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Labor and Employment Law Update



NOVEMBER 30, 2007

Please save November 30, 2007 to join the attorneys of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP for their annual Labor and Employment Law Update in Cincinnati. 

Friday, November 30, 2007

9:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. with lunch to follow at Paul Brown Stadium, East Club

There is no charge for this Seminar.

CLE will be offered.

The Seminar will include a review and discussion of these and other issues:

  • Family Responsibility Discrimination:  The Expanding Universe Of Discrimination Claims And How You Can Protect Yourself.  While the last ten years have seen only a 23% increase in discrimination claims, some social scientists have documented a 400% increase in so-called Family Responsibility Discrimination or FRD claims.  These claims are not based on a new statute.  Rather, they are variations on old ones, including Title VII, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, which are being applied in new ways.  The result is a growing trend in the law.  We will review the most common causes of this action, the recent cases that have tried, and sometimes succeeded, in stretching existing case law to fit this new theory, and the EEOC’s recently published guidance.
  • Don’t Be The Next Wage And Hour Class Action Lawsuit.  More and more employers are finding themselves faced with wage and hour lawsuits.  We will explore recent developments in this area and focus on strategies employers can use to avoid becoming a target for such litigation.
  • Limiting ERISA Fiduciary Exposure And Improving Employee Satisfaction.  Employers that administer benefit plans for their employees face a constant threat of litigation for breaches of their fiduciary duties under ERISA.  We will discuss some of the most significant risks faced by ERISA fiduciaries, significant developments in the law, and how to minimize the likelihood of a fiduciary breach through careful plan administration.
  • How To Avoid Litigation.  Plaintiffs’ attorneys often focus on an employer’s documentation and the termination process instead of whether discrimination has occurred.  Having good EEO policies and attitudes is not enough.  Learn how to avoid litigation with proper documentation and termination techniques.
  • The FMLA And The ADA.  The case law under these two perennial hot topics continues to evolve and the past 12 months have been no exception.  We will review the most significant FMLA and ADA cases of the last 12 months.  We will also take a look at cutting edge cases that involve the often tricky interplay between the FMLA and the ADA.

Invitations to this Seminar will be distributed as the date approaches.

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