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October 2014: Employers Beware! How to Prevent Your Company from Being Sued

Let’s face it. We live in a litigious society and employers are targets in litigation. As the economy fluctuates, and companies lean their workforce, companies face a host of claims before the administrative agencies and the courts which include alleged violations of discrimination laws, whistleblower statutes, contract disputes and a failure to accommodate disabled workers.

Adding to a company’s potential litigation exposure, over the last several years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been incredibly active and their actions just as controversial. This includes the NLRB’s foray into the determining validity of class action waivers in arbitration and employers’ social network policies. As if the NLRB wasn’t enough to make employers nervous, more than 20 states have drafted a congressional bill which, if passed, will hold employers responsible for workplace bullying and harassment, even if the bullying is not the result of the victim’s protected class.

In our October webinar, we explored these issues and recent developments at the various federal labor and employment agencies as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and several states’ high courts’ rulings. We also walked attendees through best practices to keep the agencies away from the corporate doorstep and employees from walking up the courthouse steps.

This lively discussion provided attendees with practical tips to prevent your company from being sued and practical strategies for how to respond when the government and disgruntled employees come knocking on your company’s door.

Please note, MCLE and HRCI credit can only be provided to those who attended the live presentation.

Click here to watch a recording of the webinar.

You may download a copy of the presentation materials here.

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