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Labor & Employment Fall Seminar

2008 Update on Labor & Employment Law

October 31, 2008

When:
October 31, 2008
Where:

Downtown Hartford Marriott
Tel: (860) 249-8000
Fax: (860) 249-8181
Hartford, CT

Please join us for our annual fall seminar. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law.

Our half-day seminar will present some of the most recent issues affecting employers in a fun and interactive format with Gabriel Jiran as the host. Be prepared to give your "vote" on a variety of issues and see how your choice compares to that of other attendees. Topics include:

BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE
Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
The topic will include a discussion of what may be the newest source of litigation in employment law, as well as proposed legislation that would define the concept. Saranne Murray and Kevin Roy will lead the discussion.

WHAT'S NEW?
Recent Developments in the Law
Legislative and case developments will be reviewed, including the status of changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Shari Goodstein and Eric Lubochinski will lead the discussion.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND REVERSE DISCRIMINATION
An Unintended Conflict?
Not all employers need to have an affirmative action plan. In fact, such plans may be the basis for reverse discrimination claims. The requirements of affirmative action plans and the status of applicable discrimination theories will be covered. Henry Zaccardi and Gary Starr will lead the discussion.

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES IN A DOWN ECONOMY
Strategic Planning
Downturns in the economy can cause numerous different employment issues as employers try to trim costs. Strategies related to layoffs, reductions in force, severance agreements, and other issues will be discussed. In addition, the applicable aspects of the unemployment process will be analyzed, including whether or not to challenge a claim filed by an employee. Brian Clemow, Robin Frederick, and Lesley Salafia will lead the discussion.

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