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Labor & Employment Fall Seminar

2010 Update on Labor & Employment Law

October 15, 2010

When:
October 15, 2010
Where:

8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Hartford Marriott
Tel: (860) 249-8000
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 include discussions of discrimination, worker misclassification, whistleblower and retaliation claims, and updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers.

This seminar will present some of the most recent issues affecting employers in a fun and interactive format. Be prepared to give your “vote” on a variety of issues and see how your choice compares to the other attendees. Topics include:

DODGING DISCRIMINATION DANGERS:
A Guide To Preventing and Defending Against New Claims
This discussion will explore hot-button discrimination issues, including the recently enacted Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, how the courts have been interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, as well as the reasons why discrimination suits are on the rise and what you can do to avoid them. Robin G. Frederick and Eric J. Lubochinski will lead the discussion.

YOU MAY CRY IF YOU MISCLASSIFY:
Aggravation, Angst and Audits
Increasing scrutiny of the classification of a worker as an independent contractor or employee by the Departments of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services make it imperative that employers get these classification decisions right. Learn the latest on enforcement efforts by these agencies and why employers might just cry if they misclassify! Raymond J. Casella and Henry J. Zaccardi will lead the discussion.

DID SOMEONE HEAR A WHISTLE?
The Rise (And Hopefully Fall) of Whistleblowing and Retaliation Claims
Most employers probably know the basics of whistleblowing and retaliation claims. However, these claims are being used in new and creative ways by employees, some of which actually have a solid basis in federal and state law. This presentation will explore the breadth of potential claims and provide practical advice to avoid being the next statistic in this increasingly litigious area. Gabriel J. Jiran and Brenda A. Eckert will lead the discussion.

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO US LATELY?
How Recent Legislation and Court Decisions Will Impact Employers
We’ll update you on the latest and greatest cases affecting the management of and conduct by employees while on and off duty. We’ll also tell you what every employer needs to know about several recent legislative changes and enforcement efforts affecting the workplace. Lisa Banatoski Mehta and Brian Clemow will lead the discussion.

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