SOURCE: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

February 07, 2014 14:11 ET

Advanced Employment Law and Litigation 2014: Top-Notch Faculty, Engaging Sessions, and Popular Live Mock Jury Presentation

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - February 07, 2014) - American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) announces its upcoming program, Advanced Employment Law and Litigation 2014 , taking place February 27-March 1, 2014 at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC, which will once again feature the very popular live mock jury demonstration. Attendees will watch skilled trial attorneys present a case involving claims of mental disability discrimination and retaliation to a jury, and then watch the jury discuss and decide the case. 

The mock jury demonstration is a "perennial hit with attendees," notes Peter Panken, a partner with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in New York and a co-chair of the conference. "It's a rare opportunity for them to watch the deliberations of an actual jury.They love to watch the jury deliberate!"

Designed for sophisticated employment attorneys, the conference examines the latest developments in employment law, including new liability issues arising from employee use of social media both in the workplace and in non-work venues, retaliation litigation by terminated employees, whistleblower litigation allowed by the Dodd-Frank Act, potential employer liability and other issues created by the Affordable Care Act, and emerging trends in ERISA litigation.

"The course is designed to bring you up to the minute on the latest developments and techniques in this ever-changing area of law," Mr. Panken says. "The 2.5-day course reviews recent employment cases and developments. For example, the Federal agency personnel now fully embrace a liberal pro-employee and pro-union approach to expanding governmental intrusion into the employment arena. The Department of Labor promises increased enforcement of wage and hour laws, the OFCCP is probing wage discrimination, the EEOC is filing many cases alleging disability discrimination, and the NLRB is pioneering protection of the rights of non-union employees to protest employer policies and practices. At the same time, the Supreme Court 5-4 majority has been limiting the expansion of employee rights."

The 24th annual presentation of this program provides registrants 17.75 hours of instruction, including one hour of ethics. To register or obtain further information, click here

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