At The Podium
Strategies for Discouraging High-Exposure Employment Litigation and Implementing Practical Pre-Employment Protection
Michael F. Lauderdale
The heat is on, and employers are feeling the pressure like never before. A changing workforce, uncertain economy, ever-changing (and sometimes conflicting) laws with no clear guidance, hidden surprises in the law, ramped-up enforcement initiatives by state and federal authorities, and the increased potential for litigation only add to the pressures of everyday life in the workplace.
In his presentation titled “Strategies for Discouraging High-Exposure Employment Litigation and Implementing Practical Pre-Employment Protection,” labor and employment attorney Michael Lauderdale reviews the benefits and disadvantages of arbitration programs to resolve employment-related disputes and discusses a number of strategic provisions and pre-employment protection agreements companies can employ to protect and defend themselves from potentially high-exposure litigation. He also reviews a list of timely wage and hour practices being scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service.