With the gig economy picking up momentum, the evolution of the #MeToo movement, unemployment getting even lower, and legislative bodies becoming more active, the timing couldn’t be better to brush up on Labor and Employment laws and recent judicial pronouncements.
This seminar will examine developments in labor law, health & welfare benefits, wage & hour, and immigration law. We will cover issues surrounding discrimination, LGBT requirements, the hiring process, non-competes, and legal ethics. This year’s program will also offer a peek inside the life of a Plaintiff’s attorney and a discussion on how to prepare for an economic downturn.
Join us for a two-day conference on the latest Labor and Employment law trends and updates, presented by some of Georgia's top practitioners in the field.
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Glenn G. Patton, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group with Alston & Bird LLP. He represents management in all areas of employment discrimination litigation, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to the ADA, FMLA, administrative proceedings and on-site investigations.
John F. Wymer, III, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group of Thompson Hine LLP. He represents public, private and governmental employers of all sizes in labor and employment disputes in state and federal courts across the country as well as other administrative agencies. His experience encompasses matters involving employment discrimination, non-competition and trade secrets, harassment claims and investigations, representation elections, wage and hour disputes, labor negotiations, employee benefits and ERISA.
Scott G. Blews is a partner with Taylor English Duma LLP and a member of the firm’s Employment, Labor and Immigration Group. He defends clients in discrimination, retaliation, harassment, FMLA, wrongful termination, wage and hour, tort, whistleblower, breach of contract, and unfair labor practice claims.
Nathan D. Chapman is a founding partner of Kabat Chapman & Ozmer LLP and practices labor and employment and complex commercial litigation. He has represented a wide array of companies in commercial class actions, wage-and-hour class and collective actions, and complex commercial cases.
A. Craig Cleland is a shareholder with Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC. He defends employers in litigation—especially in class and collective actions—and counsels them in risk management and compliance. He teaches Employment Discrimination Law as an adjunct law professor.
Janora L. Hawkins is a partner at Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP and has extensive experience in corporate and family-based immigration. She provides legal counsel in corporate restructuring, I-9 compliance, lawful permanent residence, naturalization, nonimmigrant visas, and consular processes.
Amy S. Heppner is a Counsel in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice of Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, focusing her practice on employee health and welfare benefits. She provides clients with practical advice on how to comply with the myriad of laws that impact these plans.
Michael D. Kabat is a founding partner of Kabat Chapman & Ozmer LLP and leads the labor and employment practice. He has practiced on behalf of management exclusively for almost 30 years, representing employers on a nationwide basis in all phases of employment law and labor relations.
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy is a partner at Lawrence & Bundy LLC. She works with clients on complex commercial and labor and employment matters. She has successfully defended Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. and abroad in numerous trials, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Patrick L. Ryan is a partner in FordHarrison’s wage and hour practice group and concentrates his practice on class action litigation, arbitration, counseling, and government investigations. He has extensive experience with the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state wage and hour laws/regulations.
Bryan A. Stillwagon, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Thompson Hine LLP. He has experience spanning the spectrum of issues affecting the employer-employee relationship. In addition to defending against numerous claims brought by plaintiffs and the EEOC under Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA, Bryan has spent significant time advising and defending clients in exempt status and independent contractor matters under the FLSA on both an individual and collective action basis.
Karen K. Walters is the Director of Training and Associate Engagement for the Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, PGA TOUR Superstores, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. She has been with the organization for 16 years.
Brent L. Wilson is a partner with Elarbee Thompson Sapp & Wilson LLP. He exclusively represents employers in employment related litigation and traditional labor matters. He represents a variety of clients ranging from educational institutions to communications companies.
Steven E. Wolfe is a founding partner at Legare Attwood & Wolfe LLC. He has devoted his entire legal career to helping people stand up to their employers. He represents clients that have been illegally denied overtime pay; and helps people overcome workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.