Registration Fees:
EB Both Days: $445
EB Tuesday Only: $295
EB Wednesday Only: $195

Both Days: $495 (before 1/16)
Tuesday Only: $345 (before 1/16)
Wednesday Only: $245 (before 1/16)

MCLE/LEPR) Credit Hours
This program qualifies for 11.5 MCLE credit hours, including up to 3.5 LEPR credit hour. Program also qualifies for 11.5 E&LL Specialization credit hours
NC: 9.5 General CLE Hours and 2.0 Ethics/Professionalism hours
Day 1: Qualifies for 7.5 MCLE credit hours, including up to 2.0 LRPR credit hours
Day 2: Qualifies for 4.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.5 LEPR credit hours

This program was held live on Friday & Saturday, October 12–13, 2018, and hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association.

This program features practical topics that focus on complex legal issues in the Labor and Employment Law field and current trends such as social media ethics and #MeToo. We have excellent substantive updates regarding the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fourth Circuit and the North and South Carolina state law—all presented by leading employment law practitioners in their own entertaining and educational way. Planned by NCBA Labor & Employment Law Section in conjunction with the SC Bar Employment & Labor Law Section.

This seminar is an intermediate to advanced level program.

• Judge Henry F. Floyd, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Richmond, VA
• Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr., U.S. District Court, Western District, Asheville
• Jennifer L. Bills, Noble Law Firm, Raleigh
• Brian S. Clarke, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee
• Thomas M. Colclough, EEOC, Raleigh
• Julianna “Julie” Theall Earp, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Greensboro
• Bartina L. Edwards, The Law Office of Bartina Edwards, Charlotte
• R. Michael Elliot, Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Charlotte
• Melissa A. Essary, Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh
• Angela N. Gray, Gray Newell LLP, Greensboro
• Brian C. Groesser, Midkiff Muncie & Ross PC, Raleigh
• Andrew M. Habenicht, TIAA-CREF, Charlotte
• Jonathan R. Harkavy, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Greensboro
• Michael A. Kornbluth, Taibi Kornbluth Law Group PA, Durham
• Wood W. Lay, Winston & Strawn LLP, Charlotte
• Daniel C. “Danny” Lyon, Eliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Charlotte
• C. Frederick W. Manning II, Fisher Phillips, Columbia, SC
• DeWitt F. “Mac” McCarley, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte
• Shannon R. Meares, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Winston-Salem
• John T. Merrell, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Greenville, SC
• Trisha Pande, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill
• Benjamin D. Reese Jr., Pys.D, Duke University Health System, Durham
• Michael M. Shetterly, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Greenville, SC
• Laura J. Wetsch, Winslow Wetsch PLLC, Raleigh
• Maureen M. Zyglis, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh

• James A. “Jimmy” Byars, Nexsen Pruet, Columbia, SC
• Jennifer K. “Jenni” Dunlap, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charleston, SC
• J. Griffin “Griff” Morgan, Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Winston-Salem
• Jerry H. Walters Jr., Littler Mendelson PC, Charlotte

7:45 a.m. Registration

8:25 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. Fourth Circuit Update and Fourth Circuit Update Panel
Clarke, Cogburn and Elliot

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Social Media Discovery, Ethical Rules and Constraints on Plaintiff and Defense Lawyers
Groesser, Kornbluth and Zyglis

11:15 a.m. Supreme Court Review and Supreme Court Review Panel
Earp, Floyd, Harkavy and Lyon

12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:45 p.m. ADA and FMLA
Bills and Shetterly

2:45 p.m. “Time Up” and “#MeToo” – Considerations of the Benefits and Ethics of an Early Private Settlement that Avoids Litigation and Public Disclosure
Colclough, Gray and Habenicht

3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. The Art of Negotiations

5:30 p.m. Adjourn

7:45 a.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. NLRB Traditional Labor Update

Meares, Merrell and Pande

9:00 a.m. Implicit Bias
Keynote speaker: Benjamin D. Reese, Jr.

10:30 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. South Carolina State Law and Federal District Court Update

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


All registrations must be pre-paid. Need to cancel or transfer your registration? Simply notify us in writing no later than 24 hours prior to the published start time of the seminar at You will be eligible to receive a full refund, be transferred to the live webcast or archived online version of the same seminar (if available), or to a live seminar of equal or lesser value - all with no cancellation or transfer fee.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made within 24 hours of a seminar start time, but all other options listed above are available with no transfer fee.

  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201
  • Greenville
    In-Person Seminar
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
    300 N. Main St. Ste. 500, Greenville, South Carolina 29601