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When: 03/14/2019
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Capital City Club
7 John Portman Blvd NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Presenter: Atlanta Bar Association and State Bar of Georgia Labor & Employment Law Sections
Contact: Catherine Broussard
(404) 521-0781

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Advanced Employment Law CLE

5.75 CLE hours

Co-sponsored with the State Bar of Georgia Labor & Employment Section.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

8:30 am: Registration

9:00 am - 4:00 pm: CLE Program (Lunch 12:00-12:45)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cocktail Hour


Registration Fees:
Receive a $20 discount when you register before March 7th, 2019.

Atlanta Bar Labor & Employment Law Section Members: $199 ($179 Early)
Atlanta Bar Members: $209 ($189 Early)
Non-Members: $259 ($239 Early)
Law Students: FREE (Members); $15 (Non-Members)


Non-members must register via this registration form.


CLE Agenda


8:30 am: Registration

8:55 am:  Welcome
Robert Lewis, Chair, Labor & Employment Section

9:00 am - 9:30 am: 
Confronting the Opioid Emergency in the Workplace

Craig Friedman, Jones Day

Victoria Nsikak, Jones Day

America’s opioid crisis has been declared a nationwide public health emergency.  Employers are inevitability experiencing the effects of this epidemic in the workplace.  This presentation will discuss the uniquely challenging legal issues that opioid use presents for employers. 

9:30 am - 10:00 am: Finally! Guidance from the Georgia Court of Appeals on the “New” Restrictive Covenants Act

Ben Fink, Berman Fink Van Horn

The Restrictive Covenant Act was signed into law in May of 2011, but it was not until the latter part of 2018 that the appellate courts in Georgia finally issued some opinions addressing the substantive provisions of the statute.  Specifically, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued two decisions that provide helpful guidance regarding application and interpretation of the statute.  Come hear about these decisions and some recent federal court decisions that are key to understanding how the statute is being interpreted by the courts.

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am: A New Gig: Are Current Employment Laws Flexible Enough to Address the Flexible Workforce? 

Christopher Fox, Assurant

Mark Keenan, Nelson Mullins

Tracey Barbaree, Moeller Barbaree

Jenny Sabo, Insight Global

The increased availability of online platforms that connect short-term talent with project-based work opportunities, such as Uber and TaskRabbit, has significantly contributed to the rise of the “gig economy,” which has in turn put a spotlight on labor laws that regulate the relationship between an employer and its employees.  The panel will discuss how the gig economy is changing the workforce, whether current labor and employment laws sufficiently protect the interests of contingent and flexible workers, and how companies can reduce the risks associated with engaging workers from the gig worker talent pool.  

11:15 am - 11:45 pm: Harassment, Violence and Assault: Workplace Hazards Under OSHA

Karen E. Mock, U.S. Department of Labor

Raymond Perez, Jackson Lewis

Should OSHA regulate sexual harassment, bullying and assault as workplace hazards? If so, which hazards should be regulated?

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: A Look to the Future: What AI and Automation Mean for Employment Law 

Charlotte Alexander, Georgia State University

Kevin Young, Seyfarth Shaw

Our lunch keynote will cover the cutting edge in employment law: the use of legal analytics and artificial intelligence.  Come hear the director of Georgia State’s Legal Analytics Lab along with an employer employment law practitioner to hear the latest on the analytics tools that will have a dramatic effect on the practice of employment law.  

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Strategies for Litigating Harassment Cases in the #MeToo Era

Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany

Brian Sutherland, Buckley Beal

Patricia Griffith, Ford Harrison

David Gevertz, Baker Donelson

Prominent sexual harassment scandals have not only spawned a movement, but have led to an increase in sexual harassment claims against employers.  This panel will discuss strategies for litigating harassment claims in this new environment, with a focus on the key depositions in a harassment case.  

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Break

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Employment-Based Immigration Under the Trump Administration

Myron Kramer, Kramer Partners

While the Trump Administration’s efforts to curb illegal immigration have received substantial publicity recently, the administration has also taken aim at legal immigration by eliminating or restricting decades old rules and policies governing the U.S. immigration system.  This session will discuss how the employment-based immigration landscape has changed under the current administration and identify the primary challenges faced by employers seeking to employ foreign professional workers and foreign national workers seeking lawful employment in the United States under the present immigration system.  

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm: A “Decision Tree” Analysis to Resolving Employment Claims

Daniel Klein, Klein Dispute Resolution

Our experienced neutral will discuss the use and importance of decision tree analysis in mediating employment law claims. 

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm:

The Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Surveillance

Bruce Carraway, Law Offices of Bruce H. Carraway III

From the hiring of a private investigator to film someone to the monitoring of social media presence, attorneys are increasingly using methods of surveillance to gather evidence for trial.  Our speaker will discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of employee surveillance.  

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cocktail Hour (complimentary) presented by the Labor & Employment Section of the State Bar of Georgia

Start your weekend by networking with your L&E colleagues in and at the bar.


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