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    Hot Topics in Federal Labor and Employment Law

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    Federal employment law is constantly evolving. Several recent cases have had a major impact on how attorneys litigate these cases. We will examine these cases and other legal developments.


    Topics will include:

     
    - Rights civilian employees who work for the federal government possess, as opposed to their active duty military co-workers;
    - Recent Supreme Court cases including Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar;
    - The significance of Ward v. USPS and its progeny; 
    - The Office of the Attorney General’s December 15, 2014 Memorandum regarding Treatment of Transgender Employment Discrimination Claims Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    - The status of litigation regarding the furlough of federal employees in the summer of 2013 and
    - The continued backlog of EEO complaints and the danger of reprisal. 

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    Panelist:

    J. Todd Hedgepeth – Director, Air Force Texas Labor Law Field Support Center, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Mr. Hedgepeth is responsible for providing the full spectrum of labor and employment expertise at all Air Force installations located in the state of Texas and for ensuring maximum flexibility for commanders in employing the civilian workforce in support of Air Force operations.  His main areas of responsibility include representing the agency in all complaints before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, all appeals before the Merit Systems Protection Board, and all unfair labor practice complaints filed by the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Mr. Hedgepeth received his B.S. in 1982 from Texas A&M University; his J.D. with Honors in 1988 from the University of Texas School of Law; and his LL.M., Labor/Employment Law, w/Distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995.

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    Feb 26, 2015

    2015-02-26T13:00:00-05:00 2015-02-26T14:00:00-05:00 Hot Topics in Federal Labor and Employment Law

    Federal employment law is constantly evolving. Several recent cases have had a major impact on how attorneys litigate these cases. We will examine these cases and other legal developments.


    Topics will include:

     
    - Rights civilian employees who work for the federal government possess, as opposed to their active duty military co-workers;
    - Recent Supreme Court cases including Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar;
    - The significance of Ward v. USPS and its progeny; 
    - The Office of the Attorney General’s December 15, 2014 Memorandum regarding Treatment of Transgender Employment Discrimination Claims Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    - The status of litigation regarding the furlough of federal employees in the summer of 2013 and
    - The continued backlog of EEO complaints and the danger of reprisal. 

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