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Conference Day 1

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08.00 Registration
09.00 Chair’s Welcome Remarks
09.10 Impact of the Trump Administration on the Labor & Employment Community
• What’s on the agenda for the Department of Labor for 2018?
• Consolidating the EEOC and OFCCP: How likely is this to happen?
• How are litigation claims with the government evolving?
• Understand the NLRB in the era of Trump
Buena Vista Lyons, Partner, FordHarrison
09.40 What’s on the Horizon: Update on the Recent Trends in Labor and Employment Litigation
• Assessing recent religious discrimination claims
• How are pregnancy discrimination claims evolving?
• How states are adapting to the ‘Ban the Box’ ordinances
• Update on disciplinary claim in recent labor disputes
• How the Illinois Labor Relations Board is handling claims
Judith Dever, Deputy Corporation Counsel, Labor Division, City of Chicago Law Department
Monica L. Lowe, Associate Chief Labor Counsel, Labor Division, City of Chicago Law Department
10.20 Networking Break
10.50 Pay Equity: Where We Are and What you Should be Doing to Prepare
• Reconciling state and municipal pay equity laws
• How the federal agencies are treating pay equity
• How banning salary history inquiries during the hiring process is impacting employers
• Handling pay transparency
• Best practices for managing equal pay litigation
Eric Zion, Senior Counsel, Litigation and Employment,
Baxter International Inc.
11.40 Exploring the Current Impact of Paid Sick Leave
• What are the implications for employees?
• Lessons learned from around the country: What you should be looking out for
• Updating policies and procedure to prevent disputes
• Reviewing the recent Cook County and City of Chicago ordinances
Sean Nash, Managing
Counsel – Labor &
Employment, United Airlines
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Latest Developments in Gender Discrimination Claims
• Transgender discrimination claims: What can we learn from recent cases?
• A closer look at how the EEOC is handling LGBTQ issues
• An update on Bathroom Bills
• Guidance for employers on handling transgender employees
• Mitigating damages in gender discrimination claims
Richard Cohen, Partner,
2.20 Lessons Learned from Recent Age Discrimination Claims 
• Understanding the increasing trend in age discrimination claims
• Preparing employers to avoid the threat of age discrimination claims and complying
with ADEA
• Preparing for disparate-impact claims under the ADEA
James Anelli, Shareholder, LeClairRyan
3.00 Networking Break
3.30 Effectively Managing Whistle-Blower Claims
• What we’ve learned from recent whistleblower cases
• Defending retaliation claims
• Effectively managing an employee that has brought a discrimination claim against
the company
• Affirmative steps for avoiding retaliation claims
Andrew Rosenman,
Partner, Mayer Brown
4.10 The Judge’s View
In this session you’ll hear directly from the bench on trends they are seeing in the courtroom. Hon. Young Kim, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois
5.00 End of Conference Day One