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CEL Spring 2009 Agenda and Materials

Committee On Employment Law

Spring Conference

April 23-24, 2009


National Retail Federation

325 7th Street, NW  #1100

Washington, DC



Thursday, April 23, 2009

12–1:30 pm     Retail / Restaurant Members Lunch

1:45-1:50pm    Welcome Remarks and Introductions  

Sheryl Garland, Chair / Nordstrom, Inc.

1:50-2:10pm     Washington Update
                        Rob Green / NRF

"Me, Too" Evidence: The Difference Between
                      Winning and Losing Discriminatory Layoff
                      Bob Joy / Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

3:00-3:15pm     Break

Union Organizing -Successfully Managing
                       Your Workforce in a Changing Environment
                       Joe Vella, ORAtion Consulting

4:05-4:45pm     A View from the Senate Committee on Health,
                       Education, Labor and Pensions
Brian Hayes, Labor Policy Director,Minority Staff

6:00-7:30pm     Welcome Reception
                        Sponsored by Nelson Mullins

Friday, April 24, 2009

8:30-9:00am      Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:50am      Subcommittee Panel

EEO Update / handout                  
Jim Spears / Ogletree Deakins
International Employment Law Update
Jorge Rodríguez-Micheo / Goldman,
& Cordova, P.S.C.
                         Litigation Report
Bob Joy / Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLC

Total Wage and Hour Compliance:
                         A Framework for Monitoring Wage
                         and Hour Exposure
                         Julie Dunne / Littler Mendelson, P.C.

10:40-11:00am   Break

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act:  What
                         Retailers Need to Know About the
                         New Law
                           Al Robinson / Ogletree, Deakins

Challenges in Downsizing and
                         Reducing the Workforce:  How to
                         Identify and Manage Unique Employment
                         Law Issues Facing Retailers           
Evan Spelfogel / Epstein Becker & Green

12:40-1:00pm       Closing Remarks