The Adams and Reese labor and employment practice area team put on a “Current Trends in Labor and Employment Law” day-long seminar on April 10th at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse in New Orleans. The seminar was attended by approximately 100 human resource department professionals, certified public accountants and business owners and executives.
In each session, a brief overview of the area of law was provided, and particular attention was paid to recent court decisions (issued in the past year), and how employers can incorporate the lessons from those decisions into their own business practices.
Adams and Reese Partner Katie Gilchrist kicked off the seminar with a presentation, “Affordable Care Act – What Employers Need to Know.” She was followed by Partners Brooke Duncan and Laurie Young presenting on “Top Tips to Avoid Wage and Hour Potholes.”
Partner Jack Pringle presented, “People, Policies and Technology: Protecting Information in a Connected World,” and he was followed by associate April Bentley on “The ABCs of Immigration: Immigration Law Every Employer Must Know.”
The keynote guest speaker for lunch was Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO, Inc. Hecht discussed the positively engaging growth challenges in the Greater New Orleans Region and the recent national events the City has successfully garnered including the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game and Wrestlemania.
Partners Janis van Meerveld and Michelle Craig kicked off the afternoon session with a presentation on “Expanded ADAAA Coverage: How to Stay Out of Trouble.” Partner Liz Roussel followed them with a presentation on “Understanding Boundaries: How Far Can Employers Go in Limiting Competition and Solicitation.”
van Meerveld and Craig closed the seminar with a presentation on “Recent Trends and Cautionary Tales in Harassment Litigation.”
Adams and Reese labor and employment attorneys are admitted to practice at all levels of state, federal and appellate courts, and team members have argued and advocated before the EEOC, the OFCCP, the NLRB, OSHA, the DOL Wage-Hour Administration, as well as various state and local workplace agencies. They possess knowledge of human resources requirements, union and non-union structures and the critical labor policies surrounding compensation, hiring, termination, retention, immigration and mergers and acquisitions.
Adams and Reese attorneys have labor and employment experience in such industries as hospitality, transportation, health care, IP, entertainment, banking, education, energy and maritime.