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A Look at Employment Protections in the Biden/Harris Administration (02/19/2021)

Program Number: 3146 Presenter: Jeffrey Campolongo, Esq.

This substantive 1 credit course, presented by employment and entertainment attorney Jeffrey Campolongo, will take a closer look at the increased protections employees and independent contractors can expect in the Biden/Harris Administration. After a fiercely contentious, chaos-inducing, and at times, dystopian run up to the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden was sworn in as our 46th president on January 20, 2021. The new administration will be poised to implement sweeping policy changes, including greater protections for workers, unions and independent contractors. Learning Objectives (what attorneys can expect to learn from the program) The course will explore the most likely changes that employment lawyers might encounter. Examples of issue to be discussed include the following: • Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage To $15 • Protecting and Strengthening Labor Unions • Eliminating Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, Non-Compete Clauses and No-Poaching Agreements • Ending Wage Theft and Worker Misclassification • Enforcing Prevailing Wages, Increasing Workplace Safety Measures and Protecting Undocumented Workers

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10 Common Benefit Issues in M&As During the Covid-19 Era (02/22/2021)

Program Number: 3132 Presenter: Taryn Cannataro, Esq., Megan Monson, Esq.

This program will focus on ten typical merger and acquisition considerations for private companies and the impact of COVID on benefits aspects of a transaction. The below is a list of topics that we would explore in further detail. • COVID-19 specific representations in transaction documents • General Representation and Warranty Deal Concerns and Traps for the Unwary • Addressing the Federal Workers’ Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act in Transaction Documents • Furloughed Employees • Dealing With Employees on COBRA • Continuation of Benefit Plans and Onboarding of Employees • Comparable Compensation and Benefits • Treatment of Seller 401(k) and Other Retirement Plans • Section 280G and Reduced Compensation Due to Covid-19 • Treatment of Outstanding Equity Awards

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Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Update 2021: No Rest for the Weary (01/12/2021)

Program Number: 3124 Presenter: Valentine A. Brown, Esq.

While employers battle confusing and ever changing COVID-19 shutdown orders, monitor employee health and pandemic-related conduct and try to keep their businesses afloat, U.S. immigration authorities continue to conduct worksite enforcement actions including I-9 audits; immigration-related discrimination investigations; and H, L and F visa site visit checks. Audits can result in civil fines, back-pay awards, disgorgement of profits and revocation of visa application approvals. In this one hour webinar, attorneys will learn I-9 compliance and immigration-related discrimination basics, best practices for site visits and how attorneys can assist employers in responding to I-9 audits, and immigration-related discrimination investigations.

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From Washington to the Workplace: How the Biden-Harris Administration Could Change Employment Law (01/08/2021)

Program Number: 3116 Presenter: Ivo Becica, Esq., Melissa Blanco, Esq.

During the 2020 campaign, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris announced a series of proposed changes to federal labor and employment laws that could swing the pendulum in a decidedly worker-friendly direction. The Biden-Harris platform includes, among other things, measures to make private-sector unionization easier, a minimum wage hike and broader overtime rules, a crackdown on independent contractor misclassification, and restrictions on non-compete clauses and other restrictive covenants often included in employment agreements. During this presentation (which will take place shortly after the Georgia runoff elections that will determine the composition of the Senate) we will discuss what employers should be preparing for under a Biden-Harris administration.

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NYC Human Rights Law: The 'Gold Standard' of Anti-Discrimination Laws (02/16/2021)

Program Number: 3104 Presenter: Mark S. Goldstein, Esq., Alexandra Manfredi, Esq.

As many businesses have come to learn in recent years, New York City is home to one of the nation’s most expansive anti-discrimination laws: the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The NYCHRL is unique on a multiple fronts, including its broad protections and definitions, burdensome obligations for employers, and expanded remedies. This program will explore the history of the NYCHRL, what differentiates it from other anti-discrimination statutes, and provide practical recommendations for employers grappling with its multifaceted requirements.

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 3093 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

Lawyers should be familiar with the standards of capacity for specific legal transactions under relevant statutes and case law. This includes areas such as contracts, criminal law, executing advance directives and guardianship proceedings. We will discuss the “red flags” or signs of “diminished capacity” that a lawyer may observe in a client as well as the ethical guidelines for assessing capacity in accordance with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 1.14. Last, we will explore the “Mental Health Legal Tool Kit”, offering creative legal solutions to difficult mental health issues.

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Pay Equity Audits and Defense Strategies in Litigation (04/22/2020)

Program Number: 3088 Presenter: Brian D. Murphy, Esq.

This program will address two facets of one of the most pressing issues in the workplace today: pay equity among males and females. This program will provide an overview of the issue and current legal landscape, it will discuss how to effectively perform a pay equity audit to allow employers to identify any pay equity issues among their workforce, and it will address the theories of liability that an employer must be prepared to defend against in pay equity litigation. **Note from Presenter Brian Murphy I am pleased to announce that two colleagues and I co-authored the Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues, published today and available through Castle Publications (https://castlepublications.com/). This is a critical, timely, and useful resource that, over the course of 14 Chapters and nearly 500 pages, covers every conceivable intersection between COVID-19 and federal, California, and NY employment laws. The Guide was designed

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Money at Work -- the Gender Pay Gap: Effective Strategies in the #MeToo Era (04/30/2020)

Program Number: 3076 Presenter: Kathleen Caminiti, Esq., Cheryl Pinarchick, Esq.

The topic of harassment, and sexual harassment in particular, has become an increasing concern for employers – not only in regard to their own personal behavior but also regarding the overall reputation of their organization as a harassment-free workplace. The #MeToo movement has heightened awareness of gender and power issues. However, an unintended consequence of the #MeToo movement had been risk of segregation of women professionals, a phenomenon that ultimately can lead to the denial of advancement opportunities and pay disparity. The purpose of this webinar is to educate employers about the existence of discriminatory compensation practices in the workplace and to think strategically about legal compliance and pay equality. We will explore the ramifications of gender segregation in the #MeToo era, provide an overview of current pay equity laws, and offer practical advice on how to identify and address implicit bias that can lead to potential gender discrimination and pay

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It’s Against My Religion: Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace (03/13/2020)

Program Number: 3066 Presenter: Valerie Ferrier, Esq.

Valerie K. Ferrier, Head of Labor & Employment at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, will be providing an informative CLE seminar entitled ‘It’s Against My Religion’ Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace.” In this CLE, Valerie will discuss religion and the workplace conflict including the law on religious conflict, a discussion on examples of reasonable accommodations in the workplace and recent cases involving reasonable accommodations.

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Business Succession Planning with a Focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and Related Transactions (05/26/2020)

Program Number: 3052 Presenter: David R. Johanson, Esq., Stefan Whitwell, CFA, Stephen P. Wilkes, Esq.

Hawkins Parnell & Young, National Wealth Partners and Wagner Law Group will host a discussion regarding business succession planning with a focus on ESOPs. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of benefits and considerations to evaluate if an ESOP is a good fit for your company. Key topics include: • Tax incentives for the company and the seller(s) • How a typical ESOP transaction is structured • Profile of an Ideal ESOP Candidate • How Does an ESOP Work? • How to evaluate whether an ESOP is the correct structure for your company’s succession plan, including valuation, financing, and day-to-day management considerations

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