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2018 NELA Annual Convention Bundle
Published by National Employment Lawyers Association



Programs Included in this Bundle
  1. Don’t Be Afraid To Lose, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Fear can be disastrous for you and your clients. The best way to avoid giving in to fear? Don’t be afraid. This presentation will discuss strategies to overcome and defeat fear in the practice of law—fear of losing at trial, fear of taking a bad deposition, and other fears that stand in the way of vindicating your clients’ rights.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Don’t Be Afraid To Lose - Audio
    • Don’t Be Afraid To Lose - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  2. Eliminating Implicit Bias In Jury Selection, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution specifically provides that an accused is entitled to trial by an "impartial" jury. The right also exists in civil trials. Based on over 25 years of experience as a trial judge, Judge McCalla will explore the cases interpreting this constitutional mandate and jury selection techniques which have been proven to eliminate juror bias and predisposition. A practical exercise will demonstrate how you can achieve that result and ensure a fair trial for your client.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Eliminating Implicit Bias In Jury Selection - Audio
    • Eliminating Implicit Bias In Jury Selection - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  3. The Nuts & Bolts Of A Wage & Hour Case From Intake To Resolution, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    This session will guide practitioners relatively new to wage and hour law through the challenges of case preparation and execution. Topics include how to locate and ethically communicate with potential opt-in plaintiffs; plead an FLSA claim to avoid issues under Iqbal/Twombly; deal with Rule 68 offers of judgment and other strategies used by defendants to eliminate collective claims; prepare your clients for depositions; and communicate with class members in ways that will allow you to present your liability and damages claims effectively.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • The Nuts & Bolts Of A Wage & Hour Case From Intake To Resolution - Audio
    • The Nuts & Bolts Of A Wage & Hour Case From Intake To Resolution - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  4. Summary Judgment Evidence After Ortiz, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    This panel will focus on the evolution of the summary judgment standard following the 7th Circuit’s decision in Ortiz v. Werner Enters., Inc. Our presenters will offer a survey of summary judgment decisions, in both district and appellate courts, following the 7th Circuit’s decision in Ortiz, and will discuss strategies and best practices for filing and responding to motions for summary judgment in employment cases.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Summary Judgment Evidence After Ortiz - Audio
    • Summary Judgment Evidence After Ortiz - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  5. Strategies After Decertification, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    What do you do if the court decertifies your collective of hundreds or even thousands of opt-ins? Decertification need not be the end of your case, but you must have a well thought out game plan. Practitioners with post-decertification experience will discuss their strategies for keeping the pressure on defendants after decertification and issues with appealing the decision, communicating with decertified opt-in plaintiffs, re-filing individual or multi-plaintiff cases, tolling, and settling cases post-decertification.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Strategies After Decertification - Audio
    • Strategies After Decertification - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, SC, VT


  6. You Don’t Have To Walk Away: Fighting Forced Arbitration Provisions Or Remaining In Arbitration & Winning, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Many plaintiffs’ employment lawyers have come to dread the point when they learn that a client with a strong claim has “agreed” to binding arbitration, and, all too often, this is the point when the lawyer gives up on the case and walks away. But it doesn’t have to be that way. For one thing, there are still several viable ways of defeating forced arbitration clauses that do not rely on the NLRA cases argued at the U.S. Supreme Court this term. This panel will explore these challenges to forced arbitration and what to look for to see if a particular clause is beatable. We will then describe strategies for succeeding in the arbitral forum if you have to bring your case there, focusing on the ways in which arbitration differs from traditional litigation and how plaintiffs’ attorneys can use those differences to benefit our clients.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • You Don’t Have To Walk Away - Audio
    • You Don’t Have To Walk Away - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  7. Keeping A Practice Thriving In Hostile Territories & Trying Times, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Whether you are a solo, in a firm with others, or working in a firm with multiple locations, you aim for a plaintiffs’ employment practice that thrives, not just survives. In this panel, practitioners from different size offices from across the country will offer practice to help you do that no matter where you are—even in a political climate and in geographic locations that many consider to be hostile to employees’ claims. While the panelists cannot guarantee your client’s victory in every case, they can and will offer you some of their own secrets of success in helping workers.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Keeping A Practice Thriving In Hostile Territories & Trying Times - Audio
    • Keeping A Practice Thriving In Hostile Territories & Trying Times - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  8. Outside-The-Box Discovery Tools: Getting Creative With Discovery In The Era Of Proportionality, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Practitioners may fall into habits and routines and, in doing so, lose sight of creative ways to use discovery advantageously. This panel is designed to change those habits and provide refreshing insights into old tools as well as new techniques like fighting “proportionality” and using it to plaintiffs’ advantage. Our approach will be pragmatic, covering several discovery tools in sufficient depth to give practitioners real-world strategies they can immediately put to use. For instance, we will propose new ideas for using Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, requests for admission, Rule 34 requests for entry on land, and share drafts of effective interrogatories instead of the usual canned requests. We will also focus on both offensive and defensive discovery techniques in light of the December 2015 amendments to Rule 26 to include proportionality as a component of the scope of discovery.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Outside-The-Box Discovery Tools - Audio
    • Outside-The-Box Discovery Tools - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  9. Evaluating Damages & Valuing Potential Cases, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    This session will provide tips on valuing the strength and monetary value of your clients’ cases, which is an essential first step in determining an initial settlement demand. Our speakers will explain different styles and approaches to case evaluation with an eye toward maximizing verdicts and securing larger settlements.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Evaluating Damages & Valuing Potential Cases - Audio
    • Evaluating Damages & Valuing Potential Cases - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  10. A View From The Bench, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    A highly-accomplished panel of Sixth and Seventh Circuit District Court and Appellate Court judges will offer their views on best practices for employment attorneys in federal court. Topics covered will include: best practices for addressing summary judgment in employment cases; the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and how those changes have impacted discovery in employment cases; and the Northern District of Illinois’ pilot discovery program in employment cases.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • A View From The Bench - Audio
    • A View From The Bench - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  11. Dealing With Difficult Defense Counsel In FLSA Collective Actions: Common Defense Strategies & How to Ward Against Them, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Wage and hour practitioners often face the scenario of working with difficult defense counsel. Our panelists will have an interactive discussion about handling common strategies that defense attorneys employ in FLSA collective actions, ranging from the “declaration blitz” during the conditional certification process, defendant’s claim that it “needs” pre-conditional certification discovery, harassing subpoenas sent to prior and current employers of opt-in plaintiffs, and efforts to unilaterally notice depositions of the entire opt-in class, among others. We will also discuss how to effectively plan for and handle the conferences with the court, in order to preemptively address some of these issues before they occur.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Dealing With Difficult Defense Counsel In FLSA Collective Actions - Audio
    • Dealing With Difficult Defense Counsel In FLSA Collective Actions - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  12. The New Frontier Of Pay Discrimination, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    In the last three years, the landscape around equal pay laws has been changing rapidly. Recognizing the shortcomings of federal and state equal pay laws and the increasing political attractiveness of advocating for equal pay, state lawmakers across the country have been revising their equal pay laws to attempt to provide a real solution to the wage gap. Since 2015, over a dozen states and localities have changed or added to their equal pay protections and, this year alone, equal pay legislation was introduced in almost every state. Many of these laws have sought to close gaping loopholes in employer defenses and change the “equal pay for equal work” standard to allow for fairer, less stringent work comparisons. Others have created new innovative legal tools for addressing pay discrimination, including anti-retaliation protections for employees who discuss their pay and prohibitions on employers relying on applicants’ prior salary to set pay. At the same time, disputes about what constitutes non-discriminatory employer justifications for pay disparities under federal law have been working their way up to higher courts, most recently with the Rizo v. Yovino case, in which an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided that prior salary alone cannot justify an otherwise unlawful gender pay disparity.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • The New Frontier Of Pay Discrimination - Audio
    • The New Frontier Of Pay Discrimination - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  13. Legal Resistance To Efforts To Undermine Obama-Era Regulatory Initiatives, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    The DOL’s Overtime, Tipped Worker, and Fiduciary Rules, the EEOC’s Wage Data Collection and “Wellness” Regulations, and the NLRB’s Joint Employer Rule all have been challenged and/or reversed. How do these lawsuits and the rules they defend (or attack) affect our clients and our practices? What new challenges and opportunities do they present? What other rules and regulations are open to administrative attack? What can be done to address such future assaults?

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Legal Resistance To Efforts To Undermine Obama-Era Regulatory Initiatives - Audio
    • Legal Resistance To Efforts To Undermine Obama-Era Regulatory Initiatives - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  14. #MeToo: Hot Topics & Emerging Trends In Harassment Litigation, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Tarana Burke, a social justice activist and the Senior Director of Programs at Girls for Gender Equity, created the “Me too” slogan in 2006 to raise awareness regarding various forms of abuse in our society. In the wake of numerous recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by high-profile media, entertainment, and political figures, a renewed #MeToo movement has sparked a long-overdue public conversation regarding the treatment of women in the workplace. While the pervasiveness of unaddressed sexual harassment is well known to employee rights advocates, it is important to think carefully about how increased awareness may impact our current and future cases. Our highly-experienced panelists will discuss hot topics and emerging trends in harassment litigation and explore what the broader discussion surrounding these issues teaches us about how these cases are perceived by the public—and how we can use that to better serve our clients.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • #MeToo: Hot Topics & Emerging Trends In Harassment Litigation - Audio
    • #MeToo: Hot Topics & Emerging Trends In Harassment Litigation - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  15. Witness Interviewing, Examination & Lie Spotting, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Philip Mullenix, an attorney and frequent consultant to law enforcement, will share his strategies on witness interviewing, examination, and lie spotting. Since 1976, Mr. Mullenix has provided instruction to hundreds of attorneys, military, intelligence, law enforcement, and security personnel in the detection of deception, interviewing, and interrogation. Mr. Levin-Epstein is a NELA member and a seasoned trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience in criminal law. His criminal law practice has enhanced his ability to represent individuals effectively in their employment-related matters as there is significant overlap between the two fields and where clients face situations which have implications from both an employment and criminal perspective. This presentation will include many valuable tips and techniques for taking depositions and conducting direct and cross-examination at trial.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Witness Interviewing, Examination & Lie Spotting - Audio
    • Witness Interviewing, Examination & Lie Spotting - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  16. Initial Consultations & Client Selection: What To Ask & What To Look For, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    The first in-depth interaction with a new potential client, sometimes called an intake interview or an initial consultation, serves multiple purposes: it gives you a chance to evaluate the legal claims the potential client has, whether they’re timely, and what the scope of damages might be; it gives you a sense of what kind of person the potential client is and what they might be like to work with; and it lets you see how the client tells their story and how they might present themselves in court or in a deposition. As you’re trying to learn and assess all of these things during the interview, the potential client has objectives and needs of their own, which may not always coincide smoothly with what you’re trying to get out of the interaction. Our panel of experienced attorneys will provide practical advice about how to structure client consultations to get the information you need to evaluate the legally significant issues in a potential client’s story while also assessing the interpersonal dynamics and potential red flags that may affect the client relationship going forward. The panel will explore common issues that may come up when interviewing potential clients of a different background from one’s own, such as cultural sensitivity, implicit bias, and when an interpreter is appropriate; and will also touch on trauma-informed interview techniques and how to handle the need to ask questions that may make you and/or the potential client feel uncomfortable.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Initial Consultations & Client Selection: What To Ask & What To Look For - Audio
    • Initial Consultations & Client Selection: What To Ask & What To Look For - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  17. Sixth & Seventh Circuit Case Law Roundup, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    This panel will focus on recent appellate decisions in employment cases from the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. The speakers also will discuss significant district court decisions. Areas of law covered will include Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave, and Americans with Disabilities Acts, as well as ERISA.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Sixth & Seventh Circuit Case Law Roundup - Audio
    • Sixth & Seventh Circuit Case Law Roundup - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  18. Managing "Individualized" Discovery In FLSA Collective Actions, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    With increasing frequency, companies faced with FLSA collective lawsuits are aggressively seeking discovery from each and every opt-in plaintiff. The goal of these “individualized” discovery campaigns often seems to be the eventual dismissal of those opt-in plaintiffs who fail to respond to discovery. This program will cover tactics that plaintiffs’ lawyers can utilize in order to: avoid or minimize the scope of individualized discovery at the outset; efficiently respond to interrogatories and document requests through the use of template responses and omnibus objections; efficiently handle multiple depositions; and oppose motions to dismiss non-responsive opt-ins.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Managing "Individualized" Discovery In FLSA Collective Actions - Audio
    • Managing "Individualized" Discovery In FLSA Collective Actions - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  19. Mediation From The Defense & Insurance Perspective, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Effective mediation is fast becoming, or is already, the lifeblood of many a successful practice. While we have had many workshops about mediation from the plaintiffs advocate’s perspective, it is extremely useful to understand the perspectives of counsel for defendant companies, and their insurance representatives. Good mediation preparation should involve thinking about the case from the other side’s point of view, so be prepared to listen carefully and hear something new.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Mediation From The Defense & Insurance Perspective - Audio
    • Mediation From The Defense & Insurance Perspective - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  20. Using Labor Law To Advance Employee Rights, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    This panel will explore how employees and their advocates can use the tools of traditional labor law to advance workers’ rights in this era when unions are under both corporate and government attack. Topics will include working with your client’s union to gain the upper hand and how non-union employees can effectively band together in concerted activity for their mutual aid and protection, including practical guidance on the right to strike.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Using Labor Law To Advance Employee Rights - Audio
    • Using Labor Law To Advance Employee Rights - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  21. Putting A Dagger In The Heart Of Summary Judgment, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    It is almost 20 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ground-breaking decision in Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing. Properly read and applied, Reeves should have led to a marked reduction in the number of summary judgment motions filed, and the number granted. Yet we see summary judgment motions in almost all of our cases. We cannot blame that solely on recalcitrant judges. Our panelists will take an interdisciplinary approach to discussing ways in which we can convince courts actually to apply Reeves and similar cases properly and as they were intended, as well as other ideas for convincing courts to deny dispositive motions.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Putting A Dagger In The Heart Of Summary Judgment - Audio
    • Putting A Dagger In The Heart Of Summary Judgment - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  22. Demystifying The Deposition Process: Advice For New(er) Lawyers On Effectively Taking & Defending Depositions, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Depositions are often portrayed as the lynchpin of a successful case: the way to secure that “smoking gun” evidence that will establish liability, bring a defendant to the settlement table, or definitively defeat summary judgment. Placing such high stakes on depositions leaves many newer lawyers feeling intimidated about their ability to live up to the hype, especially if their first few experiences in a deposition don’t yield any case-altering admissions from the other side. This panel—intended for newer lawyers and lawyers new to plaintiffs’ employment law—will take a hands-on, step-by-step approach intended to pull depositions off their pedestal and into the real world. Beginning with a description of how to prepare for a deposition, the panel will also walk through some questioning techniques, how to deal with speaking objections and other obstructionist tactics from opposing counsel, and special considerations for expert and 30(b)(6) depositions. Although the majority of the panel will focus on taking depositions, it will also provide some tips on defending depositions, including preparation of witnesses and how (and whether) to rehabilitate a witness who gives problematic testimony at a deposition.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Demystifying The Deposition Process - Audio
    • Demystifying The Deposition Process - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  23. Rebuilding The Rust Belt: Organizing Under Trump, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    This panel will focus on forms of advocacy for employment attorneys that go beyond representing clients in the courtroom. The speakers will focus on legislative and administrative efforts that employee advocates can use to better level the playing field for their clients. In addition, the speakers will focus on the role that organized labor can (and does) play in improving the conditions for workers in the current political environment.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Rebuilding The Rust Belt: Organizing Under Trump - Audio
    • Rebuilding The Rust Belt: Organizing Under Trump - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  24. Tax Issues For Employment Lawyers, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    In light of recent federal tax “reform” legislation, employment lawyers are more attuned than ever to potential tax issues that arise in connection with the litigation and resolution of employment claims. Join renowned tax expert Robert Wood for a discussion of the implications of the new law, including the tax-deductibility of attorneys’ fees, the tax treatment of different types of damages—including wage and non-wage payments—and whether certain types of damages might be excluded from taxable income. Mr. Wood also will discuss how to best allocate damages in a settlement agreement, what factors the IRS considers in determining the tax treatment of a settlement, and the consequences of misallocating settlement proceeds.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Tax Issues For Employment Lawyers - Audio
    • Tax Issues For Employment Lawyers - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  25. Federal, State & Local Protections For LGBT Workers: The Evolving Legal Landscape, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    The Second and Seventh Circuits—in contrast to the Eleventh Circuit—have concluded that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the Sixth Circuit recently held that discrimination against transgender employees also violates Title VII (while also reversing the district court’s decision to accept the employer’s “religious freedom” defense). In the face of federal legislative and judicial intransigence over the last few decades, many states and localities have filled the gaps with statutes and ordinances protecting LGBT workers. Our panel will explore these trends at the federal, state and local level. Panelists will review significant court decisions, such as Zarda v. Altitude Express (2d Cir. 2018) (holding that sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII); Blatt v. Cabela's Retail (E.D. Pa. 2017) (holding, under canon of constitutional avoidance, that the ADA’s exclusion of “transsexualism” does not encompass gender dysphoria); and the anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop. They also will discuss recent and anticipated legislative changes, including the rise of so-called “religious liberty” laws, such as Mississippi’s HB1523.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Federal, State & Local Protections For LGBT Workers - Audio
    • Federal, State & Local Protections For LGBT Workers - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  26. The FMLA @ 25: Where Have We Been & Where Do We Go From Here?, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    It has been 25 years since Congress enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act. How has the law evolved during that time? What are the most significant court rulings that have benefitted employees? What does every employment law practitioner need to know about the law to most effectively represent employees? What else is needed to give the law more teeth? These are some of the topics that our panel will discuss in this overview of the FMLA in its silver anniversary year. The panel will also provide tips on how to take advantage of the most common mistakes that employers make that can lead to FMLA claims.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • The FMLA @ 25 - Audio
    • The FMLA @ 25 - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  27. Turning Employer Investigations To Your Client's Advantage, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Join our highly-experienced panelists for a discussion regarding both outside and internal workplace investigations—what a legitimate investigation should look like; how you can add value if you are involved at the investigation stage; strategies plaintiffs’ lawyers can use to challenge the results of faulty investigations; and other tips for making the best of workplace investigations.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Turning Employer Investigations To Your Client's Advantage - Audio
    • Turning Employer Investigations To Your Client's Advantage - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  28. Deadlines & Administrative Exhaustion, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Many employment statutes require administrative exhaustion with state or federal agencies as a prerequisite to filing suit. Missing these deadlines is one of the easiest ways to commit malpractice, and the web of overlapping deadlines and administrative exhaustion requirements can be overwhelming to new lawyers. Our speaker(s) will give an overview of some of the many federal employment statutes that require administrative exhaustion and tips for navigating the web of administrative agencies.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Deadlines & Administrative Exhaustion - Audio
    • Deadlines & Administrative Exhaustion - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  29. Wage & Hour Class & Collective Actions Two Years After Tyson Foods: Opportunities & Threats, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    In 2016, Tyson Foods gave a shot in the arm to wage & hour class actions. The case dispelled any notion that Dukes had been the death knell for representative cases. In the two years since Tysons Foods, employers throughout the country have raised a host of new arguments in their attempts to defeat collective and class actions in wage & hour cases including assertions that there is a fundamental inconsistency between Rule 23 opt-out classes and 216(b) opt-in collective actions. This panel will discuss those and other employer arguments to defeat certification, how employee advocates can respond, and how the courts have ruled.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Wage & Hour Class & Collective Actions Two Years After Tyson Foods - Audio
    • Wage & Hour Class & Collective Actions Two Years After Tyson Foods - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  30. Damages: Cases To Take & Strategies For Optimizing Recovery, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Our highly experienced panelists will provide a comprehensive review of the types of damages and other compensation potentially available in employment cases, such as: all forms of economic damages; damages for emotional distress claims; punitive damages; and attorneys’ fees and costs. In addition, they will discuss settlement strategies and special considerations regarding optimizing damages in cases involving low-wage workers.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Damages: Cases To Take & Strategies For Optimizing Recovery - Audio
    • Damages: Cases To Take & Strategies For Optimizing Recovery - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT


  31. Cutting Edge Disability Accommodation Issues, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Now that most disability cases don’t lose at the coverage stage, courts are finally facing the task of deciding what accommodations are “reasonable,” either “in the run of cases” or if not, at least in an ADA claimant’s “special circumstances.” This session will explore cutting edge accommodation questions such as the vitality of US Airways v. Barnett and the viability of accommodations commonly resisted by employers, including extended unpaid leave, the off-duty use of medical marijuana, working remotely (i.e., outside the office), preference for a job transfer over “better qualified” candidates and co-workers sharing one or more tasks unequally. The panel will also discuss the most common employer arguments against providing accommodation and offer strategies how to resist employer efforts to raise ADA affirmative defenses, including “direct threat” and “undue hardship” defenses.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Cutting Edge Disability Accommodation Issues - Audio
    • Cutting Edge Disability Accommodation Issues - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  32. Winning Your Case With Technology, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    No matter where you look, technology is all around us. Every day, we come across new ways to make tasks easier, faster, and cheaper. Lawyers who try cases in the 21st century must be familiar with modern methods of trying cases or they will be left behind. But where do you begin? What equipment and software do you need? Should you do it yourself or hire an outside consultant? Our panel of expert practitioners will help answer these questions by discussing various presentation strategies and types of technologies that can be used in the courtroom, including TrialPad, TrialDirector, PowerPoint, Prezi, and more. They will also provide practical advice on how to get started, how to save money, and what to do to get ready for trial.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Winning Your Case With Technology - Audio
    • Winning Your Case With Technology - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  33. 9-0 Verdict For The Good Guys & Gals: Lessons From A Misclassification Jury Trial, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    A panel of trial lawyers will share their experiences, mistakes made, and lessons learned from their recent jury trial in Strauch, et al. v. Computer Sciences Corp., a misclassification case involving multiple white collar exemption defenses and claims brought under federal and state laws, which resulted in a 9-0 verdict for the plaintiffs. The panelists will also provide strategies for effectively presenting evidence to a jury in an exemption case, best practices for jury instructions and verdict forms, and much more!

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • 9-0 Verdict For The Good Guys & Gals - Audio
    • 9-0 Verdict For The Good Guys & Gals - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  34. Ethical Pitfalls For Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyer, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Plaintiffs’ employment attorneys do good work. But the pursuit of goodness is occasionally marred by pitfalls. In particular, an attorney’s efforts to assist clients can often lead to ethical dilemmas that threaten the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship. Even more, serious ethical dilemmas can put an attorney’s legal career at risk. Can an attorney pressure a client to accept a settlement so that the attorney, working on a contingency basis, can more promptly receive payment? What costs/expenses can an attorney/law firm advance to clients? Can an attorney represent multiple clients who have claims against the same defendant, but whose cases may have different levels of liability and different values? When, and for what reasons, can an attorney end the attorney-client relationship? These are just a sample of some of the ethical considerations that attorneys’ may face in representing employees.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. This course is eligible for 1.25 hours of Ethics credit, in approved jurisdictions.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Ethical Pitfalls For Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyer - Audio
    • Ethical Pitfalls For Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyer - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, SC, VT


  35. Protecting Low-Wage, Immigrant & Undocumented Workers In The Age Of Trump, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Low-wage, immigrant, and undocumented workers are under siege. This session will offer those NELA members who don’t often represent these workers in their practices the opportunity to learn about some of the struggles experienced by these most vulnerable members of our communities, and what advocates are doing to protect them. Among other issues, our panelists will discuss: the impact of immigration status on available relief; the intersection of wage and discrimination claims; working with low-wage and immigrant-based community organizations; preparing clients for depositions and trial, including addressing immigration-related questions during the course of depositions; additional defense tactics and how to combat them; and preventing and redressing retaliation.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Protecting Low-Wage, Immigrant & Undocumented Workers In The Age Of Trump - Audio
    • Protecting Low-Wage, Immigrant & Undocumented Workers In The Age Of Trump - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  36. Guiding Federal Employees Through A Complex Landscape, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    Federal sector cases are usually in one of three federal agencies/administrative offices: the EEOC’s federal sector process; the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel; and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Our highly-experienced panelists will discuss the delays that federal sector practitioners are experiencing in the administrative process, review the strengths and weaknesses of different enforcement avenues, and help you choose the best potential route for your client.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Guiding Federal Employees Through A Complex Landscape - Audio
    • Guiding Federal Employees Through A Complex Landscape - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  37. Age Discrimination: Maturity Or Mid-Life Crises, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    The ADEA’s 50th Anniversary was December 17, 2017, so the birthday celebration continues. Last year NELA asked where things stood after 50 years; this year, NELA addresses the ADEA’s future. This session reflects on the need for reform of the ADEA and the OWBPA, e.g., to address the fact that in some states (e.g., CA, NJ, etc.) NELA members usually ignore both laws. This session also will discuss common impediments NELA attorneys face in age bias cases, e.g., the reluctance of judges and jurors to take allegations of age bias seriously, while accepting age-based stereotypes. How do these trends compare with challenges in cases in analogous areas of civil rights law, involving claims of employment bias on grounds of sex, race, or national origin?

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Age Discrimination: Maturity Or Mid-Life Crises - Audio
    • Age Discrimination: Maturity Or Mid-Life Crises - Paper

    Credit
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    CA, IL, OK, VT


  38. The Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law, NELA 2018 Annual Convention
    The 2018 Annual Convention will close with Professor Schnapper and Mr. Seymour discussing the employment cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2017–2018 term, key rulings from the federal circuit courts of appeals, significant legislative and state law developments, as well as emerging issues in plaintiffs’ employment law.

    This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • The Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law - Audio
    • The Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law - Paper

    Credit
     Click on jurisdiction for specific details  
    CA, IL, OK, VT



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