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Conference Day 2

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08.00 Registration
09.00 Chair’s Welcome Remarks
09.05 Wage and Hour Today
• The future of overtime pay regulations: What we’ve learned since the injunction
• What should employers be doing now?
• If the injunction is lifted, could the regulation be applied retroactively?
• Analyzing wage and hour trends across the country
• Lessons learned from recent enforcement
Julie Trester, Member, Cozen O’Connor
09.45 Treatment of Class Action Claims
• Analyzing the current trend towards equal pay class actions
• Recent developments in class certification
• Defeating certification claims
• Analyzing the future of class action waivers
• A closer look at the Epic Systems case and how SCOTUS will tackle the class action waiver issue
David L. Christlieb,
Shareholder, Littler
Mendelson P.C
10.30 Networking Break
11.00 Immigration Concerns: Update on What’s Changing and How to Prepare
• How the proposed ‘travel ban’ is impacting employers
• Adapting to the changes in the new I9 Form
• Balancing an international workforce with more stringent regulation
James Anelli, Shareholder,
11.30 Addressing Common Employee Classification Issues
• Joint employee standards
• Exempt v. non-exempt and Independent contractor claims
• Best practices for litigating misclassification claims
Heather R. Becker,
Partner, Laner Muchin
12.10 Establishing Reasonable Workplace Accommodation
• Leave of absence
• Handling non-traditional disabilities
• Addressing common reasonable accommodation issues
• Establishing religious accommodations in the workplace
Geri Hernandez, former In-House Counsel and
Director of Human-
Resources – National
Strategies, Macy’s
12.40 Lunch
1.40 Understanding the Common Pitfalls of the e-Workplace in an Era of Data Privacy
• Balancing the benefits of social media in improving company culture with the detriment of violating employee privacy
• Putting policies in place to ensure compliance and avoid litigation
• Workplace monitoring of employees: What is appropriate?
• Protecting employee data
• Understanding an employee’s privacy rights both inside and outside of work
• Reducing your risk of a workplace security breach
Jessica Golden Cortes, Partner, Davis and Gilbert
2.20 Restrictive Covenants: Defending, Attacking and Mediating 
• Recent trends in restrictive covenant claims: What are the courts saying?
• Upholding client non-solicit provisions
• The role of social media in enforcing non-solicit agreements
Brian Arbetter, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
2.50 The Road Ahead: What’s in Store of the Labor & Employment Community in 2018
• Key take-aways from this year’s event
• What we’ve learned from recent court cases
• Where should you be focusing your attention in the year ahead?
Richard Cohen, Partner,
3.00 End of Main Conference