Labor & Employment Dispatch: October 2018

October 24, 2018 | Newsletters

Preview of Employment Cases Pending Before the Supreme Court

Since beginning its 2018 term on Oct. 1, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to review three employment cases: Lamps Plus v. Varela; New Prime v. Oliveira; and Mt. Lemmon Fire Dist. v. Guido. These cases address important employment issues relating to age discrimination and arbitration of employment disputes. Discover their potential impact on labor and employment law »

2018 Labor & Employment Law Symposium

More than 275 people attended the 20th annual Labor & Employment Law Symposium on Oct. 11, 2018, at the Westin Galleria Hotel. The Symposium featured speakers from Jackson Walker and Lockton covering issues for multistate employers, wage and hour compliance, whistleblowing, religious accommodation, employee privacy, and more.

“This was by far the largest crowd at a Symposium in our 20 years of holding these sessions,” said Gary Fowler, Jackson Walker partner and co-chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment practice. “Our attendees asked some great questions, and we thank them for their engagement during this wide-ranging Symposium.”

The Symposium was co-sponsored by LegacyTexas, Lockton, and Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP.

The following topics were presented at the Symposium:

  • 2018 Employment and Labor Law Update: The Year of #MeToo
  • State and Local Law: Solutions for Multistate Employers
  • Wage and Hour Compliance Check
  • Dangerous Intersections: The Clash Between Routine Benefits Programs and Federal Law
  • Whistleblowers and Retaliation: How to Prevent Getting Sued
  • Religious Accommodation and Discrimination
  • Employee Privacy and Background Checks
  • Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make and How to Keep from Making Them