Legislative Affairs Program
|8:00 - 8:30am
||Registration & Networking
|8:30 - 9:30am
|9:30 - 9:45am
|9:45 - 10:45am
|10:45 - 11:00am
|11:00am - 12:00pm
SESSION #1 - Labor Law Update: Employers Under Siege
PRESENTER: Doug Christensen, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson
Over the past eight years, the National Labor Relations Board has been aggressive in issuing many pro-union decisions which have had the effect of expanding the reach of the National Labor Relations Act further than ever before, impacting both unionized and non-union employers. The election of President Trump and a change in the composition of the Board does not mean that the rulings of the Obama Board will automatically be overturned; any change will come piecemeal over time. This session will focus on areas where the Obama Board has been especially active and aggressive and which are likely to be reconsidered by what is likely to be a more pro-employer Trump Board.
SESSION #2 - How Much Is Too Much? Managing FMLA Intermittent Leave
PRESENTER: Susan Fitzke, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson
During this session, we will discuss strategies to manage the use, and curb the abuse, of intermittent FMLA. We will discuss compliance issues that often trip up employers when the need for FMLA is first discovered, how to manage the process to avoid abuse before it occurs, and how to effectively respond to suspected FMLA abuse.
SESSION #3 - Non-Competes and Trade Secrets Update: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets
PRESENTER: Joe Weiner, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson
The use of non-competition agreements is on the rise and so is the amount of related litigation including trade secret protection and unfair competition claims. The enforceability of non-compete clauses varies from state-to-state. This poses quite a challenge both to employers operating locally and nationally that want to secure contractual protections against unfair competition and to employers hiring within the industry. New federal law is also changing the landscape on trade secret protections. No company operating in this increasingly litigious and competitive environment can afford to remain uninformed on the new developments in the field.
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