1 register before march 27 and save 21st Annual Employment Law Institute Philadelphia Tues. & Wed., April 28-29, 2015 PA Convention Center, 12th & Arch Sts. 8:30 am to 4:35 pm both days; check-in begins at 7:45 am 12 CLE Credits including Ethics/14 CPA Credits
2 21st AnnuAl employment law InstItute Philadelphia Tues. & Wed., April 28-29, 2015 PA Convention Center, 12th & Arch Sts. 8:30 am to 4:35 pm both days; check-in begins at 7:45 am the employment law institute is simply a great investment in yourself and your practice. Join us this year! The tradition of the Employment Law Institute continues. You can count on every new development in employment law being covered. Whether you represent plaintiffs or defendants in employment litigation, spend most of your time counseling clients about employment issues, manage employment issues in your firm or company or are a human resource professional, you ll find the Institute is the place to be to get answers to the most troubling workplace issues. We hope you ll join us this year at one of PBI s most popular events! back by popular demand! rick seymour and mike ossip kick off the institute with the year in review In a spirited point/counterpoint, management lawyer Michael J. Ossip, of Morgan Lewis & Bockius and plaintiff s lawyer Richard T. Seymour square off on some of the most interesting and significant employment law cases of the year. In this lively exchange, you learn the holdings of the recent cases and pick up practical advice on how these changes impact your clients in Always a crowdpleaser. get an insider s update on what s happening at the eeoc in 2015 This year you will have the opportunity to hear from Peggy Mastroianni, Legal Counsel at the EEOC in Washington, DC; Anne Noel Occhialino, Appellate Attorney at the EEOC in Washington DC; and Debra Lawrence, Regional Attorney for the EEOC s Philadelphia District. They will update you on the new guidance and initiatives at the EEOC. There is nothing like getting the inside scoop! 6 great reasons you ll want to attend 1. You tailor-make your own program by choosing the workshops that are most important to you. 2. More than 60 terrific workshops are being offered. 3. There will be workshops at all levels for the new or experienced employment lawyer. 4. You ll leave knowing every important new employment law development. 5. You ll receive over 1600 pages of impressive institute materials in print or on on cd. 6. it s an incomparable networking opportunity. Great annual update on all of the most recent changes in employment law. register ToDAY!
3 Not-to-be-missed opportunities to learn from the judges Morning with the Judges starts Wednesday s Program If you ever step foot into federal court, or think you might one day, you won t want to miss this annual favorite. We are honored to have six distinguished federal judges teaching this session. From their unique perspectives on the bench, the judges have seen it all. They will share their experiences, insights and tips about what works and what doesn t work in employment litigation. Moderated by plaintiff s lawyer Sidney L. Gold and defense lawyer Kristine Grady Derewicz, this session is a perennial winner! Joining us are: Honorable Paul S. Diamond Honorable J. William Ditter, Jr. Honorable Robert D. Mariani Honorable Gerald A. McHugh, Jr. Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel Meet Our 7 Magistrate Judges: An Open Conversation Everything from mediation to discovery to trial by consent to how the different districts use their magistrates will be covered in this engaging hour featuring our talented and experienced magistrate judges. Moderated by two experienced lawyers, Sarah E. Bouchard and Ronald H. Surkin, this hour is guaranteed to provide you with nuggets you won t get anywhere else. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get inside the minds of the judges. And bring your questions your participation is encouraged. Our impressive panel includes: Honorable Sherry R. Fallon Honorable Henry S. Perkin Honorable Timothy R. Rice Honorable Thomas J. Rueter Honorable Joel Schneider Honorable Lynne A. Sitarski Honorable Carol Sandra Moore Wells How to Get Through (and Win) the First Day of Trial It s that critical first day of trial. You are picking the jury and delivering your opening statement. What is key to getting the trial off to a great start? In this special two-hour session, the Honorable David R. Strawbridge serves as the judge of a mock Day 1 of trial. You ll get to watch plaintiff s lawyers Stephen G. Console and Laura C. Mattiacci, along with defense lawyers John Nolan and Stephanie J. Peet, in action as they present opening statements. Judge Strawbridge and the lawyers will share their observations and tips about picking juries and making winning opening statements. You ll leave this session with renewed confidence, tips and strategies to put to use the next time you are facing the first day of trial. Appellate Advocacy Through the Eyes of the Supreme Court What makes for truly effective and compelling appellate advocacy? In this fascinating hour, the lens will be focused on fine-tuned advocacy techniques as Harold Goodman demonstrates and discusses oral argument. He will offer pointers based on the recent oral arguments in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. This promises to be a session you will long remember! a unique opportunity to hone your presentation skills Patricia Scott, Ph.D. specializes in the art and science of communication and will help you polish your skills, build your confidence and make your personal communication more effective. She will be joined by John Bogan and Kari Knight Stevens in a special presentation to offer you a unique blend of time-tested strategies and real-world applications. Take this time to learn how to have your message heard. Watch out for the ethical pitfalls in your practice Beginning in 2015, the Pennsylvania CLE Board has increased the ethics requirement to 2 ethics credits per year. Take the opportunity at the Institute to meet your ethics requirement. You will have your choice of three thought-provoking and relevant employment law ethics topics. choose from the following sessions Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Privileges Avoiding Legal Malpractice for the Employment Lawyer New Guidance for PA Lawyers on Using Social Media Ethically register TODAY! 3
4 8:30 8:35 Welcome & Introduction tuesday, april 28 8:35 9:35 9:50 10:50 year in review: what s new in employment law Mr. ossip, Mr. Seymour 9:35 9:50 Networking Break 1 Basic 2 3 what every lawyer should Know about the ada how an hr audit Can benefit and protect Your Company attention publicly traded Companies: dodd-frank s diversity & inclusion standards want You! (more than Just financial instructions) Ms. Hartman, Mr. Mohl Ms. Kinkopf, Ms. Mundy Mr. pedrow, Ms. Spagnuolo 10:50 11:00 Break 6 Basic :00 12:00 immigration for the employment lawyer religious discrimination: Your faith or Your Job! Ms. Fialkowski, Ms. grundman Ms. Austin, Ms. DeMis Mr. Seymour Causation made simple in 315 easy steps 12:00 1:15 Luncheon (included for all registrants) 12 Basic 13 SUPER WORKSHOP 1:15 2:15 establishing and growing an employment law practice Mr. gold, Mr. D. Koller what s new at the eeoc? Ms. Lawrence, Ms. Mastroianni, Ms. occhialino 2:15 2:25 Break 17 Basic :25 3:25 title vii: what You need to Know Cover Your assets: protecting Your Confidential business information getting through day 1 of trial: picking the Jury Ms. bell Mr. Fortunato, Mr. c. Koller Judge Strawbridge, Mr. console Ms. Mattiacci, Mr. Nolan, Ms. peet 3:25 3:35 Break 4 3:35 4:35 23 Basic the bold new world of employer background Checking Mr. candiello, Mr. goldner Ms. Speaks pregnancy accommodation, parenthood, breastfeeding and family Care issues in the workplace Ms. clemons, Ms. Matukaitis getting through day 1 of trial: opening Judge Strawbridge, Mr. console Ms. Mattiacci, Mr. Nolan, Ms. peet
5 BASiCS CounSeLinG 8:35 9:35 LiTiGATion ethics 4 SUPER WORKSHOP 5 meet the magistrates: an open Conversation Judge Fallon, Judge perkin, Judge rice, Judge rueter, Judge Schneider Judge Sitarski, Judge wells Moderators: Ms. bouchard, Mr. Surkin navigating the whistleblower process: agency procedures and Case law developments in whistleblower laws administered by osha Mr. goodman, Mr. Hampton Mr. pasek 9:50 10: repeated at #15 best tips for surviving and defeating summary Judgment Mr. DiNome, Mr. Kopac it s hard to be a saint in the City off-duty (mis)conduct of employees Mr. goldshaw, Mr. Markowitz Ms. Zerbe attorney-client privilege and work product privileges Mr. Allen ETHicS 11:00-12: repeat of #11 16 Keeping it local: pennsylvania, municipal, township and County laws prohibiting discrimination attorney-client privilege and work product privileges ETHicS Mr. goldner, Ms. Krol, Ms. Yu Mr. Allen Ms. rosenberger hot topics in pennsylvania public employment law 1:15 2: the art of the deal negotiating the executive employment agreement Ms. bond, Ms. Kelly Ms. uebler, Ms. Zabriskie appellate advocacy through the eyes of the supeme Court Mr. goodman the bong show: taking a big toke of new marijuana laws and how they may daze You at work Mr. Homans, Ms. McKinley 2:25-3: what pa lawyers need to Know about nj employment law balancing privacy rights with Corporate imperatives: byod the immigrant workforce: what every employment lawyer must Know Ms. Dubler, Mr. goldshaw Mr. gordon, Mr. Myers Ms. Keon, Mr. Lopez 3:35-4:35 5
6 Tuesday S SESSIONS 8:35-9:35 am 4 Keynote Address Year in Review: What s New in Employment Law Mr. Ossip, Mr. Seymour PLENARY SESSION Have you stayed abreast of the recent employment cases during the past year? The Institute will kick off with a spirited point/counterpoint exchange between Mike Ossip and Rick Seymour who will examine some of the most interesting and significant employment law cases of the year. You will learn the holdings of the recent cases and take away practical advice on how these changes impact your clients in :50 10:50 am 4 CHOOSE ONE 1. What Every Lawyer Should Know About the ADA Ms. Hartman, Mr. Mohl Learn the fundamental legal requirements of the ADA, along with practical tips for complying with those requirements. You will be able to: define disability under the ADA and understand how it applies recognize what discrimination means under the ADA follow the process for providing accommodations identify what kind of accommodations are reasonable note factors to consider in evaluating whether accommodations pose an undue hardship recognize an accommodation request successfully manage the interactive process. 2. How an HR Audit Can Benefit and Protect Your Company Ms. Kinkopf, Ms. Mundy Human Resources Audits, when properly conducted, provide organizations with valuable business information and a means of proactively evaluating their processes and practices in order to minimize risk and avoid legal and regulatory liability. We will discuss: why your company or client should conduct an HR audit how to conduct a HR Compliance Audit who should conduct the audit. 3. Attention Publicly Traded Companies: Dodd-Frank s Diversity & Inclusion Standards Want You! (More Than Just Financial Instructions) Mr. Pedrow, Ms. Spagnuolo There is a little-noticed provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that seeks to foster greater diversity and inclusion for women and minorities in the workforce. The standards are designed to cause regulated entities to self-assess and adopt new policies, procedures, and practices to create more diversity in the workforce and more opportunities for women- and minority-owned vendors. We will address the final standards, what they mean for covered employers, regulatory compliance issues, and practical steps that employers should take to come into compliance Meet the Magistrates: An Open Conversation Judge Fallon, Judge Perkin, Judge Rice, Judge Rueter Judge Schneider, Judge Sitarski, Judge Wells Moderators: Ms. Bouchard, Mr. Surkin Super Workshop Seven Magistrate Judges, representing the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, and the District of Delaware, will come prepared to engage in a lively Q&A with the audience concerning best practices in positioning your discovery disputes for resolution and your cases for settlement through mediation or for trial before a magistrate by consent. They will also discuss the different ways the Districts use their magistrates, and the advantages of each approach. Come prepared to participate! 5. Navigating the Whistleblower Process: Agency Procedures and Case Law Developments in Whistleblower Laws Administered by OSHA Mr. Goodman, Mr. Hampton, Mr. Pasek We will explore what to expect when representing a complainant or an employer in an OSHA whistleblower investigation, and some significant recent whistleblower decisions from the Department of Labor s Administrative Law Judges and Administrative Review Board. Come to examine: OSHA Section 11(c) investigations and litigation OSHA investigations under other whistleblower statutes recent rulings on emotional distress and punitive damages. 11:00 12:00 noon 4 CHOOSE ONE 6. Immigration for the Employment Lawyer Ms. Fialkowski, Ms. Grundman There have been significant changes in employment based immigration, and government agencies have made worksite enforcement a top priority. Come to understand immigration law in the US including: current trends and developments in US immigration employment based immigration/ sponsorship requirements temporary visas green cards factors to consider in mergers and acquisitions employer sanctions and enforcement by ICE, FDNS and DOL OSC discrimination claims Form I-9 and E-Verify data mining practical strategies and best practices. 7. Religious Discrimination: Your Faith or Your Job! Ms. Austin, Ms. DeMis As the workplace becomes more diverse, religious and spiritual diversity among employees has also increased. This can lead to misunderstandings or outright discrimination in the workplace, particularly when an employee believes he cannot practice his or her faith and remain employed or a supervisor neglects to understand that religious accommodation may be legally required. We will examine frequently litigated discriminatory practices as well as practical guidelines for what triggers an employer s obligation to consider an employee s religious accommodation request, how to engage in the interactive process with an employee, and what constitutes a reasonable religious accommodation. 8. Causation Made Simple in 315 Easy Steps Mr. Seymour Take this opportunity to delve into causation in employment discrimination cases. You will learn how to integrate causation defense into your overall trial strategy. 9. Best Tips for Surviving and Defeating Summary Judgment Mr. DiNome, Mr. Kopac Summary judgment decisions are very often the turning point in all litigation. Through an analysis of recent cases, we will examine the factors that can lead to victory for each party. Our case analysis will focus on how a party s deposition testimony can sway the court s decision to grant or deny the summary judgment motion. We will also discuss how a plaintiff can survive summary judgment without an exact comparator. We will also briefly examine cases that proceed to trial and lead to the award of punitive damages. 10. It s Hard to Be a Saint in the City Off-Duty (Mis)Conduct of Employees Mr. Goldshaw, Mr. Markowitz, Ms. Zerbe We will explore cutting edge issues dealing with off-duty conduct of employees and the hidden dangers of terminating the employee, as well as the Unemployment Compensation ramifications. Scenarios will include dealing with sexual orientation, domestic violence, anonymous blogging and the impact of medical marijuana on drug testing. Come for a fun and informative learning experience! 11. Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Privileges Mr. Allen Ethics Repeated at #15 Attend to hear the recent legal developments impacting the attorney-client privilege and the growing challenges of preserving the privilege in a highly interconnected and digital working environment. We will discuss how the use of social media and other modes of communication potentially jeopardize the privilege and data security issues when working at the office or at home. We will share best practices on how to ethically maintain the attorney-client privilege. 1:15 2:15 pm 4 CHOOSE ONE 12. Establishing and Growing an Employment Law Practice Mr. Gold, Mr. D. Koller Establishing and growing an employment practice is difficult, but very rewarding. Whichever side, there are so many things to consider. How do you get clients and good cases? How do you quickly assess a case? Accepting a case too quickly after a brief phone call could burn you, but not making a quick decision could cause you to lose a great one. Can an employment practice be profitable? How? We will address these issues plus so much more. 13. What s New at the EEOC? Ms. Lawrence, Ms. Mastroianni, Ms. Occhialino Super Workshop Peggy Mastroianni, Legal Counsel at the EEOC in Washington, DC; Anne Noel Occhialino, Appellate Attorney at the EEOC in Washington, DC; and Debra Lawrence, Regional Attorney for the EEOC s Philadelphia District, will fill you in on the latest initiatives at the EEOC. There is nothing like getting the inside scoop! register TODAY! Basics Counseling Litigation Ethics
7 14. Keeping It Local: Pennsylvania, Municipal, Township and County Laws Prohibiting Discrimination Mr. Goldner, Ms. Krol, Ms. Yu In an effort to fill gaps in Federal and state law, many municipalities and counties across Pennsylvania have passed local anti-discrimination laws. These local laws vary in what conduct is covered, who is protected, what liabilities an employer may face, as well as offering their own procedures for dispute resolution. We will examine these laws with particular emphasis on the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance. 15. Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Privileges Mr. Allen Ethics Repeat of # Hot Topics in Pennsylvania Public Employment Law Ms. Rosenberger While many federal and state laws govern employment in both the public and the private sector, public employers and employees are subject to additional constitutional and statutory regulation. Join us to discover the recent developments in the law governing state and local government employment in Pennsylvania, including: whistleblower protections and public employee free speech rights political activity by state and local government employees public employer fiscal distress and municipal bankruptcy. 2:25-3:25 pm 4 CHOOSE ONE 17. Title VII: What You Need to Know Ms. Bell Come to understand the following core Title VII subjects: protected employee and covered employer thresholds conduct prohibited by Title VII establishing a Prima Facie case common employer defenses proving and defending retaliation claims potential remedies and damages recent developments. 18. Cover Your Assets: Protecting your confidential Business Information Mr. Fortunato, Mr. C. Koller Discover how to protect your trade secret and confidential information in a world of ever increasing technological sophistication when employees use electronic means to abscond with employer and customer data. Come to hear: how employees steal information, how to prevent it, and how to get it back how to craft orders to facilitate return and protect confidential information the impact of developing state privacy laws and reporting requirements. 19. Getting Through Day 1 of Trial: Picking the Jury Judge Strawbridge, Mr. Console, Ms. Mattiacci Mr. Nolan, Ms. Peet Join us for an information-packed 2-hour track focused on getting through (and winning) the first day of trial. In the first hour, trial counsel will pick an actual jury. You will hear a discussion between counsel and Judge Strawbridge on strategy and technique. Judge Strawbridge will rule on any legal disputes, critique the attorney performances and provide extremely useful (and interesting) insights from the bench. This is a 2-part session. See session #25. You are encouraged to attend both sessions. 20. The Art of the Deal Negotiating the Executive Employment Agreement Ms. Bond, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Uebler, Ms. Zabriskie What are the current key issues in executive compensation? What are the non-monetary terms both executives and employers need to ensure are in every agreement? How much leverage does the executive really have? Attend to hear from counsel on both sides of the table about negotiating strategies, key terms, and best practices for getting this important deal closed for your clients. 21. Appellate advocacy through the eyes of the supreme court Mr. Goodman Attend to fine-tune your advocacy techniques as you watch a demonstration and discussion of an oral argument. Take away pointers based on the recent oral arguments in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. 22. The Bong Show: Taking a Big Toke of New Marijuana Laws and How They May Daze You at Work Mr. Homans, Ms. McKinley Nearly half of the states have now passed medical marijuana laws of different varieties. Federal law continues to ban cannabis. What is a dazed and confused employer to do in terms of accommodating medical marijuana, drug testing and off-duty conduct that does not violate state law? This red-eyed, high-minded and grinning look at how employers are hashing out these issues will be presented in gameshow format, with panelists taking contrasting positions on the issues. You will learn a lot between the gags, and you will not suffer from a post-session hangover. 3:35 4:35 PM 4 CHOOSE ONE 23. The Bold New World of Employer Background Checking Mr. Candiello, Mr. Goldner, Ms. Speaks With the rapid growth of online records, an employer s ability to thoroughly vet applicants collides with traditional concepts of privacy, as well as federal, state and local laws restricting the use of such information. Attend this information-packed hour, developed by the PBA Labor & Employment Law Section, as we explore the progression from the old to the new reality. 24. Pregnancy Accommodation, Parenthood, Breastfeeding and Family Care Issues in the Workplace Ms. Clemons, Ms. Matukaitis Come to explore new developments affecting employees that are pregnant or nursing, including the EEOC s new guidance on pregnancy discrimination issued on July 14, 2014, as well as federal labor laws requiring employers to provide breaks to nursing mothers. 25. Getting Through Day 1 of Trial: Opening Judge Strawbridge, Mr. Console, Ms. Mattiacci Mr. Nolan, Ms. Peet Here is your opportunity to hear openings presented by counsel for both sides. Join us for a discussion on the interplay between the jury selection and the opening. Judge Strawbridge will provide extremely useful and interesting insights from the bench. This is a 2-part session. See session #19. You are encouraged to attend both sessions. 26. What PA Lawyers Need to Know About NJ Employment Law Ms. Dubler, Mr. Goldshaw Attend to learn key New Jersey-specific employment laws that you need to know if you represent businesses with employees or individuals who work in NJ. We will discuss New Jersey s unique whistleblower protection statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, additional protections under New Jersey s Law Against Discrimination, NJ s law about discussing religion and politics in the workplace, New Jersey s version of the Family Medical Leave Act, the pay secrecy ban, and the law on social media access by employers. 27. Balancing Privacy Rights with Corporate Imperatives: BYOD Mr. Gordon, Mr. Myers Employers, who increasingly allow employees to use their personal mobile devices for work, need access to those devices for many reasons, such as to install security controls, conduct investigations, and implement litigation holds. At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state laws recognize users substantial privacy interests in their personal devices. We will provide practical recommendations for balancing corporate interests and employees privacy rights. 28. The Immigrant Workforce: What Every Employment Lawyer Must Know Ms. Keon, Mr. Lopez Join us for an interactive discussion about I-9 compliance, E-verify, recent enforcement actions, related employment tax issues, avoiding discrimination claims, and how the deferred action benefits announced by Presidential decree are going to affect employers. With the growing proportion of U.S. employees whose first language is not English, we will also discuss how to avoid legal claims by ensuring effective communications in the workplace, and provide an overview of the legal rules governing English proficiency requirements and English only policies. You re invited! Immediately following Tuesday s sessions, the PBA Labor and Employment Law Section will host a reception. You re invited to stop by for a great opportunity to meet and network with your colleagues. register TODAY! 7
8 8:30 8:35 Welcome & Introduction wednesday, april 29 8:35 9:35 9:50 10:50 29 SUPER WORKSHOP morning with the Judges Judge Diamond, Judge Ditter, Judge Mariani, Judge McHugh, Judge rufe, Judge Stengel Moderators: Ms. Derewicz, Mr. gold 9:35 9:50 Networking Break 33 Basic i have a headache: family and medical leave act layering protections: developments in employment discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across pa Ms. burke, Mr. centeno Ms. Eyer, Mr. ude Mr. puma pay and equity issues the new horizon 10:50 11:00 Break 39 Basic :00 12:00 what lawyers really need to Know about practicing before the eeoc the affordable Care act: understanding employer shared responsibility and information reporting requirements show me the money: Compensable time after Sandifer and Busk Ms. Marino, Mr. Meyer Ms. K. McDonough Ms. growney, Ms. Schulz Ms. walters 12:00 1:15 Luncheon (included for all registrants) 1:15 2:15 45 Basic training inexperienced employment lawyers Mr. candiello, Mr. Markowitz Ms. Sandler dealing with disabilities of Current employees: long and short term disability benefits, fmla and ada Mr. Salmanson private eyes are watching You: privacy in the workplace Ms. Joseph, Ms. rosen 2:15 2:25 Break 51 Basic :25 3:25 fire at-will: the law of terminating employees the health Care workplace: overtime and work schedules, fmla, staff privileges, retaliation, employment Contracts, and more implementing the ada s interactive process & Current trends in reasonable accommodation Mr. Torchia Ms. welch Mr. campolongo, Ms. T. McDonough 3:25 3:35 Break repeat of # :35 4:35 new guidance for pa lawyers on using social media ethically ETHicS how to effectively manage fmla intermittent leave Cyber personnel and what do i do now? 8 Mr. Siegel Ms. Koc, Ms. Snyder Ms. Maresca, Mr. Morgen
9 the Consequences of misclassifying employees unfair labor practices for the non-union workplace regeneration: motivating and managing a multi-generational workforce Ms. rawitt, Mr. Swartz Mr. Johns Ms. Laubenstein, Ms. Tsipras 8:35-9:35 BASiCS CounSeLinG HeALTH CARe LiTiGATion ethics age discrimination litigation and Compliance: what s hot? Mr. Flores, Mr. o Meara negotiation tips and tricks: what does epli have to do with it? Mr. christian, Ms. Farmer Ms. Hardwick ada update hot litigation topics arising under the ada today Mr. iannacone, Mr. Karpf 9:50-10:50 42 repeated at #56 43 repeated at #58 44 mastering the art of legal presentations how to effectively manage fmla intermittent leave avoiding legal malpractice for the employment lawyer Mr. bogan, Dr. Scott, Ms. Stevens Ms. Koc, Ms. Snyder Ms. castagna, Ms. Nagata ETHicS 11:00-12: how much are You worth? litigating attorney fee petitions in employment Cases a Key employee departs: help!!! Mr. crocenzi, Mr. Krevsky Mr. Dougherty Ms. Horvitz ofccp: what s new? 1:15-2: repeat of #42 litigating damages and other monetary relief in employment Cases an employee by any other name... when shareholders or directors are Considered employees or employers under the law mastering the art of legal presentations Mr. burkhardt, Mr. Mazurek Mr. pollins, Ms. rosenblum Mr. bogan, Dr. Scott, Ms. Stevens 2:25-3:25 Client data breach: less traditional Claims against employers: it s not always about discrimination taking the appeal to the unemployment Compensation board of review 3:35-4:35 stern Ms. barish, Mr. bell Mr. Artz, Mr. Hill, Mr. Mackarevich 9
10 Wednesday S SESSIONS 8:35-9:35 am 4 choose one 29. Morning with the Judges Judge Diamond, Judge Ditter, Judge Mariani Judge McHugh, Judge Rufe, Judge Stengel Moderators: Ms. Derewicz, Mr. Gold Super Workshop Six federal judges will share their experiences and tips on employment litigation. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get inside the minds of the judges. You won t want to miss this quick-paced, eye-opening session in which Kristine Derewicz and Sidney Gold moderate our distinguished panel of judges. 30. The Consequences of Misclassifying Employees Ms. Rawitt, Mr. Swartz Mastering the nuances of employee classification under Federal and State wage and hour laws is critical for employers business operations. Improperly classifying an employee or group of employees, can expose the employer to wage and hour liability, as well as tax and employee benefits liability. Take away the tools you need to guide your clients through this process. 31. Unfair Labor Practices for the Non-Union Workplace Mr. Johns Come to understand the application of the NLRA to the non-union workplace. Here is your chance to examine hypothetical unfair labor practice charges arising out of employers policies and discipline in the non-union workplace. Topics will include some of the most recent NLRB cases in this area, including use of employer accounts, social media, confidentiality policies, and at-will disclaimers. 32. regeneration: Motivating and Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce Ms. Laubenstein, Ms. Tsipras Today s workforce is multi-generational. Each generation brings with it a different perspective which presents different challenges for employers. From aging Traditionalists and Baby Boomers at a time of sky-rocketing health care costs, to the hard-to-recruit and even-harder-toretain Millennnials, join us as we explore the generational differences and offer practical and legal guidance on how to understand, motivate, and manage each generation. 9:50 10:50 AM 4 CHOOSE ONE 33. I have a Headache: Family and Medical Leave Act Ms. Burke, Mr. Centeno Everything you need to know from the employer and employee s perspective about the FMLA, including covered employers, eligible employees, notice requirements, leave entitlements, medical certifications, job restoration, and benefits during leave and upon return to work. We will discuss: an employer s obligations and responsibilities under the FMLA the interplay between an employer s obligation under the FMLA with the rights and responsibilities of the employee under the Act causes of 10 register TODAY! action available under the FMLA, the elements and burdens of proof for sustaining FMLA claims, as well as defenses to those claims helpful tips for avoiding or navigating FMLA retaliation or interference claims. 34. Layering Protections: Developments in Employment Discrimination Protections for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People Across PA Prof. Eyer, Mr. Ude The laws protecting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) workers continue to evolve. We will address: employment discrimination protections for LGBT people at the federal, state and local levels the new requirements imposed by Federal Executive Order 13672, applicable to federal contractors important developments in how the EEOC and other federal agencies are approaching the sex discrimination claims of LGBT employees the employmentrelated effects (and limits) of legal recognition of same-sex marriage. 35. Pay and Equity Issues the New Horizon Mr. Puma Attend to learn about major overtime, minimum wage and other changes for employers as a result of executive orders and new DOL regulations. These changes are particularly significant for government contractors and subcontractors, who face new OFCCP reporting requirements, the reporting of labor law violations when bidding on contracts, new antidiscrimination protections for LGBT workers, protections for employees inquiring about other employees compensation, and annual increases to minimum wage rates. 36. Age Discrimination Litigation and Compliance: What s Hot? Mr. Flores, Mr. O Meara We will explore the substantive and procedural issues arising in counseling client and litigating age discrimination cases. Join us as we discuss age proxy claims, disparate impact claims, reverse age discrimination claims, same actor presumption, causal standards, proof of pretext, summary judgment standards, and burden shifting. 37. Negotiation Tips and Tricks: What Does EPLI Have to Do With It? Mr. Christian, Ms. Farmer, Ms. Hardwick Employee separations often involve negotiations over terms including severance payments, continuation of benefits and non-monetary terms including restrictive covenants, confidentiality and recommendations. We will explore issues raised by EPLI at all stages of litigation, from the first proposed separation agreement, through informal settlement discussions, mediation, and trial including: best practices for separation agreements and negotiations the practical, strategic, and ethical ramifications of EPLI insurance from the perspective of management counsel, the employee s counsel, and insurers special emphasis will be placed on ethical requirements, communication, and the non-monetary interests that may drive the employer and the employee. 38. ADA Update Hot Litigation Topics Arising Under the ADA Today Mr. Iannacone, Mr. Karpf We will focus on post-amendment court holding concerning ADA accommodations (including the clash between 12 weeks of FMLA and medical leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA), disability definition expansion, the quantum of medical evidence for a disability that is required (if any) to establish a disability at trial, and other frequently litigated issues. 11:00 12:00 Noon 4 CHOOSE ONE 39. What Lawyers Really Need to Know About Practicing Before the EEOC Ms. Marino, Ms. K. McDonough, Mr. Meyer Attend to get a behind the scenes look at how the EEOC processes and investigates charges of discrimination. Learn about the mediation program and how it can help parties resolve their discrimination claims. 40. The Affordable Care Act: Understanding Employer Shared Responsibility and Information Reporting Requirements Ms. Growney, Ms. Schulz Beginning in 2016, applicable large employers and health plans that provide minimum essential coverage will be required to report on health coverage provided in We will explore the reporting requirements under 6055 and 6056, as well as the draft Internal Revenue Service forms. Learn how to help your clients evaluate current record-keeping processes in order to make any necessary adjustments. 41. Show Me the Money: Compensable Time After Sandifer and Busk Ms. Walters The Fair Labor Standards Act continues to provide fodder for litigation about the types of activities for which employees must be compensated. What does it mean to change clothes? Indeed, what ARE clothes? When does work begin and end? What about the time spent in between? Attend to examine cases addressing compensable time issues, along with the Department of Labor s interpretations of what constitutes compensable time. 42. Mastering the Art of Legal Presentations Mr. Bogan, Dr. Scott, Ms. Stevens Repeated at #56 Enhance your reputation. Build your practice. Learn how to turn a routine speaking engagement into a career building event. From communication fundamentals to expert presentation techniques, we will cover the full spectrum of legal presentation capabilities. 43. How to Effectively Manage FMLA Intermittent Leave Ms. Koc, Ms. Snyder Repeated at #58 Knowing how to handle FMLA intermittent leave is essential to any employer s risk management strategy. The law in this area is complex and often wrought with potential pitfalls. Take away practical tips on how to handle intermittent leave in the workplace. 44. Avoiding Legal malpractice for the Employment Lawyer Ms. Castagna, Ms. Nagata Ethics Professional liability claims get filed each year against attorneys of every specialty, and employment lawyers are no exception. Join us for an interactive discussion on ways for employment law lawyers to avoid legal malpractice and wrongful use of civil proceedings claims. The purpose of the program is not how one defends such claims, but rather what measures one can take to avoid such claims being filed in the first place. This ounce of prevention will be far better than the pound of cure needed to defend such claims.
11 1:15-2:15 PM 4 choose one 45. Training Inexperienced Employment Lawyers Mr. Candiello, Mr. Markowitz, Ms. Sandler Join us as we focus on differing ways to create a training program designed to make your new employment lawyers productive, as quickly as possible. We will be covering both a plaintiff and defense firm point of view, as well as discussing different ideas for various-sized firms. 46. Dealing with Disabilities of Current Employees: Long and Short Term Disability Benefits, FMLA and ADA Mr. Salmanson The interaction and effect of various benefits for sick or disabled employees can be complex for both employees and employers. Here is your chance to explore some of the more complicated scenarios which may arise involving employees whose disabilities or illness are likely to cause an extended absence. 47. Private Eyes Are Watching You: Privacy in the Workplace Ms. Joseph, Ms. Rosen Join us to examine the hot privacy issues in the workplace, including background checks, medical marijuana, mandatory vaccinations, smoking and other off duty conduct, substance abuse, grooming and dress standards, workplace monitoring, medical issues and developments involving the NLRB in nonunionized settings. 48. How Much Are You Worth? Litigating Attorney Fee Petitions in Employment Cases Mr. Crocenzi, Mr. Krevsky The plaintiff has won the case. Now what? If the case involves a statute that has a fee shifting provision, the litigation now focuses on the attorney fee petition. We will explore the following topics: how to determine if the plaintiff is a prevailing party how to prepare and support a fee petition what is a reasonable rate what are considered reasonable hours obtaining fees for preparing/litigating the fee petition what happens on appeal how to defend attorney fee petitions ethical considerations involved in submitting and defending fee petitions. 49. A Key Employee Departs: HELP! Mr. Dougherty Take away practical advice and lessons learned as to what the legal issues are and best practices when a key employee has suddenly resigned to join a competitor. Speed and efficiency of reactions are key in these situations, so you will learn to identify, understand and prioritize the key elements associated with the investigation and assessment of your clients legal options. 50. OFCCP: What s New? Ms. Horvitz In the past year, President Obama issued four executive orders affecting the employment obligations of federal contractors: minimum wage, non-retaliation in discussing pay, sexual orientation and gender identity, and fair pay and safe workplaces. Attend to learn about the new developments proposed by the OFCCP, including: a new compensation data collection tool, new sex discrimination regulations, and a new audit scheduling letter and accompanying itemized listing. 2:25-3:25 PM 4 choose one 51. Fire At-Will: The Law of Terminating Employees Mr. Torchia There are important considerations before an employer can feel comfortable terminating an employee. Come to explore all aspects of terminating at-will employees and the at-will employment doctrine from the basic rule to the complicated exceptions. We will examine: misconceptions about an employer s right to fire an employee contract, statutory and public policy exceptions whistleblowing and other hot topics practical tips regarding hiring and firing. 52. The Health Care Workplace: Overtime and Work Schedules, FMLA, Staff Privileges, Retaliation, Employment Contracts and More Ms. Welch Join us to explore how many employment laws uniquely affect the healthcare workplace. We will discuss real life examples and give practical tips to make sure your clients stay compliant with the laws. 53. Implementing the ADA s Interactive Process & Current Trends in Reasonable Accommodation Mr. Campolongo, Ms. T. McDonough The duty to provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities is considered one of the most important statutory requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We will explore: the trends in current case law regarding reasonable accommodations an employer s duty to engage in the interactive process the recently released EEOC guidance on cancer, epilepsy, diabetes and intellectual disabilities employer defenses of undue burden and direct threat practical tips for employees and best practices for employers. 54. Litigating Damages and other monetary relief in Employment Cases Mr. Burkhardt, Mr. Mazurek Come to hear a discussion of the what remedies are available and how to litigate or defend against these remedies. 55. An Employee by Any Other Name... When Shareholders or Directors are Considered Employees or Employers Under the Law Mr. Pollins, Ms. Rosenblum The Supreme Court decision in Clackamas enumerated a six-part test to determine whether shareholders are employees under the ADA. We will evaluate how the decision has been applied since 1991 illustrate how Clackamas may affect businesses where shareholders have management responsibility discuss ways employers may minimize potential liability, and how employees may take advantage of their employer s management structure to pursue claims. 56. Mastering the Art of Legal Presentations Mr. Bogan, Dr. Scott, Ms. Stevens Repeat of #42 3:35-4:35 Pm 4 choose one 57. New Guidance for PA Lawyers on using social media ethically Mr. Siegel Ethics Join us as we analyze the recent opinion issued by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Dan Siegel, the principal author of the opinion, will explore: issues confronting attorneys who use social media ethical obligations of attorneys using social media what attorneys and their staff may and may not do when dealing with information that their clients post on social networking websites. 58. How to Effectively Manage FMLA Intermittent Leave Ms. Koc, Ms. Snyder Repeat of # Cyber Personnel and Client Data Breach: What Do I Do Now? Ms. Maresca, Mr. Morgenstern Cyber Breach Management is one of the hottest areas of law, but not well-known or understood by many professionals. Learn the anatomy of a cyber breach; how the HR Professional and Risk Manager should go about mitigating damage if a breach occurs; and what best practices should be followed to prevent a cyber breach. 60. Less Traditional Claims Against Employers: It s Not Always About Discrimination Ms. Barish, Mr. Bell Here is your opportunity to examine the plaintiff s and defendant s perspective on the less common employment claims, such as defamation, wrongful termination, negligent supervision, negligent hiring, breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, and First Amendment violations. 61. Taking the Appeal to the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review Mr. Artz, Mr. Hill, Mr. Mackarevich You may have lost your case before the Referee, but all is not lost: you can petition for review to the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review. This practical discussion is designed to enhance your prospects of success with the Board. Our presenters are seasoned advocates for both claimants and employers, and legal counsel for the Board itself. We will discuss getting to the appeal and the logistics of presenting written argument to the Board. An understanding of the Board and how it handles its extensive workload is helpful in framing your argument. We will address the content of the brief itself to effectively use the transcript, and the dos and don ts of the process. Finally, we will explore the option of requesting reconsideration by the Board of an adverse decision or order. 11 Basics Counseling Health care Litigation Ethics
12 Our experienced PlAnnInG team the institute is fun! It s the one time during the year when you can recharge your batteries and get away from the office to invest time in yourself and your practice to really think about the employment law issues that your clients bring you. You ll enjoy seeing your colleagues and networking with others who do what you do. Our sincerest thanks to the amazing planning team that has worked many hours to develop and shape this year s outstanding Institute. John J. Bogan, Jr., esq. Robin F. Bond, esq. Stephen G. Console, esq. Sidney L. Gold, esq. Celia M. Joseph, esq. Louis B. Kushner, esq. elizabeth A. ROTHMAN GORDON, PC Malloy, esq. PITTSBURGH BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC, Lawrence S. Markowitz, esq. Jeffrey i. Pasek, esq. Debbie R. Sandler, esq. Michael J. Torchia, esq. CIGNA, TRANSITION STRATEGIES, LLC WAYNE Vincent Candiello, esq. eugene K. Connors, esq. Kymberly D.H. Hernandez, esq. Daniel V. Johns, esq. POST & SCHELL, P.C. HARRISBURG REED SMITH LLP, PITTSBURGH new to employment law? Be sure to check out the track of sessions devoted to the basics for those of you new to employment law or wanting a refresher on the basics. the pennsylvania CONSOLE LAW OFFICES, LLC SIDNEY L. GOLD & ASSOCIATES, P.C. ASTRAzENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP WILMINGTON, DE BALLARD SPAHR LLP convention center PBI s customer service department will assist you in finding a hotel or directing you to nearby parking garages. Give them a call at SOLENIS LLC WILMINGTON, DE THE LAW OFFICES OF LARRY MARKOWITz, YORK enter at 12th & arch sts. Michael J. ossip, esq. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP COzEN O CONNOR WHITE AND WILLIAMS LLP SEMANOFF ORMSBY GREENBERG & TORCHIA, LLC HUNTINGDON VALLEY our dynamic faculty understand the issues you face Our impressive faculty consists of some of the best employment lawyers and other employment law professionals you ll find anywhere. They will analyze, interpret and provide you with the practical effects of the changes in the law. The practice tips they will share will make your life easier and enable you to be even more confident about the advice you are giving your clients. 12 register ToDAY! The institute is always well-done. i ll be back again next year... and every year!
13 OUr Talented faculty Thanks to the faculty members who so generously share their knowledge at the Institute. Kevin P. Allen, Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC Pittsburgh John C. Artz, Esq. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Pittsburgh Caroline M. Austin, Esq. Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia Wendi D. Barish, Esq. Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP, Philadelphia Jennifer C. Bell, Esq. Bell & Bell, LLP, Philadelphia James A. Bell, IV, Esq. Bell & Bell, LLP, Philadelphia Sarah E. Bouchard, Esq. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia Christine E. Burke, Esq. Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti, P.C., Bensalem Michael S. Burkhardt, Esq. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Philadelphia Jeffrey Campolongo, Esq. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Campolongo Bala Cynwyd Kristy M. Castagna, Esq. Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP Norristown Joseph J. Centeno, Esq. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell LLP, Philadelphia Douglas Y. Christian, Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia Lucretia C. Clemons, Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia Michael J. Crocenzi, Esq. Goldberg Katzman, P.C., Harrisburg Nancy C. DeMis, Esq. Schoenfeld, Surkin, Chupein & DeMis, PC, Media Kristine Grady Derewicz, Esq. Littler Mendelson P.C., Philadelphia John A. DiNome, Esq. Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia Joseph A. Dougherty, Esq. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Philadelphia Janice G. Dubler, Esq. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ Professor Katie Eyer Rutgers School of Law, Camden, NJ Shannon D. Farmer, Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia Elise A. Fialkowski, Esq. Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Philadelphia Chad Flores, Esq. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, Philadelphia Michael J. Fortunato, Esq. Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison P.C., Paoli Harold M. Goldner, Esq. Kraut Harris, P.C., Blue Bell Scott B. Goldshaw, Esq. Salmanson Goldshaw, P.C., Philadelphia Harold I. Goodman, Esq. Raynes McCarty, Philadelphia Philip L. Gordon, Esq. Littler Mendelson P.C., Denver, CO Kyong Ha Growney, Esq. Curtin & Heefner LLP, Doylestown Feige M. Grundman, Esq. Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Philadelphia Oscar L. Hampton, III Regional Solicitor U.S. Department of Labor, Philadelphia Virginia L. Hardwick, Esq. Hardwick Benfer, LLC, Doylestown Katharine Virginia Hartman, Esq. Dilworth Paxson LLP, Philadelphia David L. Hill, Esq. Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Philadelphia Michael D. Homans, Esq. Flaster/Greenberg, Philadelphia Alissa A. Horvitz, Esq. Littler Mendelson P.C., Washington, D.C. Cory A. Iannacone, Esq. Rhoads & Sinon LLP, Harrisburg Ari R. Karpf, Esq. Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti, P.C., Bensalem Amy Pocino Kelly, Esq. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia Martha J. Keon, Esq. Littler Mendelson P.C., Philadelphia Julie H. Kinkopf, Esq. Kinkopf Law LLC, Bala Cynwyd Lorraine K. Koc, Esq. SugarHouse Casino, Philadelphia Christopher S. Koller, Esq. Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison P.C., Paoli David Koller, Esq. Koller Law P.C., Philadelphia Michael R. Kopac, III, Esq. Law Offices of Michael R. Kopac, III, Media Solomon Z. Krevsky, Esq. Clark & Krevsky LLC, Lemoyne Rachel M. Krol, Esq. Connect More Consulting, LLC, Philadelphia Kathleen M. Laubenstein, Esq. Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison P.C., Paoli Debra M. Lawrence, Esq. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philadelphia Jorge R. Lopez, Esq. Littler Mendelson P.C., Miami, FL Gerard M. Mackarevich, Esq. PA Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, Harrisburg Carla P. Maresca, Esq. Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., Philadelphia Stephanie Marino, Esq. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philadelphia Peggy R. Mastroianni, Esq. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C. Laura C. Mattiacci, Esq. Console Law Offices, LLC, Philadelphia Lisa Matukaitis, Esq. Matukaitis Law LLC, Harrisburg Edward S. Mazurek, Esq. The Mazurek Law Firm, LLC, Philadelphia Karen McDonough Federal Enforcement Manager U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philadelphia Tiffani L. McDonough, Esq. Louis Vuitton Americas, New York, NY Lorrie McKinley, Esq. McKinley & Ryan, LLC, West Chester Eric B. Meyer, Esq. Dilworth Paxson LLP, Philadelphia David S. Mohl, Esq. CIGNA, Philadelphia John P. Morgenstern, Esq. Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., Philadelphia Renee J. Mundy, SPHR, JD The Hertz Corporation, Media Donald W. Myers, Esq. Littler Mendelson P.C., Philadelphia Melissa K. Nagata, Esq. Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP Norristown John M. Nolan, Esq. Jackson Lewis P.C., Philadelphia Daniel P. O Meara, Esq. Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Berwyn Anne Noel Occhialino, Esq. U.S. Equal employment opportunity commission, washington, D.c. Brian D. Pedrow, Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia Stephanie J. Peet, Esq. Jackson Lewis P.C., Philadelphia Scott M. Pollins, Esq. 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14 JudICIAl faculty faculty (COntInued) Richard T. Seymour, esq. learn directly from the Judges We are honored to have the participation of 14 distinguished federal judges at the Institute this year! LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD T. SEYMOUR P.L.L.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. Daniel J. Siegel, esq. LAW OFFICES OF DANIEL J. SIEGEL, LLC, HAVERTOWN Jennifer Platzkere Snyder, esq. DILWORTH PAxSON LLP Dee Spagnuolo, esq. BALLARD SPAHR LLP, Kathryn M. Speaks, esq. PA WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD HARRISBURG Hon. Paul S. Diamond Hon. J. William Ditter, Jr. Hon. Sherry R. Fallon Hon. Robert D. Mariani Hon. Gerald A. McHugh, Jr. Hon. Henry S. Perkin THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE, WILMINGTON, DE Kari Knight Stevens, esq. CIGNA, Ronald H. Surkin, esq. SCHOENFELD, SURKIN, CHUPEIN & DEMIS, P.C., MEDIA Richard S. Swartz, esq. SWARTz SWIDLER, LLC CHERRY HILL, NJ Patricia B. Tsipras, esq. RUBIN, FORTUNATO & HARBISON P.C., PAOLI THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PA SCRANTON U. S. DISTRICT COURT FOR Thomas ude, Jr., esq. ALLENTOWN MAzzONI CENTER, Julie A. uebler, esq. UEBLER LAW LLC, WAYNE Catherine e. Walters, esq. SAUL EWING LLP, HARRISBURG Jill S. Welch, esq. BARLEY SNYDER, LANCASTER Kay Kyungsun Yu, esq. AHMAD, zaffarese & SMYLER, LLC, Mims Maynard Zabriskie, esq. Hon. Timothy R. Rice Hon. Thomas J. Rueter Hon. Cynthia M. Rufe Hon. Joel Schneider Hon. Lynne A. Sitarski Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP, Anne e. Zerbe, esq. CGA LAW FIRM, YORK credit information institute credits: Each day of this Institute has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 6 hours of CLE credit. Workshop choices will determine whether credits are in substantive law, practice and procedure or ethics, professionalism or substance abuse. Human resource professionals: This program has been submitted for 12 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at THE DISTRICT OF NJ, CAMDEN, NJ cpa credits: The Pennsylvania Bar Institute has been accepted as a program sponsor by the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy and the State of New Jersey Board of Accountancy. This program qualifies for a maximum of 7 hours of continuing education credit each day. Hon. David R. Strawbridge 14 register ToDAY! Hon. Carol Sandra Moore Wells THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PA,
15 four easy ways to register! mail PBI 5080 Ritter Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA FaX phone st AnnuAl employment law InstItute Philadelphia Tues. & Wed., April 28-29, 2015 PA Convention Center, 12th & Arch Sts clw/eb 2/11/15 8:30 am to 4:35 pm both days; check-in begins at 7:45 am register BefOre MArCH 27 And save $75** register BefOre MArCH 27 And save $50** tuition for BOtH days (InCludes COntInentAl BreAKfAsts, refreshment BreAKs And luncheons) tues. & Wed., APrIl 28-29, 2015 tuition for One day (InCludes COntInentAl BreAKfAst, refreshment BreAKs And luncheon) tues., APrIl 28 Wed., APrIl 29 Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund for cancellation (less a $25 administrative fee), you must notify PBI by , mail or FAx no later than 2 business days before the course date for the appropriate site. Otherwise, you will receive the course materials in full consideration of tuition paid. Registration Transfers: Requests for transfers will be honored if they are received before the course date. Services for Persons with Disabilities: If you require special arrangements, please contact Customer Service at (800) at least ten days before the course date. Speaker Substitutions: PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs. PBi Scholarships: PBI offers substantially reduced tuition for most PBI seminars to allow attorneys experiencing financial hardship to fulfill their mandatory education requirement. For details and an application, contact Scholarship Administrator at or (800) , ext at least 30 days before the program. (Scholarships are not available for Online CLE.) Legal Services/ Public interest Lawyers: PBI will provide a complete waiver of tuition fees for the first 12 hours of CLE taken to satisfy the Pennsylvania mandatory CLE requirement in any calendar year for all attorneys employed on a full-time basis by Pennsylvania civil or criminal Section 501(c)(3) legal services or public interest organizations. For additional courses (over and above the first 12 hours), eligible attorneys may enroll at 50 percent of the highest member fee. This waiver applies only to attorneys in Section 501(c)(3) organizations that provide legal services at no or de minimus fee to individual members of the public. Registration Confirmation: To receive a confirmation, please be sure to include your address on the registration form. $599 $599 Members Pa., or any co. bar assn. Human resource professionals $549 Members admitted after 1/1/11 $649 $350 $300 Nonmembers Paralegals attending with an atty. Judges and judicial law clerks $275 Judges and judicial law clerks admitted after 1/1/11 I am registering after March 27, 2015 and have enclosed a total payment of *. * Fees increase by $75 after March 27, 2015 BOOK & Cd-rOM AVAIlABle One copy of the always popular Employment Law Institute materials is included for the day(s) of your registration. Please specify whether you wish to have the CD-ROM or printed version. You cannot change your selection on-site; however, you can purchase either the CD-ROM or printed versions for just an additional $50. If no preference is specified, you will receive the printed materials. I d like the CD-RoM VeRSion (CR-8636) of the Institute materials. I d like the PRinTeD VeRSion ( ) of the Institute materials. i cannot attend, but would like to purchase the: CouRSe BooK ( ): $149 Include $8.00 shipping and $9.42 sales tax for a total of $ CD-RoM (CR-8636): $149 Include $8.00 shipping and $9.42 sales tax for a total of $ CouRSe BooK and CD-RoM (CRS-8636): $199 Include $8.00 shipping and $12.42 sales tax for a total of $ If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the course for the shipment of books and four to six weeks for the shipment of CDs and book/cd sets. Name Attorney # Firm $349 Members Pa., or any co. bar assn. $349 Human resource professionals $329 Members admitted after 1/1/11 $379 Nonmembers $175 Paralegals attending with an atty. $175 Judges and judicial law clerks $165 Judges and judicial law clerks admitted after 1/1/11 I am registering after March 27, 2015 and have enclosed a total payment of *. * Fees increase by $50 after March 27, 2015 Address City State zip Phone ( ) - Fax ( ) - address A CHECK made out to PBI for $ is enclosed take away an invaluable resource Hundreds of pages of facultyauthored materials about the latest developments in employment law will be yours when you attend the Institute. As issues arise throughout the year, you ll find yourself referring to the Institute materials time and time again. Available on a searchable CD-ROM or in print. Weather Related Cancellations: Check or call (800) ext CHARGE my: American Express Card # MasterCard Visa Discover Exp. Signature 15
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