Hot Topics and Trends in Employment Law

(251 Ratings)

Produced on: September 19, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 67 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

As employers know, the landscape of employment laws and compliance requirements is continually evolving, and 2017 has been no different – especially given the transition to President Trump’s administration.

In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern employment law attorneys and partners, Joseph Lockinger and Jason B. Klimpl, will address some of the key employment law trends and legislation across the country and their effects on employers, as well as best practices for compliance and adaptation. For instance, Joseph and Jason will discuss pay equity legislation and restrictions on employers during the interviewing process; minimum wage increases at the state level; wage and hour issues; regulatory actions taken by the Trump administration, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize new restrictions placed on employers when interviewing job applicants and onboarding employees
  2. Identify minimum wage increases in certain states and cities, and best practices for employers to help mitigate the risks of wage and hour disputes
  3. Understand the impact of governmental agency action under a Trump Administration
  4. Develop and implement policies and practices to help businesses adapt to trends and developments in employment law


Jason B. Klimpl

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Jason B. Klimpl is a partner in the firm's Employment, Staffing Law, and Corporate practice groups and Associate General Counsel to the New York Staffing Association. Jason advises clients on a broad range of employment matters, such as:

Equal opportunity actions and policies, including allegations and charges of discrimination or retaliation before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and policies and respectful workplace training relating to disabilities, religious accommodations, sexual harassment, and all other forms of discrimination;

Employment agreements and restrictive covenants, including drafting and reviewing employment agreements and provisions relating to bonuses, draw and commission structures, non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality;

Healthcare reform implementation, including affordability and minimum value requirements, employer coverage determinations, employee status reviews, filing and notice mandates, compliance penalties, and small business tax credits;

Independent contractor and consulting issues, including drafting and reviewing consulting agreements, performing independent contractor misclassification analyses, and responding to governmental audits;

Reductions in force, including the federal WARN Act and analogous state laws, protected group termination impact analyses, separation agreements and general releases, and COBRA;

Technology and privacy concerns, including drafting and reviewing online social media policies, technology and e-mail usage policies, federal and state workplace privacy laws, off-duty conduct laws, drug-testing, background and credit checks; and

Human resource and compliance counseling, including drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, job descriptions for overtime and ADA compliance, disability and family and medical leave compliance, vacation and PTO policies, military leave laws, meal and break requirements, jury duty and voting leave, and employment application issues.

In addition, Jason has prepared numerous articles and presentations on employment matters, such as:

  • sexual harassment and workplace discrimination;
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • healthcare reform (the Affordable Care Act)
  • social media policies
  • wage and hour laws
  • independent contractor misclassification
  • the Family and Medical Leave Act and other leave policies
  • workforce reductions and the WARN Act
  • governmental enforcement initiatives
  • various developments in employment law
  • staffing industry concerns

Joseph Lockinger

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Joseph D. Lockinger is an associate in Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law practice. Joseph advises clients on various employment matters including wage and hour compliance; allegations and charges of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Prior to coming to Tannenbaum Helpern, Joseph worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department. In this role, he defended the City of New York, its agencies, and its employees in Federal and State courts in labor and employment matters, including cases involving discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment claims, as well as cases brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. During that time period, Joseph litigated over fifty cases from inception to resolution while serving as lead attorney. As an Assistant Corporation Counsel, Joseph handled all phases of litigation, including drafting dispositive and non-dispositive motions, as well as taking and defending depositions and managing discovery.

Joseph received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Joseph served in the United States Marine Corps.


Susan M.

Really easy to follow. Well done.

Mary E.

Nice presentation of cutting edge topics

Caroline B.

Good interesting presentation - good speakers

JoAnne P.

Excellent course. One of the best I’ve taken through Lawline. Packed full of information with good illustrations and excellent speakers

Timothy K.

Great job Joe and Jason

Michael B.

Good CLE.

Laurie L.

Excellent program.

Marc P.

Good content

Marian H.

Good speakers--interesting information

Brandan B.

Joe Lockinger and Jason Klimpl gave a very informative high level review of which new employment issues to look for! As someone who doesn't practice solely employment law, their approach to the subject was accessible and helpful.

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