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Labor And Employment


Most attorneys face multi-party representation at some point in their careers, either by joinders, class actions, or collective actions. These situations host a myriad of potential conflicts – making it essential that you are familiar with the necessary steps for preserving privilege and avoiding the minefield that could erupt. Any attorney involved in litigation or multi-party representation with intermediate to advanced practice experience who attend this online seminar on November 28, 2017 will gain a clearer understanding of how to comply with the ethical rules in class action, collective action, and multi-party representation, including such things as conflict waivers, joint privileges, dealing with conflicts that arise, and the necessary paperwork involved.

The program is presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section. It qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE (subject to approval).

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Learn about the groundbreaking case that has changed the labor and employment landscape and what it means for your clients! In an en banc opinion, the 7th Circuit has now added sexual orientation as a protected class under Title VII, making this a ruling that may or may not create a sea of change in anti-discrimination laws and the law, in general, as it relates to sexual orientation. Join us via the Internet on September 13, 2017 to get the information you need to advise your clients on this timely topic, including: how the legal landscape of discrimination claims may be affected; who will be effected by this ruling; Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College and the history behind the ruling; and how the rest of the circuit courts across the country view this ruling.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section and qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us for this live webcast on June 27, 2017 to learn how non-competition agreements are being overused for low-level employees who are not exposed to the employer’s trade secrets and confidential information, as well as what the local and national conversation has to say about these unfair practices. Employment attorneys, litigators, attorneys representing corporate employers, and others interested in the labor practices who are at a basic or intermediate level of experience and who attend this seminar will better understand: current statutory and regulatory initiatives; the legal framework that currently exists in the law regarding non-competition agreements; employer best practices regarding the use of non-competition agreements; and much more!  

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law and Co-sponsored by the ISBA Labor & Employment Section, ISBA Corporate Law Departments Section, and ISBA Business and Securities Law Section. It qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit.

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How many times have you heard “this is a standard settlement term”? Don’t miss this online seminar on November 3, 2016 that helps you determine which non-monetary provisions you need in settlement and severance agreements … and which you can accept from opposing counsel without much fear. Practitioners with intermediate to advanced practice skills working in the litigation environment – whether as an attorney or in-house counsel – who attend this seminar will better understand: what most attorneys define as the “standard” settlement term; which provisions are a necessary component in settlement agreements; how to ensure that you’ve included all of the provisions you need; and how to avoid missing something in the settlement agreement.

The first step in filing most federal employment discrimination claims is to file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Your charge can be dismissed quickly or go through a lengthy process. Join us via Internet for a live webcast on October 6, 2016 to learn from an EEOC Investigator and an EEOC attorney as they explain the process in detail. Administrative law attorneys, labor and employment practitioners, lawyers working in corporate law, general practice attorneys, and young lawyers with basic practice experience who attend this online seminar will gain a better understanding of: how to file an EEOC charge; how to file the responsive position statement; the mediation opportunities; the investigation process; when and how legal becomes involved in a charge; the conciliation process in the event of a cause finding; and what the EEOC is looking for in cases it files.

Get the tips and advice you need to successfully conduct your next labor and employment trial with this full day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on March 18, 2016! Attorneys with intermediate practice experience working in the areas of labor/employment, racial and ethnic minorities, disability law, women’s rights, civil practice, corporate law, administrative law, local government, and sexual orientation and gender identity who attend this seminar will leave with a better understanding of: how fine-tuning your voir dire skills can help you make an impression on jurors during your next trial; why you should strike or keep a juror during the voir dire process; why the opening statement is one of the most important steps throughout a trial; how to present your evidence during your direct examination – even when the subject matter is sensitive in nature; how to handle objections during cross-examination; what the judge is thinking and why they rule accordingly during arguments on objections; how to use the cross-examination process to your advantage during a trial; how to make an impression on the jury during your closing argument; why performance, showmanship, and the art of persuasion is so important during a trial; and much more! Each segment of the seminar is presented as a mock-trial demonstration followed by an explanation showing what was done right or wrong, as well as tips for how to enhance your trial skills.

Gain a better understanding of how President Obama's new executive action could impact your employer clients who are dealing with an influx of newly work-authorized employees. Labor and employment attorneys, general counsel, and immigration lawyers who attend this online seminar on Thursday, January 15, 2015 will learn: how the executive action may impact employers with older employees who present new documents securing deferred action; how the executive order will impact an employer's honesty policy; the steps employers need to take with I-9s; whether or not employers can decide not to work with any Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) eligible individuals in an effort to reduce liability or because of opposition to the executive action; and much more! The program is presented by the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section and qualifies for 1.25 hours MCLE credit.

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