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Cannabis and the Workplace: Lessons for the Employer regarding Hiring, Firing and Disciplinary Issues

This CLE program will explore legal standards and best practices regarding cannabis and the workplace. Included in this program is a discussion of the potential conflicts between Federal and State law. The panel will also examine issues related to medical marijuana and non-discrimination laws, recreational cannabis laws, drug testing standards, recommended company policies, and anticipated trends.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

ERISA for Dummies

This CLE course presents an overview of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) – what is ERISA, what does ERISA encompass and what is excluded, how ERISA differs from other civil litigation, preemption issues, the ERISA “savings” clause, and remedies available under ERISA. While not intended to be an exhaustive seminar on the ins and outs of ERISA, the program will provide the non-ERISA practitioner with a basic understanding of ERISA and its impact on other areas of practice....

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Basics Of Social Security Disability Under Titles 2 and 16 of the Act and Other Procedural Matters and Issues

This CLE course discusses relevant statutory and case law related to the United States Social Security Administration and the Social Security Act as well as two additional notes of recent regulatory change. This course will go over the history of the Nation’s Social Security Program with emphasis on the disability programs and procedures under Titles 2 and 16 of the Social Security Act. This Recent Regulatory change became effective on April 27, 2020. This CLE course will include an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Navigating the Minefield of Wage and Hour Regulations in New York

This CLE course teaches the basics of Wage and Hour Law in New York. Whether you need to advise an employer about complying with minimum wage, overtime, necessary forms, and recordkeeping, or an employee comes to your office complaining his pay, this course will teach the basics of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), New York Labor Law (“NYLL”), Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”), Spread of Hours, and related Laws. Wage and Hour cases are overwhelming the Federal Dockets in the form of pr...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Everything You Wanted to Know About Diversity In The Legal Profession, But Were Afraid to Ask

Diversity and inclusion are difficult topics to avoid, especially as they apply to workplace hiring. This CLE course will deal specifically with the legal profession and offer a frank discussion on the real reasons why diversity in the legal workplace is so uncommon. The course will also delve into the issue of the harm this causes both in general and to the legal profession and how to implement changes that will better serve the public at large.

Diversity/Inclusion
0.75
Price$50

Biometrics in the Workplace

Biometrics refers to physiological characteristics that can be used to identify people ranging from fingerprints, to retina recognition, and from speech recognition to electro-physiologic characteristics such as heart or brain waves. Employers have begun to use biometric characteristics to identify employees and control access to premises, computer systems and even vehicles. Employees who object to the use of their biometric data have begun to bring claims based on a variety of legal theories,...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Whistleblower Laws: Spot a Claim, Avoid Traps for the Unwary, and Earn a Bounty for Your Clients

A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who have information that a company/individual has committed fraud. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”), which are not specific to any particular type of fraud. In addition to the FCAs, there are other statutes which apply to tax fraud, securities fraud, and in California, fraud on private insurance companies. This practical Cours...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Disability Insurance Claims: Different Stages and Different Dangers

ERISA and Private long-term disability insurance disputes are a complex combination of federal regulations and more traditional contract litigation and insurance law. Successfully navigating the minefields presented by ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) and an administrative process that is highly restrictive and fraught with legal hurdles requires experience and specific substantive and procedural knowledge. This CLE course will review the differences betwee...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Harassment in the Workplace: Awareness and Prevention

Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is an objective for every employer. This CLE course identifies policies, practices and procedures for employers to avoid and respond to instances of inappropriate behavior. To address the threat of sexual harassment in the workplace, this course covers issuing strong written policies, notifying employees of clear procedures to follow for reporting inappropriate behavior, and best practices for managers and workers.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Implicit Bias and Micro-Aggressions: Their Effect on Law Firm Culture and Success

In the current legal landscape, the long term success of a law firm no longer solely depends on client relationships and big wins. Diversity and Inclusion are essential. Diverse attorneys are needed to attract, retain, and service an increasingly diverse client base. This CLE presentation provides information on implicit bias, the automatic associations individuals make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups; and micro-aggressions, the external expressions of those associa...

Diversity/Inclusion
1.25
Price$50

Top 10 Considerations For Your Employee Handbooks

From harassment and discrimination to leave policies, and from social media and confidentiality to progressive discipline, 2019 continues to see an explosion of regulation and decisions governing the employer-employee relationship. How employers communicate company policies and practices is often critical to ensuring a good relationship. This CLE course offers a top 10 list of issues to consider when drafting or reviewing/revising a primary form of company communication: employee handbooks....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Drafting Enforceable Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses: Important Considerations to Know

Restrictive covenants in the form of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements are often used by employers . Currently, millions of employees in the United States are under some type of restrictive covenant. Courts, however, strictly construe restrictive covenants in order to ensure that they are reasonable and not restraints upon fair competition. This CLE program will provide best practices to attorneys in the drafting of restrictive covenants. Issues regarding adequate consideration,...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Using the Department of Labor Regulation for Fair Claims Practices in ERISA Claims to your Advantage in a Litigation

The Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 – Is a comprehensive highly reticulated federal statute enacted to protect the interests of employees who participate in the employers’ pension plans and welfare benefit plans. While there are solid arguments to be advanced that ERISA has achieved its laudable goal of protecting valuable pension and retirement plans, it has had the opposite effect on disappointed plan beneficiaries seeking to enforce their rights to compensation under th...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Blowing the Whistle: Keeping Young Athletes Safe from Sexual and Physical Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Sports

With the Olympic world shaken by allegations from all sides, it’s perhaps no surprise that drastic action was forthcoming. At the beginning of 2018, the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act was signed into law. The act, commonly known as the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse & Safe Sports Authorization Act of 2017 dramatically alters the procedures for reporting and handling matters of sexual abuse, misconduct, youth protection and exploitation and physical abuse for all sports organization...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Swimming Against the Tide: Maintaining Athletic and Institutional Integrity in Collegiate Athletics

With decisions pending in two class action cases Alston & Jenkins, in the District Court for the Northern District of California, that go to the heart of compensating collegiate athletes, the fundamental moorings of intercollegiate athletics could be set to undergo significant changes in 2019. This CLE course looks both the current antitrust litigation that could change the financial model of intercollegiate athletics for decades to come and the major legal issues that challenge universities...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The New York State Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws: Two New Laws for the “Me Too” Era

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a budget bill, which included a broad anti-sexual harassment legislative package. The new state law requires all New York employers to: (1) adopt a Sexual Harassment Prevention policy with very specific requirements by October 9, 2018 and (2) commence annual employee training by January 1, 2019 (later extended to October 9, 2019) The law also (a) prohibits NYS employers from including nondisclosure clauses in sexual harassment settlement...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

How to Prepare for a Wage-Hour Audit or Lawsuit

Today employers are facing increased challenges to their wage-hour employment practices. Federal and state departments of labor are active and conducting unannounced audits throughout the nation. Class actions seeking and winning millions of dollars are on the rise. For in-house counsel and HR Directors the antidote to assure your employment practices withstand scrutiny is to prepare for an audit or lawsuit by implementing the tips provided in this lecture. Before you receive a knock on yo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Disputes: Understanding the Litigation Pregame

Companies often deal with disputes relating to departing employees, unlawful competition and employee theft. These disputes often end up in court, where there are significant legal pitfalls and factual hurdles awaiting either side in litigation. This CLE program will discuss litigation best practices for the prosecution or defense of a restrictive covenants claim.

General Credits
1
Price$50

How Leadership Can Create Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

The increased focus on workplace discrimination, bias and harassment has raised awareness and management of these issues tremendously. But what happens when the behavior stays just above the threshold of legal acceptability? This CLE course will review all the ways, big and small, that prejudicial attitudes or implicit bias may adversely impact the legal profession, particularly for vulnerable employees. The course will explore the legal, sociological, psychological and organizational aspects...

Diversity/Inclusion
1.5
Price$75

How to Handle A Wage and Hour/FLSA Case

A panel of experts provides a comprehensive look at wage and hour cases, from the perspective of the plaintiff and the defendant, as well as from the perspective of Magistrate Judge, EDNY, Ramon E. Reyes. In recent years there has been an influx of litigation in the area of wage and hour claims. Understand how improperly paid employees can recover compensation for missed wages. Learn how employers can make mistakes by improperly classifying or paying employees, which can lead to costly...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Diversity & Inclusion: The #MeToo Movement’s Impact on the Legal Profession

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, all individuals, organizations and professions need to evaluate their understanding of and policies towards issues of gender discrimination and gender diversity. The legal profession is no exception. This timely CLE course will review issues of sexual harassment, pay equity and diversity in law firms. Practical tips and strategies for increasing diversity and avoiding inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace whether by individuals or by company culture w...

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Sexual Harassment: Workplace Investigations and Litigation in the #MeToo Era

As a result of the #MeToo Movement Era, it seems that that there has been an uptick in complaints of alleged sexual harassment in for-profit and non-profit companies. Thus, it is now more important than ever that companies and other organizations proactively deal with sexual harassment allegations. Thus companies must: Promptly investigate the allegations; Thoroughly protect the victims against retaliation; Take proper action when wrongful conduct is found; and Take steps to try and...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Issues for Businesses

In the first six months of 2018, nearly 5,000 lawsuits were filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in federal court alleging inaccessibility at businesses that are open to the general public. Over a thousand of those lawsuits were filed in New York. This CLE program will feature a panel discussion as speakers discuss the reasons for the increase in this type of litigation and how businesses can minimize the risk of being sued. The panel will discuss website and “brick and mortar...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

FMLA Checklist: Step-By-Step Compliance

The FMLA is a complicated and legalistic law that can create many legal pitfalls. Understanding how to ensure compliance with this law from start to finish is an essential step in ensuring compliance. This is a how-to guide that can be kept by your desk to ensure FMLA compliance by you and your organization. It will cover in-depth the legal requirements set forth in the FMLA with regard to leave of absences and will provide a step-by-step plan of action for those in HR and Benefits Administra...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Multi-State Employers: Drafting Employee Handbooks Compliant in all States

Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you are a multi-state employer doing business in more than one state, it is even more complicated. There are a multitude of laws that vary state by state that an organization needs to ensure compliance with. Failure to do so can put an organization at legal peril. One of the causes for concern when drafting a multi-state handbook is that employers must comply with both federal and state laws concern...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Updates for your Employee Handbook: How to Ensure Legal Compliance and Avoid Liability

Are you ready for all the changes in laws and policies that may require revisions to your policies and procedures? Handbooks should be updated at least annually to ensure that they are in compliance with recent federal, state and local laws that have been passed as well as with important court decisions that could impact your organization. Attend this CLE program to better understand important protections that your employee handbook needs to contain to best protect you in 2018. Learn what r...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Copyright Infringement: How to Defend Lawsuits and Protect Assets

The instructors provide an overview on copyright infringement, the importance of registration, fair use or unsure defense. They touch on the available damages for copyright and the importance of registration, delving into the actual damages and profits. The discussion also covers liability for the actions of employees, and the use of independent contractors and the avoidance of liability. With a strong bases on theory and its practical implications, the discussion advances to protecting assets i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Immigration Law: New Rules and New Challenges in Recruiting Global Talent

In the last year, companies facing an already competitive hiring market have faced new rules and new challenges in recruiting and retaining global talent. What have been some of the most important lessons from the last year and how should companies prepare for the year ahead? This CLE program will touch on Executive Orders and USCIS policy shifts that impact work visas including H-1B visas, business travel, and overall enforcement.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Marijuana Matters in the Workplace: Cannabis & Employment Law

This CLE course begins with an overview of marijuana use statistics as they relate to the workplace. Ms. Gluck focuses the discussion on the employer challenges that come with contradictions and overlapping rules regarding federal and state employment protections. Finally, Ms. Gluck shares insight regarding employer obligations to accommodate and provide leave for medical marijuana use, as well as best practices for employment policies.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recent Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Litigation

Many employers try to limit former employees’ actions at the conclusion of the employment relationship through restrictive covenants, especially to protect proprietary information, trade secrets, confidential customer relationships and information. Yet, generally courts in New York will only enforce these agreements when they are necessary to protect an employer’s legitimate interests and where they are reasonable in time and geographic area. Join our panel of experts as they discuss th...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Labor and Employment Law Update: The Day of the $29.00 Hamburger is Coming!

This CLE program will discuss updates and new developments in labor and employment law, both New York State and federal. Specific topics will include: the difference between independent contractors and employees; the Freelance Isn’t Free Act; changes with regard to interns; New York State unemployment insurance law, including misclassification of employees; workers’ compensation; the New York Paid Family Leave Act; new required benefits; wage and hour updates, such as the tip credits, salary...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Current Developments in Employment Law: FMLA, DBL, WC, ADA, NYPFL - How Does All This Work

As more and more businesses attempt to address the needs of their employees in balancing work and family, the paid family leave act has come under additional scrutiny. This CLE course will explain everything an employer needs to know including eligibility, employer responsibilities and compliance. The course will also address strategies for avoiding liability and how to coordinate paid family leave with New York State’s rules on disability, workers compensation and the New York’s Paid Family L...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary relationships are not limited to trustees and executors. Fiduciary relationships – and fiduciary duties –can be found in the corporate setting, in employment and in many varied business relationships. Sometimes the fiduciary relationship is not obvious. Yet where an individual is found to have a fiduciary’s obligations, the extent of those obligations and the limitations on what the fiduciary can and cannot do are significant. The fiduciary relationship realigns the legal rights and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

You're Fired! How to Minimize Risk and Avoid Litigation

Whether your reasons for firing an employee are based on work performance, restructuring, or for another reason, following the proper termination procedures are imperative to avoid legal ramifications. This CLE program will discuss: The purpose and benefits of progressive discipline. How to ensure consistency with company policies Pitfalls of incomplete or dishonest employee performance reviews

General Credits
2
Price$100

Recognizing and Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

Have you been hearing about implicit bias and wondering what that means and if it affects you? Do you question whether the legal profession truly upholds justice and fairness for all? Maybe you’re just wondering what all the hullabaloo is about. In any case, this CLE is for you. Together we will explore the origins of bias, define implicit and explicit bias, look at ways that bias has impacted the legal profession, and define the causes of action arising from bias.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Designing and Enforcing Non-Competition Covenants

This CLE program will feature information on common pitfalls, helpful language, and what to expect with respect to enforceability and court actions as they pertain to non-competition covenants in Florida.

General Credits
0.5
Price$50

Transgender Employee Rights

As awareness and rights of transgender employees increase, employees and employers alike need to stay informed about this rapidly changing area of the law. Transgender employees should understand their entitlements under the law, and employers must begin thinking proactively about the needs of their transgender workforce. In this CLE program, current practitioners will discuss legal protections for transgender employees under federal and New York City law, current litigation around bath...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

What You Need to Know About New Federal Employment Laws

Important changes to federal overtime rules take effect on December 1st. The changes significantly increase the salary basis threshold for the so-called "white collar" overtime exemptions raising the pay for millions of workers. The new rules present challenges for employers, particularly in the media, entertainment, advertising and hospitality industries, where lower wages can be common for skilled work. Are you ready? Join Wendy Stryker, counsel to FKKS Executive Compensation and Employment...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Employment Eligibility Verification: Form I-9 Compliance

This CLE program will provide an introduction to an employer’s obligations with regard to employment eligibility verification, including when and how to complete Form I-9, document review, and retention requirements. Other topics covered include eVerify and how to avoid claims of discrimination.

General Credits
1
Price$50

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: A Guide to the International Student Client

This CLE program is designed for practitioners working with international students as they attend school and prepare for life in the U.S. after graduation. Topics covered will include Maintaining student status and related issues; Employment Authorization Options for Graduating F-1 Students; Introduction to Relevant Nonimmigrant Categories for the international student looking to remain in the U.S. and Paths to Permanent Residency.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration: An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law

This CLE program will provide a basic outline of U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant (temporary)visas, lawful permanent resident status, eligibility for U.S. citizenship, employer compliance and employer sanctions, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

Federal, state and local laws covering discrimination in the workplace have important procedural and substantive distinctions that all practitioners should be aware of. Topics include: EEO Agency Practice Drafting and responding to discrimination complaints Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff's and Defendant's perspective Summary Judgment, mediation and damage issues Strategies for litigation of discrimination cases

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

An Introduction to Immigration Law: Day 1: Non-immigrant Categories; Labor Certification and Removal Proceedings

In these difficult economic times, immigration law reform continues to be a contentious issue. Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice immigration law successfully and how to obtain the proper immigrant visa or "green card" for your client. This first day focuses on Non-immigrant Work-related Visa Categories and Obtaining a Green Card. Agenda for Part 1 Introduction and Overview of Nonimmigrant Categories Introduction to Three of the Most Utilized Nonimmigrant Wo...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Your IP Backstop

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) is one with which every employment lawyer, intellectual property lawyer and business counselor should be deeply familiar. Adopted in 48 States, DC, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, UTSA provides extensive remedies against those who wrongfully disclose, exploit or receive trade secrets of another, while also providing well-crafted protections against misuse of this powerful legal weapon. This CLE program reviews the Act, section by section, includ...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Franchise Law: Five Issues Facing Franchisors and Franchisees

Franchise Law is affecting many of the businesses ordinary Americans interact with on a daily basis. Whether it’s getting your coffee, having a sandwich, or buying a car, you are almost ensured to deal with a franchised business today. With popularity comes problems, and there are many issues facing franchisors and franchisees throughout the United States. This CLE lecture, “Franchise Law: Five Issues Facing Franchisors and Franchisees,” will focus on some of the more prevalent issues,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Workplace Shooting: Employers’ Legal Obligations and Survival Strategies

With a number of high-profile workplace shootings being reported, employers have begun asking with greater frequency what should they do to prepare their company and employees for such an event. As an employer, what are your legal responsibilities if a shooting occurs in your workplace or at a company-sponsored or sanctioned event? For you and your employees, what are the recommended survival strategies? Are employers obligated to offer survival training? Are employers liable if they don't? Th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Military Leave Rights and Landmark Cases

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Associate Michael Macomber, Esq. Mr. Macomber will draw upon his vast experience with federal employment law to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and other applicable federal and state laws. Mr. Macomber will assist attorneys in identifying the types of claims that can be pursued under USERRA in the co...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

The Basics of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig F. Zappia, Esq. Mr. Zappia will draw upon his deep experience as an employment law attorney to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding workplace discrimination claims. Mr. Zappia will provide guidance to attorneys on the various forums in which to make discrimination claims in the context of employment practice. Mr. Zappia will provide insight into procedural requirement...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Regulatory, Contract, and Licensing Issues in the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is a central facet of life in New York City, both for tourists and those who call the city home. New York City hospitality business operators require accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information, both to start a new business, and to keep their businesses compliant with ever changing regulatory and licensing laws. This topical CLE program, given by attorney Aaron H. Pierce, provides an overview of some of the most essential issues facing a restaurateur looking to open...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Structure Employment Agreements and Employee Equity Offerings to Avoid Section 409A Tax Traps

Section 409A of the tax code impacts virtually every agreement, program or other arrangement that provides for the deferral of compensation for employees or other service providers. This CLE program will provide an overview of Section 409A's key provisions and outline how you can structure your stock option and phantom equity plans and employment and severance agreements to ensure compliance.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Noncompetition and Confidentiality Provisions in Employment Agreements

This CLE program will present a roundtable discussion among judges and attorneys specialized in employment law regarding the development of New York appellate law on the enforceability of noncompetition and confidentiality covenants and state and national trends on these covenants' enforceability. One objective will be toward formulating consistency, which currently is lacking, in the current judicially created restrictions on noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and confidentiality agreem...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Deflategate & The Limits of Commissioner Power

One of the most talked about legal cases in recent years, the conflict between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady and the National Football League Players Association over deflated footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship Game touches on critical aspects of contract, labor, arbitration and mediation and procedural law. This CLE presentation examines how this controversy has raised questions regarding the limits of commissioner power in sports as once all...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Hot Button Issues in Employment Law

This program will explore cutting-edge issues and recent developments in employment law. A panel comprised of senior in-house and outside counsel, along with the Brooklyn Regional Director of the NLRB will have a lively discussion, where active audience participation will be encouraged, on topics including: Critical issues that arise with respect to the use of social media and email in the workplace Recent developments in the ongoing debate on classifying workers as independent contrac...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Introduction to Non-Competes

The law regarding non-compete clauses, and other restrictive covenants in the employment context, have been in a fair amount of flux over the last several years, leaving both employers and employees unsure as to whether these agreements are enforceable, in the first instance, and if so, to what extent. The topics covered in this lecture will include: How different jurisdictions evaluate whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable How, at least in some jurisdictions, a fiduciary...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Long Term Disability Benefits Under ERISA

The variety of employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit plans under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) can often lead to confusion. This CLE course will review the different types of plans and the benefits each one offers as well as limitations and the minimum benefits applicable. The course will explain proofs of claim, filing and claim and elimination procedures. The course will offer an analysis of claim denials and tips and strategies to avoid denials of claim...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Dealing with Difficult Attorneys

Have you ever been frustrated when litigating a case or negotiating a transaction because opposing counsel seems intent on thwarting your every move? Then join NYCLA’s Task Force on Professionalism to learn tips and techniques for dealing with difficult counsel. Civility in and out of the courtroom has never been more important, given the challenges of practicing in the legal profession in the current economic environment. A distinguished panel with members from private practice, the judiciary...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Labor & Employment Law Update

Labor and employment law is an ever evolving field. This CLE course will offer the latest updates and development in both local and federal laws which relate to independent contractors, paid sick leave laws in New York City, and recent changes to the New York State unemployment insurance law. The course will delve into the complicated area of employee mis-classification, workers’ compensation, the use of social media and case law with regards to the above.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are introduced into court more often than any other document in support of a variety of different legal claims against employers. However, there are legal pitfalls that you need to be aware of when either drafting such job descriptions or advising clients on best practices for drafting such job descriptions. A well drafted job description can help you defend an employer in an ADA case but a poorly-drafted job description can mean losing such a case. This CLE course w...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Employee Handbooks: Do's and Don'ts

Employee Handbooks are essential for employers in today’s litigious environment. They are the number one most important tool that an employer can have to protect itself from future liability. However, there are important mistakes that employers can make that wreak havoc for employers. This CLE course will help counsel better understand the legal liability that can come from failing to have the proper employment law policies in your employee handbook. It will provide an in-depth revie...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Labor Relations: What You Need to Know about a Represented Environment

One of the most difficult things for managers to do is to manage effectively in a represented environment. This is all the more true when your managers, who were used to managing in a non-represented environment, all of a sudden have to deal with labor relations issues for the first time. This CLE course will explore in-depth the labor relations process and will provide an in-depth review of your obligations vis-à-vis a collective bargaining agreement and your obligations pursuant to...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Preventing Workplace Violence: What Attorneys Need to Know

In light of so many recent instances of violence including the recent mall shooting in Columbia, MD, Purdue University, the Navy Yard shooting, the school shooting tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT, employers need to be better protected when it comes to workplace violence. This CLE program will provide legal counsel with a definition of what constitutes workplace violence and examples of who can engage in workplace violence. You will learn to recognize the warning signs that can lead to workplace vi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

House Rules: Fundamentals of Employment Law for Inside Counsel

This CLE program will address employment law issues frequently faced by in-house counsel. In-house counsel have unique challenges stemming from their requirement to be both a legal counselor and a business person. In light of this unique role, this program will cover legal and practical solutions for: avoiding discrimination and harassment liability, including best practices for handling employee complaints and workplace investigations, managing risks associated with the misclassificat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Legal Issues Facing Collegiate Athletics: O'Bannon v. NCAA

College sports have been in turmoil for the last few years. Now with the O'Bannon decision having been issued by the district court, what precisely is the future of college sports and how has and likely will the landscapes change in the next 18 to 24 months. This CLE course will explain the recent decision and how it will impact the future of college sports.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Reach and Limits of Commissioner Power in the Major Professional Sports

The top news stories coming out of professional sports in 2014 all seem to have involved commissioners of the major American sports imposing discipline on players and even owners for what has largely been off field issues. This lecture with combine an examination of topical cases: MLB and Alex Rodriguez; NFL and Ray Rice and NBA and Donald Sterling with an exploration of labor, antitrust and contract law to explore the reach and limitation of Commissioner power in the major sports.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Do's and Don'ts of Drafting Social Media Policies

The use of social media by employers and employees continues to raise significant issues for the workplace. While employers have begun to address these issues through workplace policies and practices, care must be taken that such policies and practices are not unlawfully overbroad and do not infringe on employee rights under the law. This CLE presentation will discuss the appropriate mindset employers must maintain when establishing and implementing workplace policies on social media, and th...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Legal Ethics Relating to Social Media

Social media has transformed the way we think, the way we communicate, the way we socialize and the way we work. But for the legal profession, the advent of social media has created a world of ethical pitfalls that attorneys in all fields must learn to avoid. This CLE course will examine these ethics and how to navigate the world of social media advertising, marketing and communications without breaching their ethical responsibilities. The course will focus on applicable RPC’s, advertising, ma...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Bias in the Legal Profession

Learn how to make sure that you and your firm makes employment decisions in an unbiased manner. This CLE course will teach how bias can translate into legal causes of action and show how these lawsuits have affected certain law firms. Learn what to avoid, what actions to take, and how to make sure that our profession creates a fair and just playing field for all.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

The Ins and Outs of Conducting an Internal Workplace Investigation

To minimize exposure and to comply with legal requirements, employers are asking their in-house and outside counsel to conduct workplace investigations relating to violations of company policies, claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and allegations of misconduct. A fair and effective internal investigation can be an employer’s best defense against a potential employment lawsuit and, when conducted properly, an internal investigation can help an employer avoid costly and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Ethics 101 for In-House Counsel

This seminar will guide in-house counsel through important issues of professional responsibility that they face on a regular basis: rules that govern privileged communications, electronic discovery, contact with former employees, conflicts of interest, and others. Tannenbaum Helpern partners Vincent J. Syracuse, Jamie B.W. Stecher, Andrew W. Singer and Paul D. Sarkozi will utilize a series of hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate critical problems and offer problem-solving techniques...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Work Place Bullying: What is It and What to do About It

This CLE program will explore the definitions of workplace bullying and explain how it differs from illegal harassment. Employment attorney Beth K. Whittenbury, discusses the corporate costs of bullying and how to identify warning signs of bullying in the workplace. Beth will also discuss the steps to setting up anti-bullying policies and procedures for your clients. Learn the creative causes of action clever attorneys are using to sue for workplace bullying. Explore some workplace bullying ca...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Research, Privacy and the Law: What You Need to Know to Avoid Trouble

Listening to your phone calls without a judge's warrant is illegal if you're a U.S. citizen. But do the police need a warrant? Can employers monitor and record their employees' phone conversations? If you are in a position where others might benefit from listening to your conversations, you may be a target of electronic eavesdropping or wiretapping. Is it a federal crime to wiretap without court approval, unless one of the parties has given their prior consent? Is a warrant needed to g...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

New York City Paid Sick Leave: Key Provisions for Employers

A recent update in New York’s paid sick leave legislation, known as the New York City Earned Sick Time Act, has left many attorneys and HR managers at a loss, unsure of how to advise companies and in need of a total overhaul of employee policies and handbooks. This CLE course, presented by Andrew W. Singer, Esq. and Jason B. Klimpl, Esq. of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP, who themselves contributed to the legislation’s final version, will offer a comprehensive review of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Multi-State Employers: How to Draft Legally Compliant Employee Handbooks

Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you represent a multi-state employer doing business in more than one state, it is even more complicated. There are a multitude of laws that vary state by state that an organization needs to ensure compliance with. Failure to do so can put an organization at legal peril. One of the causes for concern when drafting a multi-state handbook is that employers must comply with both federal and state laws c...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Strategies for Conducting Effective and Legally Compliant Interviews

The process of selecting and interviewing candidates for employment is fraught with legal risk. For instance, governmental agencies and plaintiffs’ lawyers are increasingly focused on potential barriers to employment, such as businesses that engage in unlawful discrimination or who fail to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. This program will discuss best practices for employers to avoid common pitfalls during the interviewing and recruitment process....

General Credits
1
Price$50

Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez: An Opportunity to Examine Ethical Issues Arising from Labor Arbitration

It played out like a soap opera on the pages of news and television screens across the nation. It may have been the most discussed and covered labor penalty appeal arbitration in history but the investigation, discipline and controversy generated by Major League Baseball's suspension of superstar Alex Rodriguez for 162 games, all of the 2014 season, the longest suspension short of a lifetime ban issued in baseball history opens the door for a deeper examination of potentially conflicting legal a...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The End of Amateurism, Unionization and Antitrust: The Legal Challenges Facing Collegiate Athletics

The United States is the only country in the world to have a highly evolved and revenue producing intercollegiate sports structure. Taken as a whole, college sports in the U.S. would be the third largest sports league behind only the NFL and MLB, generating somewhere between $6-$9 billion dollars annually. In positioning institutions of higher learning, sports may hold a place that is even more crucial than the dollars they produce as they can transform a university from the standpoint of per...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Donald Sterling & the NBA: Speech, Property Rights, Antitrust and the Law of Professional Sports Leagues

The controversial statements of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, that were recorded and now have become the basis of his potentially being banned for life from the NBA and forced to sell his team, one he bought for $12 million dollars but one that may be worth more than one billion dollars provides a backdrop for an examination of the power of commissioners and the law that underpins professional sports leagues in North America. Who should watch this CLE? Anyone who is int...

General Credits
1
Price$50

When Does the Duty to Conduct Workplace Investigations Arise and Other Critical Timing Issues

Rumors are flying that a subordinate is sleeping with her boss to get promotions. An employee tells a manager off-site and over lunch that she is being harassed at work. You receive a complaint, but can't start the investigation immediately. This CLE program will explain your legal obligations under these circumstances and provide you with a firm understanding of when the duty to investigate kicks in, when you need to start the investigation, as well as how long the investigation can take.

General Credits
1
Price$50

#You're Fired @Will: Social Media and Employment Law

Employees talk about everything on social media. Their supervisors. Their clients. The pitch they worked on all night. While many of these comments are harmless, some violate workplace rules or threaten company interests. But disciplining employee social media communications is not as easy as it sounds - even in "employment at will" situations. State and federal law protects certain types of online speech. In addition to the subject matter of the comments, you have to consider wher...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The ABC’s of Business Immigration: A Primer for the General Practitioner

The topic of immigration has had no shortage of attention in recent years, but knowing your current events and navigating the legalities of immigration is not the same thing. This CLE course offers everything you need to gain a comprehensive understanding of business and family immigration. The course will explain the procedure for business and family petitions with an emphasis on categories commonly used in the business community, review the recent developments to the PERM process for...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Understanding COBRA Medical Care: A Legal Guide

Even before ObamaCare, there was COBRA, which requires employers to offer employees continuation of their group health care coverage in the event their employment is terminated or their hours have been reduced. Learn everything there is to know about COBRA, its benefits, requirements, eligibility, restrictions, and provisions in this exciting CLE course.

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Try a Wage and Hour Case with a View from the Bench

In recent years there has been an influx of litigation in the area of wage and hour claims. Gain an overview of New York State Labor Laws as well as the plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspectives on such cases. Understand how improperly paid employees can recover compensation for missed wages. Learn how employers can make mistakes, such as incorrectly classifying or paying employees, which can lead to costly litigation and tarnished reputation, as well as the steps they can take to develop polic...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Social Media Platform Rules: A Legal Guide

As more and more advertising moves to social media, it's important to understand the different platform rules before embarking on a new campaign. Who owns what's posted. How to interact with your followers. How to disclose endorsements or sponsorships. And who's responsible for user-posted content. The platforms often impose requirements that are different or stricter than those imposed by law. Don't miss this rundown of what you need to know including: Which rules are common across p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case – Part 2

Learn from a panel of experts how to handle an employment discrimination case. Part 2 will cover the following topics: Mediation in Employment Discrimination Cases Pre-Trial and trial Strategy from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Pre-Trial and trial Strategy from the Defendant’s Perspective

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case – Part 1

Learn from a panel of experts how to handle an employment discrimination case. Part 1 will cover the following topics: Part 1 – Pre-trial Issues Overview of Agency Practice Drafting a Complaint and Answer Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Discovery Tips from the defendant’s perspective

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Legal and Practical Considerations for Recruiting, Vetting and Hiring Professional Employees

Though it seems somewhat accepted practice to engage in minor fabrications when applying for a job, for those doing the hiring, it remains problematic. For attorneys, who must contend with severe ethical regulations and privacy laws, it is increasingly imperative to safeguard against bad hires. This CLE course will teach practical tips for attorneys on how to use pre-employment background checks to maintain a rigid hiring process that conforms to the highest standards of legal complian...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Down the Runway: A Day of Fashion Law

Join us for a program aimed at practitioners confronted with the legal implications of representing a client in the fashion industry. A variety of issues may arise when representing a fashion client, from intellectual property, to labor and employment, to corporate governance, customs and even advertising issues. A faculty of experts will tackle the most salient issues pertinent to the fashion law practitioner. Panel I – The Business Foundation Panel II – The Business of Fashion Panel...

General Credits
5
Price$200

Employment Law for Business Lawyers

It is generally accepted that employees need to be treated fairly and equitably. A company may, in fact, be set up in such a way as to take the treatment of employees into account to a tremendous degree. And yet, that company may still run afoul of the legal requirements under Employment Law, which is based not on what may seem fair, but on what is lawful. This CLE course, geared toward business lawyers who do not practice in this field and meant to provide practical guidance, explains the man...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Law School Litigation

The number of law schools that have been the subject of lawsuits is perhaps the greatest irony. But to date, over 15 schools have been brought before a judge. Many of the lawsuits were the result of the schools’ misrepresenting their students’ grades, accomplishments or salaries. This CLE course reviews the various cases, the theories of liability and the plaintiff’s seeking of damages.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Practices for Hiring Minors, Interns and Volunteers

Finding, hiring and retaining good employees are perhaps the most difficult aspects of running a business. Add in the complication of hiring minors, interns and volunteers, and the issue is fraught with legal pitfalls. This CLE course will review the various legal considerations in hiring minors, interns and volunteers in NJ as well as the importance of following strict legal guidelines in hiring, firing and record keeping. The course will review the minimum age requirements, explain t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Facebook in the Workplace: The Intersection of Social Media and Employment Law

The rise in our use of Social Media is shocking in its extreme as are the many arguments over its overall effect in the way our society communicates. The impact is felt in all sectors of society but it is with regards to the workplace that a slew of laws have arisen to protect employees and employers and ensure a safe work environment. This CLE course will review those laws and explore trends in social media and its impact on the workplace. The course, presented by esteemed attorneys J...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Wrap Documents: A Life Vest for ERISA Compliance

Legal non-compliance is never to be taken lightly. This is particularly true with regards to ERISA, for which non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and even prison. This CLE course will explain who and what is subject to ERISA, exemptions to the Act, partial applications of ERISA and documentation requirements. The course will then explain the purpose of wrap documents in protecting you from unintentional non-compliance.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Employment Law: An Entertainment Industry Perspective

A raft of common employment practices are now putting media and entertainment companies at risk. For example, incorrect classification of interns, volunteers, independent contractors, and full-time workers have all recently led to big legal headaches for small, mid-size, and even larger companies. Similarly, missteps in grants of equity to employees are leading to nasty tax consequences for employers and employees, souring relationships. Listen as two experienced employment lawyers review rece...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Americans with Disabilities Act: How to Win Your Case Using Good Faith

In the day and age of political correctness, one would think that accommodations for people with disabilities would be standard. And yet, the requirements and precedents for demanding reasonable and effective accommodations are often overlooked by attorneys. This timely CLE course will explain the requirements and precedents as well as the history of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the importance of utilizing the option for mediation and the impact that the statute of limitations has...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

The Last Person You’d Suspect: Responding to Employee Dishonesty

Businesses face no end of challenges, but those challenges should not come from within. And yet, employee dishonesty is a rampant problem that plagues business owners from the smallest companies to the largest corporations and includes everything from the most minor transgressions to major thefts such as diversion of assets and commercial bribery. This CLE course, presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz partners Patrick J. Boyle and Brian E. Maas will discuss the potential costs to business...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Players on the Picket Line: Sports Lockouts

When we think of unions and strikes, teachers and municipal workers are often what come to mind. Beyond that, there is little differentiation made between a strike and a lockout. Surprisingly, they are very distinct and the issue of unions, strikes and lockouts is not limited to those professions, but extends to athletes as well. This CLE course, a must for sports agents, attorneys and aficionados and presented by Robert Boland Esq., will review all the essential information about Sports Lock...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing the Players: A Guide to Sports Contracts

From the viewpoint of Hollywood, the life of a sports agent is about representing celebrity players, traveling to exciting places and mingling with the media. While that may be true, behind the scenes, the contracts which bind players to those who represent them is part of an area of law that is both complex and fascinating. This CLE course will explain the various types of sports contracts and their restrictions, as well as the potential ethical issues involved. The course will also review th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Guidelines for Independent Contractor Compliance

Understanding employee status is crucial for compliance. The rules governing independent contractor status and their implications on taxes, exemptions, and wage standards are manifold. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kenneth A. Sprang, esq., will offer a step-by-step explanation of the importance of proper classification, potential consequences of misclassification, drafting independent contractor agreements and understanding: Applicable tax ramifications IRS Codes, stand...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Discrimination and Harassment In the Workplace: An Internal Audit for Businesses

Employers face a number of challenges in preventing and handling discrimination and harassment claims and issues in the workplace. Additionally, with lawsuits in this area continually on the rise it is more important than ever for employers take proactive steps to protect themselves. This course provides legal guidance and practical information to assist companies in an audit of internal best practices and procedures related to prevention, compliance and risk management including a review of...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Sports and the Law

Over the past couple of years there have been crises in professional sports, with the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreements in Football, Basketball and Baseball and with lockouts and litigation taking the place of games in the headlines. The presenter, the Chair of the Sports Business faculty at New York University and a former sports agent and sports law expert explains why this year has been so different both practically and legally speaking. In something of a paradoxical situ...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Family & Employment Based Immigration Law

US immigration laws are constantly changing and are extremely complex. In this CLE course, experienced immigration attorney Reaz Jafri will take you through the basics of family-based and employment-based immigration options and provide a concise overview of the complex world of immigration law. Learn about how US citizens can bring their family members to the US or how an employer can hire a foreign worker for temporary or permanent employment in the US.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Employment Law and Ethics

Using a series of hypotheticals, hear from employment law practitioners and noted ethicists how to deal with the real world ethical issues that confront employment attorneys during their everyday practice. The program provides a lively and stimulating discussion.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Building a Successful Partnership With In-House Counsel

This fascinating CLE course focuses on an oft-ignored but critical aspect of practicing law: the relationship between in-house and outside counsel. Presented by Mitchell Falber, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ABC Carpet & Home, the course is designed to address both in-house attorneys and general attorneys who may be retained as outside counsel and is a first-hand look at the importance of creating and maintaining meaningful and constructive partnerships between attorn...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case

A panel of experts provides a comprehensive look at wage and hour cases, from the perspective of the New York State Department of labor, the US Department of Labor, the plaintiff and the defendant.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Sexual Harassment in New York State

Harassment in the workplace is always a hot topic and the parameters of appropriate behavior undergo constant redefinition. This CLE course will define harassment, both sexual and other forms and explain the federal, state and local laws that apply to workplace harassment and discrimination. Included in the course is: • Claims of sexual harassment • Claims of other forms of harassment and discrimination • Statutory and Constitutional Protections • Employer L...

General Credits
1
Price$50
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