Labor and Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law Section February 2013 Newsletter


Public Statements

Please access our recent public statements at the following links:

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Section Programming

We are pleased to announce the following recent, scheduled and planned programming for this calendar year:

Recent Program:

Case Law Update: Title VII and LGBT Employees
A presentation and discussion regarding the history of and current trends regarding the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to LGBT employees.

Held: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Upcoming Scheduled Programs

Fisher v. University of Texas: What It Means for Attorneys, Educators and Employers
This program will highlight the main issues in the Fisher v. University of Texas case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court in which affirmative action and diversity programs in higher education will be addressed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Brown–Bag Lunch
12:00–2:00 pm
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW (1st Floor)

Implications of The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

A presentation and discussion of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, which went into effect December 27, 2012. Panelists include officials from MSPB's General Counsel's office, Jason Zuckerman, General Counsel of the Office of Special Counsel, and experienced practitioners.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Brown-Bag Lunch and Webinar
12:00–2:00 pm
D.C. Bar Conference Center 1101 K Street, NW (1st Floor)
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Planned Programs (dates to be announced)

April/May 2013
Two-Part Series on Leaves of Absence

A panel to include Lynn McIntosh, Counsel at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Labor Standards Division, and Edward Blue and Paul Kehoe, Special Assistants to EEOC Commissioners Chai Feldblum and Vicki Lipnic, will discuss the intersection of eligibility and benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act, leave as a reasonable accommodation for disabled employees, Workers’ Compensation Act leave, and employer provided benefits such as sick leave, vacation, paid, unpaid, short– and long–term disability plans.

A second panel will provide a case law update and practitioner current issues discussion, such as family responsibilities discrimination issues that arise in this context, implications for the proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and the implications for workers who go out on short- or long-term disability.

May 2013
Practice Tips for EEOC Administrative Hearings

A panel discussion of practitioners who will share their experiences in litigating matters before EEOC Administrative Judges.

May/June 2013
Two-Part Series on Current Issues in Labor Law

Summer/Fall 2013
Dealing with Challenging Opposing Counsel

We’ve all had experiences with challenging opposing counsel (although some of us might use other less professional adjectives to describe them!). A panel of seasoned attorneys will offer tips and strategies to manage such encounters.

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D.C. Bar Labor & Employment Law Section Steering Committee

We wish to extend an ongoing invitation for any and all interested section members to join us for one of our monthly meetings, which are held the third Tuesday of every month.

They are a great way to get to know attorneys whose interests and practice areas you share! Please feel free to contact any one of us below for more information

David Kelly, Co-Chair
Laura Fentonmiller, Co-Chair
Paul Knupp
Emily Read
Jonathan Gould
Michelle Berchovici
Avi Kumin
Joyce Taber
Adria Zeldin
Contact us

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