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Craig Curwood

The Ways I’ll Find to Sue Your Organization and How You Can Avoid It

Craig Curwood
Curwood Law Firm
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Karen Michael
PLC, Employment Law, Training & Consulting

Victor Cardwell


Thomas Winn

Hot Off the Press-Breaking News: Sexual Harassment is Unlawful! . . . REALLY?!? Where have these people been?

Victor Cardwell
Principal and Chair, Labor and Employment Practice
Woods Rogers


Tom Winn
Woods Rogers


You can’t read the news today without encountering article after article describing workplace assaults and harassment in business, entertainment and politics. Have these people been stuck in some sort of time capsule? Sexual harassment is old news that shouldn’t be news to anyone in today’s world. So why all of the sudden attention and multimillion dollar settlements? One simple answer – poor leadership. Companies today (as before) can ill afford to ignore this evergreen topic. HR must set the tone and lead from within. This session will discuss recent trends and preventive measures to keep your company off the front page.

Key Learnings:

  • The EEOC’s definition of harassment—what it covers, what is doesn’t cover;
  • Why neglecting to address a complaint can cost an employer hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars and reputational damage; and
  • How to break a culture of complicity and toleration through ongoing training and assertive leadership.

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Laura Windsor

Brydon DeWitt

LBGTQ Issues in the Workplace

Laura Windsor
Chair, Labor & Employment
Williams Mullen

Brydon DeWitt
Employee Benefits Partner
Williams Mullen

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John Bredehoft

Randy Sparks

2018 Employment Law Update: What You NEED to Know


John M. Bredehoft
Employment Law and Consumer Finance Practice Groups
Kaufman & Canoles

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Randy C. Sparks, Jr.
Labor and Employment Law Practice Group
Kaufman & Canoles

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Beth Lalik

Yvette Gatling

The Next Wave: Pay Equity Laws


Elizabeth Lalik
Shareholder, Co-Chair, Government Contractors Industry Group
Littler Mendelson


Yvette Gatling
Co-Chair, Healthcare Industry Grou
Littler Mendelson


Around the country, state and local lawmakers are increasingly focused on equal pay, with the goal of eliminating the persistent wage gap between male and female workers. California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New York have enacted wide ranging equal pay legislation. Multiple cities, including New York City and Philadelphia, have passed laws prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their pay history. Other states and localities are considering similar legislation and the existing statutes have already been expanded. These new laws will increase the risk of equal pay and pay discrimination claims. We will address the requirements associated with this new wave of anti-discrimination legislation, explore how to evaluate compliance, and discuss best practices for mitigating risk.


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Thomas Colclough


Daron Calhoun

Karen Elliott

The Inside Scoop on the EEOC

Thomas Colclough
Deputy District Director
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Daron Calhoun
Director, Richmond Local Office
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Karen S. Elliott
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

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