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Despite having the highest concentration of lawyers in the country, laws vary widely throughout the DC metro area. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of employment law. Over the years, Virginia, DC, and Maryland have developed distinctive ways to address common issues surrounding the employment relationship, reflecting the red-blue spectrum of political affiliations that spans from southwest to northeast. To help make sense of the confusion, attorney Jeffrey Rhodes identifies and explains the many differences between the employment laws of Virginia, DC, and Maryland.
This program begins by discussing the doctrine of at will employment and exceptions to the presumption in each jurisdiction. Mr. Rhodes explores the available grounds for wrongful discharge claims, and avenues for relief for employment discrimination. Finally, Mr. Rhodes describes the different wage payment laws throughout the region, and how each jurisdiction interprets and enforces non-competition agreements.
I. Understand different issues and exceptions concerning employment at will
II. Examine the types of wrongful discharge and discrimination claims that can be brought in each jurisdiction
III. Differentiate and describe the wage payment and non-compete laws per each jurisdiction
Jeffrey Rhodes is an accomplished civil litigator, and a leading business and employment lawyer. In his over 16 years of practice, Mr. Rhodes has litigated in courts around the country. Admitted in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., he advises companies and executives, representing them in the structuring, drafting, and defending of their corporate transactions to help accomplish their business goals. He is also very active in arbitration and mediation, as appropriate.
Mr. Rhodes has litigated an unusually large number of jury and bench trials. While most of his work has been on the defense side, where he has effectively defended multimillion dollar claims, he also has obtained a multimillion dollar verdict on the plaintiff side and fights for clients on both sides of the aisle. Mr. Rhodes has litigated civil cases in the state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C., as well as courts in Massachusetts, Ohio, and California. In arguing before the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Rhodes had the privilege of presenting argument to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, sitting by designation. Jeff Rhodes currently concentrates his practice in employment law, business law, and civil litigation.
Presenter gave good, concise, memorable factual details of cases that aided greatly in understanding and remembering the policy highlights described in writing.
Speaker both knowledgeable and effective in his delivery
Thank you for a superb program in content, organization, and presentation.
Gosh he's efficient. Worth going back and watching some sections again.