30 Lab. & Emp. L. 1 (2001-2002)

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The Section has scheduled sever-
4l outstanding CLE programs in
t   next several months.
   Responding to Mental Health
Issues and Violence in the Work-
place: Navigating the  ghts and
Resonsibilities Created by the
A, FMA, Workers'Co pensa-
tion    s, and Other Employ-
ment Statutes will be held Novem-
ber 9 and 10 at the
Wyndham Atlanta Hotel
in Atlanta, Georgia. This
mid- to advanced-level
conference will pro-
vide attendees
with timely ap-
proaches and
responses to
litigation aris-
ing from mental
disabilities and
violence in the
workplace.
Speakers repre-
senting manage-
ment, union, em-
ployee, and
government enforce-
ment perspectives will tackle
issues such as workplace miscon-
duct, leave policies, identification
and accommodation of mental
disabilities, coping with threats to
self and others, and effective use
of experts and trial strategies. Re-
cent case law developments will
be reviewed, and participants will
have a chance to hear and discuss


effective approaches to litigation,
as well as cutting-edge solutions
that can avoid litigation.
   For a full schedule and registra-
tion information on this confer-
ence, go to the Section's website
at www.abanet.org/labor/calendar
and click on the conference.
   Equal Employment Opportuni-
ty Basic Law and Procedures.
This regional institute will be held
on October 10 at the Bar Associa-
          tion of Metropolitan St.
             Louis in St. Louis,
                  Missouri, and
                  October 12 at
                       Stetson
                       Universi-
                       ty Law
                    School in St.
                    Petersburg,
                    Florida. Dur-
                  ing this one-
                  day institute-
                featuring
              speakers from the
            plaintiff, defendant,
          and union bars, as well
      as government officials-
registrants will receive a compre-
hensive introduction to federal
and state laws affecting EEO prac-
tice, The program also will cover
necessary basic information on
the administrative and litigation
processes that practitioners in the
field need to know, The program is
designed to benefit attorneys, con-
sultants, and other professionals


involved with EEO practice. Bal-
anced discussions will be present-
ed on substantive law overview
and state law overview, the admin-
istrative process, ethical issues,
preliminary issues and discovery,
alternative dispute resolution, pre-
trial issues, and damages.
   Employment Litigation Skills
Training. This regional institute
will be held September 28 at Indi-
ana University Law School, Indi-
anapolis, Indiana. This one-day re-
gional program is designed to
teach practitioners the skills nec-
essary to successfully try employ-
ment law cases. The program will
feature balanced discussion of the
issues and experienced litigators
from defendant and plaintiff bars
will participate in every session.
The program will benefit both


new and experienced employment
law counsel.
   Fair Labor Standards Act and
Family Medical Leave Act Basic
Law and Procedures. This region-
al institute will be held on Octo-
ber 18 at the University of Denver
Law School, Denver, Colorado.
This half-day program, organized
by the Federal Labor Standards
Legislation Committee, will pro-
vide an overview of the structure
and enforcement of the federal
minimum wage and overtime law.
Particular focus will be placed on
issues related to white collar ex-
emptions, including the salaried
basis test, criteria for compensa-
ble work time, and calculating the
regular rate of pay necessary to
compute overtime compensation.
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