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Employment Law Update

Gain a better understanding of the most pressing employment and labor issues in Pennsylvania.With an increasingly diverse workforce and changing laws and regulations impacting employers, the ability to navigate through the maze of state and federal employment laws is essential. But figuring out how to adapt quickly to accommodate employee rights and manage employer responsibilities can be daunting. It’s hard to comply with legal obligations you don’t even know you have. Join our panel of experienced local professionals as they guide you through the latest legal developments and strategies to prevent or defend against financially crippling employee claims and lawsuits. Discover the essential tools you need to handle the most critical employee issues and get the money-saving employment savvy your company has been looking for. Register today.Benefits for You- Get a head start and learn the outcomes of recent case law
- Prevent claims from the beginning – learn the right way to hire
- Do your part to save the company money by learning how to reduce your workforce or discipline and terminate without causing claims
- Discover how you can use documentation to minimize your liability for wrongful termination
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Agenda

Employment Law Overview and Current Trends
— Lynn C. Outwater, Esq.
Lawful Hiring
— Sheri L. Giger, Esq. and Lynn C. Outwater, Esq.
  • Do's and Don'ts When Hiring
  • Negligent Hiring/Retention
  • Job Applications
  • Lawful Pre-Employment Inquiries, Tests, Interviews and Background Investigations
  • Offer Letters/Employment Agreements
  • Best and Worst Hiring Practices
Retaining Employees
— Sheri L. Giger, Esq. and Lynn C. Outwater, Esq.
  • Trends and Best Practices Regarding Retention Strategies
  • Creating the Right Culture
    • Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination
Best Practices in Disability Management
— Sheri L. Giger, Esq.
  • Overview of Relevant Legal Developments Impacting Successful Disability Management
  • Trends and Best Practices
How to Conduct a Lawful Reduction in Force
— Sheri L. Giger, Esq. and Bethany Swaton Wagner, Esq.
  • Managing Your Workforce
  • Statutory and Common Law Theories for Unlawful RIF Allegations
Fearless Disciplining and Firing
— Lynn C. Outwater, Esq. and Bethany Swaton Wagner, Esq.
  • Overview of Laws and Trends That Impact Discipline/Termination Decisions
  • Saying Goodbye Without Triggering a Lawsuit
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Sheri L. Giger, Esq.

Sheri L. Giger, Esq.

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Shareholder in the law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms; in fact, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named the firm its 2017 Law Firm of the Year in the Employment Law – Management category
  • Practices in the area of employment, with a focus on preventative human resource policy and process development, handbook review and preparation, onboarding and employment applications, training, and counseling and advice
  • Member of the Jackson Lewis Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group, and the Jackson Lewis Management Training Practice Group
  • Regularly counsels employers of all sizes on issues including, but not limited to, ADA, FMLA, background checks, FCRA, reductions-in-force, WARN Act, and wage and hour
  • Prior to entering the field of law, she worked for seven years in human resources for a Fortune 500 company
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; M.S. degree in human resources management, Nova Southeastern University; B.A. degree, honors scholar in communications and theater, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at 412-232-0404 or gigers@jacksonlewis.com
Lynn C. Outwater, Esq.

Lynn C. Outwater, Esq.

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Shareholder in the law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms
  • Current member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and an inactive member of the New York Bar Association
  • Designated as a “Super Lawyer” in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Area from 2004 - 2017 editions of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America from 2009 - 2017 in the field of labor and employment law
  • Co-wrote the book, Minding Your Business: Legal Issues and Practical Answers for Managing Workplace Privacy (1997)
  • J.D. degree, Albany Law School; LL.M. degree in labor law, New York University School of Law; undergraduate degree, Fordham University
  • Can be contacted at 412-338-5140 or outwatel@jacksonlewis.com
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Product ID: 400631
Published 2017
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