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Jackson Lewis LLP is the 2015 sponsor for ACC's Employment & Labor Law Committee. The Employment & Labor Law Committee was co-winner for 2013 Outstanding Committee of the Year. Jackson Lewis LLP was also chosen as the 2012 Committee Sponsor of the Year.

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The Employment & Labor Committee provides members with the latest information on employment, labor and benefits case law, plus resources and sample policies on key topics such as sexual harassment. It also comments on major legislative and regulatory initiatives on behalf of ACC members.


Special Announcement

August Employment & Labor Law Committee Newsletter

The July edition of the E&L Committee Newsletter is available. Catch up on on the hot topics in employment law and committee business by clicking here.

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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Employment Law Impact of the US Supreme Court Decision Requiring Recognition of Valid Same-Sex Marriages

Effectively legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must issue a license for a marriage between two people of the same-sex and that state prohibitions against same-sex marriages violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples. This LQH will review the employment law implications of this decision, including with respect to disability and leave and employee benefit plans. Jane M. McFetridge, Office Managing Shareholder (Chicago), Jackson Lewis P.C.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT

Upcoming Webcast

Understanding the US Department of Labor's Proposed Changes to the "White Collar" Overtime Exemptions

Sep 2015 Webcast
Sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C.

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Employment Law Update

Oct 2015 Webcast
Sponsored by Annual Meeting 2015

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InfoPaks

Management and Defense of Employee Whistleblower Claims

Jul 2015 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C.
This InfoPAK provides in-house counsel with comprehensive information on the management and defense of employee whistleblower claims. Highlighting the liabilities and other challenges employers face ...

An Employee Benefits Primer

Jun 2014 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C.
This InfoPAK is designed to provide corporate counsel with a general overview of employee benefits. The InfoPAK will focus on how ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code apply to health and welfare and ...

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Severance Pay Plans

Jul 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from questions and responses posted on the Employment & Labor Law eGroup*, discusses how companies handle severance pay plans when a former employee finds new employment. ...

Responding to Discrimination Charges

Jul 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from responses posted on the Employment & Labor Law eGroup*, discusses the different response options available when charges of discrimination are brought against ...

Answer to Secretary of Labor's Complaint

Jun 2015 Form & Policy Download doc
Sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C.
This is a sample answer to Secretary of Labor's complaint regarding OHSA violation.