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D.C. Region Workplace Law Breakfast Seminar

Past Details

April 18, 2018
7:45 AM - 9:15 AM EST
Jackson Lewis P.C.
10701 Parkridge Blvd
Suite 300
Reston, VA 20191
Registration Fee: $30.00



Employers of every size and in every industry face employment law challenges. These issues present risks and often divert management’s attention from other important business matters. In these interactive sessions, participants will learn about the latest legal developments from seasoned labor and employment lawyers and explore ways they can avoid liability by developing preventive strategies.

Conducting Internal Investigations in the #MeToo Era
Now, more than ever, employers must be able to quickly, thoroughly and effectively receive, investigate and address workplace harassment complaints. This seminar will focus on how to effectively handle internal complaints, best practices for conducting internal investigations and identifying common pitfalls to avoid. In this context, participants will get practical tips on how to: 1) develop an effective complaint intake process; 2) formulate an easy to follow investigative plan; 3) conduct witness interviews; 4) write investigative reports; and 5) take corrective action.

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Wednesday, June 6
Criminal Background and Credit Checks: The Right Way
This session will provide an overview of federal and state laws governing criminal background and credit checks. We will cover topics such as: how to how to read a criminal background check, “ban the box” laws and complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and equivalent state laws.

Wednesday, September 12
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Workplace

An employee seems increasingly unstable at work, crying frequently and appearing disoriented. You suspect a worker with spotty attendance may be abusing prescription drugs. An employee with PTSD occasionally exhibits excessive anger towards coworkers. An employee leaves work one day, threatening to harm himself/herself. Mental health and substance abuse issues are affecting the workplace in a variety of ways, and the federal and state laws that impact those situations can be daunting to master. Join us for an overview of the ADA, FMLA, and state and local leave laws that apply to mental health issues in the workplace, and to learn practical ways to navigate these situations with compliance, caution and care.  

Wednesday, November 7
Best Practices for Protecting Your Company's Trade Secrets

In this session, we will discuss the various state and federal laws in the Washington D.C. region that provide remedies employers can use to protect trade secrets and other valuable confidential, business information from misappropriation by current and former employees. As part of this discussion, we will also review various policies and contractual arrangements that employer can set up to supplement and strengthen the protections and remedies afforded by these laws.

Contact Us for More Information

Please contact Ramlah Bari at or 703-483-8377.