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Employment & Labor Law Video Replay
presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
Video Replay at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201


About the Seminar

The 2013 NC/SC Labor & Employment Law Program will feature many cutting edge and practical topics and speakers. This
advanced level program highlights topics such as “Employee Classification Issues,” “Complex Damages Issues in Employment Litigation,” “ACA/Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims- An Employer’s Worst Nightmare,” as well timely and relevant guidance on new enforcement priorities and case law updates.

We will have an entertaining presentation to satisfy our annual ethics CLE requirements “Center of the Storm: Ethics from the Duke Lacrosse Case.” We will also hear from Jim Blackburn about a compelling personal story to satisfy our
annual CLE requirement for substance abuse training. We will also offer a new panel this year from our younger lawyers, “The Next Generation: Perspectives of the Young Lawyer: Practical Pointers on Building a Practice, Learning Litigation Techniques and Styles, and Reflections From Our of First Few Years of Practice.”

You will hear from a lawyer involved in the DR Horton decision about Class Action Waivers and Arbitration Agreements.
There will also be presentations on Religious Accommodation, Employment Law and Businessb Transactions, Trends and Lessons Learned from the New ADA Caselaw, and the EEOC’s Litigation Priorities. As always, there will be excellent substantive updates from the Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, the North and South Carolina updates, and an NLRB update, all of which will be brilliantly presented by leading employment law practitioners.

South Carolina MCLE Credit:
This program qualifies for 11.25 MCLE credit hours, including up to 2.0 LEPR credit hours and 1.0 SA/MH credit hour,  10.25 Employment and Labor Law Specialization credit hours for South Carolina Attorneys.

North Carolina MCLE Credit:
11.25 hours, including 1.0 Ethics and 1.0 Substance Abuse Mental Health
8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 a.m. Supreme Court Review
Jonathan R Harkavy
Patterson Harkavy, LLP, Greensboro, NC
9:45 a.m. Fourth Circuit Update
Brian S. Clarke
Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Privacy & the Workplace: Whose Life is it Anyway?
Cherie W. Blackburn
Nexsen Pruet, LLC, Charleston
Kimberly A. Mallos
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP,Charlotte, NC
Corie D.Pauling
TIAA – CREF, Charlotte, NC
11:45 a.m. Damages Issues in Employment Litigation
Amy Y. Jenkins
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC, Mt. Pleasant
Mary-Ann Leon
Leon Law Firm, P.C., Greenville, NC
David B. McCormack
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, Charleston
12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Employee Classification Issues: Independent Contractors, and Contingent/Leased Workers
Ted N. Kazaglis
Jackson Lewis, LLP, Cary, NC
Jacob J. Modla
Littler Mendelson, PC, Charlotte, NC
2:15 p.m. Center of the Storm: Ethics from the Duke Lacrosse Case
James P. Cooney III
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP,  Charlotte, NC
3:15 p.m. The New ADA: Trends and Lessons
Lisa Grafstein
Disability Rights North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
Mercedes Restucha-Klem
Disability Rights North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
4 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. EEOC: Litigation Priorities
Kara Haden
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Charlotte, NC
NLRB Update
Fred W. Suggs Jr.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC, Greenville
5 p.m. Intersection of Employment Law and Business Transactions
Julian H. Wright Jr.
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., Charlotte, NC
The Next Generation: Practical Pointers on Building a Practice, Learning Litigation Techniques and Styles, and Reflections From Our First Few Years of Practice
Mark Kerkhoff
MKN Employment Solutions, Charlotte, NC
Karen Luchka
Fisher & Phillips, LLP, Columbia
Janet Rhodes
Mabry Law Firm, LLC, Columbia
5:45 p.m. Adjourn
8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. ACA/Whistleblower/Retaliation – An Employer’s Worst Nightmare
Linda Jackson
Littler Mendelson, PC, Boston, MA
9:15 a.m. DR Horton: Class Action Waivers andbArbitration Agreements
Mark M. Stubley
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC, Greenville
10:15 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. The Other Side of the Curtain: Thoughts on Mental Health and Depression
Jim Blackburn
Raleigh, NC
11:25 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. South Carolina Update
William H. Foster III
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Greenville
12:35 p.m. Adjourn


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