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Doing Business in India

The buzz for India as an investment destination has died down. The less complimentary realities of doing business in India are sinking in: dense or piecemeal legislations, ad hoc policies, bureaucratic red-tape and discretion, and judicial logjam. At the same time, India remains one of world’s largest untapped markets. More


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Employee Dismissals: Avoiding the Pitfalls

This program will cover numerous legal issues and challenges that arise when an employee is to be dismissed. The panel will discuss each topic, providing the management-side perspective, the employee-side perspective and the view from the bench. Topics to be addressed include: best practices for the termination process; tips and strategic considerations for drafting effective releases and severance agreements; enforcement of non-competes and other post-employment obligations; and the various causes of action terminated employees may consider or assert, with a particular emphasis on recent developments in wrongful termination law. More


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Employee Whistleblower Claims - Recent Developments 2014

The legal landscape governing whistleblower claims has changed dramatically in recent years. For example, the Dodd- Frank Act alone created three new anti-retaliation causes of action; while the Affordable Care Act added another. The current Department of Labor Administrative Review Board has given an extremely broad reading to the federal whistleblower statutes within its purview, while the Supreme Court expanded exponentially the reach of Sarbanes-Oxley in Lawson v. More


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Employment & Severance Agreements: What Both Employment & ERISA Attorneys Need to Know

The design, implementation and modification of employment and separation agreements often implicate issues under tax and employment laws. In reviewing these contracts, ERISA attorneys may encounter unfamiliar employment issues, and employment lawyers may be faced with ERISA concepts outside of their regular practice. More


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Employment Law Essentials: What New York Practitioners Need to Know About Discrimination, Leaves of Absence, Employee Privacy Issues & More…

Whether you are a general practitioner, an in-house generalist, or a full time employment lawyer, you should not miss this program. This program is a practical survey of the latest developments in three core areas of employment law that are rife with traps for unwary New York lawyers: discrimination, including retaliation; time off and leaves of absence; and employee privacy concerns. More


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Employment Transitions in the Financial Services Industry: Practical & Legal Issues

This program will explore the practical and legal issues that arise when employees transition between financial services firms. When an employee now ends his or her employment at a bank, hedge fund, private equity or other financial services firm, both the employer and employee are faced with a complex set of risks and competing interests to protect, many of which involve the use and protection of intangible confidential information. More


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ERISA Regulatory Update 2013

In this program you will hear perspectives from a panel of distinguished attorneys on recent regulatory developments affecting sponsors, administrators, and investment managers of employee benefit plans subject to ERISA. More


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Ethical Issues in Employment Law

In the constantly evolving area of employment law, practitioners routinely face a number of ethical questions. This seminar will address some of the ethical issues that arise in employment litigation and internal investigations. During the seminar, a panel of experts will examine a number of issues, including common ethical pitfalls in employment litigation, as well as issues related to social media, the consideration of arrest and conviction records in hiring decisions, and whistleblower protection.Program Co-chairs: Janelle L. More


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Hedge Funds in the Current Environment

It is a time of significant regulatory and enforcement focus for hedge funds and their managers. New regulations affecting managers, placement agents, private funds and commodity pools are having a significant effect on trading by and offerings of hedge funds. More


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Immigration Remedies Available Now: Are You Prepared?

This CLE will provide a practical introduction to the anticipated passage of the new comprehensive immigration reform bill. Through a series of panels of experienced immigration practitioners, the CLE will highlight the bill’s major changes to the current immigration system, and then provide in-depth analysis of several of the bill’s key components, including Registered Provisional Immigrant status, new visa options, heightened worksite enforcement, and changes to the family-based immigration categories. More


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Recent Developments & Updated in the Practice of Disabilities Law

The program will focus on recent legal developments in education, labor, civil rights and accessibility, mental illness, and employment as they relate to people with disabilities. Presenters will include litigators who argued some of the cases that will be discussed as well as lawyers who are expert in their fields. More


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Say On Pay 2013: Planning & Tactics

With universal say on pay votes now a familiar part of the annual meeting/compensation calendar, companies are internalizing the lessons of the past few years, analyzing recent developments, and planning for 2013. Our experienced panel of practitioners – from the institutional investor, proxy advisory, compensation consulting and corporate governance fields – will share their perspectives and real-world experiences as they look at: best and emerging practices for CD & A’s; why peer group selection became a hot topic during 2012 and what companies should be taking into account when planning their peer groups for 2013; the metrics and screens that institutional investors and proxy advisory services used in determining the link between pay and performance in 2012 and possible changes for 2013; how smaller reporting companies should prepare themselves for their first time, now that their two-year exemption has expired; how say on pay is fostering increased dialog between companies and their investors; and whether say on pay continues on track to turn into “pay as I say” as some companies feel increasingly forced to craft compensation policies and practices that “toe the line” set by proxy advisory firms. Program Chair: Kenneth P. More


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Social Media in Employment Litigation

This program will cover the current and emerging case law on discovery of employee social media activity in employment litigation, including the pros and cons of seeking such discovery from prudential, tactical and strategic points of view. We will also cover the law on monitoring and investigating employees’ on-line communications, the legality of restrictions on employees’ social media activities, and the issues surrounding review of social media activity of job applicants. More


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Supreme Court Round-Up: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law Cases

In its 2012-2013 term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued several decisions that significantly affect how labor and management attorneys should now advise their clients and prepare for litigation concerning matters relating to discrimination under Title VII and the ADA, wage and hour, class action, ERISA, and arbitration. More


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Trends in E-Data: What to Look for When Employees Leave

In this seminar, you will learn the most effective policies, procedures and strategies employers can pursue to prevent employees from doing harm as they leave, as well as to gather evidence in the wake of their departure. Panelists will discuss what employers can do when employees are suspected of stealing confidential information or otherwise abusing network privileges on their way out the door. More


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