Basics of the Family Medical Leave Act (2022)

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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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (2022)

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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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

Understand the difference between disparate treatment and disparate impact, and why it matters. Why do you need to know about the "shifting burden of proof?" How can you prevent liability for harassment even after it occurs?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Employee Handbooks and Employment Policies (2022)

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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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints (2022)

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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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Retaliation: Winning the Battle, Losing the War (2022)

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: 10/31/2023
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Texas is an “At Will” State…So Why Worry?: 2022 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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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Wage and Hour: An Old Law in a Modern World (2022)

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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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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eSupplement to the 27th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute (Austin)

Session 1: Balancing DEI - Now that your firm or department has committed to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, here are some specific actions you can consider and tips for developing an inclusive culture that works for all. Session 2: Non-Competes and Trade Secrets: It’s Not Just Tech Anymore! - In the face of an ever-tightening labor market, the enforceability of agreements restricting post-employment competition and employee solicitation has become a day-to-day question for employment law specialists. Explore the legal and practical considerations associated with the drafting and enforcement of these agreements, including the general rule of reason, the standard for securing emergency injunctive relief, and the impact of such agreements on recruitment and retention efforts.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2023
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    eSupplement to the 27th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute (Austin)
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Employee Compensation and Remote Workforce Tax Compliance for Colleges and Universities (2022)

Session 1: 4960 A Closer Look - A brief summary of the basic mechanics of Section 4960 followed by an examination of complexities of administering compliance within an institution, commonly overlooked benefits that must be taken into account when evaluating compensation and remuneration, and discussion of certain challenges when determining an institution’s pool of “covered employees.” Session 2: Hybrid or Remote Workplace Issues that Touch Tax - As institutions learn lessons from the pandemic on remote working arrangements, often times tax consequences aren’t considered. Hear learning lessons and current discussion on issues a tax manager should consider surrounding a remote workforce.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2023
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Hooked on CLE: October 2022

THIS MONTH: Planning for a Ransomware Attack: Practical Steps for Response Preparedness and Risk Mitigation • The Fundamentals of Early Dispute Resolution • Law in Transition: Recent Developments in Equal-Protection and Anti-Discrimination Law for Transgender People • Beyond Brief Writing • Pro Bono Opportunities for Business Attorneys

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2023
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    4.18 out of 5 stars
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    The presentations made for an interesting afternoon.

    Especially appreciated the information on new exclusions from insurance coverage.

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Answer Bar: Handling Employee Investigations in Today's Workplace

Session 1: Investigative Triggers and Internal Investigations - In-house counsel will experience matters that may implicate potential government involvement; like hotline complaints, whistleblowers, or compliance clues. Hear a discussion on the fundamentals and best practices for internal investigations, communications with corporate leadership, and avoiding gatekeeper ethics and liability snares. 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: Whistleblowers - A plaintiff-side and defense-side lawyer discuss protections and pitfalls for individuals and employers under state and federal whistleblower statutes. Session 4: The New Landscape for Sexual Harassment Claims in Texas - Texas lawmakers have recently expanded the protections for employees asserting sexual harassment claims. Analyze the new longer statute of limitations, broader definition of employer, potential individual liability, heightened duty to respond, and more. Session 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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:
  • 6.75 hrs | 2.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2023
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    Excellent material and presenters.

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Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice

Session 1: The Duty of Technology Competence - Understand the importance of technology competence for your practice and the ethical obligations to be competent. Explore the current landscape and recent decisions in this area, as well as common problem areas for attorneys. Session 2: 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 3: 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 4: Conducting Cost-Effective E-Discovery and the Use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) - Examine how technology-based processes, specifically technology assisted review (TAR), can be cost-effective and efficient solutions for e-discovery in litigation. This session highlights situations where TAR is often the preferred tool over attorney review and flags times that it is not, and discusses how to address contentious issues that may arise in TAR-related negotiations with opposing counsel. Session 5: Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use 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: Communication - Attorneys have a duty to keep client communication secure. Get practical tips on conducting communication with the courts or with opposing counsel, as well email filtering and its impacts on communication including filing deadlines, etc. Session 7: Cybersecurity and Protecting Against Cyber Scams - An informative program about the legal standards that govern a compliant cybersecurity program as well as an update about the ethical duty of technology competence that affects all Texas lawyers.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.00 hrs | 3.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2023
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    Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice
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    Jason Boulette - he is just too good. Love hearing him speak any time I can!

    not particularly great for a corporate practice but still interesting

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Employee Raiding: The Evolving Standard

As the labor market remains tight, the competition for talent both within and across industries is running at a fever pitch. This session explores the current (and changing) state of the law on the employee non-solicitation provisions and the practical and legal considerations associated with the drafting, enforcement, and compliance with the same. The ethical implications associated with communications between company counsel and potential talent targets will also be touched on.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2023
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    Employee Raiding: The Evolving Standard
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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2023
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    Conflict and Privilege Issues in Connection with Disputes Among Limited Liability
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First Friday Ethics (August 2022)

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:   Conflict and Privilege Issues in Connection with Disputes Among Limited Liability Greg Sapire, Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC, Austin, TX   What Do You Mean I’m a Witness? (REPLAY) Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P., Austin, TX   Responsible AI: Ethical Considerations and Building Trust through Transparency, Fairness, Accountability (REPLAY) Wendell J. Bartnick, Reed Smith LLP, Houston, TX Brian Luskey, DISCO, Austin, TX   What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity (REPLAY) Jennifer S. Freel, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.25 hrs | 3.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2023
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    First Friday Ethics (August 2022)
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    Very good content and presentations

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2022 Employment Law Update and Current Issues for Corporate Counsel

Session 1: Employment Law Update - Get the latest updates in labor and employment law issues (outside of the pandemic), including in areas such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, EEOC pronouncements and initiatives, disability and other areas of discrimination and retaliation, and in traditional labor law. Session 2: The Effect of the Pandemic on Employee Issues - Learn how the pandemic continues to impact worker safety, flexible work arrangements, the use of the accommodation process, vaccines and testing, and related matters.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2023
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    2022 Employment Law Update and Current Issues for Corporate Counsel
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2022 Federal Employment Law Updates

Session 1: Federal ​Employment Law Update - Analyze recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, federal legislative developments, and administrative action. Session 2: NLRB Update - 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. Session 3: Wage ​and Hour Update - An overview of annual developments in the field of wage-and-hour law, including case law updates, regulatory changes, and more.   Session 4: Developments ​in Disability Discrimination Law - A comprehensive review of significant regulatory and court developments under the Americans with Disabilities Act and insights into emerging disability issues.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.75 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2023
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    2022 Federal Employment Law Updates
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    This was really timely information given the governmental shifts.

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2022 State Employment Law Updates

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.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2023
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Balancing DEI and Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Session 1: Balancing DEI - Now that your firm or department has committed to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, here are some specific actions you can consider and tips for developing an inclusive culture that works for all. Session 2: Unconscious Bias - Discuss unconscious bias in the workplace, its impact on employment decisions, and best practices for supervisor training.   

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2023
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