UT Hosts Two-Day & Employment Law Conference

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 01:00

Austin is the location of a two-day Labor and Employment Law Conference hosted by the University of Texas School of Law on Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13.

It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the AT&T Conference Center - Hotel at UT in Austin.

The program will offer an update on Texas employment law, developments in disability discrimination law, the NLRA in the age of Facebook, discovering the facts outside the formal discovery practice, and managing the dispersed workforce.

On Thursday, Bill Beardall of the Equal Justice Center and the UT School of Law Transnational Worker Rights Clinic will discuss practical issues in employment litigation by immigrant employees, and Robert E. Sheeder, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, will cover developments in wage and hour collection actions. Attendees may choose from two tracks on Thursday afternoon - Human Resources and Litigation. On Friday, Dona Szak, Ajamie LLP, will explain what employment lawyers need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act, and Amy Gibson, Gibson Wiley PLLC, will explore retaliation and the new statuary protection against retaliation. Other topics on Friday include managing privacy issues associated with emerging technology and media; emerging issues involving independent contractors; and ethical issues in employment litigation. A judge's panel at noon, How to Try a Labor and Employment Case, will allow members of the judiciary to discuss their views about how labor and employment cases should be handled by each side of the bar.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (512) 475-6700 or go to www.utcle.org.