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Chambers USA 2012 – Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment

Title Date Source Professionals

Texas Employers May Be Prohibited From Requesting Access to Social Media Accounts of Applicants and Employees

March 5, 2013 Labor and Employment Update Grace Jr., James
Rejda-Ponce, Carmen Jo

New Law Provides Additional Support for Removal Despite Presence of Unserved Forum Defendants

January 5, 2012 Litigation Update Austin, Earl B.

Texas Supreme Court: Stock Option Award Agreement Supports an Enforceable Non-Compete

June 27, 2011 Labor and Employment Update Trulock, Jennifer M.

Landmark Supreme Court Wal-Mart Decision Expands Defense Against Class Certification

June 27, 2011 Litigation Update Ostoyich, Joseph
Beckwith, Van H.
Sterling, David D.

Federal Government Focused on Criminally Prosecuting Employers for Hiring Illegal Aliens

July 21, 2009

Supreme Court Limits Employers’ Ability to Discard Employment Test Results Based on the Adverse Impact of the Test on Minorities

June 30, 2009

News from the Hill: Labor and Employment Law Legislative Update

June 15, 2009 Dallas Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Dallas

Workplace Investigations: Problems, Pitfalls and Solutions

June 12, 2009 Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic, Dallas

Ethics Update for Lawyers and HR Professionals
Traps & Snares for the Ethical Advocate - An Employment Litigation Cameo

June 4 and 5, 2009 Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, Seattle

Supreme Court Rejects “Mixed Motive” Theory Under the ADEA

June 19, 2009

Panelist, Lessons from Katrina: Reviewing Tenure Policies and Practices Before the Storm Arrives

June 26, 2009 National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, Toronto

Know the Law: Age Discrimination and Your Job Search

May 7, 2009 The Senior Source (with Joseph Gillespie)

Settlement Strategies/Drafting Releases

May 7, 14 and 21, 2009 National Employment Law Institute, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington

Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation

May 19, 2009 In-House Client Presentation, The Woodlands, Texas

Ensuring Ethical Conduct When Litigating and Settling Wage and Hour Claims

May 20, 2009 American Conference Institute 7th National Advanced Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions, New York Trulock, Jennifer M.

Conducting Lawful and Effective Internal Investigations

May 5, 2009 2009 South Texas Human Resources Symposium, San Antonio

Workplace Investigations: Methods, Procedures and Special Documentation Issues

April 21, 2009 Employee Discharge and Documentation in Texas Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Dallas

Texas Supreme Court: Implied Promise of

April 2009

Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law

April 2009 NPRA Labor Relations and Human Resources Conference, The Woodlands, Texas

Economic Recovery Package Provides Additional Protections for Whistleblowers

March 2009

Labor and Employment Law Year in Review: Developments and Forecasts

March 2009 Dallas Bar Association Appellate Law Section, Dallas Trulock, Jennifer M.

Family and Medical Leave Act Update

February 2009 Baker Botts L.L.P. Breakfast Seminar, Dallas

President Obama Signs the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Expanding the Limitations Period for Filing Wage Discrimination Claims

January 2009

A Framework for Data Protection: Legal & Technical Measures to Guard the Secrecy of an Employer’s Business Information

January 2009 Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic, Dallas Trulock, Jennifer M.

Avoiding Employment Law Claims

January 2008 Advising Businesses in a Troubled Economy, University of Houston CLE Seminar, Dallas and Houston Trulock, Jennifer M.

Ethics in Labor & Employment

December 12, 2008 NELI Employment Law Conference, Washington

Ethics in Labor & Employment

December 5, 2008 NELI Employment Law Conference, New Orleans

Ethics in Labor & Employment

November 21, 2008 NELI Employment Law Conference, San Francisco

Ethics in Labor & Employment

November 14, 2008 NELI Employment Law Conference, Chicago

Department of Homeland Security Announces Final Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Use E-Verify

November 2008

United States Department of Labor Releases Final FMLA Regulations

November 2008

Ehtical Issues and Global Codes of Conduct

October 25, 2008 AELC Conference 2008, White Sulphur Springs, West Viriginia

Ethics & Professionalism for Labor & Employment Lawyers

October 24, 2008 Akron Bar Association, Akron, Ohio

Employment Law Update

October 3, 2008 Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic

Labor Relations Developments: Predictions, Ramifications

October 1, 2008 Kinder Morgan HR

President Bush Signs the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 - Expanded Disability Coverage Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

September 2008

Texas Supreme Court Voids Portions of Employee Agreement to Arbitrate

September 2008

Public Employee Free Speech Rights: Balancing the Employer’s and Employee’s Competing Interests

August 29, 2008 NELI 2008 Public Sector EEO and Employment Law Conference, San Francisco

Ethics Issues in Employment Cases: Traps for the Unwary

August 22, 2008 Louisiana State Bar Association - Employment Law 2008, New Orleans

Public Employee Free Speech Rights: Balancing the Employer’s and Employee’s Competing Interests

August 21, 2008 NELI 2008 Public Sector EEO and Employment Law Conference, Washington

Harassment and Investigations

July 17, 2008 NELI 2008 Employment Discrimination Law Update, Chicago

Harassment and Investigations

July 10, 2008 NELI 2008 Employment Discrimination Law Update, San Francisco

Family Responsibilities Discrimination: The Faultline Between Work and Family

July 2008 Texas Employment Relations Symposium, San Antonio Trulock, Jennifer M.

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Section 1981 Covers Retaliation Claims

May 2008

Employment and Labor Relations Law for the Corporate Counsel

May 1 through 3, 2008 ALI-ABA Course of Study, Chicago and via live Webcast

Ethics for the Employment Lawyer

March 2008 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, American Bar Association, Tucson

President Bush Signs Expansion of FMLA-Protected Leave for Military Families

January 30, 2008

Fifth Circuit Lets Plaintiffs in Certain Employment Cases Recover Punitive Damages in the Absence of Compensatory Damages

January 3, 2008

ADA Update

December 2007 State Bar of Texas Webcast

Ethical Problems in Employment Litigation; Corporate Counsel Practice

December 1, 2007 ALI-ABA Advanced Employment Law and Litigation, Washington, D.C.

Selected Ethics Issues

November 8 and 9, 2007 (Chicago); November 15 and 16, 2007 (San Francisco); November 29 and 30, 2007 (New Orleans); and December 6 and 7, 2007, Washington, D.C. Employment Law Conference, National Employment Law Institute, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.

Substantive Ethics Issues: Expert Commentary on Thorny Ethical Issues

November 8, 2007 Labor and Employment Conference, American Bar Association, Philadelphia

Ethics and Professionalism for Labor and Employment Lawyers

October 26, 2007 Ethics, Professionalism and ADR in Employment Law, Akron

Blogs, Instant Messaging, MySpace and More: Who Has the Right to Do What, When?

October 25, 2007 LEAP 2007, 4th Annual Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium, San Diego

E-Discovery, Part Two: Ethical Difficulties and Dilemmas

October 19, 2007 15th Annual Conference, American Employment Law Council, Ojai, California

Creating an In-House Diversity Program

October 12, 2007 Second Corporate Counsel Institute, New York State Bar Association, New York

Ethical and Professionalism Issues in Labor and Employment Law Cases

October 11, 2007 36th Annual Institute on Employment Law, Practising Law Institute, New York

Moderator, Drafting and Enforcing Executive Employment Agreements

October 4 and 5, 2007 Cutting-Edge Employment Law Strategies, Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Houston Stewart, Gail W.

Selected Ethical and Professionalism Issues in Labor and Employment Law Cases

September 24, 2007 LawCon 07, Fluor Law Conference, Pasadena

Federal Government Announces New Procedures for Employers Who Receive No-Match Letters

August 2007

Federal Government Announces New Procedures for Employers Who Receive No-Match Letters

August 2007

Reforming Executive Compensation Practices: United States Developments and Will These Governance Ideas Be Exported?

June 30, 2007 Inaugural Symposium on Cross-Border Labour and Employment Law, Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria

Workplace Investigations: How the Employer Should Do Them and How the Plaintiff Can React to Them

June and July 2007 Advanced Employment Law, University of Houston Law Foundation, Houston, Dallas, and Austin Trulock, Jennifer M.

When Counsel Crosses an Ethical Line: What to Do and How to Do It

June 18 and 19, 2007 Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims 2007, Practising Law Institute, New York and live Webcast

Supreme Court Clarifies EEOC Charge Filing Period for Pay Discrimination Cases

May 2007

New EEO-1 Forms Must Be Filed By September 2007

April 2007

Ethical and Professionalism Issues in Labor and Employment Law Cases

April 2007 25th Annual Employment Law and Litigation Institute, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Workplace Investigations: How to Do It Right the First Time

March 22 and 23, 2007 (Dallas), March 29 and 30, 2007 (Houston), and April 12 and 13, 2007 (Austin, video) Advanced Employment Law, University of Houston Law Foundation, Dallas, Houston, and Austin

Fifth Circuit (1) Questions “Ability to Self-Evacuate” as Essential Job Function and (2) Relies, in Part, on Employer’s Assistance in Securing LTD Benefits as Evidence of “Regarded As” Discrimination

March 2, 2007

Settlement Agreements: Negotiating and Defending Standard and Non-Standard Provisions

March 2007 Employment Law Briefing, National Employment Law Institute, Key West and Las Vegas

Ethical and Professionalism Issues

March 2007 Employment Law Briefing, National Employment Law Institute, Key West and Las Vegas

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

February 2007 Employment and Labor Relations Law for the Corporate Counsel and the General Practitioner, American Law Institute/American Bar Association, Coral Gables

Keeping It In-House: Conducting Lawful and Effective In-House Investigations

November 2006 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas

Professionalism and Ethical Obligations

October 2006 35th Annual Institute on Employment Law, Practising Law Institute, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and live Web cast

Protecting the Company From Rogues and Rascals in Its Employ

December 1 and 2, 2005 (Houston), December 15 and 16, 2005 (Dallas), and January 12 and 13, 2005 (San Antonio, video) Employer-Side Employment Law, University of Houston Law Foundation, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio Sadler, Kevin M.

Have You Done Damage Control

October 2005 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas

Employment Class Actions: A National Epidemic Continues

October 2005 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas

Disloyal Employees and Compensation Forfeiture

October 2005 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas

Hot Topics in Employment Law

October 2005 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas Trulock, Jennifer M.

Pre-Employment Integrity and Personality Testing

October 2005 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas

Managing Employee Alcoholism and Addiction Under the ADA

October 2005 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas

Protecting Yourself From Rogues and Rascals in Your Employ

October 2005 Baker Botts Labor and Employment Conference, Dallas Sadler, Kevin M.

Your Next Big Employment Case

May 10, 2005 General Counsel Forum, Dallas