Conferences and Speeches

Mid-Year Employment Law Conference (National Employment Law Institute)

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Friday, May 25, 2012
01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Please join Morgan Lewis partners Ann Marie Painter, Chris Parlo, and Howard Radzely as they present at the 2012 Mid-Year Employment Law Conference.

The Mid-Year Employment Law Conference is the definitive advanced-level update of the most important developments affecting the employment policies and practices of business and government.

Event Dates:
May 3-4, 2012
Four Seasons Hotel
Chicago, IL

May 17-18, 2012
Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Washington, D.C.

May 24-25, 2012
Four Seasons Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

Cutting Edge Wage & Hour Issues
Howard Radzely, partner, Washington, D.C.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Covering exempt status issues, including the administrative, executive, professional, outside sales and highly compensated employee exemptions, key issues involving the proper calculation of time worked, the regular rate of pay and overtime, the use of the fluctuating workweek, proper calculation of back pay and base pay following employee conversions from exempt to non-exempt status, and new developments in class and collective action litigation post-Dukes.

Independent Contractor Misclassification
Ann Marie Painter, partner, Chicago and Las Vegas
Chris Parlo, partner, Washington, D.C.
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Renewed focus of employment, tax and workers' compensation authorities on the misclassification of workers as independent contractors ("ICs") including the IRS' new MOU with DOL encouraging reporting misclassifications, legislative efforts to expand protection of ICs (including possible changes to FLSA), protection of intellectual property, company policies/practices employers should/should not apply to ICs, selected new problematic state laws, the fiction that separate corporations or franchises eliminate exposure, and advice to establish, maintain and defend IC decisions, including a self-audit checklist and the use of arbitration agreements and class action waivers.