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17th Annual Labor & Employment Conference

November 3
Amherst, NY
November 3, 2011

Buffalo/Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, New York
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Who should attend: In-house counsel, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, human resources professionals, benefits administrators, risk managers, and all interested managers

Welcome and Seminar Overview
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
John J. Christopher

Session 1

1.A. - NLRB Developments: A Year in Review and a Look Ahead
Joseph L. Braccio and Emina Poricanin

1.B. - Social Networking Litigation Issues: Impact of Social Networking on Defense of Employment Litigation Claims
Dina Allen and Elizabeth D. Carlson

1.C. - Health Care Reform Update
Arthur A. Marrapese III

Session 2 

2.A. - The Wage Theft Prevention Act and Other Unique Wage and Hour Issues
Peter C. Godfrey and John M. Godwin

2.B. - Identifying ADA Accommodations Under Difficult Circumstances: Navigating the Interactive Process
John J. Christopher and Machael P. Sherry

2.C. - Same Sex Marriage in NY Under the Marriage Equality Act
Michael J. Flanagan and Elizabeth D. Carlson

Session 3

3.A. - Agreements with Employees: Offer Letters, Employment Agreements,
and Restrictive Covenants
Peter C. Godfrey and John M. Godwin

3.B. - Effective (and Legal) Pre-Employment Hiring Practices
Jeffrey F. Swiatek and Emina Poricanin

3.C. - Deputy or Defendant? The Employer's Role in Immigration Enforcement: Surviving the I-9 Audit
Daniel P. Joyce

Lunchtime Session: Lessons Learned from Criminal Prosecutions of Company and Managers for Falsely Documented Workers, or Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't
Cathy A. Fleming