Top 10 Employment Cases of 2018 - Be Better Prepared in 2019

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes

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The most interesting court decisions in 2018


The court system made some very interesting decisions in 2018 affecting employers. The Supreme Court surprisingly changed a 50-plus-year-old standard by which to determine exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act – and issued a few ground-breaking decisions regarding class action waivers and arbitration agreements. And it’s not just the Supreme Court that has issued decisions stating we have been looking at things all wrong for many years, particularly with regard to sexual orientation. You need to understand these court decisions because they can set the precedent for compliance in 2019.
In this webinar, industry expert Susan Desmond will walk you through some of the most interesting court decisions in 2018, and discuss the lessons you should learn from these decisions. You will learn the Supreme Court’s view towards class action waivers; court decisions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity; court distinctions between employees and independent contractors; leave of absence cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act; medical marijuana cases; EEOC’s (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s) enforcement authority, and other core employment issues. This session will also provide in-depth insight on what company owners, HR professionals, and risk managers need to know to avoid the risk of long and expensive legal tangles while dealing with employee issues and complaints.
A lawsuit against your company’s human resource practices can damage your company’s reputation and prove to be a costly and time consuming affair – even if you end up winning it. Attend this webinar to stay prepared and avoid compliance pitfalls in 2019.

Areas Covered

•       This webinar will bring you up to speed with:
•       The Supreme Court’s view towards class action waivers
•       Court decisions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity
•       Court decisions regarding distinctions between employees and independent contractors
•       Leave of absence cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act
•       Medical marijuana cases
•       EEOC’s enforcement authority

Who will Benefit

•       Company owners
•       Human resource professionals
•       Risk managers

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies.

Speaker Profile

Susan Fahey Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University Of Tennessee School Of Law since 1985. She is a shareholder in a firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group and works from the firm's Gulf Coast office. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A., 1982) and the University Of Tennessee School Of Law (J.D., 1985). Ms. Desmond is a member of the Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Colorado Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Federal and American (member, Labor and Employment Law Section; past chair, Labor Committee; Executive Council Coordinator, Young Lawyers Section; member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section; member, Emerging Issues Committee) Bar Associations. Ms. Desmond has served as a director for both The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association.

She is a former secretary of the Mississippi Women's Lawyers Association. Ms. Desmond was named the 1997-98 Outstanding Young Lawyer in Mississippi and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, MidSouth Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law sections.

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