Management Update
Volume 2, Issue 1
January 2013

Management Update Briefing
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. presents Management Update Briefing, a half-day labor and employment law seminar.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Registration begins at 8:00 AM   

Briefing is from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT


Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.  

LL&E Tower, Suite 1500
909 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112-4004



$15.00 per attendee




8:15-9:00 - Registration


9:00-9:20 - Introduction

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr.


9:20-10:00 - Defending an Attack on Your Wage & Hour Program

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. and Rachael Jeanfreau


10:00-10:40 - Reducing the Risk of Emerging Discrimination Issues (ADA, GINA, and


Eve B. Masinter


10:40-11:00 - Break


11:00-11:40 - Preparing for the NLRB and Unions in 2013

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. and Joseph R. Hugg


11:40-12:00 - Question & Answer Session


Michigan Becomes Right-to-Work State

On December 4, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bill making Michigan the Nation's 24th right-to-work state despite public opposition from unions and pro-union forces that have long considered Michigan to be a safe haven for organized labor. The law is expected to take effect on April 1, and will cover all public and private employers in Michigan.

EEOC Approves Strategic Plan

On December 18, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an approved strategic plan for fiscal years 2013 to 2016. While the new plan recognizes regional differences, the plan identifies six Nationwide priorities.


  1. Eliminating systemic barriers in recruitment and hiring;
  2. Protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers;
  3. Addressing emerging issues, including disability bias claims, accommodations for pregnant women who are forced to take unpaid leave, and protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals;
  4. Enforcing equal pay laws;
  5. Preserving access to the legal system; and
  6. Combating harassment.


EEOC Strategic Plan can be viewed here.

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Labor and Employment Attorneys


John T. Andrishok 


Murphy J. Foster, III 


Leo C. Hamilton 


Joseph R. Hugg 


Rachael Jeanfreau 


Steven B. Loeb 


Eve B. Masinter 


Yvonne R. Olinde 


E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. 



Melissa M. Shirley 


Jennifer D. Sims 


Jerry L. Stovall 



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