2020 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW INSTITUTE
Live Webcast Seminar
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MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

8:50 AM - 3:30 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

2020 Labor & Employment Law Institute

New Developments, Advanced Analysis, National and Local Speakers

NEW – Due to the unique circumstances brought about by the pandemic, the 2020 Labor & Employment Law Institute will be a completely online event to guarantee you get the content you need on the date you’ve reserved, while ensuring participant safety.

Featuring:

  • Helen M. Applewhaite
    Director, Division of FMLA and Section 14(c), Office of Policy, Wage and Hour Division, USDOL, Washington D.C.
  • Richard A. Bock
    Associate General Counsel, Division of Advice, NLRB, Washington D.C.
  • Andrew F. Maunz
    Legal Counsel, EEOC, Washington D.C.
  • Carol R. Miaskoff
    Associate Legal Counsel, EEOC, Washington D.C.
  • Plus State and Regional Agency Leaders!

Essential for Experienced Labor and Employment Lawyers! Attend the 2020 Labor & Employment Law Institute for advanced analysis of new court decisions, new agency developments, and emerging trends – planned and delivered by experienced practitioners for experienced practitioners. Here are just some of the many benefits of attending the 2020 Institute –

  • Advanced Updates Keep Your Legal Advice and Advocacy Current
  • Outstanding Conference Faculty Share Their Expertise with You
  • NEW for 2020! Attendees Can Also Re-Watch Recordings of the Institute Presentations for 1 Year Following the Institute (NOTE: This “Watch Again” feature is reserved for attendees. Any viewing of sessions outside the listed Institute date and times is not eligible for credit; it is for educational purposes only.)
  • Streamlined Format
  • 5.0 Live Credit Hours of Practical Content (applied for)
  • All Session Materials Posted Online
  • AND MUCH MORE!

8:20 – 8:50 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:50 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


5 Key Labor Law Topics Heading into 2021


9:00 – 9:40 a.m.

  1. COVID and Working Conditions / Discussion of Merit Cases
  2. Protest Activity / Political Advocacy / Rats and Bannering
  3. Disciplining an Employee for Engaging in Abusive Conduct

– Richard A. Bock, Associate General Counsel, Division of Advice, NLRB, Washington D.C.
– Moderator: Nichole L. Burgess, Regional Attorney, NLRB, Minneapolis


9:40 – 9:55 a.m.

  1. Logistical Issues in Today’s Remote Environment
  • Elections (including manual versus mail ballot elections; ballot-counting logistics)
  • Virtual hearings
  • Collecting evidence

– Jennifer A. Hadsall, Regional Director, NLRB, Minneapolis


9:55 – 10:10 a.m.

  1. Post-Election Labor-Law Predictions

– Paul J. Zech


10:10 – 10:25 a.m.
BREAK


Employment Law Update – New Developments, Analyzed


10:25 – 10:55 a.m.
Supreme Court Update – Employment Law

  1. Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (U.S. 2020) (LGBTQ coverage under Title VII)
  2. Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (U.S. 2020) (First Amendment ministerial exception as applied to employment discrimination law)
  3. Babb v. Wilkie (U.S. 2020) (role of but-for causation in federal-sector age discrimination cases)
  4. Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, Inc. (Minn. 2020) (“severe or pervasive” standard under MHRA definition of sexual harassment)
  5. U.S. Supreme Court composition – predictions regarding impact on employment law cases

– Shalanda D. Ballard
– Elizabeth G. Bentley
– Kaarin Nelson Schaffer


10:55 – 11:55 a.m.
Interaction Between COVID, ADA, and FMLA – The Most Important Agency Messages for the Experienced Workplace Lawyer
– Carol R. Miaskoff, Associate Legal Counsel, EEOC, Washington D.C.
– Helen M. Applewhaite, Director, Division of FMLA and Section 14(c), Office of Policy, Wage and Hour Division, USDOL, Washington D.C.
– Moderator: Nicholas J. Pladson, General Counsel, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Saint Paul


11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
New Proposed EEOC Conciliation Rules – Substance and Status
– Andrew F. Maunz, Legal Counsel, EEOC, Washington D.C.


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Concrete Steps to Achieving Racial Equity in the Workplace – How to Move Beyond Mere Declarations of Support
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Employer policies and public statements embracing racial diversity and inclusion may be genuine and necessary, but those aren’t adequately moving the dial to create racial equity in the workplace. This thought-provoking discussion talks about the system-wide changes in practices within an organization most likely to translate that desire for diversity and inclusion into a reality of racial equity in hiring, pay, promotions, and senior leadership positions. 
– Erin Feigal 
– Donald M. Lewis
– Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Saint Paul
– Moderator: Tisidra Jones


2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims – Navigating 4 Crucial Moments
A teaching team composed of union, employer, employee, and NLRB counsel analyze legal, strategic and other considerations surrounding decisions at the following crucial points of retaliation and whistleblower matters:

  1. Concretely speaking, how can an employer’s attorney most effectively advise their clients about how to prevent reprisal?
  2. What are the potential negative consequences for even a successful whistleblower, and how should their lawyers approach discussion of that topic with them?
  3. When an employee refuses to perform a job duty based on it being allegedly in violation of an agency’s guidance, not an agency rule – for example, COVID-related guidance – what are the risks if an employer wants to discipline the employee for failure to perform the duty?
  4. With parallel causes of action available, based on what criteria should the selection of remedies be made?

– Justin D. Cummins
– Cedrick R. Frazier
– Gina K. Janeiro
– Benjamin Mandelman, Milwaukee Officer-in-Charge, NLRB, Milwaukee
– Moderator: Timothy Y. Wong

LIVE WEBCAST
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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REPLAYS

There are no replays.

$195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

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.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 5.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 5.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 5.0 labor and employment law specialist credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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