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Annual Employment Law Seminar (Virtual Event)

Monday, January 10, 2022
12:00 pm
- Tuesday, January 11, 2022
2:00 pm

4.0 hours Illinois MCLE

Join us for the FBA’s Ninth Annual Employment Law Seminar and hear from employment law experts on the ever-changing landscape of federal laws and regulations.

Panelists will include members from the judiciary, academia, government, in-house counsel, and private practice. Buying a ticket for this virtual program provides you with access to all four panels on January 10th and January 11th, 2022.

Part I: Monday, January 10, 2022

12:00-1:00 pm

COVID Update

With new variants, holiday infection surges, and vaccine mandates tied up in litigation, employers and employees alike continue to grapple with work in a pandemic environment. This program will provide updates on the current state of the landscape, including from key federal agencies, and provide practical insights.

Peter Vassalo

Peter Vassalo
Counsel for Special Litigation
Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of Labor

Carol Miaskoff

Carol Miaskoff
Legal Counsel
Office of Legal Counsel,
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt
Vice-Chair, Labor & Employment
Cozen O’Connor

Anna Wermuth

Anna Wermuth
Vice-Chair, Labor & Employment
Cozen O’Connor
Moderator

1:00-2:00 pm

Employee Benefits Issues for Non-Benefits Lawyers

This panel will help attorneys who do not specialize in employee benefits law spot potential issues and identify common mistakes that are made in the course of their non-benefits practice. Discussion will include issues relating to IRC Section 409A, special health arrangements, and how to recognize an ERISA plan.

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Ruben Chapa
ERISA Counsel
Office of the Solicitor, U. S. Department of Labor

Stephanie B. Vasconcellos

Stephanie B. Vasconcellos
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Martina B. Sherman

Martina B. Sherman
Shareholder
DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C.

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Todd M. Church
Shareholder
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Moderator

Part II: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

12:00-1:00 pm

Changing Legal Standards in Discrimination Cases

How have legal standards under the federal anti-discrimination laws changed over recent years, and what does it mean for your practice? You will get the diverse perspectives of plaintiffs’ and defense employment lawyers, the EEOC, and an employment law professor as to how these legal standards have evolved at the federal level and in the 7th Circuit and how to best use them to your advantage.

Jamie S. Franklin

Jamie S. Franklin
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
The Civil Litigation Clinic,
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Nieves Bolanos

M. Nieves Bolaños
Founding Partner
Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C.

Margo Wolf O’Donnell

Margo Wolf O’Donnell
Co‑Chair and Partner, Labor & Employment
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Diane Smason

Diane Smason
Deputy Director
Chicago District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Moderator

1:00-2:00 pm

Judges Panel

Hear from our District and Magistrate Judges about best practices and recent updates in employment law.

Hon. Jorge Alonso-2

Hon. Jorge Alonso
U.S. District Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Judge Mary Rowland

Hon. Mary Rowland
U.S. District Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Franklin Valderrama

Hon. Frank Valderrama
U.S. District Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Jeffrey Cummings

Hon. Jeffrey Cummings
U.S. Magistrate Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Brenda Feis

Brenda Feis
Founding Partner
Feis Goldy LLC
Moderator

CategoryPriceDiscount Code
FBA Members – General$60FBAMEMBER1
FBA Members – Gov’t Employees and YLD$40FBAMEMBER2
Nonmembers – Gov’t Employees and YLD$100NONMEMBER
Law Students$40STUDENT
Non-member$120n/a

Details

Start:
Monday, January 10, 2022<br>12:00 pm
End:
Tuesday, January 11, 2022<br>2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Chicago, IL United States
Website:
https://www.fedbarchicago.org/?post_type=tribe_venue&p=5356

Other

Illinois CLE Credit
4.0
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