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Key Employment Issues for Corporate Counsel in 2017

Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Luncheon
Michael F. Lauderdale
Michael F. Lauderdale

Today’s employers are facing challenges and pressures like never before. Not only has there been a steady increase in the number of laws and regulations enacted affecting the workplace, but enforcement activity by state and federal authorities is at an all-time high. Adding to the confusion is the fact that many of these laws intersect – and sometimes conflict – with each other, and clear-cut guidance is not always forthcoming from the lawmakers who create the laws and the agencies who enforce them. As a result, the increased potential for litigation is high.

In his CLE presentation titled “Key Employment Issues for Corporate Counsel in 2017” before the Oklahoma City chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Michael Lauderdale shines a spotlight on seven key issues that corporate counsel should be focusing on in the coming months and year, including the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, which will extend overtime eligibility to millions of salaried American workers who are currently classified as exempt employees beginning on December 1, 2016. Other topics include:

  • Potential clawback on the ability of employers to implement class action waivers
  • New EEOC guidance on workplace retaliation
  • Whistleblowing and the new wave of potential litigation
  • Top common employer mistakes
  • National Labor Relations Board initiatives and activities affecting both unionized and non-unionized workplaces
  • OSHA’s new roadblock to post-accident drug testing
September 29, 2016
Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma City, OK