Employment Law Conference (New Orleans, LA)

December 5 – December 6, 2024

$1,095.00

Early Registration by November 3: $1095.00

NELI will host our most comprehensive two day advanced-level conference addressing critical developments affecting employment policies and practices of business and government.

10.5-12.5 Hours of CLE/Continuing education credits

If you don't want to pay with a credit card or if you wish to register offline, please contact us.

The 2024 program will address significant pending legislative and regulatory changes along with our annual substantive updates.

Topics for the 2024 Conference include:

  • Developments in Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Retaliation & Whistleblowing Claims
  • Wage and Hour & Misclassification Issues
  • The e-Workplace: Privacy Issues and Cybersecurity
  • ADA Developments on “Reasonable Accommodation”
  • FMLA: Current Issues and Trends
  • NLRA Update
  • Ethics in Labor & Employment Law (1 Hour)

Speakers:

Felicia Davis, Jennifer Milazzo and Emily Pidot with Paul Hastings
Tracy Billows and Ellen McLaughlin with Sayfarth
Fran DeLuca and Greg Keating with Epstein Becker & Green
Derek Barella with ArentFox Schiff
Dennis Duffy with Kane Russell Coleman Logan
David Fram with NELI
Shannon Farmer with Ballard Spahr
Chris Parlo with Morgan Lewis
Steve Suflas with Holland & Hart

The agenda and/or speakers are subject to change.

Registration Fee Schedule:

Registrations received by November 3: $1095.00
Registrations received after November 3: $1195.00

Employment Law Conference

New Orleans, LA
December 5-6, 2024

Hotel Information

The Ritz-Carlton – hotel website

Ritz Carlton

921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

On-Site phone number – 504.524.1331

Room Rate $289.00 (available through November 13, 2024, but WILL fill before then.)

CLE and other Continuing Education Credits

This program will provide between 10.5-12.5 CLE / PDC / CEU hours (including 1 hour of ethics), depending upon the jurisdiction. NELI is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be confirmed via email. Cancellations received more then 15 business days prior to the program may elect to receive a full fee credit, or a refund, less a $250 cancellation fee. Those cancelled 15 or fewer business days prior to the program, will receive a fee credit less a $250 cancellation fee. Fee credits may be applied during the next 12 month period. Any refunds will be processed after the program concludes.

Presenters:

  • Derek Barella

    Arent Fox Schiff

    Derek counsels clients on federal and state labor and employment laws, and frequently defends claims in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before arbitrators and administrative agencies such as the NLRB, EEOC, and U.S. Department of Labor. With deep experience in traditional labor matters, Derek advises clients on collective bargaining relationships, including developing and implementing bargaining strategies, labor dispute contingency planning, maintenance of operations during labor disputes, responding to corporate campaigns, audits of union-sponsored health and welfare plans, unfair labor practice litigation, labor contract administration, and labor issues associated with the acquisition or divesture of corporate assets.

  • Tracy Billows

    Seyfarth

    Tracy is the co-Managing Partner of the Chicago office and past chair of the Chicago office Labor & Employment department, concentrating her practice on representing and counseling employers throughout the country in the entire range of employment law matters. Tracy provides extensive advice and strategic guidance to clients on a wide array of Human Resources topics and issues, including policy development and review, auditing the Human Resources functions, leave and absence management, EEO compliance, reductions in force, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, discipline and discharge and various other areas, with an emphasis on instituting best practices and avoiding litigation.

  • Felicia Davis

    Paul Hastings

    Felicia is the Chair of the Los Angeles Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings and works in the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including pay equity, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, religious accommodation, and wage and hour issues in both single-plaintiff and class-action matters. She also represents clients in background check litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, government and workplace investigations, labor grievances, and collective bargaining. Ms. Davis’ clients span all industries, with an emphasis in media, entertainment, and technology companies.

  • Fran DeLuca

    Epstein Becker Green

    Fran regularly counsels national, regional, and local employers of all sizes on litigation-avoidance strategies, such as developing and maintaining compliant employment policies, protecting trade secrets and confidential information, and handling terminations so as to minimize the risk of claims that can be costly and damaging to an employer’s reputation. Fran also conducts internal investigations to assist employers in determining the cause of potential problems before they undermine employee morale and lead to time-consuming disputes. Earlier in his career, Fran served as a temporary law clerk to Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

  • Dennis Duffy

    Kane Russell Coleman Logan

    Dennis is director of Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC, in Houston, Texas, representing management exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, including defending allegations of discrimination, unfair labor practices, wage and hour, OSHA claims, whistleblowing complaints and wrongful discharge, non-compete and trade secrets, counseling and training to employers on managing workplace issues and preventing employment lawsuits. Prior to re-entering private practice, Mr. Duffy was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment with Time Warner Inc.

  • Shannon Farmer

    Ballard Spahr

    Shannon represents public and private employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. She conducts collective bargaining negotiations and interest arbitrations, defends employers in all types of employment and civil rights claims, and provides advice and training related to employment policies and other HR needs.

  • David Fram

    NELI

    David is NELI's Director of ADA Services. In this position, David conducts in-house and virtual ADA training for employers (including manufacturers, federal, state and local governments, and universities), law firms, and bar associations, among others. He also provides expert witness services during administrative proceedings and litigation.

  • Greg Keating

    Epstein Becker Green

    Greg is a member of the firm working out of the Boston offices. He is both a trusted advisor on all aspects of employment law and as a much sought-after whistleblower defense attorney. Employers seek Greg’s daily advice on every type of employment claim. A thought leader on whistleblower issues, Greg counsels clients on establishing a strong compliance program to help them avoid problems. He previously testified in the U.S. Senate on creating effective compliance programs and helped write a thought leadership piece on compliance programs while serving for four years on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.

  • Ellen McLaughlin

    Seyfarth

    Ellen is engaged in a broad-based employment law practice, with particular emphasis on federal and state court and administrative agency employment litigation. Ellen also has an extensive advice and counseling practice that focuses on avoiding litigation. She regularly consults with employers to implement nationwide practices and systems which are both legally compliant and which meet an employer’s business needs. She also acts as a company’s trusted advisor with respect to not only day-to-day employment issues, but also sensitive and high profile termination or other "bet the company" decisions and programs. Ellen is frequently retained to conduct investigations for clients relating to internal claims of discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful conduct brought by employees. In her investigations practice, she is often retained to investigate allegations involving C-suite executives, human resources, or legal department personnel as well as other highly confidential, sensitive, or politically charged matters.

  • Jennifer Milazzo

    Paul Hastings

    Jennifer is an associate in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, pay equity, and wage and hour issues. She has experience defending employers in state and federal courts against class and representative actions, multi-plaintiff, and single-plaintiff lawsuits across the retail, finance, technology, and entertainment industries. Jennifer also regularly helps employers review and revise their employment policies and procedures.

  • Chris Parlo

    Morgan Lewis

    Chris represents and counsels management clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. As co-leader of the firm’s wage and hour litigation and counseling practice and its independent contractor team, Chris focuses on the defense of US federal and state wage and hour class and collective actions. He also defends employers in individual and complex employee litigation, including as lead trial counsel in both jury and bench trial settings.

  • Emily Pidot

    Paul Hastings

    Emily is Chair of the New York Office, the firm’s largest. Her practice is focused on defending employers in a broad array of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as pay equity, wage and hour, whistleblower, and executive compensation disputes. An experienced litigator, Emily has successfully defended clients in numerous trials and arbitration hearings, and has expertise in defending class and collective actions. She also regularly counsels clients on a variety of human resources and employee relations issues, and has extensive experience conducting and overseeing investigations into workplace disputes.

  • Steve Suflas

    Holland & Hart

    Leveraging more than four decades of national experience, Steve provides strategic counsel and pragmatic guidance to help employers respond to employment and labor law issues. An experienced litigator, Steve understands the tactical positioning required to advance an employer’s rights, whether defending them in individual or class actions and appeals in state or federal court; before administrative agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and Utah Labor Commission; or in arbitration and mediation. Before joining Holland & Hart, Steve practiced most recently at a national law firm in its New Jersey, Denver, and Salt Lake City offices, where he served as an office managing partner.

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