Linda Riefberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, will be presenting a topic titled ''Lessons from the Financial Industry: How executives can manage risk, create a culture of compliance and get along with their regulators'' at The Legal Intelligencer's bi-annual In-House CLE Seminar. This CLE seminar is designed to provide in-house counsel with the latest developments and practical advice on legal topics in a wide variety of practice areas.
In an article titled, ''Fighting Workplace Violence,'' Victoria Zellers, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor and Employment Department, explores the steps a company can take to prevent violence in the workplace and describes the benefits of developing a comprehensive violence prevention policy. ''You can recruit the most talented people and avoid workers' compensation claims, employee lawsuits, and OSHA fines and penalties,'' explains Victoria. ''(Otherwise), employee turnover may be high and people may not come work for you.''
The number of discrimination charges filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each year has steadily increased over time. And, for some employers, those charges have resulted in EEOC enforcement suits, including both direct lawsuits filed by the EEOC and intervention actions where the Agency joins in the litigation. This briefing will identify the most common and emerging issues that have received particular focus and interest by the EEOC, and will also explore ways in which employers can effectively respond to and defend against charges of discrimination or other EEOC actions.