2015 Labor & Employment Law Seminar
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Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section

When: 11/13/2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, Iowa  50131
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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As employment lawyers and litigators, we experience the constant change of the law and we must adapt our strategies as counsel, advisors, and litigators to that changing landscape. This year we call on our colleagues—all experts in their field—to discuss the evolving landscape, how it has changed substantively in the past year, and how it is affecting their practice.  The topics we will discuss include: privacy issues in the workplace, wage and hour laws, emotional distress damages, discovery use and abuse, the new rules of civil procedure, rulings from the courts in the last year, jury instructions in state court, when communications with in-house counsel may not be privileged, and even an hour on ethics.We have a stellar committee of practitioners who represent employers and employees committed to bringing you practical content that will be useful in your practice. Please join us on November 13th.

8:00 - 8:30 -
8:30 - 8:45 - Welcome and Announcements
- Speaker: Mike Carroll, Chair, ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section
8:45 - 9:15
- Case Law Update
Speaker: Rick Autry, Attorney, Iowa's Employment Appeal Board
9:15 - 10:05 -
Privacy Issues in the Workplace: Differences Between Public and Private Employees, and How to Balance Employee Rights with an Employer’s Right to Know
- Speakers: Jeff Peterzalek, State of Iowa Attorney General’s Office; JoEllyn Whitney; Davis Brown Law Firm; and Tom Foley, Babich Goldman, PC
10:05 - 10:20 - Break
10:20 - 11:05 -
Intellectual Property for the Employment Practitioner: How to Protect a Company’s Intellectual Property and What is Fair Game for "Rogue” or Departing Employees
- Speakers: Vernon Squires, Bradley & Riley, PC and Glenn Johnson, Nyemaster Goode PC
11:05 - 11:40
- Litigating Employment Cases under the New Rules of Civil Procedure
- Speaker: Gayla Harrison, Harrison, Moreland, Webber & Simplot, PC
11:40 - 12:10
- Wage and Hour Law Update: What You Need to Know
- Speaker: Becky Knutson, Davis Brown Law Firm
12:10 - 1:00
- Lunch
(provided with registration)
1:00 - 1:50 - Jury Instructions in State Court: How to Instruct the Jury and Avoid Error on Appeal
- Speakers: Jill Zwagerman, Newkirk Zwagerman Law Firm; Kevin Visser, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC; Lisa Stephenson, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC and Stan Munger, Munger, Reinschmidt & Denne, LLP
1:50 - 2:45 -
Proving or Challenging Damages in Employment Cases
- Speakers: John Doak, Katz Nowinski, PC; Erin Lyons; Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman, PLC; Brooke Timmer, Fiedler & Timmer PLLC and Erin Nathan, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
2:45 - 3:00 -
3:00 - 4:00 - Our View From the Bench
- Speakers: Judge Jeffrey Farrell, Fifth Judicial District of Iowa and Magistrate Judge Helen Adams, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
4:00 - 5:00 -
You Need it, We’ve Got it: Ethics
- Speakers: Michael Streit, Ahlers & Cooney PC

CLE CREDIT (approved)

7 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour and 6 hours of federal

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after November 12th will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

Labor & Employment Section Members (hard copy materials) - $175
Labor & Employment Section Members (electronic materials) - $155
Please use promo code laborlaw when registering to receive the correct rate above. This code is for ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section Members only. If wanting to join this section ($15 fee), please contact the ISBA's Membership Department at 515-697-7870 (must already be an ISBA Member).

ISBA Members (hard copy materials)
- $185
ISBA Members (electronic materials) - $165
Non-ISBA Members (hard copy materials) - $300
Non-ISBA Members (electronic materials) - $280

Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section