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Employment Law Institute

This innovative program will help you better deal with numerous issues facing employment law practitioners (wage & hour developments, workplace violence, leave, sex orientation/transgender, harassment, and substance abuse) in a creative, yet informative, way.
  • Credits: 5 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 1.75 Other PR
  • Product ID: P9003-18U
  • Original Program Date: 2/22/2018
  • Formats:
    • Live Event
    • Webcast
    • DVD


Thursday, February 22, 2018
One North Wacker Conference Center (UBS Tower-Chicago)
(9:00 - 4:30: 6.75 CLE including 1.75 PR (0.5 MH&SA and 0.5 D&I))

 Live Webcast (9:00 - 2:45: 5 CLE including 0.5 PR (0.25 MH&SA and 0.25 D&I))

 Morning Moderators:  Robert T. Bernstein, Laner Muchin, Ltd., Chicago
Kathryn M. Hartrick, Hartrick Employment Law, Ltd., Chicago

8:15 - 8:50        Registration

8:50 - 9:00        Welcoming Announcements

9:00 – 10:15  Update on Federal and State Employment Case Law
Recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Illinois federal and state court employment law decisions and the practical takeaways from these decisions will be discussed.
Robert T. Bernstein, Laner Muchin, Ltd., Chicago
Noelle Brennan, Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd., Chicago

10:15 – 10:30   Break

10:30 - 11:15 Workplace Violence: When Good Employees Go Bad or Domestic Violence Spills Over Into the Workplace
This presentation will discuss mitigating workplace violence risks that include potentially violent employees, victims of domestic violence, ADA and FMLA compliance, OSHA, employee privacy issues and having the right policies in place. 
Michael Crane, Securisks, Northbrook
Aaron R. Gelb, Conn Maciel Carey LLP, Chicago     
Kathryn M. Hartrick, Hartrick Employment Law, Ltd., Chicago           
Pamela Paziotopoulos, Paziotopoulos Group, Chicago

11:15-12:00  Trends and Developments in Wage and Hour Law
Non-employer or joint-employer? Employee or independent contractor? Exempt or non-exempt? And is that arbitration agreement or class action waiver valid? A plaintiff’s attorney and a defense attorney team up to help us sort it all out.
Michael H. Cramer, Ogletree Deakins, Chicago
James B. Zouras, Stephan Zouras, LLP, Chicago

12:00 – 12:15   Lunch is served

12:15 – 1:15  A Conversation Regarding What is New at the EEOC
What’s on the EEOC’s watch? Topics include sexual harassment and equal pay, segregation, pregnancy accommodation, expanding the definition of “sex”, immigrant rights, religion, and retaliation.
Paul Patten, Jackson Lewis, Chicago, Panel Moderator
Julianne Bowman, District Director, EEOC Chicago District Office, Chicago
Gregory M. Gochanour, Regional Attorney, EEOC Chicago District Office, Chicago

1:15 – 1:30       Break

1:30 – 1:45     Dramatization Presenting Numerous Employment and Labor Law Issues
Afternoon Moderator: 
Alisa B. Arnoff, Scalambrino & Arnoff, LLP, Chicago

1:45 – 2:45    Mini-Sessions on Issues in Employment/Labor Law
Four mini-sessions about each of the four major topics presented in the dramatization.
(0.5 Professional Responsibility credit [0.25 diversity & inclusion; 0.25 mental health & substance abuse])

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination:  
Lori D. Ecker,
Law Office of Lori D. Ecker, Chicago
Thomas F. Hurka, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Chicago

Jeff Nowak, Franczek Radelet P.C., Chicago

Lori L. Deem, Outten & Golden LLP, Chicago
Nigel F. Telman, Proskauer Rose LLP, Chicago

Substance Abuse: 
Kristin M. Case, The Case Law Firm, Chicago
Julie L. Trester, Cozen O’Connor, Chicago


2:45 – 3:45   Interactive Roundtables (Chicago Only)
Rotate through your choice of four roundtables (15 min. each)
(0.5 Professional Responsibility credit [0.25 diversity & inclusion; 0.25 mental health & substance abuse])

A. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination (0.25 Professional Responsibility [0.25 diversity & inclusion])
B.  Leave
C.  Harassment
D.  Substance Abuse (0.25 Professional Responsibility [0.25 mental health & substance abuse])
E.  Workplace Violence
F.  Wage & Hour
H. Updating Handbooks & Policies
I.  Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act 

3:45 – 4:30     Ethics Update: Spoliation, Litigation Holds, and Rule 37 Sanctions (Chicago Only)
(0.75 Professional Responsibility credit)
Amendments to Rule 37 are now beyond the “Terrible Twos”.  A discussion of how the amendments have affected spoliation claims and resulting sanctions, the timing of litigation holds for employment claims, document retention of employment records, and production requirements.
Erin McCloskey Maus, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Douglas Darch, Baker & McKenzie LLP

4:30                 Adjourn to Networking Reception



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