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NYC Human Rights Law: The 'Gold Standard' of Anti-Discrimination Laws (02/16/2021)

Program Number: 3104 Presenter: Mark S. Goldstein, Esq., Alexandra Manfredi, Esq.

As many businesses have come to learn in recent years, New York City is home to one of the nation’s most expansive anti-discrimination laws: the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The NYCHRL is unique on a multiple fronts, including its broad protections and definitions, burdensome obligations for employers, and expanded remedies. This program will explore the history of the NYCHRL, what differentiates it from other anti-discrimination statutes, and provide practical recommendations for employers grappling with its multifaceted requirements.

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 3093 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

Lawyers should be familiar with the standards of capacity for specific legal transactions under relevant statutes and case law. This includes areas such as contracts, criminal law, executing advance directives and guardianship proceedings. We will discuss the “red flags” or signs of “diminished capacity” that a lawyer may observe in a client as well as the ethical guidelines for assessing capacity in accordance with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 1.14. Last, we will explore the “Mental Health Legal Tool Kit”, offering creative legal solutions to difficult mental health issues.

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Pay Equity Audits and Defense Strategies in Litigation (04/22/2020)

Program Number: 3088 Presenter: Brian D. Murphy, Esq.

This program will address two facets of one of the most pressing issues in the workplace today: pay equity among males and females. This program will provide an overview of the issue and current legal landscape, it will discuss how to effectively perform a pay equity audit to allow employers to identify any pay equity issues among their workforce, and it will address the theories of liability that an employer must be prepared to defend against in pay equity litigation. **Note from Presenter Brian Murphy I am pleased to announce that two colleagues and I co-authored the Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues, published today and available through Castle Publications (https://castlepublications.com/). This is a critical, timely, and useful resource that, over the course of 14 Chapters and nearly 500 pages, covers every conceivable intersection between COVID-19 and federal, California, and NY employment laws. The Guide was designed

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Money at Work -- the Gender Pay Gap: Effective Strategies in the #MeToo Era (04/30/2020)

Program Number: 3076 Presenter: Kathleen Caminiti, Esq., Cheryl Pinarchick, Esq.

The topic of harassment, and sexual harassment in particular, has become an increasing concern for employers – not only in regard to their own personal behavior but also regarding the overall reputation of their organization as a harassment-free workplace. The #MeToo movement has heightened awareness of gender and power issues. However, an unintended consequence of the #MeToo movement had been risk of segregation of women professionals, a phenomenon that ultimately can lead to the denial of advancement opportunities and pay disparity. The purpose of this webinar is to educate employers about the existence of discriminatory compensation practices in the workplace and to think strategically about legal compliance and pay equality. We will explore the ramifications of gender segregation in the #MeToo era, provide an overview of current pay equity laws, and offer practical advice on how to identify and address implicit bias that can lead to potential gender discrimination and pay

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It’s Against My Religion: Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace (03/13/2020)

Program Number: 3066 Presenter: Valerie Ferrier, Esq.

Valerie K. Ferrier, Head of Labor & Employment at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, will be providing an informative CLE seminar entitled ‘It’s Against My Religion’ Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace.” In this CLE, Valerie will discuss religion and the workplace conflict including the law on religious conflict, a discussion on examples of reasonable accommodations in the workplace and recent cases involving reasonable accommodations.

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Business Succession Planning with a Focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and Related Transactions (05/26/2020)

Program Number: 3052 Presenter: David R. Johanson, Esq., Stefan Whitwell, CFA, Stephen P. Wilkes, Esq.

Hawkins Parnell & Young, National Wealth Partners and Wagner Law Group will host a discussion regarding business succession planning with a focus on ESOPs. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of benefits and considerations to evaluate if an ESOP is a good fit for your company. Key topics include: • Tax incentives for the company and the seller(s) • How a typical ESOP transaction is structured • Profile of an Ideal ESOP Candidate • How Does an ESOP Work? • How to evaluate whether an ESOP is the correct structure for your company’s succession plan, including valuation, financing, and day-to-day management considerations

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What Illinois Employers Can Expect in 2020 (02/10/2020)

Program Number: 3043 Presenter: Sylvia Bokyung St.Clair, Esq., Stacey Smiricky, Esq.

Federal and state legislatures have been busy this year, passing new employment laws and regulations that will impact employers in 2020 and beyond. This webinar will discuss these changes and practical tips on how employers can prepare for these changes: • Updates on sexual harassment legislation, including the new Illinois Workplace Transparency Act. • Specific requirements for hotel and casino employers in preventing sexual harassment from guests in the workplace. • Use of artificial intelligence in video interviews. • Marijuana in the workplace including Illinois’ recreational marijuana law. • Minimum wage changes and schedule posting requirements.

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An Employer’s Obligations in the ADA Interactive Process (02/11/2020)

Program Number: 3033 Presenter: Tim Garrett, Esq., Laura Mallory, Esq.

Title I of the ADA prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of a disability and requires employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees and engage in an interactive process to determine the appropriate accommodation, requiring communication and a good-faith exploration of possible options. With ADA issues becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace, they are quickly becoming a favorite claim for plaintiffs' lawyers and thus it is very important for employers to understand their obligations within the interactive process. This program will examine the steps of that process, including how to recognize qualifying accommodation requests, what information an employer should request and be provided, and the process of exploring accommodation options and, ultimately, choosing the appropriate accommodation for the circumstance in question.

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The COVID-19 Workplace: Challenges Now and For the Future (12/18/2020)

Program Number: 30285 Presenter: Mary Gambardella, Esq., Lawrence Peikes, Esq.

The COVID19 pandemic has likely triggered some indefinite changes in the workplace, and statutory protections that continue through year end and beyond. In this one-hour presentation, Wiggin and Dana Employment attorneys will address issues relating to remote working arrangements, including ADA accommodations, wage/hour issues, and medical testing of returning workers. They will also touch on the types of claims already being raised by employees during the pandemic.

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Sticking Points: What Employers Need to Know About Flu Shots And COVID-19 Vaccines (11/11/2020)

Program Number: 30266 Presenter: Phillip C. Bauknight, Esq., A. Kevin Troutman, Esq.

This webinar will provide a discussion of important legal and practical issues that employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this upcoming flu season and for the inevitable COVID-19 vaccine once it is approved. What we’ll cover: • A General Overview of Vaccine Issues • Legal Landscape – Screening and Vaccinations *Issues Related to OSHA, the ADA and Title VII • Considering Accommodation Requests • Policy Addressing Vaccines Generally • Issues Regarding Mandatory Flu Shots • Anti-Vaxxers, Other Considerations? • May Employers require a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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