Our yearly Employment Law Seminar will be held this year on April 16, 2008. Due to the ever-expanding number of attendees (last year, we sold out within a week of the invitation release), the seminar will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. The complete invitation and registration information can be viewed at the YCST website, but here’s a quick summary.
The seminar begins at 8:30 with a welcome from Barry M. Willoughby, who serves as Chair of the YCST Employment Law Department. Following the introduction will be two morning plenary sessions. First, “The Good, Bad, and the Ugly,” which is a perpetual favorite, giving you the need-to-know developments in employment law during 2007. The second plenary session will cover two areas that have seen a tremendous amount of change and development over the past year–Family Responsibilities Discrimination, and the new FMLA regulations.
Attendees can choose from four different topics for the two break-out sessions, including,
*Annual Labor Update reviewing all of the essential developments in the Public Sector;
*Electronic Discovery Workshop to cover the critical developments in a rapidly developing aspect of litigation;
*The Jerk at Work, which deals with the cost of the “jerk” to your business and what you can do to eliminate them from your workplace; and
*Wage and Hour Class Action Litigation, an area of the law that has seen exponential growth over the past few years.
The Keynote Speaker this year is the Honorable Mary Pat Thygne, one of two Federal Magistrate Judges in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. We are positively thrilled to have Judge Thygne join us this year. She is well-known among practitioners in the Delaware District Court for her service as a federal mediator, having helped parties resolve disputes on mutually beneficial terms. Judge Thygne has a tremendously insightful perspective on federal employment litigation that she has graciously agreed to share with our seminar attendees.
The YCST Annual Employment Law Seminar is a yearly highlight for the presenters and attendees, alike. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!