Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law

NoVa Presentation


McLean, VA

The year 2007 saw significant changes in employment law on the federal and state levels.  Particularly, the Maryland legislature strengthened the remedies available under the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act, and the California Supreme Court issued six significant opinions, mostly in the wage and hour arena, including the seminal Murphy v. Kenneth Cole decision, which tripled employers’ potential liability for meal and rest period violations.  Morrison &  Foerster LLP will host a series of briefings to discuss these and other developments, including our annual review of legislative activities, and their impact on employers with operations in the Washington DC area and in California.



  • Bonuses and reimbursing employee business expenses
  • Murphy and subsequent case law
  • Trends in wage and hour class actions
  • Minimum wage increases


  • Non-competition/restrictive covenant issues
  • Employee mobility issues


  • Confidentiality of medical information and Social Security numbers
  • Prohibition on implanting identification devices
  • Searching workplace computers


  • Amendments to the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act
  • Social Security “No-Match” letters
  • 409A compensation issues
  • Continuing attack on mandatory arbitration
  • Federal anti-discrimination legislation (ENDA)

This seminar will also be offered in the following locations:

Walnut Creek
San Francisco
Newport Beach
Palo Alto
San Diego
Los Angeles




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