Public Sector EEO and Employment Law Manual

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One of the only manuals written and edited exclusively for public sector employers, the 43rd edition is a compilation of papers and supporting documents providing comprehensive analyses of major EEO and employment law developments and their impact on public sector employment.

The 2023 edition will be available at the conclusion of the corresponding webinar in late August 2023.

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The chapters in this book reflect the agenda of NELI’s Public Sector EEO and Employment Law Update – Webinar scheduled in August 2024, a training program for the public sector that is unique to NELI.

Chapter Headings:

  • Developments in EEO Law
  • Wage and Hour & Misclassification Issues
  • Retaliation and Whistleblowing
  • Harassment and Investigations
  • ADA/Rehabilitation Act Update on “Reasonable Accommodation”
  • FMLA Compliance and Best Practices


  • Carolina Bravo-Karimi

    Wilson Turner Kosmo

    Carolina is a partner with Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP in San Diego where her practice is focused on representing employers in a variety of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour litigation. Representing both public and private entities, Carolina is an expert in handling complex matters and balancing the needs of several high-profile stakeholders. Additionally, Carolina has served as the Faculty Advisor for the Executive Moot Court Board and an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law.

  • Eric Distelburger

    Paul Hastings

    Eric works in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. Eric has extensive experience advising companies on their most complex labor and employment needs such as compliance with AB 5 and attendant independent contractor concerns, mitigating joint employer risks, and counseling clients facing employee activism in the workplace. On this issue, in particular, Eric has carved out a niche, combining his traditional labor law background with his vast experience defending employers against discrimination claims to help clients navigate this politically sensitive and emotionally charged area of the law.

  • 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.

  • Sara Fowler


    Sara helps employers craft employment policies, and investigate and effectively respond to workplace complaints. Sara has a great deal of experience defending against employment claims in court and other adversarial settings, including jury trials. She leverages her litigation experience in her employment counseling and investigatory work, understanding how events can later be perceived by a judge or jury. With that insight, Sara guides employers to proactively address workplace disputes with the goal of preventing litigation, or otherwise placing employers in the most defensible legal position.

  • David Fram


    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.

  • Chris Jalian

    Paul Hastings

    Chris is a partner in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Admitted to practice in California and New York, Chris often acts for national and international companies with workforces spanning the United States. His clients include financial institutions, major manufacturers, hotels and hotel management companies, healthcare providers, entertainment houses, and technology companies.

  • 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.

  • Andrew Murphy

    Faegre Drinker

    Andrew litigates class and collective action cases throughout the country. He has particular skill in matters involving the defense of business models that utilize independent contractors, franchise arrangements and third-party service providers. Andrew also regularly counsels logistics companies, “gig” economy platforms, franchisors and other companies on business modeling issues related to contractor classification, joint employment and regulatory risk. Andrew is one of the few litigators to obtain a complete defense-side state supreme court decision in an independent-contractor misclassification action arising under the “ABC” test. He has served as lead counsel in class and collective action cases involving tens of thousands of putative class members. His work includes defense of clients facing claims for breach of contract, fraud, agency liability, and violations of state and federal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Samantha Rollins Murphy

    Faegre Drinker

    Sam is a litigator who defends employers across the country. She has significant experience defending wage-and-hour claims, as well as claims for harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Her experience includes class and collective actions, and she has successfully enforced non-compete agreements through temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions. Sam is also a seasoned trial attorney, securing recent jury verdicts in California and Iowa. And she combines creative legal thinking with practical experience to deliver effective results pre-trial, resulting in numerous favorable summary judgment and appellate rulings, including in putative class cases.