Seyfarth Events

New President, New Congress, New Issues for Employers: Getting Ready for 2009


New York, NY

Seyfarth Shaw LLP The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 218-5500

There is no question that the Obama administration and Democratic majority in Congress will have a significant impact on employers. Recent enactments at the state and federal levels will also take effect early in 2009, and all of these changes come at a time of unprecedented challenges for business, as companies struggle to deal with the current economic crisis.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP invites you to join us on Thursday, January 29, 2009 for an up-to-the-minute discussion of the challenges facing in-house employment counsel and HR executives in the new year and beyond.

Learn about new and pending legislation and regulations, how to comply, and best practices for minimizing the risk of violations and litigation. Topics will include:

  • The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)
  • The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)
  • The State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (NY WARN)
  • New FMLA regulations
  • The Employee Misclassification Prevention Act
  • Hot Topics in Business Immigration

We'll also focus on the role of changing economic circumstances on these issues, including reductions in force, government "bailouts" and the conditions they may place upon employers, and so much more.


Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Who Should Attend:

This briefing is directed toward members of the General Counsel's office, HR Directors, and HR staff.


Registration is required
and seating is limited.





Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of credit in Professional Practice, and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session.

ABOUT SEYFARTH SHAW LLP: Seyfarth Shaw has over 750 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento as well as Brussels, Belgium. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation and business services. The firm’s practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business and social fabric. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. For more information, please visit


 If you have any questions, please contact Diane Iacone at (212) 218-5565 or