Bond Attorneys to Speak at the National Association of College and University Attorneys 2016 CLE Workshop

March 29, 2016

By: Monica C. Barrett, Shelley Sanders Kehl, and Joanna L. Silver

National Association of College and University Attorneys 2016 CLE Workshop

March 30, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Denver, Co

Colleges and universities conscientiously try to maintain a healthy and productive workplace. Lawyers who advise them play a key role in helping to accomplish that goal by understanding current employment law as well as the risks that can arise when employment matters result in costly litigation and negative publicity. Please join your colleagues in Denver for an in-depth CLE Workshop where expert practitioners will examine recent employment case law and regulations and provide practical strategies that are essential to counseling and representing your higher education client.

Join fellow NACUA members and other administrators for an opportunity to learn from experts and discuss areas of common concern. The program is designed for college and university counsel responsible for employment law matters, as well as administrators with significant responsibilities in employment law, personnel, and human resources.

Sessions involving presenters from Bond include:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
3 - 4:15 p.m.
02B. NLRB Update: Critical Information and Practical Guidelines for 2016
Shelley Sanders Kehl 

  • The current state of organizing efforts involving graduate students, part-time and adjunct faculty, and student athletes
  • The NLRB, religious universities and jurisdiction: any predictions?
  • The impact of recent rule changes and decisions on our daily operations


Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
07A. Managing Privilege, Privacy and Other Complexities in an Investigation and Afterwards
Monica C. Barrett

  • Balancing privileges and statutory protections that bear on conducting investigations (attorney-client privilege, work product doctrine, medical quality assurance records and processes, FOIA, HIPPA, and FERPA)
  • Managing complexities involved with gathering and reviewing electronic (e.g., student, employee and faculty files) and social media information
  • When, how and what to report within and outside an institution
  • Bringing investigation results to an internal hearing or into litigation: advising hearing panels; use of witnesses; collective bargaining issues; and more


3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
08A. You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello: Hot Topics in Outbound and Inbound Immigration
Joanna L. Silver 

  • Immigration issues involving faculty, staff and student interns working abroad
  • Work permits and visas for staff abroad (ex-pats transferring from one country to another)
  • Special Handling permanent residence for teaching faculty
  • I-9 compliance
  • Emergent issues: inbound and outbound


Friday, April 01, 2016
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
The Proposed FLSA Regulations: Get Ready, They’re Coming
John S. Ho

  • Summary of the proposed regulations
  • Considerations and implications in applying the new exemption standards from the legal and human resource perspectives
  • Applying the new regulations to specific higher education positions
  • Special considerations for unionized environments