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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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Up the Ladder Reporting – Counsel’s Ethical and Legal Obligations for Addressing Potential Violations by Management (01/27/2021)

Program Number: 3101 Presenter: Erik R. Anderson, Esq., Carolyn H. Kendall, Esq.

This ethics program will discuss a lawyer’s legal and ethical obligations when he or she believes that a member of management is no longer fit to carry out company responsibilities or potentially violating company policy or the law. Drawing from real world examples, this program will ensure that both in-house and outside counsel understand their role and obligations under such circumstances and provide them with practical steps to navigate these complex situations. Participants will understand their applicable ethical duties under the Model Rules and the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, including when or if a “noisy withdrawal” is required; learn when and under what circumstances they can or should report to the Board or other governing body; and the role of internal investigations conducted by outside counsel, including potential risks and complexities for in-house counsel who may have been involved in the underlying fact pattern.

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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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An Employer’s Guide to the Coronavirus (03/30/2020)

Program Number: 3092 Presenter: Tracey Diamond, Esq., Susan Lessack, Esq., Lee Tankle, Esq.

During this program, attendees will learn about the rapidly evolving legal environment related to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its impact on the American workplace. Attendees will learn about: complying with federal/state non-discrimination laws while simultaneously protecting the health and safety of all employees; the proper way to pay exempt/non-exempt employees while on leave; managing leaves of absence; preserving employee confidentiality in the event an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19; implementing a telecommuting program; travel restrictions; and changes to employee working conditions. The presenters will also provide an overview of recently enacted and pending legislation designed to ameliorate the effect of COVID-19 on workers.

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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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The Intersection of Ethics and Well-Being (04/08/2020)

Program Number: 3084 Presenter: Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek

There is a very strong link between lawyer well-being and a lawyer’s duty of competence. Beyond Rule 1.1, here are some other rules which are often impacted by lawyer well-being. Rule 1.15 (Safeguarding Property), Rule 1.3 (Diligence), Rule 1.4 (Communications), Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality), Rule 5.1 (Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers), Rule 5.2 (Subordinate Lawyers), Rule 5.3 (Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants), Rule 8.3 (Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession) and Rule 8.4 (Misconduct). Our presenters will cover real-life stories of lawyers who ran afoul of legal ethics due to substance abuse issues, mental health problems, stress, exhaustion and other issues related to well-being, Firms large and small have begun to implement wellness programs – what’s working and what’s not? As has been said many times, “to be a good lawyer, you have to be a healthy lawyer.” This webinar will include practical advice for firms and for those lawyers who need help dealing with well-being issues.

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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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Anti-Poaching Clauses-Drafting, Liability and Enforcement (03/13/2020)

Program Number: 3062 Presenter: Craig Tractenberg, Esq.

Craig is a skilled business lawyer who resolves disputes responsively and cost-effectively. His focus is on franchise and infrastructure transactions, development and disputes, both domestic and international. Clients hire him to provide creative solutions to “bet the company” litigation and defining transactions.

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Marijuana Use and the Employment Life Cycle: Compliance Requirements and Best Practices from Hiring to Termination (03/03/2020)

Program Number: 3056 Presenter: Melissa Ferrara, Esq., Claudia Springer, Esq.

This program will address the obligations of employers to tolerate or accommodate legalized and/or medical marijuana use, providing examples of the divergent approaches adopted by state governments, as well as best practices for developing drug testing and accommodation policies for your applicants and employees. Attendees will learn about the intersection between state and federal laws in this area, the trends in legalization nationally, and how to address cannabis use by applicants and employees at every phase of the employment relationship -- from hiring, to performance management, to termination.

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