1st Annual Statewide Labor and Employment Law CLE Seminar for In-House Counsel

October 17, 2011

Overview

Bond's Labor and Employment Law Practice would like to provide general counsel who have oversight and/or direct responsibility for their respective organization's Human Resource Administration with a top level perspective on the current legal environment -- both state and federal -- as well as a select group of topics which have already become significant problems affecting many companies and institutions or carry significant potential risk.

Agenda

1 - 1:30 p.m.
Registration

1:30  - 1:50 p.m.
Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law

1:50 - 2:40 p.m.
Avoiding Employee Misclassification Liability
1.0 NY CLE Professional Practice Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
- Independent contractors vs. employees
- Exempt vs. non-exempt employees
- Recent governmental enforcement initiatives

2:40 - 2:55 p.m.
Break

2:55 - 3:45 p.m.
Protecting Confidential and Proprietary Information in the Workplace
1.0 NY CLE Professional Practice Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
- The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and its implications for employers
- Preventative measures to avoid loss
- The Faithless Servant Doctrine -- an old idea made new again
- Recognizing statutory pitfalls

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Ethical Issues Associated with Internal Investigations
1.5 NY CLE Ethics Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
- The ethical limits of common investigatory techniques
- Communicating with represented employees
- Protecting the attorney-client privilege
- Understanding the advocate-witness rule

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Networking and Refreshments
We invite you to join us after the program to share some light beverages, hors d'oeuvres and conversation with your colleagues.