2021 Employment Law Certificate Series
Now in its seventh year, we hope that you will join us for the 2021 Employment Law Certificate Series as we expand upon content covered in previous programs to deliver more in-depth and advanced educational sessions across a range of areas critical to mitigating disputes and building highly effective and productive workplaces.
We will provide critical insights on key topics such as employee benefits developments and updates, immigration updates, non-competes and trade secrets, workplace safety updates, workplace, and social media problems, and a recap of Biden's first year in administration among other topics.
The 2021 series will run a little differently than in the past. Sessions will be held in webinar format through WebEx. Certificates will be issued to participants upon completion of the webinar series to those who attend at least 5 of the 6 presentations (live virtual recordings). Society for Human Resource Management and Continuing Legal Education credits (North and South Carolina) are pending.
*Registration will be waived for the 2021 Webinar Certificate Series. You will need to register for EACH presentation that you would like to attend. Each webinar will have a new registration link that will become available after the previous webinar has been completed. The link to join the live presentation will be provided 24 hours prior to the webinar beginning.
These webinars will take place on the last Wednesday of March, April, May, September, October and November from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Upcoming Dates & Webinar Topic
Sign up now! October 27, 2021- Handling Workplace Disruptions Including During the Pandemic
Presented by: William Floyd & Kara Gormley Meador
November 24, 2021- Biden Administration: Recap of First Year
March 31, 2021- Top Employee Benefits Developments - A summary of "opportunities" and "challenges" in the world of employee compensation and benefits (view presentation here).
April 28, 2021- Immigration Update: Love (our International Employees) in the Time of COVID (view presentation here).
May 26, 20201 - Workplace Health and Safety and COVID-19 Vaccines (view presentation here).
September 29, 2021- Non-competes and Trade Secrets Update
Businesses spend significant time and effort developing trade secrets that help them succeed in their given industries and set them apart from competitors. If not properly protected, trade secrets are at risk of misappropriation by employees who subsequently change employers, often engaging in competitive activities based on relationships they have developed with their former customers and clients. This webinar will address how companies can best protect trade secrets and enforce covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants.
- Defining and understanding trade secrets
- Offensive and defensive measures for protecting your trade secrets
- What is misappropriation?
- Litigation strategies related to trade secrets
- Understanding the differences in covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants
- What makes a covenant not to compete enforceable?
- Common mistakes employers make in using and drafting restrictive covenants
- Enforcing covenants through litigation