Adapting to a Shifting Employment Law Landscape: Navigating Recent Developments, Regulations, and Trends in Today’s Workplace


9.21.23 — 9.21.23 12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

In spite of the fact that Congress and state legislatures are nearly at a stalemate, the employment law landscape continues to be ever changing either through rulings from the courts or changes in regulatory interpretations or regulations. 

In this program, we will cover a variety of recent developments, including:

  • The United States Supreme Court has been busy – adopting a higher standard of proof in establishing undue hardship related to religious accommodations and ruling that race cannot be used in admission requirements for universities.  Does the latter impact employers broadly?
  • The National Labor Relations Board has an aggressive agenda to reverse employer favorable rules relating to, among other things, whether someone can be an independent contractor, whether employers can require employees not to slander them in public and whether the use of a standard confidentiality agreement somehow violates the law.
  • Congress passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act which mandates reasonable accommodations for pregnant and new mothers. As a result, the EEOC just unveiled proposed regulations that may impact your organization.
  • Leave, leave, leave and “work from home” issues – does anyone really want to come to work anymore?
  • The FTC is attempting to completely ban the use of non-compete agreements. We will review how this impacts you as an employer.
  • Across the country, adopting pay transparency legislation continues to expand and these laws may apply to your company even if you do not do business in those jurisdictions.
  • The use of AI in the hiring process is a current trend many companies are exploring, however, according to the EEOC this practice may be unlawful. We will discuss the ins and outs of this new practice.
  • Other issues we will explore include the effects of service animals in the workplace, the impact of national CROWN day, and other local/state initiatives that may impact how your organization approaches HR issues.

Please bring your questions to this workshop to discuss or submit them in advance. Live Q&A during the presentation is encouraged.

Speakers: Ray Bissmeyer, Donna McElroy

Thursday, September 21, 2023 
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. CDT

Lunch served 30 minutes prior to beginning of presentation

Weston Centre
112 E. Pecan Street, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205

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Parking: Limited complimentary guest parking is available only in the Upper Parking Garage of the Weston Centre accessible from Soledad Street. Parking ticket will be validated at the event. Special instruction may be sent prior to the workshop to help avoid construction-related route changes.

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HRCI eligibility will be determined after the program. If HRCI accredited, we provide Certificates of Attendance to all attendees.