Epstein Becker Green Presents 35th Annual Workforce Management Briefing

Epstein Becker Green Law EventsNew York (September 19, 2016)Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that it will host its 35th Annual Workforce Management Briefing on October 18, 2016, at the Hilton Midtown in New York.

This year’s briefing—titled “Employers Under the Microscope: Is Change on the Horizon?”—is designed for corporate counsel and other high-level professionals with employment, labor, and benefits responsibilities. Government officials, in-house employment counsel, and EBG attorneys will address the latest labor and employment law developments and what they mean for employers of all sizes.

William J. Bratton, Former Police Commissioner, City of New York, will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s event. The program’s plenary guest speakers include James Plunkett, Executive Director, and Marc Freedman, Director of Labor Law Policy, both at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. David Weil, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Mr. Plunkett and Mr. Freedman will discuss the regulatory landscape and expected developments affecting employers following the November elections, including new overtime rules, interpretation and enforcement actions of the DOL, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s actions of collecting compensation data. 

This year’s day-long seminar will hold the following workshops and feature panelists from the following companies, among others:

Workshops include:

  • What Employers Can Do to Recruit and Retain a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
  • Successfully Surfing the Website Accessibility Tsunami, Including Hiring Process Impacts
  • What Should Employers Do Now to Protect Their Trade Secrets, Workforce, and Customer Relationships?
  • Threat Management: Are You Prepared?  
  • They Can't Do That, Can They? Employees and Covert Recordings in the Workplace
  • How to Survive the NLRB’s “Growth” Agenda – Lessons for Union and Non-Union Employers
  • The New DOL Overtime Exemption Rules: Are You Ready?
  • Cracking the Code: Managing and Administering Paid and Unpaid Leaves of Absence

Participating companies include:

  • Credit Suisse Securities
  • Danone Foods, Inc.
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Honeywell
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Moody’s
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Revlon
  • Tenet Health Northeast Region
  • Thomson Reuters 
  • Volkswagen Group of America
  • Whole Foods Market

“As we prepare to hold our 35th Annual Workforce Management Briefing, a milestone in its own right, we are even more excited to host this year’s event given the pending elections and significant challenges on the horizon for employers across the country,” said David W. Garland, Chair of EBG’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee, and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. “Every year, we strive to be the industry’s go-to resource. We hope our roster of high-caliber panelists will provide substantive and practical information for our attendees. We look forward to hosting a thoughtful conversation that will address recent mandates by the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as the impact that technology and compliance have on present-day employment policies.”

Media are invited to attend the morning plenary sessions, as well as the luncheon featuring keynote speaker William J. Bratton, Former Police Commissioner, City of New York. For press credentials, and to set up interviews with guest speakers, please contact Taylor Trovillion at [email protected].

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in offices throughout the U.S. and supporting clients in the U.S. and abroad, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.