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Robert Whitman to Serve as Panelist for PLI's "Understanding Employment Law 2017" Seminar

“Discrimination Law Basics”


New York, NY
Robert Whitman, partner of Seyfarth Shaw’s Labor & Employment practice, will serve as a panelist for PLI’s “Understanding Employment Law 2017” Seminar in New York on April 13th. His presentation, "Discrimination Law Basics," will discuss federal employment law requirements, Fair Credit Reporting Act obligations, federal enforcement mechanisms and EEOC trends.
Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you.  An expert faculty will lead you through the major statutes, regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address certain key concepts of the law under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
What You Will Learn
  • Review the latest developments under the major employment law statutes and regulations, (e.g. Title VII, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN Act, OFCCP, and GINA) and discuss potential changes that will impact the workplace. 
  • Identify the agencies responsible for regulating the workplace and recent enforcement trends and initiatives. 
  • Understand common sources of discrimination in the workplace and best practices for preventing them 
  • Learn how to define the employer/employee relationship: employees vs. independent contractors, temporary and leased employees and explore joint employment issues 
  • Explore the most common wage/hour concerns and litigation trends 
  • Get the latest guidance on leaves of absence, including FMLA, ADA, military and other leave requests 
  • Hear highlights of the law under the NLRA and developments in the union and non-union workplaces 
  • Learn about key ethical considerations in the practice of labor and employment law

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