21st Annual Mid-Year Employment Law Conference


Ritz Carlton Chicago
160 E Pearson St,
Chicago, IL 60611

Date & Time

Start Date: 05/12/2016
End Date: 05/13/2016


Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, will be speaking at this National Employment Law Institute event in Chicago. 

2016 Topics include:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law Developments - An update of Supreme Court and significant appellate court cases and their application and implications for employment law practitioners;
  • State and Local Employment Law Developments - Exploring the numerous states and municipalities that have enacted their own employment laws and how they differ from their federal counterparts;
  • Trends in Retaliation and Whistleblowing - Determining "protected activity," what negates an inference of "causation," hot topics, including third party retaliation, retaliatory harassment, "unreasonable opposition," and the continued surge in whistleblower, Dodd Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley issues;
  • Complex Wage and Hour Issues - Recent decisions and new DOL regulations and initiatives, changes to white collar exemption, the continued wave of cases involving interns and independent contractors, and more;
  • Independent Contractor Misclassification - Covering the contentious issue of "employee" vs. "independent contractor," the DOL's Misclassification Task Force and its controversial new "interpretation" addressing the "fissured workplace" and expansively interpreting "joint employment," among other things;
  • FMLA Compliance and Best Practices - Focusing on DOL activity and audits, FMLA communications to employees, fitness-for-duty medical exams, and a host of other timely and important discussion items to ensure legal compliance with the FMLA;
  • Recent NLRA Developments - Analyzing the NLRB's continued expansion of employee rights, especially in non-unionized workplaces, including significant changes in representational election rules and controversial decisions on statutory coverage;
  • ADA Update -- A thorough review of cases analyzing a multitude of issues surrounding "Reasonable Accommodation;" and
  • Ethics in Labor & Employment Law - 1 full Ethics credit hour.



Jeremy J. Glenn



(312) 474-7981

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