Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Schedule

 

Labor and Employment Law: An Overview
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Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Tamara Lee, Esq.
The LEL Overview Course will set the stage for all the classes that follow, as listed below. The course should provide a general overview of all the major areas of labor and employment law (as listed in the class description and the titles of the classes listed below). What does the legal landscape look like? What are the major laws or rulings that set the rules for each of the major areas of LEL? What agencies are at play in enforcing or adjudicating disputes in each area? Are the rules mostly legislated at the state or federal level for each of the major areas of LEL? Also, seeing as how we do not have a course dedicated to "labor law" in the sequence this year, this class could go into greater detail covering that topic (e.g. Private Sector, Public sector - state and federal, etc.


Employment Relationships from Start to Finish
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Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Melanie Lipomanis, Esq.
An overview of state and federal laws that intersect all phases of the employment relationship from pre-hire through termination. Learn the critical points in the employment process where litigation arises, and how to protect the rights of employees, supervisors, and employers.


Constitutional Rights and the Workplace
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Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: James Cooney, Esq.
Covers the reach of Constitutional protections at the workplace, what is protected and what isn't, including free speech, rights to privacy, whistle-blowing, testing and other issues. Also reviews the implications of the appeal to free speech protections in recent decisions, e.g., Janus v. AFSCME.


Leave and Absence Workshop
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Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 9 a.m - 2 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Rosemarie Ciparullo, Esq., J.D.
Explores types of protected leave available to workers: how to prosecute & defend discipline for absenteeism related charges. Covered subjects: excessive absenteeism; abuse of sick time; granting leaves of absence; right of employers to require proof of illness, confidentiality of such information; statutory leave protections; Fitness for duty examinations and bargaining leave provisions.


Bias, Harassment and Discrimination
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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Akhila Naik, Esq.
This course will cover the federal and New Jersey state laws prohibiting disability, gender, and race discrimination, and harassment. Topics will include legal definitions of disability, legal requirements of reasonable accommodation, what constitutes disparate treatments on the basis of gender and race, and other issues of special concern.


Workplace Investigations & Interviews: Overview
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Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Carla Katz, Esq. J.D.
Workplace investigations and interviews as a whole, including an overview of issues and the law related to the field from an experience local union president and accomplished labor lawyer.


Workers' Compensation
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Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: James Cooney, Esq.
Covers the New Jersey workers' compensation law; which provides cash and medical benefits to those disabled by work-related injuries and diseases. Includes employee coverage, compensable injuries and diseases, ensuring payment, and workers' abilities to sue employers for damages.