Learn all about the hottest topics in human resources and employment law facing law firms today. We will review changes in employer harassment prevention practices in light of the #MeToo movement and look at tricky leave of absence issues and new paid leave laws. We will examine current developments and charge statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as the most recent case law on protection of sexual orientation under federal law. Learn about cases pending at the Supreme Court and their potential impact on your workplace, the current state of overtime law changes, and whether the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing its approach toward employer policies.


•Examine ways to ensure your organization stays current with the latest developments in the laws affecting employees.

•Give examples of takeaways that will enable you to update your firm's policies and procedures.

•Review other changes that may be coming from the Trump administration.

Speaker Info:

Mark D. Brookstein is a Partner of Gould & Ratner LLP who focuses on commercial litigation and employment law. Brookstein enjoys a diverse practice across a broad spectrum of industries. In addition to litigating matters involving contracts, real estate, business torts and other commercial disputes, he regularly advises employers on matters such as regulatory compliance, employee issues and protection of proprietary information. As a litigator, Brookstein provides trusted business counsel to further Gould & Ratner’s philosophy of understanding a client’s overall strategic goals first and foremost.

Emily Wessel Farr has years of experience as both a litigator and an employment attorney. She advises employers on a wide-range of issues such as civil rights violations, harassment and discrimination, protection of trade secrets, NLRB matters, peer review and credentialing and HR training.She also regularly advises business and individuals on corporate matters including breach of contract, unfair labor practices, civil rights and ADA violations, disciplinary actions and licensing issues.Wessel Farr provides thoughtful (yet efficient) counsel, and enjoys educating her clients so they can protect their companies

Jillian M. Molz, As a member of Gould & Ratner’s Litigation Practice  focuses her practice in various areas of traditional labor and employment law, and commercial litigation cases.
While attending law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, she was a board member for both the Labor and Employment Law Society and the Child and Family Law Society. She was also a Moot Court Honors Appellate Advocacy program member and was the recipient of the CALI Award of Excellence in Constitutional Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination.

•60 Minutes

•Audience: Intermediate

•CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management

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Seminar Information
Date Presented:
December 11, 2019 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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HR Law Update
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CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.00
Human Resources Management
CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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