The Trump era is having a seismic impact not just on politics but also on labor & employment law. De-regulation, immigration reform, the #MeToo movement, changes at the Supreme Court and in the leadership of government agencies – all of these trends are changing the L&E legal landscape.
To help navigate this ever-changing area of the law, The Seminar Group has gathered some of Louisiana’s top practitioners in the field. Our experts will guide you through recent judicial pronouncements and the latest developments in labor & employment law.
Whether you are an attorney who represents employers or employees, a business owner or executive, a human resource professional, or a manager in a government agency, you don’t want to miss this seminar.
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Walter W. Christy, Program Co-Chair, is senior counsel at Fisher & Phillips LLP. He focuses on the representation of management in labor and employment matters, including discrimination, claims against employers, employee relations, contract negotiations, arbitration, OSHA, wage and hour cases.
Robert J. David, Jr., Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Juneau David APLC. He serves as the Supreme Court of Louisiana’s Director of Accommodations for the Committee on Bar Admissions. He has written for legal and HR publications and is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of employment law topics.
Kim M. Boyle is a partner at Phelps Dunbar LLP. She practices in the areas of labor and employment, civil rights, constitutional law, commercial, tort and general litigation. She speaks often on employment-related topics, litigation and issues of procedure, as well as ethics and professionalism issues.
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal at Jackson Lewis PC. She specializes in the areas of labor and employment and civil litigation, including representing employers in Family and Medical Leave cases, discrimination claims relative to age, sex, disability, race, religion, and sexual harassment.
Monique Gougisha Doucette is a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC. She practices in the area of employment litigation, representing management in claims arising under federal and state employment laws. She is a frequent speaker and author on employment law topics.
Russell L. Foster is a member of Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux LLC. He has given speeches and presentations concerning topics such as workplace torts, the impact of the National Labor Relations Act in the non-union workplace, and investigations of employee misconduct.
Clyde H. Jacob III is senior counsel at Fisher & Phillips LLP. His experience spans 40 years, working exclusively in the field of labor and employment relations. He speaks regularly to employers and associations nationwide, trains managers and advises companies on the development of HR manuals.
David S. Jones is the regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Memphis office. He practices exclusively in the area of immigration and related employment and compliance matters. He has extensive experience assisting companies with hires or transfers of employees from outside of the U.S.
Andrew B. Kingsley is a trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He currently serves on the council of the LA State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of LA and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Eric R. Miller is a partner at The Kullman Firm. He has extensive experience in the representation of management in all phases of employee relations, including collective bargaining, union avoidance training, EEO enforcement and Wage & Hour audits, as well as Federal and State employment laws.
Hon. Michael B. North is a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He joined the court on March 1, 2014. He previously practiced law for over 15 years in Louisiana with Preis & Roy, PLC, focusing on civil litigation and appellate practice.
Elizabeth A. Roussel is a partner at Adams & Reese LLP. She focuses her practice on advising employers and business managers and defending their interests in litigation. She represents employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation suits; and counseling companies in commercial disputes.
J. Arthur Smith III is the principal of the Smith Law Firm in Baton Rouge. He has been practicing law in Louisiana for over 45 years. The principal focus of the practice is labor and employment law. He has published articles on labor and employment law and has presented at many seminars on these topics.
Hon. Janis van Meerveld was sworn in as Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana on July 29, 2016. She spent 29 years in private practice, where she litigated maritime and general insurance cases before she developed a specialization in labor and employment and D&O liability litigation.
This seminar is approved for the following credits:
SHRM-CPSM / SHRM-SCPSM
The Seminar Group is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 10.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
Recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) can be applied for self-study upon request.
If you are purchasing only certain portions of the seminar then the full credit amount does not apply.
If you do not complete the full seminar you may not earn full credit. If you need assistance calculating your
credit please call our office at 206-463-4400 or 800-574-4852.
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