A discussion of special issues found in the public sector workplace, including due process, §1983, first amendment issues, immunity issues and torts. These issues will be discussed from both employer and employee sides. The session will close with a half hour presentation on special issues in the higher education workplace including tenure disputes.
TX Alcoholic Beverage Comm - Austin, TX
Lisa A. Brown, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP - Houston, TX
Philip Durst, Deats Durst Owen & Levy, P.L.L.C. - Austin, TX
0.50 hr ethics
Forum providing practical advice regarding how to build a successful law practice representing employees in employment law matters.
B. Craig Deats,
Deats Durst Owen & Levy, PLLC - Austin, TX
Katrina S. Patrick, Houston, TX
Paul A. Schorn, Paul Schorn Attorney At Law - Lockhart, TX
A review of hot topics under federal law, including the Fifth Circuit’s approach to Desert Palace v. Costa.
Baylor School Of Law - Waco, TX
A review of recent cases involving tort claims commonly seen in employment cases and cases under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
Charles C. High Jr.,
Kemp Smith LLP - El Paso, TX
Recent decisions of the National Labor Relations Board and courts interpreting the National Labor Relations Act.
George W. Baab,
This session will analyze administrative and judicial developments in disability discrimination law under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act, and review emerging issues of interest to legal counsel and human resources representatives.
James H. Kizziar Jr.,
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP - San Antonio, TX
Enforcement of state labor and employment laws in this era of globalization.
Hon. W. Royal Furgeson Jr.,
United States District Judge - San Antonio, TX
Love it or hate it, it’s now a fact of life for Texas lawyers. Learn which claims are covered and which are not, understand the knotty ethical issues that arise in the EPLI triangle of lawyer, insured and insurance company, get a handle on how EPLI impacts settlement and more.
Raymond D. Martinez,
Ford & Harrison LLP - Dallas, TX
What employers need to know to effectively prepare and manage OFCCP and FLSA self audits.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham - Dallas, TX
0.25 hr ethics
The responses, motions and choices made in the first 30 days of the case are critical: what should you file (and not file) and when.
Christopher H. Hahn,
Vinson & Elkins LLP - Austin, TX
J. Matthew Lyons, Andrews Kurth LLP - Austin, TX
Todd H. Silberman, Express Carriers - San Antonio, TX
A practical guide to conducting workplace investigations—who, when, how—with particular emphasis on avoiding common pitfalls and optimizing results.
Amy Karff Halevy,
Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP - Houston, TX
Survey and update on areas in which the National Labor Relations Act affects the non-union workplace, including safety complaints, e-mail policies, employee committees, and more.
B. Lee Crawford Jr.,
Temple Inland Inc - Austin, TX
Learn creative ways to prosecute and defend the motions used in most employment cases.
Katherine L. Butler,
Drafting jury charges for your federal employment law cases, from an employer and employee perspective. The presentation will include an update on the status of the Fifth Circuit’s advisory committee regarding Pattern Jury Charges for Employment Law.
Margaret A. Harris,
Butler & Harris - Houston, TX
Matthew R. Scott, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP - Dallas, TX
A discussion of employee leaves of absence, with primary focus on leaves of absence for military service under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Right Act (USERRA).
Vianei Lopez Robinson,
Robinson Law Firm - Abilene, TX
This presentation will focus on specific strategies to defend against FLSA collective actions. It will also address ways employers might avert such actions.
David L. Kern,
Kern Law Firm, P.C. - El Paso, TX
Teresa S. Valderrama, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Houston, TX
Employers are hiring again: this session covers typical traps and pitfalls in hiring employees; evaluating and terminating employees, and dealing with the rogue supervisor.
Robert E. Sheeder,
Jenkens & Gilchrist - Dallas, TX
Few cases resonate with juries more than whistleblowing and retaliation and the legal issues continue to evolve as well. This session covers developments in the last year.
Michael W. Fox,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart - Austin, TX
0.25 hr ethics
Update on harassment cases and analysis of the trends and issues in workplace harassment.
Linda Ottinger Headley,
Littler Mendelson, P.C. - Houston, TX
0.25 hr ethics
Once a novelty, electronic discovery has become a regular part of modern litigation practice. The presentation will cover the state of the law as it relates to electronic discovery obligations, discuss the unique ethical issues presented by the preservation and production of electronic information and imbedded electronic information, and give an overview of some of the emerging technology that is now available for managing electronic information.
Boulette & Golden L.L.P. - Austin, TX
What’s new and what’s old but still good.
William H. Bruckner,
0.75 hr ethics
Patrick J. Maher,
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff,Et Al - Fort Worth, TX
0.25 hr ethics
The arbitration presentation will address the asserted benefits of arbitration, the formation of the arbitration contract, the contents of ADR programs, and other arbitration topics.
Thomas M. Melo,
Attorney at Law - Houston, TX
As more and more employers enter the global marketplace and employ a global workforce, employment lawyers are challenged to provide global solutions to increasingly complex legal issues. As globalization increases and the world shrinks, employment lawyers must keep pace.
Dell - Austin, TX
0.25 hr ethics
Counsel for employers and employees alert to the impact of taxes on damages and attorney’s fees; whether by judgment or settlement, avoid unpleasant surprises.
David T. Lopez,
Lopez Law Firm - Houston, TX
An update on the enforceability of non-compete agreements under Texas law, with reference to common law causes of action that typically accompany non-compete disputes.
Thomas A. Nesbitt,
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP - Austin, TX
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