Labor and Employment Law Breakfast Briefing

Holland & Knight Program
CLE Available, Seminar
March 29, 2016
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT
Holland & Knight
131 South Dearborn Street
30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Please join us for a complimentary breakfast briefing with updates from attorneys in Holland & Knight's Labor, Employment and Benefits Group. This interactive seminar will focus on important state and federal employment law issues covering a wide range of industries.

Navigating Accommodation Issues in the Workplace

Accommodating extended leave requests and implementing disability accommodations can be burdensome for employers. However, the law does have its limits. Mary Goodrich Nix will discuss the various disability-related laws and regulations, as well as provide guidance on when the company has satisfied its duties. Attendees will learn (1) the most common problems employers and managers face, (2) how to effectively navigate the interactive process, (3) how to determine when an employee's leave becomes an undue hardship, and (4) when an employer may safely end the interactive process or consider terminating disabled employees.

NLRB Work Rule and "Protected Activity" Update

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has continued to strike down employer work rules dealing with a wide range of subjects, including confidential information and investigations, use of cameras and recording devices, use of social media and employer email systems, conduct toward supervisors and co-workers, and communications with third parties. At the same time, the NLRB has expanded the scope of employee "protected activities" under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Kenneth Jenero will use a number of hypotheticals to explore and illustrate how these developments come into play in real-life work situations and what employers can do to stay out of trouble.

Hot Topics: Labor and Employment in the Public Sector

Andrew Fiske and Barbara Adams will provide an up-to-the-minute survey of current labor and employment issues faced by Illinois public bodies, including discussions of municipal "right to work" zones, the impact of the pension and funding crises on government operations and personnel, the increasing role of independent contractors, and an overview of recent legislation and court decisions impacting government employers and employees.


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  |  Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Presentation

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Continuing Legal Education

Holland & Knight is an approved CLE provider in several jurisdictions, including California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Texas. All reasonable efforts to seek CLE credits for this program will be made. In certain instances, some programs may not be awarded CLE credits because of either content or jurisdictional restrictions. For New York attorneys, this program's format qualifies for CLE for transitional (newly admitted) and experienced attorneys.

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)

Holland & Knight can provide certificates of attendance that may be used to obtain CPE credit for nonlegal professions such as the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Attendees should follow their appropriate organization's self-application procedures.

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