Jackson Kelly Webinar: Legal Issues Surrounding the Use and Enforceability of Arbitration Provisions in the Non-Union Employment Setting On July 18, 2013, Jackson Kelly's Labor and Employment Practice Group will present a free ninety-minute webinar: Legal Issues Surrounding the Use and Enforceability of Arbitration Provisions in the Non-Union Employment Setting.
In 1991, the United States Supreme Court decision in Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corp. ushered in a period where federal courts have generally embraced mandatory arbitration agreements in the employment setting and have required employees to arbitrate statutory and common law claims. Although required to follow the law established by the United States Supreme Court, state courts have not always been as enthusiastic about enforcing such agreements.
Jackson Kelly attorney Al Sebok will lead the presentation as we consider the legal issues involved in enforcing such agreements both in federal and state courts (with particular emphasis on Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia). We will also consider the types and content of provisions that should be in an arbitration agreement to help bullet-proof it from challenge.
This activity has been submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. It has also been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.
For more details, or to register, please click here.
Administering FMLA in the Workplace
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 20 this year. During this milestone year, the Department of Labor has issued three new requirements for administering FMLA in the workplace. In this brief video, Jackson Kelly’s Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader, Erin Magee, discusses these requirements and the implications for employers.
With over two-thirds of the current legislative session now completed there are a number of employment-related bills that are working their way through the West Virginia State Legislature. Many of these bills could impose a significant impact on employers should they pass as they would grant employees new employment-related rights, while other bills would impose additional burdens and obligations on West Virginia businesses.
On June 1, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed the Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act.The legislation requires employers to provide unpaid leave for nonsupervisory employees to attend parent-teacher conferences and other activities related to the educational advancement of their children. The new law takes effect on August 4, and applies to employers with at least 50 workers.