EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW - FEDERAL AND MINNESOTA
In-Person Replay Seminar
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STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase

DULUTH

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:45 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Pier B Resort

800 W Railroad St

Pilot House Boardroom

Duluth, MN 55802

Employment and Labor Law – Federal and Minnesota

A Comprehensive Overview at an Exceptional Price

Review. Prepare. Refresh.

  • This seminar is a terrific review of the fundamental principles of more than 20 areas of law that are the basis for practicing labor and employment law in Minnesota.
  • It is designed specifically to help prepare attorneys for the Labor & Employment Law Specialist Certification Examination, scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019.
  • 15 knowledgeable and experienced practitioners distill critical legal concepts and provide written course materials to refresh your knowledge and expertise in labor and employment law, even if you aren’t taking the exam.
Increase your knowledge of employment and labor law with this highly rated overview or refresher on the fundamentals that also serves as a valuable preparation for the Labor and Employment Law Specialist Exam.

Labor and Employment Law Specialist Certification Exam
The MSBA offers Minnesota practitioners the opportunity to become Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialists. The examination will be given Saturday, October 26, 2019. For more information, visit the MSBA website.

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

Day 1 – September 16


8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Overview of the Labor and Employment Law Specialist Certification Exam
– Christopher D. Jozwiak

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Employment Discrimination

  • PART 1:  (30 MINUTES)
    State and federal employment discrimination statutes, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (discrimination and accommodation), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act.
    – Steven Andrew Smith
  • PART 2:  (30 MINUTES)
    Releases of employment discrimination claims, arbitrability of claims, and how employment discrimination statutes affect analysis in reductions-in-force.
    – Jenny Gassman-Pines


10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Whistleblower, Reprisal, Retaliation
Federal and state whistleblower, reprisal, retaliation claims.
– Shawn J. Wanta

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAK

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Common-Law Employment Contract and Tort Claims
Employment torts including tortious interference, invasion of privacy, defamation and negligence. Employment contracts, non-compete/restrictive covenants, executive compensation.
– Lawrence P. Schaefer

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ethics Issues in Labor and Employment Practice
0.5 ethics credit applied for
Ethics issues involved in investigations; contact with unrepresented parties, co-workers, and supervisors; multijurisdictional practice; and more.
– Jennifer S. Bovitz

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
What Every Employment Attorney Needs to Know About Labor Law
Labor law restrictions that apply to non-union employers’ policies; labor grievances and their interplay with other employment law claims; when and how you must consider that a workplace is unionized when rendering employment law advice.
– Grant T. Collins

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Wage and Hour
Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, state wage and hour laws, prevailing wage (federal and state) and settlements/releases in the wage-hour context.
– Mary B. Thomas

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Family and Medical Leave
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and state law equivalents, including leave provisions in Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act.
– Mary M. Krakow

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK

3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
“And More”

  • PART 1:
    Benefits Law for the Labor and Employment Attorney
  • PART 2:
    Immigration Law for the Labor and Employment Attorney
  • PART 3:
    Other Significant State and Federal Employment Laws

Minn. Stat. 181; occupational safety and health (OSHA and state health and safety laws); unemployment compensation; state and federal veterans rights; federal contract compliance; DOL OFCCP; federal, state and local affirmative action; and WARN.
– Marko J. Mrkonich



Day 2 – September 17

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Federal and State Private-Sector Labor Laws
Overview of NLRA, NLRB proceedings, organizing and unfair labor practices.
– Jason P. Hungerford

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Arbitrations
Grievance arbitration; challenges to arbitrability; appeals; and more.
– Brendan D. Cummins

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Collective Bargaining
Mandatory versus permissive subjects of bargaining; card check/neutrality agreements; good faith standard; effect of impasse; and more.
– Emily L. Marshall

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Duty of Fair Representation Claims, LMRDA, Labor Disputes
Strikes, lockouts, and picketing; duty of fair representation claims; overview of Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
– Douglas R. Christensen

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Public Sector Labor Laws
Identifying the relevant laws; Minnesota’s Public Employment Labor Relations Act.
– Cedrick R. Frazier

12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Review of the Labor and Employment Law Specialist Certification Exam
– Christopher D. Jozwiak

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Monday & Tuesday, September 16 & 17, 2019
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – October 7 & 8, 2019 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

Bemidji – October 24 & 25, 2019 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Brouse Woodke & Hildebrandt PLLP
312 America Avenue Northwest

Duluth – September 26 & 27, 2019 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Pier B Resort, Pilot House Boardroom
800 West Railroad Street

Moorhead – September 27 & October 4, 2019 (Check-In 10:00; Replay 10:15)
Moorhead Public Library
118 Fifth Street South

Rochester – October 10 & 11, 2019 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Samaritan Bethany
24 Eighth Street Northwest

Saint Cloud – October 8 & 9, 2019 (Check-In 8:15; Replay 8:30)
Rinke Noonan Law Firm
1015 West St. Germain Street

Virginia – October 24 & 25, 2019 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
St. Louis County Courthouse
300 South Fifth Avenue

In-Person Live:  $225 MSBA members / $225 paralegals / $275 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $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. Most scholarships awarded are 50% off the seminar price. 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 9.0 standard CLE credits, including 0.5 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this course is 9.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also is applying to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 9.0 Labor & Employment Law specialist credits.

Included in registration fee.

Can't attend? The course materials are available for $75 (plus tax and handling). To order, call Minnesota CLE at 651-227-8266 or 800-759-8840. Available in hard copy. Orders will be filled after the live seminar.

STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase
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