What’s on the Horizon for Employers in 2019? A Review of Developments in 2018 and Emerging Issues in 2019

April 16, 2019

Please join Dykema employment litigators Arlene Switzer Steinfield and Elizabeth Voss for a discussion of recent developments and emerging issues in labor and employment law. During 2018, employers across all industries were impacted by developments in labor and employment law, including legislative changes spurred by the #MeToo movement, the impact of the enforceability of class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements, and the shifting enforcement positions of the EEOC, the NLRB, and the Department of Labor, among other government agencies. In 2019, we predict that employers will have to navigate significant changes to overtime exemptions and the method of determining overtime compensation. Employers will have to update their policies as more states enact legislation permitting marijuana use and the National Labor Relations Board pulls back on prior restrictions on confidentiality clauses, social media postings, and other employee handbook policies.

Topics to be addressed during the webinar include:

  • Significant cases brought by the EEOC and the agency’s recent enforcement priorities
  • Developments in wage and hour litigation and the Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda
  • Recent Supreme Court labor and employment decisions
  • New interpretations of the NLRB affecting union and nonunion employers
  • General trends in employment litigation and settlements
  • Developments in state laws regarding employee use of marijuana

Attendees are strongly encouraged to submit questions in advance while registering.

April 16, 2019
1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. EST

Speakers: Arlene Switzer Steinfield, Senior Counsel, Dallas; Elizabeth A. Voss, Senior Attorney, Dallas

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