SHB as: "A Powerhouse. Truly one of the best litigation firms in the nation." Innovation and collaboration are SHB hallmarks.

To know more about Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, please visit

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