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ELE141208-Back to the Future: What to Expect in Labor and Employment Law in the Next Decade CLE
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ELE141208-Back to the Future: What to Expect in Labor and Employment Law in the Next Decade CLE

The Labor and Employment Law Section will present a full-day conference addressing the cutting-edge topics lawyers in this field can expect to navigate in the next decade. 6.0 hours CLE credit.

When: Monday, December 8, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Grassy Hills Country Club
441 Clark Ln
Orange, Connecticut  06477
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section 

 Presenting Sponsor
Seminar Code: ELE141208

CLE Credit: 6.0 Hours

About the Program:
This full-day conference will address the cutting-edge topics that lawyers in this field can expect to navigate over the next decade, with breakout sessions on such subjects as Developments with the Affordable Care Act & the Connecticut Health Exchange; Medical Marijuana; Transgender Rights; Religious Discrimination & Bullying; Pregnancy, Disability and Reasonable Accommodations, and the latest decisions from the Connecticut and U.S. Supreme Courts. 

You Will Learn:

  • Relevant case law and statutes in the most rapidly developing areas of labor and employment law
  • Tips and practice advice from experienced labor and employment law practitioners
  • Predictions of what will be the hottest topics in labor and employment law over the next decade

Who Should Attend: Labor and employment lawyers and human resource professionals

Program Chair
Gary Phelan, Mitchell and Sheahan PC, Stratford

April Arrasate, Curaleaf, Farmington
Melinda Brayton, Access Health CT, Hartford
Megan Y. Carannante
, Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford
Victoria Chavey,
Jackson Lewis PC, Hartford
T. Scott Cowperthwait
, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford
Joseph Garrison,
Garrison Levin-Epstein Richardson Fitzgerald & Pirotti PC, New Haven
Rachel L. Ginsburg,
Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford
Rachel Goldberg,
Stamford Urban Redevelopment Commission, Stamford
Joshua Goodbaum,
Garrison Levin-Epstein Richardson Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven
Joshua Hawks-Ladds
, Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford

Richard Hayber, Hayber Law Firm LLC, Hartford
Mary Kelly, Livingston Adler Pulda Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, Hartford
Heidi Lane,
State of Connecticut, Department of Labor, Wethersfield
Robert Mitchell,
Mitchell & Sheahan PC, Stratford
Robert Noonan,
Robert Noonan & Associates, Middlefield
George O’Brien,
Littler Mendelson PC, New Haven
Gary Phelan,
Mitchell and Sheahan PC, Stratford
Emmanuel Psarakis,
Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven
David Rintoul,
Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Glastonbury
Michael Rose,
Rose Kallor LLP, Hartford
Steven Sheinberg,
General Counsel, Anti-Defamation League, New York, New York
Jessica Slippen,
Mitchell & Sheahan PC, Stratford
Charles Stohler,
Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP, Waterbury
Giovanna Weller,
Carmody  Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP, New Haven


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

NLRB: The Non-Union Workplace

George O’Brien, Emmanuel Psarakis, Robert Mitchell

Privacy and the Restatement of Employment Law

Joseph Garrison, Charles Stohler

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Developments with the Affordable Care Act and the Connecticut Health Exchange

Robert Noonan, Melinda Brayton, David Rintoul

Wage and Hour Law Developments

Richard Hayber, Victoria Chavey

10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Transgender Rights

Michael Rose, Giovanna Weller, Rachel Goldberg

Computer Forensics: Protecting Your Electronic Trade Secrets - Defending Against Accusations of Data Theft

David Rintoul, T. Scott Cowperthwait


12:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Keynote Address: Workplace Trends and Challenges over the Next 10 Years

Heidi Lane

1:35 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pregnancy, Disability and Reasonable Accommodations

Gary Phelan, Mary Kelly

Emerging Issues: Religious Discrimination, Bullying and Background Checks

Steven Sheinberg, Jessica Slippen

2:40 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Medical Marijuana

Rachel Ginsburg, Megan Carannante, April Arrasate

United States and Connecticut Supreme Court Updates

Joshua Hawks-Ladds, Joshua Goodbaum

Event Cost:

                     Section Member $179
                     CBA Member $199
                     Non-Member $259
                     Law/Paralegal Student $35


** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download.  Please note that refunds will not be granted with less than two business days notice.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.



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