This workshop covers everything that's new and hot in employment and labor law. Human resource law has never been hotter than in 2014. The Obama Administration is on a regulatory binge. The Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and even the Department of Education are looking for employers to punish for real or perceived offenses. If that wasn't enough, Obamacare has created a plethora of employment issues all its own. Completing the perfect storm are new and intriguing legal issues instigated by the social media, email, texting, and related tech innovations.
Objectives - Review the following:
- Wages & hours issues: independent contractors; unpaid interns; international workers... and that dreaded class-action suit
- Veterans, military families, USSERA and the FMLA as the "War on Terror" winds down
- Same-sex couples following the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act... discrimination and benefits concerns
- Sexual Assault: from higher education to the military to religious organizations to YOUR client's business... 2014's hottest workplace topic
- Obamacare: Who's a full-time employee now? And does my client's business really have to provide birth control and abortion coverage?
- Labor organizing: College athletes are employees with the right to strike? There goes my favorite Bowl game! (And is my client next?)
- "One email... much outrage"... a case study on how to go viral in 72 hours and be in litigation hell before you can say "Tweet."
Your instructor is Dr. Jim Castagnera, managing director of K&C Human Resource Enterprises and legal counsel at a local university. Jim practiced labor and employment law for ten years with a major Philadelphia law firm. He is the author of 13 books on employment and labor law, including these popular standards in the field:
and the popular monthly newsletter, The Compensation & Benefits Law Bulletin
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