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Labor & Employment Law


   

Sidney F. Lewis, Chair

 


Upcoming Events:

"Department of Labor’s Revised White Collar Regulations" CLE on Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Department of Labor’s proposed update to the minimum salary thresholds for white collar exemptions has almost doubled. This could have an significant impact on many work places. Mr. Lewis will discuss the new proposed minimum weekly threshold, other criteria that are often overlooked by employers, and FSLA traps during this one hour CLE. This is a great opportunity for attendees to discuss these changes while learning what the proper applications and requirements are for true white collar exemptions.

A partner and practice group leader of Jones Walker's Labor & Employment Practice Group, Sid Lewis consults and advises management and human resources personnel with respect to employment and labor laws in all industries throughout the United States, including retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, and service industries. A majority of his work involves general advice to employers on a variety of employment situations, including discipline, terminations, applications, leave requests, transfers, noncompete agreements, trade secret information, wage payments, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave, disabilities, workers' compensation, discrimination complaints, workplace harassment, internal investigations, documentation, policy reviews, preventative counseling, supervisor training, and early litigation negotiation.

Speaker: Sidney F. Lewis, Jones Walker LLP

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 12 Noon - 1 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

CLE: 1 hour of continuing legal education credit

Cost: NOBA Member Discount: $35 ; Non Member: $55

To Register:  

     1. Email Alex Garon or

     2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

     3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130  

     4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.

 

"OSHA's New Record Keeping Approach & How to Prepare for a Visit" CLE on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new recordkeeping approach has become more aggressive in recent months with regard to recordkeeping and enforcement. Jane Heidingsfelder and Patrick Veters will discuss the best ways to prepare for an OSHA visit.  They will also discuss responding to an investigation arising out of the new reporting requirements.

 

Speakers: 

Jane H. Heidingsfelder, Jones Walker LLP
Patrick J. Veters, Jones Walker LLP

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Time: 12 Noon - 1 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

CLE: 1 hour of continuing legal education credit

Cost: NOBA Member Discount: $35 ; Non Member: $55

To Register:  

     1. Email Alex Garon or

     2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

     3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130  

     4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.

 

Recent Events:

On April 7th,  presenters Kathleen McKinney, Regional Director, Region 15 of the NLRB and Sue Crochet, Assistant to the Regional Director will discuss new rule changes that will go into effect this month.

On October 2, 2014, the Committee held "Prosecuting & Defending Trade Secret Violations and Related Claims Against Former Employees" with Joe Lavigne of Jones Walker.

Update from the Region:  Hot Topics in NLRB Region 15 CLE

National Labor Relations Board Regional Director Kathleen McKinney and Deputy Regional Attorney Andrea Wilkes addressed the NLRB’s new posting rule and election rules, other possible rule changes, and recent Board decisions that all employers, unions and their attorneys, should be aware of.