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2020 Labor and Employment Law eConference

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UT Law CLE'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.
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Total Credit Hours:
13.25 | 3.25 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Civil Appellate Law | Civil Trial Law | Labor and Employment Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2021

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$645  

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1. State Employment Law Update: Texas and Beyond (May 2020)

Clara "C. B." Burns

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Video (mp4) 53 mins
Audio (mp3) 53 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 53 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

State Employment Law Update: Texas and Beyond (May 2020)

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 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Clara "C. B." Burns, Kemp Smith LLP - El Paso, TX

2. Federal Employment Law Update (May 2020)

Danielle K. Herring

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Paper (pdf) 33 pgs
Slides (pdf) 30 pgs

SESSION 2 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Federal Employment Law Update (May 2020)

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

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

3. NLRB Update (May 2020)

Robert E. Sheeder, Rod Tanner

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 31 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 3 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

NLRB Update (May 2020)

A detailed discussion of the dramatic changes that affect unionized and non-unionized workers and employers that have occurred in the last 12 months under the National Labor Relations Act.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Robert E. Sheeder, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
Rod Tanner, Tanner and Associates, PC - Fort Worth, TX

4. Wage and Hour Update (May 2020)

John V. Jansonius, Aaron Johnson

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 29 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 4 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Wage and Hour Update (May 2020)

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

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

John V. Jansonius, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
Aaron Johnson, Equal Justice Center - Austin, TX

5. Religion at Work (May 2020)

Sheila B. Gladstone

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 74 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 5 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Religion at Work (May 2020)

The American workplace is becoming an epicenter for the escalating clash between employees and employers over religious beliefs and practices. Trace the core legal rights and duties, and highlight emerging developments.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Sheila B. Gladstone, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C - Austin, TX

6. Consulting a Consultant: How to Choose One and Perhaps Become One (May 2020)

DeDe Church

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 6 — 41 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 6:

Consulting a Consultant: How to Choose One and Perhaps Become One (May 2020)

Learn when to retain an outside consultant and a template for ensuring you've found the right one. In addition, hear what it's like to be a consultant in today's complicated employment world—in case you are ready to jump ship!

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

DeDe Church, DeDe Church & Associates, LLC - Austin, TX

7. Whistleblowers (May 2020)

Drew L. Harris, Austin Kaplan

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 7 — 46 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 7:

Whistleblowers (May 2020)

A plaintiff-side and defense-side lawyer discuss protections and pitfalls for individuals and employers under state and federal whistleblower statutes.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Drew L. Harris, Office of the Attorney General - Austin, TX
Austin Kaplan, Kaplan Law Firm - Austin, TX

8. Navigating the TWC/EEOC (May 2020)

Suzanne M. Anderson, Malinda A. Gaul, Gilbert L. Sanchez

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 8 — 47 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 8:

Navigating the TWC/EEOC (May 2020)

Get practical tips to ethically navigate through the TWC and EEOC administrative process from the perspective of the employee, employer, and TWC/EEOC. Stories from the front line identify best practices when involved in TWC hearings and EEOC litigation.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Suzanne M. Anderson, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Dallas, TX
Malinda A. Gaul, Gaul and Dumont - San Antonio, TX
Gilbert L. Sanchez, Kemp Smith LLP - El Paso, TX

9. Internal Investigations (May 2020)

Tara M. Kumpf

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 9 — 29 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 9:

Internal Investigations (May 2020)

Artful Inquisitions—how to master internal investigations to uncover the truth. Employee interviews are critical to conducting an effective and thorough workplace investigation. Get informative tips on preparing investigation interviews, applying effective questioning techniques, and using emotional intelligence to elicit key information.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Tara M. Kumpf, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Austin, TX

10. Challenges and Parameters of Diversity Initiatives (May 2020)

Shafeeqa W. Giarratani

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 10 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

Challenges and Parameters of Diversity Initiatives (May 2020)

Explore important legal principles to be aware of in crafting inclusion and diversity initiatives, as well as how federal contractor status impacts legal obligations.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

11. Riding the Paid Sick Leave Wave:  An Update on Texas Paid Sick Leave Ordinances (May 2020)

Luke MacDowall

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 11 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Riding the Paid Sick Leave Wave:  An Update on Texas Paid Sick Leave Ordinances (May 2020)

In 2019, Texas was swept-up in the nationwide trend of municipal ordinances, mandating that employers provide employees with protected, paid time away from work for health and wellness reasons. Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas have all passed ordinances of this kind, and each is being challenged in court. Hear a general overview of these ordinances, the state of the surrounding litigation, and a preview of where we may end up from here.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Luke MacDowall, Littler Mendelson P.C. - Houston, TX

12. Public Sector Update (May 2020)

B. Craig Deats, Natalie G. DeLuca

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 56 pgs
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 12 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 12:

Public Sector Update (May 2020)

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 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

13. Developments in Disability Discrimination Law (May 2020)

Amber K. Dodds

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 159 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 13 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 13:

Developments in Disability Discrimination Law (May 2020)

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

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Amber K. Dodds, Bracewell LLP - San Antonio, TX

14. Beyond Accommodation: Mental Health Issues in the Workplace (May 2020)

Jennifer M. Trulock

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 14 — 42 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 14:

Beyond Accommodation: Mental Health Issues in the Workplace (May 2020)

Employers are confronted with mental health issues in a variety of ways. Whether it is an employee suicide or a psychotic break, dealing with increased stress and anxiety, handling threats of workplace violence, or trying to promote wellness in the workplace, this session covers the issues that mental health issues raise for employers beyond reasonable accommodation under the ADA. 

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Jennifer M. Trulock, Baker Botts - Dallas, TX

15. Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech (Jun 2020)

Laura M. Merritt

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 15 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 15:

Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech (Jun 2020)

Analyze legal and practical implications of employee activism and political speech including best practices for employee training, policy development, and navigating related day-to-day workplace realities.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

16. The Ethics of Civility (May 2020)

Christopher H. Hahn, Tom Nesbitt

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 16 — 31 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 16:

The Ethics of Civility (May 2020)

Our revered colleague Phil Durst passed away in 2019. Two lawyers who were frequently his opposing counsel—one an in-house attorney and the other litigation counsel—reflect on Phil’s civility and humor as key to his effectiveness as a lawyer and fealty to the lawyers’ professional duties of courtesy, candor, and cooperation with opposing counsel.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Christopher H. Hahn, Dell - Round Rock, TX
Tom Nesbitt, DeShazo & Nesbitt LLP - Austin, TX

17. Navigating Employment Law in a Pandemic (May 2020)

Jason Boulette, Laura M. Merritt

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Video (mp4) 62 mins
Audio (mp3) 62 mins
Paper (pdf) 56 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 17 — 62 mins, credit 1.00

Session 17:

Navigating Employment Law in a Pandemic (May 2020)

An examination of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Expanded Family Medical Leave Act (EFMLA) from the Families First Corona Response Act (FFCRA), the employment-related provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and state and local shelter-in-place orders. This session also examines the application of existing employment laws to the current pandemic, including the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA), the America with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). Alternatives to layoffs, including pay reductions, work share arrangements, partial unemployment, and furloughs are also discussed.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

18. Ethics in Age of Digital Transactions (May 2020)

Trang Tran, Ashley Tremain

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 18 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 18:

Ethics in Age of Digital Transactions (May 2020)

Examine how long established ethics rules and practices measure up with technology in the Digital age.

Originally presented at: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Trang Tran, Tran Law Firm - Houston, TX
Ashley Tremain, Tremain Artaza, PLLC - Dallas, TX

19. Ethics for Employment Attorneys – 2020 (May 2020)

Dennis P. Duffy

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 152 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 19 — 42 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 19:

Ethics for Employment Attorneys – 2020 (May 2020)

Get updated 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 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Dennis P. Duffy, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC - Houston, TX