Employment Law Update 2014

The workplace continues to be a prolific source of legal issues and claims! GREG GUIDRY chairs this popular seminar that will keep employment law practitioners up to date on the latest developments in this exciting field. Included will be an update on the very active EEOC; a presentation on the continuing expansion of whistleblower claims; a very timely presentation on the many forms of “bad behavior” in the workplace (old and new) and related legal issues; a plaintiff/defense lawyer panel on effective settlement techniques in employment cases; an update on emerging LGBT issues in the workplace; the always informative and entertaining recent developments presentation by Professor Corbett; and an ethics hour on the important and difficult issues dealing with the attorney client privilege in employment cases. Don’t miss it!
  • Advance Registration .......... $320
  • After Aug. 15 & On-Site ...... $345
(The fee includes electronic course materials, seminar attendance and coffee/refreshment breaks.)

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration.

Important Note: This program is Paper-Free! The LSBA is working on ways to reduce the amount of paper we use at seminars and symposia. This is an effort both to be responsible toward our environment and to increase the quality and timeliness of the resources provided through this learning experience. Electronic program materials are accessible via a link where attendees can download/save OR download/print the seminar materials. The link will be sent to the email address of record you provided to the LSBA, prior to the seminar. We suggest you print the materials in advance and bring them with you. If you choose to review the materials from your laptop, we strongly suggest you charge your laptop battery, as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access will not be available in the meeting room.

A printed manual can be purchased for an additional $40 and seminar materials on a flash drive can be purchased for $25. Be sure to make your selection by checking the appropriate box.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Aug. 15. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Aug. 15.


This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics.


Greg Guidry • Onebane Law Firm • Lafayette

8:00-8:20 a.m.

8:20-8:30 a.m.
Introductory Remarks
Greg Guidry • Onebane Law Firm • Lafayette

8:30-9:15 a.m. - (.75 credits)

EEOC Update
Michelle Butler • EEOC • New Orleans

9:15-10:00 a.m. - (.75 credits)

Whistleblower Claims: The Expansion Continues
Edward J. Fonti • Jones, Tete, Fonti & Belfour • Lake Charles

10:00-10:15 a.m.


10:15-11:00 a.m. - (.75 credits)
Breaking Bad Behavior: Drugs, Alcohol, Medical Marijuana, Cigarettes, Cursing, Social Media, Attire, Tattoos, Piercings, and Bullying in the Work Place
Keith M. Pyburn, Jr. • Fisher & Phillips • New Orleans

11:00-1:15 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:00 p.m. - (.75 credits)

Emerging LGBT Issues in the Workplace
Rachel W. Wisdom • Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann • New Orleans

2:00-3:15 p.m. - (1.25 credits)

Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law
Professor William R. Corbett • LSU Law Center • Baton Rouge

3:15-3:30 p.m.


3:30-4:30 p.m. - (1 credit)
Ethical Issues Involving the Attorney-Client Privilege in Employment Cases
Charles F. Seemann • Jackson Lewis, PC • New Orleans
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