Tribal Government Business Law Session 1 - Labor & Employment Law

2.75 General, including 0.0 Ethics Credits | WSBA AV CLE Activity #375659

This session will provide participants with strategies and suggestions for preventing problems under a variety of federal laws and resolving issues when they do arise.

Overview

Recorded:  06/25/2014
Credits:  2.75 General, including 0.0 Ethics | WSBA AV CLE Activity #375659
Length: 2:45

Featured Speakers:
Michael Droke and Aaron Goldstein, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle, WA

In the 12 years since the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in N.L.R.B. v. Pueblo of San Juan that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) does not apply to Indian tribes, the NLRB has continued to assert the applicability of the Act to tribes and achieved a significant victory in 2007 in the D.C. Circuit in San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino v. N.L.R.B.. Following the San Manuel decision, the NLRB initiated litigation against a number of tribes in an effort to expand its reach. At the same time, tribes have been rapidly expanding and diversifying their business activity in order to improve their economies. Today, Tribal businesses, including gaming operations, employ upwards of a million people.

The NLRA is just one of many national laws dealing with employer and employee issues in which the applicability to tribes is an issue. Others include: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the equal employment laws administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This session will provide participants with strategies and suggestions for preventing problems under these federal laws and resolving issues when they do arise.

Agenda

Program Overview and Introduction - Eric Eberhard, Seattle University School of Law
Part I - Labor and Employment Law: Strategies for Preventing and Handling Problems in the Workplace
BREAK
Part II - Labor and Employment Law: Strategies for Preventing and Handling Problems in the Workplace

Presenters

Michael Droke is a partner in the Seattle office of Dorsey & Whitney with extensive experience in all areas of employment and labor law, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements, NLRA compliance, ERISA, age discrimination, wrongful discharge, EEOC, ADA, FLSA, immigration law, legalization of marijuana and a host of other issues that arise for employers and employees. He is among the top rated labor and employment law attorneys in the nation. His practice includes advice on preventive measures as well as significant experience in litigation and arbitration.

Aaron Goldstein is an associate in Dorsey and Whitney's Seattle office with extensive background in complex employment litigation regarding a wide array of issues such as non-competition agreements; trade secrets; race, gender, disability, national origin, age, religious and sexual orientation discrimination; whistleblower retaliation and sexual harassment.

Pricing

General Registration - $85.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $70.00

Tribal Attorneys - $70.00