EMPLOYMENT A TO Z WEBCAST SERIES
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Employment A to Z Webcast Series

This series of 18 webcasts provides a comprehensive guide to advising employers about the legal issues that arise throughout the employment relationship. Beginning with hiring and recruiting, continuing through the ongoing relationship, and ending with discipline and termination, this series of webcasts are an invaluable resource for any employment lawyer. Our talented and experienced faculty will bring this content to life – providing insights, explanations, and illustrations of the most important employment law concepts for your practice. New and seasoned practitioners, outside counsel or in-house, all will find this webcast series an essential guide for your employment practice.

Times listed are Central Time.

Thursday, October 7, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Finding the Right Candidate – Recruiting, Screening, and Background Checks
Join experienced counsel Penny Phillips and Janell Stanton for an overview of the legal issues that surround the initiation of the employment relationship. Topics include:

  • Recruiting – Job postings and job descriptions, use of social media and other services, DOJ position on no-poach agreements
  • Screening – Interview questions, prohibited questions, questions about the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, job applications
  • Offer Letters
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Checks
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing – In brief

– Penelope J. Phillips; Felhaber Larson
– Janell M. Stanton; Felhaber Larson


Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: How to Comply with Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws
Testing employees and applicants for drugs or alcohol under Minnesota law is tricky and testing improperly can result in significant liability including actual damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees. Learn the legal requirements, recent case law developments, and twelve ways employers often get this wrong from an attorney who has defended dozens of drug testing lawsuits.
– V. John Ella; Trepanier MacGillis Battina PA


Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Wage and Hour – Proper Classification of Employees
Join experienced employment counsel Rachhana Srey and Andrew Murphy for a primer and update on how to properly classify employees for compensation purposes. Learn about how to determine whether workers are independent contractors, rather than employees, and how to determine whether employees are exempt or non-exempt under state and federal Fair Labor Standards Acts.
– Andrew B. Murphy; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
– Rachhana T. Srey; Nichols Kaster PLLP


Thursday, October 21, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Drafting Employment Agreements
V. John Ella provides a careful analysis of the important provisions of an employment agreement – using sample language and explanatory notes to provide a valuable resource for attendees. Whether you draft employment agreements for employers or review them for employees, you will find this session extremely useful and educational. Materials include a substantive outline and an annotated document.
– V. John Ella; Trepanier MacGillis Battina PA


Tuesday, October 26, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace – Employer Responsibilities Related to Disability and Religion 
The law requires many employers to make reasonable accommodation for employees’ disabilities and religious practices. Compliance with reasonable accommodation requirements can be complicated and difficult to navigate. Join experienced counsel Judy Langevin and Nick May for a discussion of the law, the practical steps lawyers can take to help employers understand their obligations, and keys to the successful design and implementation of accommodations.
– Judith Bevis Langevin; Langevin Lentz LLC
– Nicholas G. B. May; Fabian May & Anderson PLLP


Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Employee Handbooks and Policies – What to Include and How to Communicate
Employee handbooks are critical for employers not only for communicating information and policies to employees, but also to minimize and avoid risk and liability. Additionally, employee handbooks contain important notices required by ever-changing federal, state and local laws. Thus, it is important that handbooks remain up-to-date and compliant, especially in these rapidly evolving COVID times. Employment law practitioners Courtney Blanchard and Jessica Roe will provide legal and practical tips for creating a new handbook or reviewing an existing one.
– Courtney Blanchard; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
– Jessica Roe; Roe Law Group


Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Employment A to Z: Workplace Leaves of Absence – Family and Medical Leave Under Federal, State and Local Law
Helping clients manage employee leaves of absence requires knowledge of a complex web of laws at the federal, state and local level. For those new to family and medical leave issues, or for those needing a refresher, this presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the basics with numerous practical tips for compliance.
– Grant T. Collins; Felhaber Larson
– Jana O’Leary Sullivan; League of Minnesota Cities


Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Dialed In – What Employers Need to Know About Telecommuters and Remote Working Arrangements
More employees than ever are working remotely at least part of the time – a trend that certainly increased with the COVID pandemic. While remote working assignments can be beneficial for employers, which often find remote workers to be more productive, as well as for employees who value flexibility, such arrangements can also raise a host of employment law issues. Join our attorneys for an update on the benefits and challenges of remote working arrangements.
– Cynthia A. Bremer; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
– Jody Ward-Rannow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation – What Conduct Is Prohibited?
In this presentation, learn the basics of employment discrimination and harassment law, including retaliation claims. Presenters will cover:

  • State and federal employment discrimination statutes, including: 
    • Title VII 
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (discrimination and accommodation) 
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Ac
    • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act 
    • Equal Pay Act 
    • Minnesota Human Rights Act
    • Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act
  • Releases of employment discrimination claims

– Justin D. Cummins; Cummins & Cummins
– Gina K. Janeiro; Jackson Lewis PC


Tuesday, November 2, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Employment A to Z: The Basics of Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety for Employment Lawyers
Experienced workers’ compensation and workplace safety practitioner, Karen Charlson, will provide an overview of both workers’ compensation law and workplace safety law and, most importantly, how these laws affect and interact with your employment law practice. What do you do when a worker is injured? Is an injured worker guaranteed return to work? Is the injured worker guaranteed a job reassignment if they cannot go back to their existing work? When does an injury become a disability? How long a leave must be given to the worker? What are the compliance and reporting requirements? Learn the answers to these and other important questions during this presentation.
– Karen M. Charlson; Littler Mendelson P.C.


Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Benefits Basics for the Employment Practitioner
Many laws may impact the way an employer provides benefits to its employees. In this presentation, experienced benefits lawyer Darcy Hitesman will provide a primer on how to help employers navigate through the perils of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and more. Topics include: medical, cafeteria, disability and welfare benefits; governing law; continuation of coverage, and compliance.
– Darcy L. Hitesman; Hitesman Law, P.A.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Employment A to Z: The Basics of Business Immigration
In this presentation, immigration attorneys John Medeiros and Sandra Feist will provide those new to immigration with the resources and tools to ensure they understand available work visa options for clients’ foreign national employees. You will also learn about the latest immigration policies and legislation and how that may affect your clients. Discussion includes: 

  • Overview of the Employment-Based Immigration System 
  • Temporary Work Visa Sponsorship 
  • Employment Permanent Residence (“Green Card”) Sponsorship 
  • Immigration Compliance Strategies and Audit Files
  • Current Issues in Business Immigration

– Sandra Feist; Grell Feist PLC
– John T. Medeiros; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA


Wednesday, November 10, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Employment A to Z: Terminating an Employee – Considerations, Communication and Aftermath
Terminating an employee is one of the most difficult tasks employers face, and doing it right is more important than ever. Learn what you need to know to advise your clients about the myriad of potholes an employer can encounter in the termination process. Experienced employment counsel, Sheila Engelmeier, will provide you with a checklist of termination considerations, a guide to communicating the decision and "how-tos" for handling what comes after the termination.
– Sheila Engelmeier; Engelmeier & Umanah PA


Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Workplace Investigations from Start to Finish
An employee complains about supervisor misconduct; a manager sees an employee make inappropriate comments to another employee; you receive a discrimination charge from the EEOC. What do each of these have in common? Alleged wrongdoing needs to be investigated. Prompt, thorough, and effective investigations are essential to address allegations that employee rights have been violated and to resolve workplace disputes. Well-done investigations, in conjunction with effective reporting mechanisms, help maintain a positive work environment, allow matters to get resolved quickly, and can avert or be a defense in litigation. This session will be an opportunity to learn from experienced plaintiff and defense attorneys how a good (or bad) investigation may impact the workplace and potential litigation. Lenny Segal and Joni Thome will address how to conduct an effective workplace investigation, from pre-investigation considerations through the actual investigation and, ultimately, communicating the investigator’s findings to company management, responding to the reporting employee, and disciplining an employee for wrongdoing.
– Leonard B. Segal; SchindelSegal, PLLC
– Joni M. Thome; Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP


Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Employment A to Z: How to Litigate an Employment Discrimination Case
In this presentation, employment litigators Jenny Gassman-Pines and Steve Smith will walk you through the steps for successfully litigating an employment discrimination claim from both plaintiff and defense perspectives. Topics include: initial pleadings, discovery, experts, motions, jury selection, final arguments and more!
– Jenny Gassmann-Pines; Greene Espel PLLP
– Steven Smith; Nichols Kaster, PLLP


Tuesday, November 16, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: Tips from the Mediators – How to Successfully Mediate Employment Cases
Antone Melton-Meaux and Toni Newborn will share tips for attorneys for successfully representing clients in mediation. Presenters will address: how to prepare for mediation, including preparing yourself and preparing your clients, and how to use the mediation process for the best possible outcome for those you represent.
– Antone Melton-Meaux; Work Resolve Mediation
– Toni Newborn; Director of Human Resources and Chief Equity Officer at the City of Saint Paul


Tuesday, November 16, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Employment A to Z: “How-to” Guide to Disciplinary Documentation
Experienced employment practitioner, Roy Ginsburg, will present this popular legal "how-to" guide for documenting employee performance and behavior problems. This fast-paced session is filled with examples of good and bad documentation, plus instruction on how to successfully document to improve performance and prepare for litigation.
– Roy A. Ginsburg; Jones Day


Wednesday, November 17, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Employment A to Z: Common Ethical Pitfalls for Employment Lawyers and How to Avoid Them
Myriad ethical issues dot the landscape for the employment law practitioner. Join our experienced panel, consisting of an employment law practitioner, former in-house counsel, and ethics board director, for a discussion exploring the real-world issues employer and employee counsel frequently encounter. Topics include:

  • Who is your client?
  • Communication with represented and unrepresented parties and non-parties
  • Joint representation
  • Informed consent
  • Fee splitting
  • Social media
  • And much more!

– Amy B. Conway; Stinson LLP
– Susan M. Humiston; Director, Minnesota Office of Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility
– Timothy Y. Wong; Barnes & Thornburg LLP

$395

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 21.5 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

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Employment A to Z: Finding the Right Candidate – Recruiting, Screening, and Background Checks
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: How to Comply with Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Wage and Hour – Proper Classification of Employees
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Drafting Employment Agreements
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace – Employer Responsibilities Related to Disability and Religion
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Employee Handbooks and Policies – What to Include and How to Communicate
1.5 standard CLE credits
1.5 labor and employment law specialist credits
1.5 HRCI credits / 1.5 SHRM credits

Employment A to Z: Workplace Leaves of Absence – Family and Medical Leave Under Federal, State and Local Law
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Dialed In – What Employers Need to Know About Telecommuters and Remote Working Arrangements
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation – What Conduct Is Prohibited?
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: The Basics of Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety for Employment Lawyers
1.5 standard CLE credits
1.5 labor and employment law specialist credits
1.5 HRCI credits / 1.5 SHRM credits

Employment A to Z: Benefits Basics for the Employment Practitioner
2.0 standard CLE credits
2.0 labor and employment law specialist credits
2.0 HRCI credit / 2.0 SHRM credits

Employment A to Z: The Basics of Business Immigration
1.5 standard CLE credits
1.5 labor and employment law specialist credits
1.5 HRCI credits / 1.5 SHRM credits

Employment A to Z: Terminating an Employee – Considerations, Communication and Aftermath
2.0 standard CLE credits
2.0 labor and employment law specialist credits
2.0 HRCI credit / 2.0 SHRM credits

Employment A to Z: Workplace Investigations from Start to Finish
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: How to Litigate an Employment Discrimination Case
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Tips from the Mediators – How to Successfully Mediate Employment Cases
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: “How-to” Guide to Disciplinary Documentation
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Employment A to Z: Common Ethical Pitfalls for Employment Lawyers and How to Avoid Them
1.0 ethics credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

STANDARD PRICE
$395.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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