The New Legal Environment for the HR Professional

Pace University's Midtown Center

The Fred F. French Building
551 Fifth Ave. (between 45th and 46th St.)
Entrance on 8th floor
New York, NY 10176

Epstein Becker Green attorney Evan J. Spelfogel presented a paper entitled "The New Legal Environment for the HR Professional - The Ten Employment Law Issues Employers Should Be Most Concerned About in the Early Months of 2010."

The 10 topics were as follows:

1) Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act

2) Military Service Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act

3) Updating Employee Handbooks

4) Protecting Company Trade Secrets

5) Social Networking - Employer Risks

6) EEOC Guidance on the Enforceability of Waivers and Releases

7) Wage and Hour Laws - The Use of Employer Provided Technology (e.g., Computers, Blackberry's, Cell Phones) Off Hours/Off Premises

8) Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors, and Non Exempt Employees as Exempt

9) Trends in Discrimination Charges and How to Avoid/Minimize Retaliation Claims

10) New York State and New York City Developments