Day 2 | Friday, November 9

Below you will find materials from sessions on day two of the 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Values Track

Mindfulness Techniques for Professional Success
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Mindfulness Techniques for Professional Success | Powerpoint
Len Shen and Grace Kendrick

Mindfulness Techniques for Professional Success
Len Shen and Grace Kendrick


Plenary Sessions

Understanding Cultural Differences of Working Class and Professional Americans
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Ending Class Cluelessness
Joan C. Williams


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bringing Mediation Back from the Brink: Effective Approaches to Break Impasse
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Bringing Mediation Back from the Brink: Effective Approaches to Break Impasse
Raquel Fas Bravo, Vanessa Bullock, Dean L. Burrell, and James S. Rosenfeld


Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

OFCCP in the Trump Administration: New Initiatives and Enforcement Trends
8:00 am - 9:15 am

The "New" OFCCP - Overview of Developments Under the New Administration
Cathi Hunt and Christopher B. Wilkinson

OFCCP In the Trump Administration: New initiatives and Enforcement Trends
Keir Bickerstaffe, Cathi Hunt, and Chris Wilkinson

Employment Discrimination Litigation: Myths and Realities
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality
Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson, and Laura Beth Nielsen

Legal Update: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

LGBTQ: What Every Employer Should Know
Tracey Wallace

Deposing and Cross-Examining the Harasser and the Harassed in Sexual Harassment Cases (Fundamentals)
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Techniques and Strategies for Deposing Sexual Harassment Plaintiffs
Oswald B. Cousins

Insights from Jury Polling in the #MeToo Era to Aid Questioning in Depositions and Cross-Examinations in Sexual Harassment Cases
Michael D. Homans

Deposing and Cross Examining the Harasser and the Harassed in Sexual Harassment Cases
Melissa S. Woods


Employee Benefits

The Opioid Epidemic: Challenges for Employers, Unions, Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

The Opiod Epidemic: Challenges for Employers, Unions, Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries
Kim Bradley, Miguel Eaton, Clarissa A. Kang, and Denise M. Clark

What Every Employment Litigator Should Know about Employee Benefits Litigation (Fundamentals)
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

What Every Employment Litigator Should Know About Employee Benefits
Russell L Hirschhorn, Benjamin Eisner, Kristen Scott, and Ian Eliasoph

ERISA - What Every Employment Litigator Should Know About Employee Benefits
Russell L Hirschhorn, Benjamin Eisner, Kristen Scott, and Ian Eliasoph


Immigration and Human Trafficking

What Every Labor and Employment Advocate Needs to Know about the Current State of Immigration Law (Fundamentals)
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Defending Immigrant Workers
Conchita Lozano-Batista

What Every Labor and Employment Advocate Needs to Know about the Current State of Immigration Law
Conchita Lozano-Batista, Quynh H. Nguyen, Mary Yanik, and Todd P. Photopulos

Undocumented Workers: Preserving Rights and Remedies After Hoffman Plastic Compounds v. NLRB
Rebecca Smith, Amy Sugimori, Ana Avendaño, and Marielena Hincapiė

The Action Means Purpose "A-M-P" Model

Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes

Disaster Contractors: Preventing Labor Trafficking and Protecting Reconstruction Workers in Post-Disaster Areas
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Immigration Issues When Facing Natural Disaster

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina" Day Laborers Fighting for their Rights
Victor Narro

Disaster Contractors: Preventing Labor Trafficking and Protecting Workers in Post-Disaster Areas | Basic Tips for Protecting Workers
Monica Guizar

Labor and Employment Immigration Law: The State’s Prerogative
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Promoting Fair and Safe Workplaces for All


Labor-Management Relations

The Tension between the NLRA, Title VII and Other Federal Labor Laws
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

The Tension between the NLRA, Title VII and Other Federal Labor Laws: The Management Perspective
Ryan H. Vann and Melissa Logan

Between a “Catch-22” and a “Double Bind”? The Tension Between the NLRA, Title VII and Other Federal Labor Laws
Manuel Quinto-Pozos

How to Draft an Employee Handbook According to the NLRB
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

NLRB Guidance on Employer Handbook Rules
Erin N. Bass, Allyson L. Belovin, Amanda Jaret, and Letitia F. Silas

Guidance for Employers on Lawful Confidentiality Provisions
Erin N. Bass

Practical Advice for Drafting Conduct Rules, Policies, or Handbook Provisions
Letitia Silas

The Ethics of Collective Bargaining (Ethics)
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Confidentiality of Information and Attorney Client Privilege in the Collective Bargaining Setting
Brian D. Balonick

Ethics in Collective Bargaining | Is "Lying" In Bargaining Acceptable?
Anthony B. Byergo

Ethical Issues in CB | Appendix

Ethical Issues in Collective Barganing
David D. Balonick, Theofilos Galoozis, Susan Davis, Adrian D. Healy, and Allison Beck


Litigation/Class Action

Confronting Non-Responsive Discovery
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Preserving Error from Pleadings to Verdict and Beyond
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Preserving Error from Pleadings to Verdict and Beyond
Sean R. Gallagher and Elizabeth Phillips

Winning Sexual Harassment Cases in the Media Instead of the Courtroom (Ethics)
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Winning Sexual Harassment Cases in the Media Instead of the Courtroom
Angela Hart-Edwards, Nick Kalm, and Therese M. Lawless


Practice and Professionalism

It’s You, Not Me: Tips and Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People (Ethics)
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

It's You, Not Me: Tips and Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People
Catherine Creighton, Stacey A. Campbell, R. Scott Oswald, and Hon. Virginia M. Hernandez Covington


Public Sector

Due Process Rights for Public Employees (Fundamentals)
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Due Process Rights for Public Employees
Timothy T. Dardner, Jr., Steven S. Landis, Sarah E. Suszyk, and Rolando N. Valdez

Procedural Due Process Rights for Public Employees
Sarah E. Suszcyk

Life After Janus
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Life After Janus Part I: Before Janus
Sarah Cudahy and John Henry

Post Janus Cases

Life After Janus

Janus V. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31

Post Janus Litigation Handout


Technology

Preparing for and Taking a 30(b)(6) Deposition of a Technology Expert
8:00 am - 9:15 am

30(b)(6) Depositions of ESI Personnel
Hon. John A. Henderson

Defense Perspectives on Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions of Technology Experts
Christina H. Bost Seaton


Wage and Hour

Wage and Hour Update: What Has Really Changed Two Years into the Trump Presidency
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Wage and Hour Update: What Has Really Changed Two Years into the Trump Presidency?
David S. Forney

Lurking Threat to Wage and Hour Litigation and Interpretive Guidance
Jason C. Marsili

Honing Your Relationship with Opposing Counsel: Professionalism and Civility Considerations in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions (Ethics)
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Honing Your Relationship with Opposing Counsel: Professionalism and Civility Considerations in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions
Jeremy Glenn, Hope J. Singer, Bernard R. Mazaheri, and Hon. John Shepard Wiley, Jr.

Best Practices for Managing Wage and Hour Issues for a Hyper-Connected Workforce
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Legal and Data Issues Arising from The Hyper-Connected Work Place
G. Edward Anderson, Esther G. Lander, and Hope Pordy


Whistleblower

Non-Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs
Connie N. Bertram, Victoria L. Bor, Megan E. Guenther, Richard R. Renner, and Bobby C. Simpson

Non-Sarbanes Oxley Whistleblower Protection
Connie N. Bertram, Victoria L. Bor, Megan E. Guenther, Richard R. Renner, and Bobby C. Simpson

Non-Sarbanes Oxley Whistleblower Protection | Hypothetical
Connie N. Bertram, Victoria L. Bor, Megan E. Guenther, Richard R. Renner, and Bobby C. Simpson

Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley: Protection Under OSHA-Enforced Whistleblower Protection Laws
Connie N. Bertram, Victoria L. Bor, Megan E. Guenther, Richard R. Renner, and Bobby C. Simpson

Bounty Programs 101 (Fundamentals)
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

NYLJ: The Limitations of Corporate Compliance

NYLJ: Happy Anniversary, Dodd-Frank

Reporting Without Regrets: The SEC Whistleblower Handbook
Mark Hanna, Joshua Hill, Jr., Ellen London, Jane Norberg, and Jordan A. Thomas

The Street, The Bull and The Crisis: A Survey of the US & UK Financial Services Industry
Mark Hanna, Joshua Hill, Jr., Ellen London, Jane Norberg, and Jordan A. Thomas

2017 Annual Report to Congress: Whistleblower Program
Mark Hanna, Joshua Hill, Jr., Ellen London, Jane Norberg, and Jordan A. Thomas


Workplace Problems and Solutions

New Developments in Pay Equity
8:00 am - 9:15 am

New Developments in Pay Equity | Presentation
Charlotte A. Burrows, Kelly M. Dermody, Eric D. Reicin, and Aurelio K. Pérez

Pay Equity Articles

Managing Sick Leave
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Managing Sick Leave: Special Issues Impacting Unionized Workplaces
Lisa C. Demidovich

Managing Sick Leave: Working Mother Sex Stereotyping Claims Under Title VII
Cyrus E. Dugger

Gender Discrimination in Parental Leave Policies
Jeff Nowak

Balancing Workplace Safety with Employee Rights
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Building and Destroying the Affirmative Defense of "Direct Threat" Under the ADA
Alisa B. Arnoff and Noah A. Frank

Balancing Workplace Safety - Union Perspective
Kathleen Phair Barnard

Balancing Workplace Safety with Employee Rights
Cara E. Greene and Mikael Rojas

Assessing Employee Mental Health Symptoms to Evaluate Direct Threats
Carolyn N. Lam

Employer Safety Requirement and The Americans with Disabilities Act
Christopher Kuczynski

Divide, Conquer and Acquire: How Employers, Employees and Unions Travel the Tricky Landscape of Mergers and Acquisitions
4:00 pm - 5:15pm

Divide, Conquer and Acquire: How Employers, Employees and Unions Travel the Tricky Landscape of Mergers and Acquisitions
Eric Tate, Donna Hughes, Marianne Robbins, and Jonathan Ben-Asher