Basics of the Family Medical Leave Act (2021)

The FMLA was the first federal act that required an employer to provide time off for employees. Learn the basics of the law, which has been amended to cover additional types of leave. When do you send the various notices and certifications? Avoid common mistakes in completing the paperwork and understand how FMLA can overlap with ADA issues.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Hear a discussion about the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in the workplace and why it matters for companies to manage cultural change. How do you have difficult conversations about race? How do companies address workplace harassment and discrimination?

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Employee Handbooks and Employment Policies (2021)

Avoid common mistakes in policy drafting. Adopt provisions that support the company's good faith compliance efforts and help reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand how recent NLRB decisions affect even non-unionized employer policies.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Hooked on CLE: December 2021

THIS MONTH: Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection • The Proactive General Counsel • Employee Monitoring: An Overview of Technologies, Legal Treatment, and Best Practices • Making the Most of Your Cyber Insurance 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Hot Topics and Compliance Issues Impacting Employers (2021) 

Get up to speed on the latest compliance issues impacting employers, including those relating to COVID-19 during a brief update of the most critical court cases, legislation, and federal agency activity.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints (2021)

The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Retaliation: Winning the Battle, Losing the War (2021)

Why is retaliation the most dangerous cause of action, and what can you do about it?

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Texas is an “At Will” State…So Why Worry?: 2021 Updates

Hear an overview of the employment relationship and how tort law has been adapted in the workplace. Discuss how to answer the client or the supervisor who thinks employment law begins and ends with "employment-at-will." What about terminating an employee for theft? Is there ever an obligation to give a reference on a former employee? How can a handshake get a manager sued for assault? What is an intentional infliction of emotional distress? Can employee violence really be prevented? Is negligent retention really a cause of action?

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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The 2021 Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing

Recognize the vulnerable points in the employment relationship and learn the best practices in documentation to minimize the problems and maximize the chances of successfully defending the employer’s actions when challenged. Understand the value and risks posed by offer letters, disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, and termination paperwork.

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Wage and Hour: An Old Law in a Modern World (2021)

Learn the basics of wage and hour law and why violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have exploded. Topics include: Who is exempt and who is not, and what difference does it make? What is working time? How is overtime calculated? What are the most common mistakes, and how do you avoid them?

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Hooked on CLE: November 2021

THIS MONTH: Substantive Legal Issues Being Created by the Use of AI • Granny Had A Gun: Firearms in Estate Planning and Administration • Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints​ • Trial Preparation 101 • Lawyer Well-Being: TLAP in the Coronavirus Era

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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    4.75 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent presentations.

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First Friday Ethics (October 2021)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Ethics: The True Cost of Representation (REPLAY) When a client discloses a terrible truth or reveals an unspeakable purpose, what obligations do the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct place on an attorney? What happens when it’s time for an attorney to move on? Explore the unexpected answers given by the Rules using both recent and historic real world cases.   11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Mythbusters and Dynamic Duos: Corporate Cousnsel Pro Bono Edition (REPLAY) Access to Justice is becoming even more important in a world where in-person meetings have been replaced by virtual interactions—both creating a new digital divide while also providing more opportunities for pro bono activities. Many in-house attorneys believe villainous barriers exist that thwart their otherwise heroic efforts to do pro bono work. Explore some of the most common myths and blast them head-on. Discuss engaging pro bono activities for in-house counsel, dynamic win-win approaches to partner with outside counsel or in-house legal departments at non-profit organizations, and gain a how-to guide to get started and emerge a hero. 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Ethical Issues When Working Remotely (or did Alexa just waive privilege?) (REPLAY) Numerous ethical issues are raised when attorneys, clients, and even courts are working remotely. Examine how you can continue to practice effectively in this challenging environment.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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eSupplement to the 7th Annual Government Enforcement Institute

Session 1: Navigating Privilege Considerations in Implementing Effective Corporate Compliance Programs - Join Alicia and David as they explore how compliance programs can have a variety of purposes and take a variety of forms depending on the nature of a company’s business and the regulatory framework within which it operates. Often times, complying with anti-bribery laws like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other federal and state anti-corruption laws can at one time or another lead to internal investigations. They also discuss the Justice Department’s criteria for evaluating effective corporate compliance programs, Texas state and federal developments in attorney-client privilege and attorney work product, and practical considerations for the implementation of effective corporate compliance programs. Session 2: What Do You Do When the Feds Show Up? - Hear basic advice for in-house counsel and corporate executives faced with federal raids, searches, investigation and arrest of employees, subpoenas to produce evidence or testify, and appearances in court. Session 3: Handling and Responding to an Investigation (When Your Employees Are Remote) - As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have transitioned important business functions from in-person to fully remote. Discuss key practical issues for companies to consider when carrying out investigations in the remote working environment. Session 4: Deposition Preparation When Your Peers or Your Boss are the Witness - “Yes. No. I don’t know. I don’t recall.” Learn the top strategies for preparing your internal client, including other lawyers, for deposition, including issues relating to privilege, the latest requirements for corporate representatives, and handling depositions remotely. Session 5: Enforcement Trends Across the Healthcare Industry - The federal government and various states continue to investigate and litigate healthcare fraud cases across all sectors of the industry. Hear an overview of the latest trends in enforcement and analyze what the new theories and trends mean for 2021 and beyond. Session 6: "Rumble in the Virtual Jungle": Negotiating Engagement Letters and Fee Agreements with Outside Counsel - We’re all on the same side here, right?! Nope. Not until they are retained. Participate in an energetic discussion on the best practices, pitfalls, and possible ethical landmines in negotiating engagement letters to retain outside counsel. What are the law firm and client must-haves and how do you set yourself and your company up for success?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.75 hrs | 1.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2022
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Hooked on CLE: October 2021

THIS MONTH: Ransomware Response and Recovery Efforts • Meet the Press: Working Effectively with the Media • Do Your Pay Equity Practices Support Your Policies of Diversity and Inclusion? • Getting the Most Out of Your Mediation: Tips to Maximize Your Mediation Time • State Tax Considerations for Those Moving to the Lone Star State

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2022
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eSupplement to the 16th Annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Session 1: Ethics Issues and the Legislature - Every attorney should know the answer to the question, "Who do I work for?" In his presentation, Jon Heining will explore how difficult it is for legislative attorneys to answer this question. In addition, Jon will discuss some general considerations that every attorney should consider when working with legislators and legislative staff. Session 2: Every Fool is Quick to Quarrel: Tips to Avoid Argument at Argument - Make oral argument more productive by helping the court solve a problem...in your favor. Session 3: Virtual Advocacy Part I: How to be Persuasive Virtually - Part I focuses on the best method for virtually conducting depositions, mediations, hearings, trials, and arbitrations to be effective and persuasive. The panel also discusses what the future holds for virtual advocacy.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.25 hrs | 1.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    eSupplement to the 16th Annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar
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Answer Bar: Handling Employee Investigations in Today's Workplace

Session 1: Internal Investigations - 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. Session 2: Handling and Responding to an Investigation (When Your Employees Are Remote) - As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have transitioned important business functions from in-person to fully remote. Discuss key practical issues for companies to consider when carrying out investigations in the remote working environment. Session 3: Reputational Risk: Managing Perceptions with Image Repair - When the reputation of the client is uncertain and “no comment” is not an option, hear from a public relations veteran and an employment attorney on strategies for communicating with the public and employees. Discussion includes the advanced Image Repair Theory crisis communication guide, coordinating the legal and communications team, and the professional ethical rules that govern lawyers when speaking about ongoing conflict. Session 4: Whistleblowers - A plaintiff-side and defense-side lawyer discuss protections and pitfalls for individuals and employers under state and federal whistleblower statutes. Session 5: #MeToo, Part 2 - #MeToo is still alive and impacting how organizations hire, fire, and much of what happens in between the two. Legislatures, agencies, and litigants are behind a substantial list of do’s and don’ts that savvy employers should compare against their operating procedures and adjust accordingly.  Session 6: Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech - 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. Session 7: The New Gender and Sexuality - Legal update and practical workplace impact of social and cultural shifts with respect to the evolving terminology and variety of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Session 8: Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap - 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. Session 9: Combatting Hostile Environments: Risks of “Workplace Civility” Policies - 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. Session 10: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality - Understand the fundamental tensions in anti-discrimination law, how it impacts plaintiffs and defendants in the litigation system, and hear practical recommendations for how to better respond to persistent patterns of discrimination. Session 11: Recent Developments and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion - Review best practices in diversity and inclusion, with a specific focus on the evolving impact of the pandemic (health and racial). Session 12: How to Be an Ethical Ally (When You Work with a Bunch of Attorneys) - Are you a person who notices inequities around you? Do you want to respond when you see or hear another person being slighted? Do you work with a bunch of attorneys? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the ethics presentation is for you. We'll dive into some common biases sometimes seen in law firms and legal departments and discuss how you can effectively interrupt these biases by being an ally to your peers and to your profession.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.50 hrs | 2.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice

Session 1: Competency, Confidentiality, Conflicts, and Technology - This session covers a wide range of problems that technology has created for lawyers. On the one hand, lawyers are obligated to use technology when it benefits their clients, but on the other, failure to use the technology competently can lead to ethical problems. This session analyzes issues from the mundane to the profound. Session 2: Technology Use and the Ethics that Come with It - The 2020 Covid 19 pandemic forced dramatic changes in practice styles, with most lawyers and their clients shifting from working in offices to working remotely from home.  Technology was at the center of these changes with “Zoom” meetings, “e-signing,” “e-filing” and related technologies playing an even more critical role in the practice of law. This panel of ethics experts will examine the issues raised by these practice shifts, including discussion of alternative technological methods of service in litigation and potential waiver of attorney-client privilege due to the misuse of technology. Session 3: Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Efforts - Learn how to easily kick-start your firm’s innovation efforts, close the gender pay gap (for you and your clients), and use data to reduce bias, improve inclusion as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative, and simultaneously use proven scientific methods to improve bottom-line profitability!  Session 4: Is Your Bot Bigoted? The Looming Risks of Bias in AI and ML - Join Heather and Amit as they explore the basics of AI and ML, the challenges in avoiding bias in these technologies, the current landscape of legal claims, and best practices for avoiding liability and harm. Join us to learn about this growing area, even if you are new to the world of AI and ML. Session 5: The Ethics of Social Media - The world of social media has engulfed us all. Not only has it transformed our society, but it has worked its way into every legal field as well. Discover the ethical issues facing you as attorneys—and that of your clients—in this social media age. Session 6: 30 Apps in 30 Minutes - A quick survey of useful apps and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers. Session 7: 30 More Apps in 30 Minutes - Hear an updated survey of new, useful apps, and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.00 hrs | 3.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice
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    Very interesting subject combination!

    Well prepared and interesting.

    Good information.

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Hooked on CLE: September 2021

THIS MONTH: Facebook Firings • Tell the Story: Persuasive Writing and Speaking • Conducting Cost-Effective E-Discovery and the Use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) • When the #&*! Hits the Fan: Using Executive Risk Insurance to Clean Up the Mess Before it Gets Worse • Attorney Wellness: Speaking Up, Reaching Out

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    Hooked on CLE: September 2021
    3.89 out of 5 stars
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    very helpful topics

    The first pair of speakers was not well prepared. Judge Hervey should figure out how to address the camera while reading, and Mr. Keltner, like the first panel, should work on camera angle (and forwarding his phone during a presentation).

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Employees, Trade Secrets, and Antitrust

Employee covenants not to compete, non-disclosure agreements, and no-poach agreements are at the intersection of trade secret and antitrust law. This presentation addresses the most recent developments on employee issues and competition as well as other trending issues in trade secret and antitrust law.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2022
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    Employees, Trade Secrets, and Antitrust
    4.12 out of 5 stars
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    BS disclaimer to start program and in materials.

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Employment Issues Post-COVID

An exploration of the post-COVID workplace, including legal issues surrounding the use of technology to scan and monitor employee symptoms, implement and enforce vaccine mandates, and expand remote and dispersed work arrangements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2022
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    Employment Issues Post-COVID
    4.77 out of 5 stars
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    Great course, delivered in an engaging manner. Important information about how COVID employment protocols touch on the ADA, GINA, and EEOC and CDC recommendations.

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