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Career Club - April

  • 09 Apr 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • ECPI University, 1001 Omni Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606

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Career Club

 

The "Rights" in Knowing Your Rights

(A presentation on Title VII, ADA, ADEA)

 

Understanding one’s rights as an employee is not always a topic of discussion that comes up, unless it is a topic of discussion that comes up due to some situation, or incident that warrants such discussion. This month’s meeting in respect to employee rights will speak to various laws employers are subject to abide by. Additionally, as an employer, owner running a business, this discussion will also be of particular interest as even as employers, the idea of addressing employee rights can be at times a daunting topic as well.

 

Focused Topics of Discussion

  • “At-will” employment: employer policy, employer protected rights and  limitations; employee rights and protection as an “at-will” employee
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and amendments since such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009)

Facilitator

 

Robyn is Chairman of the Employment Law Practice Group and has extensive experience in handling labor and employment issues on behalf of both public and private sector employers. Robyn represents primarily employers in all aspects of employment law including, for example, claims and employment issues arising under the various federal statutes including for example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, National Labor Relations Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

 

In addition to the statutory issues, she also handles contract and tort claims including, for example, claims of wrongful termination and defamation that so often arise in employment termination cases. She represents clients before various administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Labor, both the Wage and Hour Division and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance. She also represents clients in matters in both Federal and State Courts.

On a proactive level, she helps clients develop and preserve their employment population by preparing employment, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements as well as developing and drafting effective employment policies. She also provides counsel on the establishment and maintenance of employee benefit plans including both qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. She, along with other members of the practice group, give seminars, lectures, workshops, and training sessions to help employers avoid potential claims.

 

 

Contact Renée Turner, Director Career Club, at creneeturner@gmail.com for details.

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