Employment Law Update Presents: Your State & Federal Legal Landscape - On Demand

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Federal and State On Demand Sessions

Recordings of this year's Employment Law Update sessions are now available for individual purchase and will be available for viewing beginning November 2nd.  Whether you missed our virtual event or have employees in more than one state, these timely and practical sessions will help your organization prepare for the year to come. Scroll down for session descriptions.

Federal Update - Member Price $215

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State Updates - Member Price $75 each

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Idaho, New Mexico, and Wyoming Update

Session Descriptions

Federal law has had numerous updates in 2022 that are relevant to employment lawyers, HR practitioners and businesses alike. On the legislative front, the Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS and Science Act provide a new opportunity for businesses who comply with certain employment requirements, and the amendment to the Federal Arbitration Act reduces employer use of binding pre-dispute arbitration agreements in certain circumstances. On the case law front, the Supreme Court’s decisions in Dobbs, Viking River Cruises, and Bremerton School District provide new considerations and concerns for employers across a variety of matters, from protected speech to potential limitations on employer sponsored health benefit plans. Lastly, on the regulatory front the Biden Administration’s pro-labor agenda has led to developments with the NLRB, DOL and EEOC that are pertinent for practitioners to know.

Over the past year, Arizona employers saw relatively few state employment law updates. While this is consistent with Arizona trends historically, it is important that Arizona employers stay up to date with the changes that did occur. This presentation will provide an overview of the most significant employment law developments at the Arizona Legislature, state agencies, and state and federal courts. Topics include recently passed legislation that will affect employers, the status of Arizona’s occupational safety and health plan, Arizona equal employment opportunity trends, and recent Arizona case law addressing several important topics like the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. In addition to providing an overview of these updates, this presentation will address how these employment law developments may impact your organization.

In the past few years, state and local governments have shown increased interest in passing new laws governing workplace matters. Nowhere is this more evident than in the State of Colorado. On the legislative front, several significant new laws will be discussed, including the Colorado Paid Family Leave Program (“FAMLI”), and the Colorado Secure Savings Program. In addition to new laws, old laws are given new life and new consequences, such as significant revisions to Colorado’s Noncompetition Law. On the regulatory front, the presenters will provide critical updates to wage and hour matters, including significant changes to Colorado COMPS, Wage Protection Rules, and Colorado Wage Theft. Additional changes to Equal Pay for Equal Work, Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, and the Unemployment Act will similarly be addressed in this one-hour presentation.

This presentation will cover all of the important legal updates in employment law for Utah for the last year. Specifically, we will explore and explain all the bills introduced that effect employers, diving into the bills that passed, as well as the bills that did not pass. We will also discuss all of the state court cases affecting employers, as well as federal court and 10th circuit cases that address Utah law. We will draw parallels to federal laws throughout the presentation, as well as national trends affecting employers.

Idaho/New Mexico/Wyoming:
New Mexico, Wyoming, and Idaho are three states that have seen accelerated growth and implementation of new laws in the last year. In this presentation, new laws, legislative updates, and case law will be explained and analyzed. Specifically, New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act, the Cannabis Regulation Act, and new wage and hour statutes will be covered. Likewise, the Wyoming portion will discuss the state’s new approach to noncompete agreements and potential legislation employers may see in coming years. For Idaho, presenters will discuss wage and unemployment updates as well as the impact of unprecedent population growth in the area. For all states, the impact on employers as a result of abortion statutes will be discussed in this one-hour presentation.