Labor & Employment Law Update: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Legal Landscape – Atlanta, GA
Attorneys from the Atlanta office presented a fast-paced and informative overview of various changes in labor and employment law on September 11, 2012, during the Annual Labor and Employment CLE Event for the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Atlanta. About 125 in-house counsel attended "Labor & Employment Law Update: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Legal Landscape."
Jennifer Sandberg provided an overview of recent developments including new state legislation, new regulations, proposed regulations and increased federal enforcement activity related to workplace laws. Joe Shelton delivered an overview of the state's new law on restrictive covenants. During her presentation, Andria Lure Ryan noted that the number of discrimination charges against employers has increased dramatically in the past couple of years. Bert Brannen wrapped up the session with a review of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) actions impacting companies that operate without unions.
The Fulton County Daily Report published a summary of the event in its October 1 issue under the headline "In-House Counsel Receive Update on Changes in Workplace Laws During ACC Annual Labor and Employment CLE Event."