Employment Law Update 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

The American workplace continues to be a prolific source of challenging legal issues and claims, and significant changes in labor and employment law have been occurring at a faster pace than ever, particularly with some of the new federal agency heads being approved by the Senate, a Democrat controlled House, and active state and local legislative actions affecting the workplace. This popular annual seminar will bring employment law practitioners up to date on the latest developments in this dynamic field.  This year, the program will kick off with the informative and always entertaining recent labor and employment law developments presentation by Professor Bill Corbett; a presentation on restrictive covenants and unfair competition developments; the popular update on the many developments and initiatives at the EEOC, now with a new Chair in place and a working quorum, by regular presenter Michelle Butler; an important discussion about religion in the workplace, with all of the new developments in that area; and a professionalism hour that will discuss common problems and tactics that lawyers experience in employment litigation depositions. 

We're honored to have newly confirmed Administrator of the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), CHERYL STANTON, as our special guest speaker who will present an update on the numerous developments at the Wage & Hour Division. Ms. Stanton brings a wealty of experience to WHD, most recently having served as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Dept. of Employment and Workforce. She served as the White House's principal legal liaison to the DOL under President George W. Bush. She is a graduate of Williams College, and earned her law degree from the Univeristy of Chicago Law School.

Click Employment Law 2019 to download seminar flyer.
Registration Fee, Cancellations and Refunds

• Early Registration .......... $320
• After August 9..........$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. Printed seminar manuals will be available for purchase at the seminar.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than August 9. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after August 9.

CLE CREDITS: This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of professionalism.
For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-5722

Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137    



Greg Guidry

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart • Lafayette

8:00-8:15 a.m.

8:15-8:30 a.m. - (.25 credits)
Program Overview
Greg Guidry • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart • Lafayette

8:30-10:00 a.m. - (1.5 credits)
Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law
Professor William R. Corbett • LSU Law Center • Baton Rouge

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15-11:00 a.m. - (.75 credits)
Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competitive Behavior in Louisiana: Recent Trends and Developments
Andrew J. Halverson • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, and Stewart • Lafayette

11:00 a.m.-noon - (.75 credits)
Wage & Hour Division Update
Cheryl Stanton • Administrator, Wage & Hour Division, Department of Labor Washington D.C.

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
EEOC Update
Michelle T. Butler • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission • New Orleans

2:15-3:00 p.m. - (.75 credits)
Anti-Vaxxers, Conscientious Objectors, and Other True Believers: Dealing With Religion in the Workplace
Allison A. Jones • Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite • Shreveport

3:00-3:15 p.m.

3:15-4:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
Professionalism: Deposition Behavior and Tactics in Employment Litigation
Edward F. Harold • Fisher Phillips • New Orleans


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