Webcast- The 2021 Employment Law Roundtable

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Cosponsored by the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Section and NJSBA Cannabis Law Committee

Format/Skill Level: Webinar
Location: Online
Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET
Patricia Barasch, Esq.
Past President, NELA
Schall and Barasch, Moorestown
Robert Szyba, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, New York City
Past Editor in Chief, New Jersey Employment Law Quarterly
Speakers include:
Hon. Stacey Adams, JSC
Tracy Armstrong, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA Woodbridge
Andrew Botwin, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, PCC, MBA
Strategy, People Culture, LLC, Florham Park
Kirsten S. Branigan, Esq.
KSBranigan Law, PC, Montclair
Kathleen McLeod Caminiti Esq.
Fisher Phillips, LLP, Murray Hill
Courtney Gaccione, Esq.
County Counsel, Essex County (Newark)
Michael J. Dee, Esq.
O’Toole Scrivo, LLC, Cedar Grove
Keya Denner, Esq.
FordHarrison, Berkeley Heights
Nicole DeMuro, Esq.
O’Toole Scrivo, LLC, Cedar Grove
Christopher W.  Hager, Esq.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
Hager Law, LLC, Morristown
August W. Heckman III, Esq.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Princeton
Ruth Rauls, Esq.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Richard M. Schall, Esq.
Past President, NELA-New Jersey
Schall and Barasch, Moorestown
Glen Savits, Esq.
Green Savits, LLC, Florham Park
Cheyne Scott, Esq.
Chasan, Lamparello, Mallon & Cappuzzo, P.C., Secaucus
Raymond J. Seigler, Esq.
Chasan, Lamparello, Mallon & Cappuzzo, P.C., Secaucus
Mary Kate Serratelli, Esq.
Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri & Jacobs
David M. White, Esq.
Consultant, UFCW National Cannabis Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee


About The Program:
Our annual Employment Law Roundtable will bring you up to date about the most pressing issues facing employers and employees.


Program Agenda:
9:00 Cannabis and Employment Law – Tracy Armstrong, Esq.; Ruth Rauls, Esq.;
David M. White, Esq.; Christopher W.  Hager, Esq.; Keya Denner, Esq.
10:30 Break
10:40 Discrimination and Harassment in the Post-Pandemic Era – Andrew Botwin, Esq.;
Patricia A. Barasch, Esq.; Kirsten S. Branigan, Esq.; Courtney Gaccione, Esq.
  • Pandemic/Post-Pandemic Training Issues
    – What discrimination and harassment training cover it? What should it include and how should it be administered?
    – The application of LAD and pre-existing laws to the employment dynamic with remote worker
    – Statutory Guidance on the Horizon -A4737/S3352- Legislation which will codify the holding in Aguas but require policy and training requirements
    – Electronic communications harassment
  • Developments with Age Discrimination
11:30 COVID Hot Issues – Raymond J. Seigler, Esq.; Mary Kate Serratelli, Esq.
  • Current state of the Federal CMS and OSHA vaccine mandates
  • COVID related employer obligations under NJ law (contact tracing, masking, etc.)
  • Private and public employer options and obligations with regard to vaccine mandates
  • Recent NJ decisions, including Funk, et al. v. West Orange
12:15 Luncheon
12:45 Wage & Hour – Department of Labor Enforcement Panels –
Kathleen McLeod Caminiti Esq.
  • 2021 amendments
  • Expanded DOL enforcement authority
1:30 The Equal Pay Act – Glen Savits, Esq.; August W. Heckman III, Esq.
2:15 The Latest on Non-Competes – Cheyne Scott, Esq.; Richard M. Schall, Esq.
3:10 Ethics – Hon. Stacey Adams, JSC; Michael J. Dee, Esq.; Nicole DeMuro, Esq.
  • Professionalism and Technology
  • Professionalism in a post-pandemic law practice
4:00 Adjourn
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Andrew (or Andy) founded Strategy People Culture, LLC in 2012 with a passion for working with the interconnectivity between people and business and the fundamental beliefs in the symbiotic relationship between the advancement and success of both people and business.