Employment and Labor Law Update:
What Employers Need to Know for 2012

San Francisco Presentation

31 Jan 2012 08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Genevieve Oransky
(415) 268-7105

Labor and employment issues continue to be a significant source of litigation and a top concern for management and in-house counsel. Join Morrison & Foerster as we host a series of briefings to discuss key judicial and legislative developments, their implications for employers, and strategies to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.

Topics Include:

  • Wage and hour law and class actions, including the California Supreme Court’s eagerly anticipated decision in Brinker and its recent decision in Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual).
  • Guidance on California’s new laws regarding pay notice requirements for new employees; recordkeeping requirements and penalties related to retention of independent contractors; and written commission agreements.
  • Employment class actions, including developments following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dukes v. Wal-Mart decision.
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including further developments related to gender identity and expression.
  • Disability, accommodations, and leaves of absence, including the OFCCP’s recently proposed revision to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and updates to California’s pregnancy leave and bone marrow/organ donation regulations.
  • Employee privacy, including new developments in the use of consumer credit reports in the employment context.
  • Developments in restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
  • Developments regarding E-Verify and the employment of undocumented immigrants.
  • Mandatory arbitration after AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.
  • Notable recent decisions and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board, including with respect to social media.
  • Cases to watch in 2012.


  • Karen Kubin, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Lloyd Aubry, Jr., Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • James Boddy, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Aurora Kaiser, Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP

MCLE credit is pending.




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