Management Update
Volume 2, Issue 8
August 2013

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


Thursday, September 12, 2013
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Briefing is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CDT


Hilton Garden Inn

2015 Old Minden Road

Bossier City, Louisiana 71111



$35.00 per attendee

$25.00 per attendee from sponsoring organization



9:00 am- 9:15 am:  Introduction


9:15 am-10:00 am:  Coping with Emerging Discrimination Claims:  Criminal Convictions, Retaliation, and Harassment/Transgender Claims 



10:00 am-10:45 am:  Defending an Attack on your Wage & Hour Program


10:45 am-11:00 am:  Break


11:00 am-12:00 pm:  What the New Health Care Law Means For You and Your Employees

 Gregory D. Frost


12:00 pm-1:00 pm:  Lunch-Non Compete Agreements

Jude C. Bursavich 


1:00 pm-1:45 pm: Personnel Policies and Union Organizing-You Can't Ignore the NLRB Anymore

Murphy J. Foster, III  

1:45 pm-2:00 pm:  Break


2:00 pm-2:45 pm:  Successfully Coordinating Medical Leaves of Absence:  FMLA, ADA


2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Q&A 

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



Thursday, October 10, 2013

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00-11:30 a.m. Briefing



Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

LL&E Tower, Suite 1500

909 Poydras Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-4004 



$15.00 per attendee 




Coping with Emerging Discrimination Claims:  Retaliation, and Harassment, and Transgender Claims

Eve B. Masinter   


Safely Using Criminal Background Checks in Employment

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. and Rachael Jeanfreau 


Reducing Your Risk to Violence in the Workplace

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

The Obama Administration announced Tuesday, July 2, 2013, that it would delay enforcement of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for one year until 2015. In addition, the Administration is also extending to the employer shared responsibility payments for an additional year to 2015. Under the employer mandate in the ACA, large employers (i.e., an employer with at least 50 full-time employees) must offer health insurance that provides a minimum level of coverage or pay a tax penalty if an employee receives a government subsidy or premium tax credit to purchase insurance on one of the new insurance exchanges under the ACA.      
To read the full article, written by partner Clay Countryman, visit here.

 DOMA and How It Will Affect Employer-Sponsored Benefits

On June 26, the Supreme Court struck down the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman. With this ruling same-sex couples, that are legally married, require the same treatment, under federal law, as opposite-sex couples. There are currently more than 1,000 federal laws giving rights and benefits to any married opposite-sex couple. All of these are now extended to any legally married same-sex couple in a state where that marriage is recognized. This major shift should prompt employers to review their health and retirement benefits to identify changes that need to be made for spouses of employees.  


US Department of Labor Launches Enforcement Data App Contest

The Department of Labor (DOL) has begun seeking entries for a contest to design a smartphone application that would provide DOL enforcement data. The app would incorporate social-media applications with DOL enforcement data allowing users to research businesses and find DOL enforcement actions. The app is also expected to be a tool for job seekers to research prospective employers.

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.


Jacob E. Roussel


Melissa M. Shirley


Jennifer D. Sims

Jerry L. Stovall





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