2016 Year in Review: Key Developments in Labor and Employment Law

Thursday, December 8, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Price: $0 Webinar

Eric Athey
Member, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Adam Santucci
Member-Elect, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Kelley Kaufman
Member-Elect, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


This is a complimentary program sponsored by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

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This lively presentation will focus on major developments in labor and employment law over the past year.  Our panelists will discuss what employers must know and the proactive steps that employers should consider moving forward.  Topics will include:
• The new FLSA overtime regulations
• Recent NLRB decisions affecting non-union employers
• Medical marijuana in the workplace
• Sexual orientation/gender identity under EEO laws
• New regulations on paid sick leave for federal contractors

• How the ACA impacts your employee handbook

• The impact of Trump's Presidency on all of the above

This program will provide an overview of the major changes in labor and employment law, and steps that employers can take in order to ensure they keep up with these developments.

Educational Objectives:
Webinar participants will:
• Gain an understanding of the top developments in labor & employment law in 2016
• Understand the impact these changes will have on employers
• Learn what employers should be doing to keep up with these developments

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
All human resources and labor relations professionals; in-house counsel working on employment matters; labor & employment consultants and attorneys; compliance specialists and controllers.

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Mr. Eric Athey is co-chair of the Labor and Employment Group.  He provides counseling and representation to employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including compliance assistance with laws such as the Affordable Care Act, FMLA, ADA, OSHA and wage and hour laws.  Mr. Athey routinely helps unionized and non-union clients navigate difficult situations involving allegations of discrimination and harassment, as well as labor negotiations and arbitrations, employment contracts, and employment policy development.  He represents private and public sector employers before state and federal courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division.


Mr. Adam Santucci provides proactive advice and counsel to employers with respect to labor and employment law matters.  He helps employers solve the difficult problems that arise in today’s workplace, and he zealously represents employers facing lawsuits or other claims by employees or former employees.  He also asserts employers’ rights when they are facing government investigations or audits.

Employers facing discrimination and harassment claims, as well as other types of employment litigation, such as wage and hour claims and wrongful termination suits, have been successfully defended by Mr. Santucci.  He regularly represents and counsels unionized employers in all aspects of labor relations including collective bargaining and labor arbitration, securing successful grievance arbitration decisions for clients and favorable outcomes in interest arbitration proceedings.  He also provides counsel to non-unionized employers looking to remain union-free.


Ms. Kelley Kaufman regularly defends clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, as well as in employment-related litigation in federal and state court.

Ms. Kaufman also provides day-to-day counseling to employers on a wide range of labor and employment law topics, including issues relating to compliance with federal and state employment discrimination laws, wage and hour obligations, family and medical leave, employee relations, non-compete and separation agreements, employee performance management, unemployment compensation, employee benefits, litigation avoidance, and more.  In addition, she frequently conducts training for clients, contributes to McNees’ Pennsylvania Labor & Employment blog, and participates in multiple speaking engagements each year.