DW Labor and Employment Attorneys to Hold Seminar to Discuss Changes in the Employment Law Landscape

DW Labor and Employment Attorneys to Hold Seminar to Discuss Changes in the Employment Law Landscape

3/17/2009
Dickinson Wright PLLC experts in labor and employment law will present a seminar, "Changes in Employment Law Landscape" on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 8:45 a.m. at Automation Alley in Troy, Michigan. New and proposed federal legislation will have a dramatic effect on the day-to-day business of the country's employers. Dickinson Wright attorneys will discuss the recent, dramatic changes in the employment law landscape, and those that loom on the horizon. Topics include: New FMLA Regulations The new FMLA regulations became effective on January 16, 2009. These regulations address Military Caregiver and Qualifying Exigency Leaves, and also make important changes in many existing regulations. COBRA Subsidy Program The Stimulus Act adds new rules that will make COBRA coverage more affordable for employees who are involuntarily terminated from employment. The new rules create a myriad of challenges for employers. We will outline the new law and offer practical compliance tips. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 On September 25, 2008, President Bush signed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. This statute, which received widespread bipartisan support, has overturned many of the previous United States Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and defines and clarifies key terms in the ADA. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the Paycheck Fairness Act The House of Representatives opened the 111th Congress "with a bang" on the employment front, passing two closely related bills on January 9, 2009 which would significantly change the current legal landscape by expanding the time limits for employees to file pay-based discrimination claims and the remedies available for sex-based pay discrimination. We will discuss the legislation and its impact on your business. The seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., preceded by an 8:45 a.m. breakfast. There is a $25 fee to attend, payable at the door. For more information or to register, contact Taline Hagopian at thagopian@dickinsonwright.com. RSVPs also can be taken online at http://www.dickinsonwright.com/LaborAndEmployment, and payments may be made at the door. About the Speakers Allyson A. Miller is an associate in Dickinson Wright's Detroit office. Her practice focuses on employment relations and commercial appellate litigation. Ms. Miller served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Cornelia G. Kennedy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Wayne State University, both magna cum laude. Cynthia A. Moore is a member in Dickinson Wright's Bloomfield Hills office. Ms. Moore's areas of practice expertise include employee benefits, corporate and real estate. She advises large and small employers on the tax and ERISA aspects of benefit plans, including qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, stock-based compensatory plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Ms. Moore is a member of the Taxation and Business Law sections of both the Michigan Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is the co author of a BNA Tax Management Portfolio called ?Employee Fringe Benefits' and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers for employee benefits/ERISA law. Kathryn S. Wood is a member in Dickinson Wright's Detroit office. Ms. Wood practices in the areas of employment and discrimination litigation, appellate practice, and commercial litigation. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Employment Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute. Ms. Wood is a contributor to "Employment Discrimination Law" (ABA/BNA), the defamation chapter in "Michigan Business Torts" (ICLE 2d ed), and the employment discrimination chapter in "Employment Litigation in Michigan" (ICLE 2d ed). A frequent speaker on employment law topics, she is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers for employment and labor law. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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