NJL Attorneys Speak at 2019 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

Four Nilan Johnson Lewis labor and employment attorneys are speaking at Minnesota CLE’s 2019 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, which starts on Monday, May 20th. See below for details on their sessions. Register for the institute here.

Monday, May 20

8:10 – 9:50 a.m.
Finding the Right Candidate – Recruiting, Screening and Background Checks
An overview of the legal issues that surround the initiation of the employment relationship including: recruiting, screening, offer letters, background checks, reference checks, diversity and inclusion efforts in hiring, and more.
Shalanda D. Ballard & Veena A. Iyer

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Creating and Running an Arbitration Program – In-House Counsel Only
In-House Counsel Only
The “Pros and Cons” and the “Dos and Don’ts” of fashioning a successful program.
Christopher A. Amundsen & Jennifer A. Service, Veena A. Iyer (moderator)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m
Complex Restrictive Covenant Topics for the Advanced Practitioner
This session is for the advanced practitioner and will cover such evolving topics as retaliation-based defenses (including anti-SLAPP motions), micro-union organizing to prevent non-competes, harnessing fee-shifting statutes to enforce or defend against claims, application of the “janitor rule” and other scope of restriction arguments, bad faith attorneys’ fee claims under trade secrets law, and mandatory arbitration to avoid choice-of-law and choice-of-forum clauses.
Katie M. Connolly & Joel O’Malley

Tuesday, May 21

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Growing Employer Risk – ERISA Liability for Employer-Sponsored 401K, Pensions and Other ERISA Plans
Paul J. Lukas & Joseph G. Schmitt

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Exempt or Non-Exempt? Classifying Employees Correctly and Avoiding Potential Liabilities
What are the rules under the FLSA and how do you comply? This session looks at both basic and more difficult issues in making sure your classifications don’t result in unintended liabilities.
Joseph G. Schmitt & Rachhana T. Srey

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