[Webinar] California Employment Law Update for 2020

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern), Andrew J. Sommer and Megan S. Shaked will present a complimentary webinar regarding “California Employment Law Update for 2020: New Legal Requirements and Practical Compliance Strategies Every HR Professional and Manager Should Know.”

2020 brings significant changes for California employers, from a new test for shutterstock_378771547.jpgdetermining independent contractor status to a ban on no rehire agreements and revamped reporting standard for serious workplace injuries. This webinar will review compliance obligations for companies doing business in California, as well as discuss the practical impact of these new laws and best practices for avoiding potential employment-related claims.

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Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2020 Labor and Employment Webinar Series

The legal landscape facing employers seems as difficult to navigate as it has ever been. Keeping track of the ever-changing patchwork of federal, state and local laws governing the workplace may often seem like a full-time job whether you are a human resources professional, in-house attorney or  business owner.  Change appears to be the one constant.  As President Trump’s first term comes to an end, employers will continue to closely track the changes taking place at the NLRB, the DOL and the EEOC.  At the same time, a number of states will continue introducing new laws and regulations governing workplaces across the country, making it more important than ever for employers to pay attention to the bills pending in the legislatures of the states where they operate.  This complimentary webinar series, led by Conn Maciel Carey’s labor and employment attorneys, will focus on a host of the most challenging and timely issues facing employers, examining past trends and looking ahead at the issues most likely to arise.

To register for an individual webinar, click the registration link in the program descriptions below. To register for the entire 2020 Employment Series, click here to send an email request to info@connmaciel.com, and we will get you registered. If you miss any of the programs this year or missed any in prior years, here is a link to our webinar archive.

2020 Labor and Employment Webinar Series – Program Schedule

Whistleblower/Retaliation Issues

Wednesday, March 25th

NLRB Update

Wednesday, September 16th

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Wednesday, May 13th

Federal Wage and Hour Update

Wednesday, November 11th

See below for the full schedule, with program descriptions, dates, times and links to register for each webinar event.

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[Webinar] Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment – OSHA and Employment Law Issues

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern, Aaron R. Gelb, Lindsay A. DiSalvo and Megan Shaked will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment – OSHA and Employment Law Issues.”


Nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year, and many cases go unreported. At the same time, the #MeToo movement has brought renewed focus on sexual harassment in the workplace. While there are no OSHA standards for workplace violence or sexual harassment, the General Duty Clause requires employers to provide employees a place of employment free from recognized serious hazards. Over the years, OSHA has issued General Duty Clause citations to employers after incidents of workplace violence or harassment.

Recently, one OSHA Regional office initiated an inspection after a pediatric services employee was sexually assaulted by a client’s father after complaints were made to the employer by other employees about the alleged abuser.  The EEOC, meanwhile, continues to focus on sexual harassment, having recovered nearly $70 million for employees claiming sexual harassment through litigation and administrative enforcement in FY 2018, up from $47.5 million in FY 2017.  The question remains, however, whether OSHA will expand efforts to investigate and/or address sexual harassment, particularly in those workplaces where it is foreseeable or preventable.

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[Webinar] Trust the Process: A Deep Dive into Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern  Aaron R. Gelb and Daniel C. Deacon of Conn Maciel Carey will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Trust the Process:  A Deep Dive into Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship.  Generally, reasonable accommodations can include modifications or adjustments to a job shutterstock_212097706 (1).jpgapplication process, modifications or adjustments to the work environment or to the manner or circumstances under which the position is customarily performed, or modifications or adjustments that enable a disabled employee to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities.  When an employee requests a reasonable accommodation, his or her employer must engage in a back-and-forth exchange of ideas and information in an effort to determine whether and how the employee can be accommodated.  While this interactive process sounds simple, employers often fall short of what the law requires, resulting in costly and unnecessary investigations and/or litigation.

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[Webinar] Marijuana and Drug Testing Update

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern, Aaron R. Gelb and Daniel C. Deacon of Conn Maciel Carey will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Marijuana and Drug Testing Update.”

Recent state regulatory developments regarding medical and recreational marijuana have created a host of compliance concerns for employers. shutterstock_375677665.jpgWhile marijuana is still illegal under federal law, 33 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation giving medical marijuana usage the green light. Eleven states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. And, several states have enacted laws making the possession of small amounts of the drug a civil, not criminal, offense.

The web of varying state laws regarding when and how an employer can drug test an employee and what drugs an employer may test for further compounds these challenges, requiring that employers maintain a delicate balance between business objectives, employee rights, and compliance with state and federal laws.  Continue reading

[Webinar] Strategies for Success in Collective Bargaining

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern, Kara M. Maciel and Mark M. Trapp of Conn Maciel Carey will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Strategies for Success in Collective Bargaining.”


This webinar will focus on strategies for success in your company’s next contract negotiations. Specifically, we will discuss how to effectively prepare for collective bargaining, as well as successful execution of the company’s strategy at the table, with particular emphasis on “big ticket” items such as withdrawal liability and ongoing participation in a multiemployer fund, maximizing savings on wages and benefits and regaining flexibility in the workforce.

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In-Person OSHA, MSHA, and Labor Briefing (and Launch Party) in Columbus, OH – October 1, 2019

Join Conn Maciel Carey for an In-Person OSHA, MSHA, and Labor Briefing in Columbus, OH on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, and stay for a cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of our new Columbus, Ohio Office.

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This complimentary program will feature panel discussions with representatives from the National Labor Relations Board, OSHA, and MSHA addressing key policy trends and regulatory developments.  The government representatives will be joined by senior corporate counsel from several multi-national corporations and Conn Maciel Carey’s Labor & Employment and Workplace Safety Law specialist attorneys.  The plenary sessions will cover topics including:

  • OSHA policy and enforcement developments
  • NLRB rulemaking and Board case law updates
  • MSHA regulatory and enforcement priorities
  • Other trending topics (joint-employer, pension withdrawal liability, whistleblower / anti-retaliation claims)

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