CAI's 2007 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update from May 23-24 in Raleigh, NC

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A two-day conference in Raleigh, NC for employers and human resource professionals on the latest NC and federal updates to labor and employment laws.

A Recipe for Litigation Prevention

CAI's Annual Employment and Labor Law Update provides a one-stop opportunity for employers to stay updated on state and federal employment laws. Experienced attorneys with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., experts in North Carolina and federal labor and employment law, lead this two-day conference and provide essential information on the latest legal updates and recent court decisions affecting personnel policies and practices. Over 300 participants attended the 2006 conference including human resource executives, professionals and practitioners.

Highlights include special presentations from Alfred Robinson, the former acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor, and Marie Hejl, attorney and host of "Cooking with Marie".

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Alfred Robinson served as the acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the United States Department of Labor. The WHD administers and enforces the welfare and protects the rights of the nation's workers. These laws include the minimum wage, overtime, child labor and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Robinson will present on wage and hour issues and proposed changes to FMLA rules.

Marie Hejl is an employment attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Austin, Texas and a talented chef. Ms. Hejl is the star of the "Cooking with Marie" show airing on television stations from Maine to California. Her presentation at the conference, "A Recipe for Litigation Prevention", outlines various HR litigation prevention tactics during a live onstage cooking lesson.

Expert presenters provide other important updates:

  • The New E-Discovery Rules--E-Dilemnas for Employers: How to Manage Electronic Information
  • Dealing with Disabilities: Who is Protected Under ADA and What to Do About It.
  • New Employment Issues in a Wired World
  • North Carolina Law Updates
  • Employee Benefits Update (Pension Protection, 401k, Deferred Compensation)
  • Immigration Update: What Every Employer Needs to Know
  • Organized Labor Under the New Congress--Are You Ready?
  • Wage and Hour and FMLA Update
  • Retaliation Claims: New Risks for Employers

The conference format provides the opportunity for interaction between attendees and attorneys to address specific employer issues.

"The conference covers all aspects of Labor and Employment Law with in-depth information on North Carolina and federal laws affecting employers. This is an important opportunity to understand the latest updates and developments to remain compliant. We will cover information including Immigration, ADA, New E-Discovery Rules, Wage and Hour Laws and many other topics. Participants also have the unique opportunity to ask the attorneys specific legal questions that pertain to their workplace," says Matt Keen, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

"The Annual Employment and Labor Law Update is one of the most highly anticipated events CAI provides, over 300 human resources and management professionals attended last year. You are sure to learn thought-provoking content to create a good environment for employees and the latest labor and employment laws to stay compliant," says Bruce Clarke, President and CEO, CAI.

The Annual Employment and Labor Law Update is scheduled from 9am-4pm, May 23-24, 2007 in Raleigh, NC at the NCSU McKimmon Center. The conference includes continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments. This event qualifies for 10.25 general HRCI credits.

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About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Ogletree Deakins is the nation's third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 300 lawyers located in 24 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. The firm has three offices in North Carolina. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U.S.

About CAI
CAI is a non-profit employers' association serving the greater Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad, and 65 eastern counties of North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI provides over 1,200 member companies with executive, management and human resources information and services, including day-to-day telephone guidance, advice and training.


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