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2015 Employment Law Seminar

Event | November 19, 2015


On Thursday, November 19, 2015 members of Kutak Rock's National Employment Law Group will present a CLE seminar titled The Rock Report: News You Can Use! Please click here to register.

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

9:00-9:30 a.m. 

The Affordable Care Act Beat: Issues and Considerations for 2015 and Beyond, by P. Brian Bartels

Mr. Bartels will discuss Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act compliance issues and items to consider when planning for 2016.

9:30-10:00 a.m. 

Dear NLRB: An Advice Column for Non-Unionized Employers, by Kasey Cappellano

Ms. Cappellano will advise on the most significant applications of the NLRA to unionized and non-unionized employers alike, including necessary revisions to policies and forms after the NLRB's 2015 guidance on handbooks and the potential impact of proposed rules to speed up the election process, among other issues.

10:00-10:20 a.m. 


10:20-10:50 a.m. 

2015 -- Year of the Woman, by Marcia Washkuhn

Ms. Washkuhn will present on recent developments designed to reduce the gender gap in the workplace, including developments on pregnancy accommodation and discrimination, and glass ceiling litigation. 

10:50-11:20 a.m. 

LGBTQ News at 10, by Nathan Allen

Mr. Allen will discuss timely updates regarding gender identity and sexual orientation in the workplace, including the recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.


11:20-11:50 a.m. 

What's Trending in Your Newsfeed: Social Media Law Update, by Kate Jones

Ms. Jones will discuss recent legal developments regarding social media in the workplace.  

11:50-12:15 p.m. 

Complimentary Lunch 

12:15-1:15 p.m. 

Today's Forecast Calls for Storms: Whistleblowing and Ethics, by special guest speaker Professor Richard Moberly

Professor Moberly will examine the legal and ethical implications of whistleblowing, which has become an essential tool for both law enforcement and internal corporate compliance. Dozens of federal and state laws use a variety of methods to encourage insiders, such as employees, to disclose corporate misconduct to someone who can correct it. However, given the wide variety of laws and incentives, the area has become a legal and ethical minefield, with numerous traps for the unwary. Professor Moberly's presentation will focus on whistleblower laws and issues arising in the corporate world, and how corporate attorneys can think about dealing with them.  

1:15-1:30 p.m. 

Reporting Live: Bulletins from the Supreme Court on Religious Discrimination, by Meaghan Gandy and Nick Batter

Ms. Gandy and Mr. Batter will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision and EEOC Guidance on religious accommodations.  

1:30-1:45 p.m. 


1:45-2:15 p.m. 

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Wage and Hour Legal Update, by Gigi O'Hara

Ms. O'Hara will discuss the U.S. Department of Labor's top agenda items and targets in 2015, including its recent efforts to expand overtime pay rules to millions of employees currently considered exempt by employers, as well as new laws that will affect employers' wage and hour obligations in 2016. 

2:15-2:45 p.m. 

California Weather Report: A Rain Drought, A Regulatory Flood, by Matt Sgnilek

Mr. Sgnilek will discuss recent regulatory changes in California law that are likely to increase the regulatory compliance headaches for California employers.  

2:45-3:00 p.m. 


If you have any questions regarding the seminar, please contact Stephanie Urbanek.

Please click here to register.