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The Adams and Reese Labor and Employment Practice Team held its third annual “Current Trends in Labor and Employment Law” day-long seminar April 12th, 2016 at The Arbor Room at Popp Fountain at New Orleans City Park. Approximately 100 human resource department professionals, certified public accountants, business owners and executives were in attendance.

In each session, a brief overview of the area of law was provided, with attention paid to recent court decisions issued in the past year. Attorney presenters also focused on how employers can incorporate lessons from those key decisions into their own business practices.

Attorney presentations included:

  • “The Difficult, the Prolonged, and the Suspicious: Advanced FMLA/ADA Management Techniques.” Presented by Janis van Meerveld and Kate Brownlee.
  • Traps for the Unwary Employer: Wellness Guidelines, Wage Payment Laws, ADA Title III Public Accommodation, Transgender, Criminal Background Checks, and New EEOC Protocols on Sharing Position Statements.” Presented by Diana Surprenant, Shelly Howat, and Janis van Meerveld.
  • The Millennial Shift: Shifting Employment Issues Arising as the Boomers Exit and Millennials Enter the Workplace.” Presented by Laurie Young and Shelly Howat.
  • Keynote Address by Commissioner Constance S. Barker, U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.
  • FLSA Compliance: A Road Map to Wage and Hour Issues and Trends.” Presented by Brooke Duncan, III and Lauren Tafaro.
  • OSHA: Wrapping Up 2016 and Looking Toward 2016.” Presented by John Surma and Collin Warren.
  • Downsizing and Layoffs: The Devil is in the Details.” Presented by Greg Rouchell and Elizabeth Maron.

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.