Employment Law 2018

May 24, 2018

WVU Medical Center - Charleston Division

Attend In Person or via Live Video-Conference*

This seminar is accredited for 8.0 WV MCLE credits, including 1.0 Ethics/L.O.M credit.

This seminar is accredited for 6.5 PA MCLE credits, including .5 Ethics credit. 
We have applied for CLE credit in VA & OH. 

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Update on Employment Law

This presentation will review major developments from the past year in labor and employment law in the federal appellate courts and in West Virginia as well as any recent legislation.

Professor Robert M. Bastress
WVU College of Law

9:50 a.m.

Tips and Trends in Arbitration

This presentation will review developments in state and federal law regarding employment arbitration, including the pending United States Supreme Court case in  Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis regarding the NLRB and arbitration class action waivers.  We will also offer tips on handling your next employment arbitration case.

Webster J. Arceneaux III, Esquire  
Lewis Glasser PLLC

10:40 a.m.


10:50 a.m.

NLRB Case Updates

This presentation will focus on changes to case law in particular in 2017 and in 2018 to date.  We will review changing law with respect to Joint Employer, Employer Rules, the Settlement Standard, Post Contract Unilateral Changes, as well as other recent changes.

Eric A. Taylor, Supervisory Attorney 
National Labor Relations Board, Region 9

11:40 a.m.

The ADA REVISITED AND UPDATED: An EEOC Guidance and Case Law Update

The EEOC has issued a number of Guidances that can be very helpful for lawyers when examining disability discrimination issues.  Additionally, Courts are still confronting new and unique issues under the ADA.  This topic will cover both the EEOC Guidances and the developing case law on disability discrimination.

C. David Morrison, Esquire
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

The Harless Wrongful Discharge Doctrine and Recent Developments

The development of the Harless wrongful discharge doctrine, proof requirements, pleading issues, sources of public policy, jury instructions, preemption issues, and recent developments.

Drew M. Capuder, Esquire 
Capuder Fantasia PLLC

2:20 p.m.

Emerging Issues in Litigating Damages in Employment Cases

This presentation will cover recent procedural, substantive and evidentiary developments in litigating damages in employment cases.

Mark Dellinger, Esquire           
Jackson Kelly PLLC

3:10 p.m.


3:20 p.m.

An Overview of the FLSA

Cara Merritt, Wage and Hour Investigator 

US Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division

4:10 p.m.

Ethics Update and Advice from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel

A discussion of ethics developments in West Virginia, including recent disciplinary decisions and a discussion of practical ethics developments important to employment law practice.

Renee N. Frymyer, Esquire
Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel

5:00 p.m.


*Live Video-Conference: Live Video-Conference offers real-time virtual communication with conference speakers. Live Video-Conference participants will receive an email approximately one week before the event with instructions. Approved for LIVE WV MCLE Credit. 
Location Address: WVU Medical Center - Charleston Division,  3100 MacCorkle Ave SE,  Charleston, WV 25304
Reasonable Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the WVCLE office at (304) 293-7255 at least two weeks prior to the program date.