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Recent Developments in Employment Law

presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
and the South Carolina Bar Employment and Labor Law Section
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Video-CLE sites statewide: Charleston and Greenville 
About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 hour of LEPR and 6.0 Employment & Labor Law Specialization credit hours.
The S.C. Bar-CLE Division and the S.C. Bar Employment and Labor Law Section are proud to present our annual spring employment law seminar. Course planners Stephanie Lewis and Shahin Vafai have brought together a talented and experienced faculty who are going to guide you through some of the hottest topics in employment and labor law with an emphasis on recent developments in everything from Health Care Reform, complex FMLA and ADA cases, federal court and administrative litigation, and key considerations in drafting for social media policies. This year’s program also includes litigation dos and don’ts from our federal court clerk panel, and an hour of Ethics with John Nichols.

 Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get 6.0 hours of Employment and Labor Specialization Credit, as well as networking with your colleagues at the Bar Conference Center. For maximum convenience, we are also offering this important program by live webcast and satellite broadcast to Greenville and Charleston.  

Program Agenda  
8:30 a.m.        Registration
8:55 a.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks
9 a.m.             Health Care Reform and Impact on Employers
                       M. Brian Magargle
                     Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Columbia
9:50 a.m.        Licensing and Litigating before S.C.L.L.R.
                      Christa T. Bell
                      S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Columbia
                      Sharon A. Dantzler
10:40 a.m.      Morning Break
10:55 a.m.      Discovery in Employment Litigation: Coming Changes with the New Federal Proposed Discovery Rules, the Employment Discovery Protocols Proposed, and Local Rule Changes
                      D. Michael Henthorne
                      Littler Mendelson, PC, Columbia
11:45 a.m.      Complex FMLA and ADA Issues: New Regulations and Case Law
                       Karen L. Luchka
                      Fisher & Phillips, LLP, Columbia

12:35 p.m.     Lunch (Columbia location only)
                      Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Employment & Labor Law Section
                      The SC Bar Employment & Labor Law Section Distinguished Lawyer Award will be recognized during lunch 

1:50 p.m.       Drafting Social Media Policies and Criminal Background Check Policies in Light of NLRB and EEOC Enforcement Guidance
                     Todd S. Timmons
                     Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC, Columbia
2:40 p.m.       Federal Law Clerk Panel: What Employment Litigators Do Right (and Not)!
                     Vincent J. Douglas, Columbia
                     Shelby K. Leonardi, Columbia
                     Virginia L. Vroegop, Columbia
3:30 p.m.       Afternoon Break
3:45 p.m.       Hot Topics in Ethics
                     John S. Nichols
                     Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC, Columbia
4:45 p.m.       Adjourn

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