1) The Americans with Disabilities Act — Under the recent amendments, who is "disabled," and to which accommodations are the disabled entitled?

2) The Family and Medical Leave Act — As recently amended, what are the new types of available leave?

3) Employee Handbooks — Why should yours be updated?

4) Non-Competes and Trade Secrets — How can you protect your company's trade secrets from the growing risk of misappropriation?

5) Social Networking — What are your risks as an employer?

6) The Enforceable Release of Claims — What should you know about the EEOC's newly issued guidance?

7) The Employee Free Choice Act — It's still not dead; what preparations should you make now?

8) Wage and Hour Laws — How should you deal with the use of employer-provided technology during employees' off hours?

9) The Misclassification of Workers — What is the difference between "employees" and "independent contractors," and why does it matter?

10) Discrimination/Retaliation Lawsuits — How can your company avoid becoming the target of these increasingly popular lawsuits?




Peter A. Steinmeyer, Member, Epstein Becker Green, Chicago  - Mr. Steinmeyer is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice.  He practices all aspects of labor and employment law and is Co-Chair of the Firm's Non-Competes, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Practice Group.  He has published numerous articles, including "Rethinking Restrictive Covenant Enforceability in Illinois," Law 360, 10/09; "Preventing the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets through Proactive Policies and Procedures," Labor & Employment Law, Vol. 46, No. 4, 05/09; and "Drafting Enforceable Noncompetition Agreements in Illinois," Illinois Bar Journal, 04/09.  He also is a co-author of the EBG Trade Secrets & Noncompete Blog.

Jake Schmidt, Senior Associate, Epstein Becker Green, Chicago - Mr. Schmidt is a Senior Associate of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice.  He represents clients in a wide range of employment law matters, including statutory discrimination claims, labor arbitrations and restrictive covenants and trade secret disputes.  He has spoken on employment law and litigation-related topics, at both regularly-scheduled EBG client briefings and outside seminars.  He also authored several articles on employment law issues and is a frequent contributor to the EBG Trade Secrets & Noncompete Blog.


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