2018 Labor Relations & Employment Law Seminar
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When: Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Where: Kutak Rock
1650 Farnam St
Omaha, Nebraska 
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE Accreditation #157020 (Regular/live); #157019 (Distance learning); 3.5 CLE hours
IA MCLE Accreditation #295897 (Regular/live); #295879 (Live webcast); 3.5 CLE hours

Registration Fees
$227 - Regular Registration
$175 - NSBA dues-paying member
Free - Law Students

Optional Fees
$45 - Attending Seminar Want Printed Materials (added to registration fee)
$95 - Printed Materials Only (not attending seminar)

9:00 am    2018 Updates and Insights on Recent Employment-Based Immigration Changes
Clete Samson, Kutak Rock LLP
This presentation will discuss recent immigration reform impacting clients, including how to handle employees with expiring work authorization as a result of DACA and TPS  terminations; ICE’s increased worksite and I-9 enforcement measures; and USCIS’ increased scrutiny of H1B visa petitions.

9:30 am    Damages in Employment Cases in Nebraska
Patrick Barrett, Fraser Stryker PC LLO, Vince Powers, Powers Law
This presentation will discuss evaluating damages in employment cases in Nebraska, including available damages under state and federal law, calculating pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses, establishing evidentiary support for emotional distress damages, when to use an offer of judgment, evaluating damages in arbitration verses litigation, trial strategies for supporting or defending damages, and the role of a damages valuation expert.

10:30 am   Break

10:45 am   Medicinal Marijuana Laws: When and How Employers Must Accommodate
John Dunn, Koley Jessen PC LLO
This presentation will address the changing landscape faced by multi-state clients as a result of the growth in state medical marijuana laws. This presentation will also provide an analysis of the varying level of employee protections for the use of medicinal marijuana under the states’ differing statutory approaches and how clients may be required to adapt.
  11:15 am   A New Generation of Harassment Prevention – Trends and Strategy for Building a Harassment Prevention Program in the Wake of Weinstein
Allison Balus, Baird Holm LLP, Scott S. Moore, Baird Holm LLP
This presentation will provide lessons for lawyers as a result of the post-Weinstein reckoning, including changing the culture of sexual harassment and addressing confidentiality concerns and challenges arising from technology.

11:45 am  Break

12:00 pm  Unions in the Workplace
John Corrigan, Dowd Howard & Corrigan LLC, Ross Gardner, Jackson Lewis PC, John Hewitt, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather LLP, Dalton Tietjen, Tietjen Simon & Boyle
This panel discussion will provide attorneys with diverse perspectives from attorneys who represent clients on both sides of the labor aisle. The panel will discuss unions in the workplace, including the strategies that impact negotiations, elections, strikes, arbitrations, grievances, and right of entry, as well as recent decisions from the Labor Board on matters of interest.

1:00 pm     Adjourn