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2019 Labor and Employment Law eConference

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UT Law's Labor and Employment Law Conference is the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. By bringing together leading members of the bar, personnel experts, and in-house counsel, the conference offers the timely updates, emerging trends, and the variety of perspectives practitioners need.

2019 highlights include:
  • Perspective on Navigating the EEOC from both sides of the bar – and the EEOC
  • Analysis of the standards for determining Contingent Workers and Joint Employment
  • Discussion of Emerging Local Regulations and the Multistate Employer
  • Focused presentation series on litigation strategies and workforce solutions
  • Updates on federal and state law, including developments at the NRLB
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Total Credit Hours:
16.25 | 1.50 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Civil Appellate Law | Civil Trial Law | Labor and Employment Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$595  

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1. State Employment Law Update: Texas and Beyond (Jun 2019)

Christopher Benoit, Clara "C. B." Burns

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Video (mp4) 51 mins
Audio (mp3) 50 mins
Paper (pdf) 46 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

State Employment Law Update: Texas and Beyond (Jun 2019)

Examine employment-related developments under Texas state law, including a discussion of significant new Texas cases. Also explore important trends developing in other states, and what they might mean for Texas.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Christopher Benoit, The Law Office of Lynn Coyle, PLLC - El Paso, TX
Clara "C. B." Burns, Kemp Smith LLP - El Paso, TX

2. Federal Employment Law Update (Jun 2019)

Danielle K. Herring

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 40 mins
Paper (pdf) 37 pgs
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs

SESSION 2 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Federal Employment Law Update (Jun 2019)

Analyze recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, significant federal case law, and federal legislative developments.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Danielle K. Herring, Littler Mendelson P.C. - Houston, TX

3. Emerging Local Regulations and the Multistate Employer (Jun 2019)

Sarah Mitchell Montgomery

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 3 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Emerging Local Regulations and the Multistate Employer (Jun 2019)

Businesses with employees in more than one state are facing the challenges of an increasingly disparate patchwork of laws. Hear about some of the most recent and significant labor and employment developments at the state and local level that could impact your multistate clients. 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Sarah Mitchell Montgomery, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX

4. Navigating the EEOC (Jun 2019)

Malinda A. Gaul, Philip J. Moss, Jennifer M. Trulock

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 4 — 46 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 4:

Navigating the EEOC (Jun 2019)

Get practical tips to ethically navigate through the EEOC administrative process from the perspective of the employee, employer, and EEOC. Hear guidance on how litigation with the EEOC differs from litigation between employers and employees.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Malinda A. Gaul, Gaul and Dumont - San Antonio, TX
Philip J. Moss, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - San Antonio, TX
Jennifer M. Trulock, Baker Botts - Dallas, TX

5. Negligence is Alive and Well in the Harassment Arena (Jun 2019)

Austin Kaplan

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 5 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Negligence is Alive and Well in the Harassment Arena (Jun 2019)

What can negligence tell us about employment claims, and what negligence claims can survive Waffle House? Applying negligence concepts to harassment and other claims from the perspective of an employee-side attorney—learn what employees and employers are doing that may be damaging their claims and defenses.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin Kaplan, Kaplan Law Firm - Austin , TX

6. Antitrust Insights for HR Practices (Jun 2019)

Christine E. Reinhard

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 6 — 28 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 6:

Antitrust Insights for HR Practices (Jun 2019)

Discuss the Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources Professionals (issued by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in October 2016) and its enforcement under the current Administration.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Christine E. Reinhard, Schmoyer Reinhard LLP - San Antonio, TX

7. Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap (Jun 2019)

Katrina Grider

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 7 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap (Jun 2019)

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its enactment. With an aging baby boomer population, employees working past traditional retirement age, and millennials moving into management positions—these issues are more important than ever. Discuss strategies for managing multi-generational workforces and preventing age discrimination claims.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

8. Wage and Hour Update (Jun 2019)

Aaron Johnson, Daniel A. Verrett

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 8 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 8:

Wage and Hour Update (Jun 2019)

Review developments in wage and hour enforcement and law over the past year.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Aaron Johnson, Equal Justice Center - Austin, TX
Daniel A. Verrett, Moreland Verrett, P.C. - Austin, TX

9. As the Board Turns: Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act (Jun 2019)

Jennifer Bley Sweeny, Rod Tanner

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Video (mp4) 40 mins
Audio (mp3) 39 mins
Paper (pdf) 28 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 9 — 40 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

As the Board Turns: Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act (Jun 2019)

A union lawyer and management lawyer discuss the continuing evolution of the Board and how recent developments are impacting employment policies for non-union and unionized employers.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Jennifer Bley Sweeny, Blumenfeld & Sweeny, LLP - Fort Worth, TX
Rod Tanner, Tanner and Associates, PC - Fort Worth, TX

10. Click for More: The Pitfalls of Modern Recruiting (Jun 2019)

Corey E. Tanner

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Video (mp4) 23 mins
Audio (mp3) 23 mins
Paper (pdf) 28 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 10 — 23 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

Click for More: The Pitfalls of Modern Recruiting (Jun 2019)

How much is too much information? Between background checks, social media, and visas, review best practices to avoid being sued before your employee’s first day.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Corey E. Tanner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Austin, TX

11. Drugs in the Workplace (Jun 2019)

Dylan A. Farmer

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Video (mp4) 36 mins
Audio (mp3) 36 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 11 — 36 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Drugs in the Workplace (Jun 2019)

Survey federal and state laws governing workplace testing for prescription and illegal drugs, including federal regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and medical and recreational marijuana laws. Discuss best practices for drafting workplace drug testing policies in light of recent Texas case law.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Dylan A. Farmer, Schmoyer Reinhard LLP - San Antonio, TX

12. Employee Mental Health Accommodations: Tips for Success in Managing Stigma and Stress (Jun 2019)

Susan Motley

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 12 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

Employee Mental Health Accommodations: Tips for Success in Managing Stigma and Stress (Jun 2019)

Does the topic alone kill your confidence or increase your own stress level? Hear practical tips and strengthen your skills in spotting and responding to such issues in compliance with the ADA and FMLA.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Susan Motley, Wood Weatherly Trial Law - Denton, TX

13. Combatting Hostile Environments: Risks of “Workplace Civility” Policies (Jun 2019)

Christopher H. Hahn

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Video (mp4) 20 mins
Audio (mp3) 19 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 13 — 20 mins, credit 0.25

Session 13:

Combatting Hostile Environments: Risks of “Workplace Civility” Policies (Jun 2019)

Anti-harassment policies that prohibit only conduct that is strictly unlawful do not go far enough to guarantee a respectful workplace for employees. But broadly-drafted policies that require civility in workplace interactions can have unintended consequences. Examine the pros and cons of policies that go beyond unlawful behavior, and what they can mean for you and your clients.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Christopher H. Hahn, Dell - Round Rock, TX

14. Covenants Not to Compete: Recent Trends and Developments (May 2019)

Philip Durst

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Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 14 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 14:

Covenants Not to Compete: Recent Trends and Developments (May 2019)

Explore recent cases and strategies involving the enforcement or relaxation of restraints on competition.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Philip Durst, Deats, Durst & Owen, P.L.L.C. - Austin, TX

15. Corroborating Evidence: It’s Not Just a Swearing Match (May 2019)

Jim Sanford

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Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 38 pgs
Slides (pdf) 37 pgs

SESSION 15 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 15:

Corroborating Evidence: It’s Not Just a Swearing Match (May 2019)

Workplace disputes dismissed as “he-said, she-said” very often are in reality “he-said, she-said” plus some other evidence says. What is corroborating evidence to courts and juries in workplace discrimination and harassment cases?

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Jim Sanford, Gillespie Sanford LLP - Dallas, TX

16. Anti-SLAPP for Everyone! (May 2019)

Robert E. Sheeder

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Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 25 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 16 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 16:

Anti-SLAPP for Everyone! (May 2019)

More and more states are adopting Anti-SLAPP legislation, and the broad approach taken by Texas under the TCPA suggests that even a tangential relationship between the communication and a matter of public concern is sufficient. So what is an attorney to do? Review the elements and limits of Anti-SLAPP litigation, and make sure you are prepared the next time a slap is on the horizon.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Robert E. Sheeder, Bracewell - Dallas, TX

17. Class Action Employment Litigation: What's Left and What's New (May 2019)

John V. Jansonius

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Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 17 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 17:

Class Action Employment Litigation: What's Left and What's New (May 2019)

Dukes, Epic Systems, and many other cases in the past decade have made class litigation extremely difficult in employment cases. Nonetheless, government agencies and private litigants are still filing a variety of class action discrimination cases and the prevalence of wage‑hour collective actions remain strong. Discuss the status of class and collective action employment litigation with a focus on recent developments impacting both the plaintiffs’ and defense bars.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

John V. Jansonius, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX

18. Public Sector Update (Jun 2019)

B. Craig Deats, Natalie G. DeLuca

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 49 pgs
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 18 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 18:

Public Sector Update (Jun 2019)

Get the latest on representing government employees, including developments in the First Amendment, due process, privacy, political patronage, and state law protections in the public workplace.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

B. Craig Deats, Deats, Durst & Owen, P.L.L.C. - Austin, TX
Natalie G. DeLuca, Metropolitan Transit Authority - Houston, TX

19. Religious Freedom in the Workplace (Jun 2019)

B. Lee Crawford Jr.

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 128 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 19 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 19:

Religious Freedom in the Workplace (Jun 2019)

Combined federal and state initiatives create a complex legal tableau for both employers and employees concerning religious beliefs and practices in the workplace. Trace the sources of the core rights and duties, and highlight significant legislative, executive, and judicial developments.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

B. Lee Crawford Jr., City of Austin Law Department - Austin, TX

20. Developments in Disability Law (Jun 2019)

James H. Kizziar Jr.

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 133 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 20 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 20:

Developments in Disability Law (Jun 2019)

Review significant regulatory and court developments under the Americans with Disabilities Act and gain insights into emerging disability issues.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

James H. Kizziar Jr., Bracewell - San Antonio, TX and Washington, DC

21. Contingent Workers and Joint Employment (Jun 2019)

Kathryn Youker

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 25 pgs
Paper (pdf) 88 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 21 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 21:

Contingent Workers and Joint Employment (Jun 2019)

Claims brought by contingent workers often involve disputes about whether or not a worker is an "employee" and who is that worker's "employer." Survey the different standards for determining employment status under various labor and employment laws with a focus on nonstandard work arrangements, including contract, temporary, and "gig" work. 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Kathryn Youker, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - Brownsville, TX

22. The Gig Economy: Don’t Call It a Comeback (Jun 2019)

Michael J. Golden

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 38 pgs
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 22 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 22:

The Gig Economy: Don’t Call It a Comeback (Jun 2019)

Revisit the rapidly evolving gig economy and take a tour through the myriad approaches courts and agencies have adopted, tested, and abandoned in their collective attempt to understand and classify the growing number of digital platform providers that now enable service providers to connect directly with end-users. Examine the limitations of the binary employee/contractor classification system, the promises and pitfalls of a proposed hybrid “gig” worker classification, and the competing federal, state, and local efforts to find the right balance between entrepreneurial enablement and service provider protection. 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Michael J. Golden, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

23. Federal Contractor Update (Jun 2019)

Shafeeqa W. Giarratani

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 23 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 23:

Federal Contractor Update (Jun 2019)

It has been a record-breaking year of new initiatives from the OFCCP! Hear updates on federal contractor compliance obligations and review recent developments at Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Shafeeqa W. Giarratani, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Austin, TX

24. HR Systems: Things to Consider (Jun 2019)

David L. Wiley

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Slides (pdf) 38 pgs

SESSION 24 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 24:

HR Systems: Things to Consider (Jun 2019)

The way human resources systems are structured and implemented can have impacts far beyond any individual case. Examine why and how these systems and the changes they bring can be so critical.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

David L. Wiley, Gibson Wiley PLLC - Dallas, TX

25. Texas Unemployment and Payday Law Update (Jun 2019)

William T. (Tommy) Simmons

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Paper (pdf) 50 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 25 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 25:

Texas Unemployment and Payday Law Update (Jun 2019)

Survey the significant Texas Workforce Commission-related legislation under consideration in 2019, and hear an update on how the TWC has been ruling on unemployment and wage claims. Outline important compliance issues for wage payments and unemployment taxes in Texas, and a highlight of the best practices for employers to follow in order to minimize the risk of unemployment and wage claims.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

William T. (Tommy) Simmons, Texas Workforce Commission - Austin, TX

26. Settlement Documents: Lessons to Learn (Jun 2019)

Laura M. Merritt

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 26 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 26:

Settlement Documents: Lessons to Learn (Jun 2019)

Optimizing separation agreement and settlement language to protect client assets, compliance with restrictions on confidentiality provisions, and avoiding hidden “gotcha” mistakes.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Laura M. Merritt, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

27. Ethics for Employment Lawyers: 2019 (Jun 2019)

Dennis P. Duffy

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Video (mp4) 55 mins
Audio (mp3) 55 mins
Paper (pdf) 152 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 27 — 55 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 27:

Ethics for Employment Lawyers: 2019 (Jun 2019)

Get updated on on cutting-edge ethics issues, including attorney-client privilege and waiver issues, ex parte communications, access to social media and computer information, inadvertent disclosure and improper acquisition of confidential information, litigation holds and spoliation issues, and settlement negotiations.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Dennis P. Duffy, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX