2015 Employment Law Update (2015)
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About the Program
Who should watch:
- Labor and employment lawyers
- Employee benefits lawyers
- Corporate attorneys
- Health lawyers
- General practitioners
- Workers’ compensation lawyers
- Human resources professionals
How you’ll benefit:
- Review recent major changes to wage and hour laws and claims
- Hear from distinguished guest judges from the Eastern and Western districts of Wisconsin
- Get an overview of federal anti-retaliation provisions under laws such as Title VII, Section 1981, and the False Claims Act
- Understand the relationship between FMLA and WFMLA as well as their interactions with other state and federal laws
- Examine the impact EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch will have on Wisconsin Muslims and employers
- Get state and federal employment caselaw and legislative updates
Make sense of employment law trends
From high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decisions to Fair Labor Standards Act changes and FMLA trends, 2015 has been a year of hot-button issues with far-reaching ramifications for both employees and employers. The demand for knowledgeable employment law advice could be greater now than ever before.
Get insights from the U.S. District Courts
Special guest presenters from the Eastern and Western Districts of the U.S. District Courts will discuss geographically-specific tips and trends. At the Madison session, Magistrate Judge Peter Oppeneer will examine the use of settlement letters and conferences in Wisconsin’s Western District. For those attending the Milwaukee session, District Court Judge Pamela Pepper will share advice on mediating employment disputes and using the expedited motions process in Wisconsin’s Eastern District.
Understand wage and hour changes
The world of wage and hour law is in a state of upheaval as everything from exemption to unpaid internships is being revised or ruled on. Get a deeper understanding of key federal and state developments affecting wage and hour, including minimum wage increases, Wisconsin law revisions affecting local living wages, and the U.S. Supreme Court decision on “compensable time.”
What can we learn from EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch?
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that Abercrombie & Fitch exhibited discriminatory behavior by not hiring a Muslim woman because of her hijab head covering is making employers look more closely at compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Find out what this ruling means for Muslims in Wisconsin and how Wisconsin employers can avoid potential Title VII violations.
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Let the 2015 Employment Law Update help you meet the challenges of today’s working world with additional topics, including:
- How FMLA and WFMLA interact with other state and federal laws, the relationship between leave laws and disability laws, and recent caselaw regarding these two acts
- An overview of key federal anti-retaliation laws, including Title VII, Section 1981, and the False Claims Act
- Federal and state caselaw and legislative updates affecting employment law
Explore the latest developments and practical implications for you and your clients at the 2015 Employment Law Update. Order today!