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PLI's 41st Annual Employment Law Institute 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

04:00 AM BST - 04:00 AM BST

_PLI_s annual Employment Law Institute combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives.

What you will learn:

  • The Year-in-Review: the important federal and state case law and regulatory developments

  • Newest developments in employment law class actions, including the latest issues on class action waivers and their enforceability

  • Latest wage and hour developments: substantive law and litigation

  • Managing leaves of absence: FMLA, military and other types of leave

  • The emerging law on social media in the workplace: privacy considerations and the implications of social networking sites and employee blogging

  • Recent developments under the ADA/ADAAA, including an analysis of the accommodation process

  • Employees, independent contractors and contingent workers: the developing law

  • Retaliation and whistleblower claims: legal and practical issues

  • Strategies for successful alternative dispute resolution and settlement of employment law claims

  • EEOCs current focus

On day one, Paul Hastings partner Zachary Fasman opens the program and delves into "The Year in Review" at 9:00 am to discuss latest Supreme Court decisions including the latest guidance on arbitration and class actions; analysis of current Federal court trends; review of notable State court decisions; and government enforcement initiatives with Paul Hastings Of Counsel Samuel Estreicher.

On day two, Paul Hastings partner Stephen Sonneberg discusses "Psychological Issues in Employment Litigation" to include the law of emotional distress; diagnoses, jargon and treating therapists: mastering the basics; the role and cross-examination of the expert; the role of the mental health professional under the Americans with Disabilities Act; post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma claims.

Zach Fasman bookends the two-day program to discuss "Professionalism and Ethical Obligations in Employment Law Cases" to include privilege and waiver in internal investigations; inadvertent disclosure and discovery pitfalls; special issues involving suits by in-house counsel; communications with unrepresented parties as well as class members and putative class members.

For additional information and to register, visit the PLI website here.

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