ALFA International hosted a complimentary webinar on September 14 titled "Legal Hot Topics," where member firms' attorneys presented on hot new areas in their respective practices. NJL's product liability attorney Scott Rusert presented on industry custom evidence. More >

Webinar: Website Accessibility Compliance

More and more business owners have found themselves on the receiving end of demand letters and lawsuits alleging that their websites are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA—which forbids businesses that offer goods and services to the public (retail stores, restaurants, etc.) from discriminating against patrons on the basis of disability—was originally enacted to apply to brick-and-mortar establishments; but as consumers turn to purchase online, the law is being interpreted to apply to websites. More >

Webinar: Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics for Hiring

Increasingly, today’s employers rely on big data solutions—from resume screens to social media search tools—to source, recruit, and hire employees. While big data has the potential to reduce recruiting costs and streamline hiring, these tools also present a host of legal and other business risks. For example, a seemingly neutral algorithm could actually create or perpetuate discrimination based on protected characteristics. Before implementing these tools, employers need to understand how big data impacts the candidate selection process and how to recognize hidden risks that may exist. More >

2016 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

Employment law attorneys Joe Schmitt and Mark Girouard will be speaking at the 2016 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute on May 23 & 24, 2016. The Institute, sponsored by Minnesota CLE, will feature two full days of comprehensive sessions exploring the latest in employment law. In addition to a speaking role, Joe has been part of the planning team for this event. More >

Webinar on March 15: Understanding and Complying with New Pay Equity Laws

Employers have seen a flurry of activity at the state and federal levels in the area of pay equity. A series of new OFCCP and state law requirements have been enacted which create significant new liability for employers. Join Nilan Johnson Lewis PA, a nationally recognized law firm based in Minneapolis, and EEO Logic, an equal employment and affirmative action consulting company in Portland, OR for a complimentary webcast on understanding and complying with new pay equity laws. Joseph Schmitt of Nilan Johnson Lewis and Scott Fazio of EEO Logic will discuss the recent flurry of legislative activity around pay equity, what it means for employers, and proactive strategies to avoid potential liability. More >

Webinar: Tips for Handling Outbreak Concerns in the Workplace

In the face of news-making Ebola and measles outbreaks, many companies want to know how to handle outbreak concerns affecting their employees and places of business. Attorneys Veena Iyer and Elizabeth Winchell will discuss frequently asked questions for handling outbreak concerns in the workplace in a Minnesota CLE webinar on April 1, 2015. More >

One-Day Mindfulness Workshop

Nilan Johnson Lewis is a proud sponsor of Minnesota Zen Meditation Center’s One-Day Mindfulness Workshop. The workshop will be taught by Zen master Norman Fischer, a well-known leadership consultant and one of the founding designers of Google’s successful Search Inside Yourself leadership programs. The event is Friday, March 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The […] More >

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