In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran senior consultant with Altman Weil, welcomes John Vering with Armstrong Teasdale, Lex Mundi’s member firm for Missouri, and Kim Kmentt with Tomkins Industries, Inc., to discuss key employment laws and regulations. The group examines what In-House Counsel should know now and in the future about the Americans with Disabilities Act, Healthcare Reform and more.
Recently, President Obama appointed two union lawyers, Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) creating a labor law controversy. Some say that the addition of Becker and Pearce will restore balance, while others, like business groups, fear their influence on the board will cater to unions on big issues. Co-host and Attorney Bob Ambrogi welcomes Nancy Schiffer, Associate General Counsel with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, (AFL-CIO) and Attorney Charles I. Cohen, senior counsel in Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Labor and Employment Practice, to get their reaction to the recess appointments of Becker and Pearce to the NLRB.
Effective October 26, 2009, amended New York Labor Law: Section 195 will require employers to provide written notification to their employees, at the time of hiring, of their rate of pay and obtain a written acknowledgment from each employee of the receipt of this written notice. Co-host, Attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Charles H. Kaplan, Partner in the NY office of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP and Barbara S. Mehlsack, Esq., Partner in the New York firm of Gorlick Kravitz & Listhaus, P.C. to get two perspectives on amended New York Labor Law: Section 195, compliance and what this newly amended law means for New York employers as well as their employees.
As the landscape of employment has dramatically changed, so have the issues regarding employment lawsuits. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, alongside co-host, Tony Robinson, from Ringler’s Seattle office, welcome special guest, Attorney Sheryl Willert, managing director at the firm of, Williams Kastner, to give us her insight into the world of Employment Law. Larry, Tony and Attorney Willert will minimize this big topic by highlighting the importance of the Employment Handbook, the non-compete clause, specific employment litigation and discrimination claims.