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Protected Class Laws and Regulations: Challenges for Employers in 2022

Learn how to identify protected classes, both historical and novel, for a 2022 workplace.

Employers have faced a cascade of ever-increasing legal obligations since the beginning of the pandemic alone. Federal and state legislatures, and executive agencies, have adopted new protected classes beyond those traditionally enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state-level equivalents. Beyond traditionally protected classes, like race, color, age, national origin, gender, disability, and the like, federal and state laws nationwide may now explicitly or implicitly protect additional categories like vaccination status, religious objections to vaccination, childcare obligations, hairstyle, gender identity, and expression, and many more. This course will help those responsible for compliance and workplace relations understand these novel issues in addressing protected classes and implement practical solutions based on real-world examples and case studies. This material will help you assess and respond to common problems faced by employers in 2022 to reduce risk and increase workplace inclusivity.

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Agenda

Historical Protected Classes

  • Protected Classes Under Federal Law
  • Protected Classes Under State Law
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

New - and Newly Applied - Protected Classes

  • New Classes Under Federal Law in 2022
  • New Classes Under State (and Local Law) in 2022

Risks of Failing to Identify Issues Related to Protected Classes

  • Recent, Real-World Examples of Issues Arising in 2022
  • Statistics of Claims and Litigation in 2022
  • The Impact on 2022 Workplaces

Risk-Adjusted Approaches to Protected Classes in 2022

  • Approaches to Policies
  • Approaches to Compliance
  • Approaches to Employee Concerns

Key Compliance and Inclusiveness Takeaways for Employers in 2022

  • Developing a Playbook for Addressing Protected Class Issues in 2022
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on March 22, 2022.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.2
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.2 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.2 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.2 credit hours.
     
  • NC CLE 1.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE hours.
     
  • ND CLE 1.25
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.25 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.2
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 71 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.1 hours of credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.25
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE credit hours. Please note: No more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2. To fulfill CLE requirements for self-study, web-based programs, you must complete 100% of the polling questions during the program. Your hours will be filed electronically within thirty (30) business days by Lorman Education Services provided you fulfilled 100% attendance and polling questions answered.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.25
     
  • This E-Learning program has been approved for 1.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

  • Those applying for AIA and HRCI must view 100% of the program and answer the questions following the program.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • NY CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Stephen E. Baumann, II

Stephen E. Baumann, II

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Steve E. Baumann II

  • Shareholder in the Denver office of Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Practice focuses on unfair competition and trade secrets, discrimination and harassment, labor-management relations, energy, and appellate practice
  • Partners with employers of all sizes, from small startups to Fortune 500 companies, to address and resolve employment and traditional labor issues throughout the employment lifecycle, from hiring through performance management, investigations, and separation of employment
  • Advises employers about the protection of trade secrets, enforcement of non-compete agreements, and other unfair competition; also helps employers remain union-free and manage their union-represented workplaces
  • Member of American Mensa, California and Colorado Bar Association, and Diversity in the Legal Profession Joint Committee, Center for Legal Inclusiveness
  • Named, Ones to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021-2022; and Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2021
  • Recipient, BTI Client Service All-Star Award, 2017; American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy and Evidence; and Merit Scholarship, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • J.D. degree, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Colorado, Boulder
Iris Lozano

Iris Lozano

Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • Associate in the Denver office of Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Practice focuses on labor and employment law matters
  • Employment background includes over 15 years in a human resources professional role with companies in the manufacturing, financial, and construction industries; this experience provides her a deep understanding of her clients’ needs
  • Recently owned and operated an Engineering and STEM Learning Center for children
  • During law school, she interned with the Colorado Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and at a Denver area firm
  • J.D. degree, Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver; M.B.A. degree, Tulane University; B.A. degree, University of New Mexico
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Product ID: 409558
Published 2022
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