Employment Law 2023

Fri, February 3, 2023   |   8:55 a.m. -4:30 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CLE Hours (inc. 1.0 ethics/technology & 1.0 substance abuse/mental health)

Program Co-Chairs ​Joseph Hjelt ​and ​Trisha Pande and Glen Savits have assembled North Carolina’s finest Employment Law practitioners to provide you with invaluable insights on major topics that every North Carolina employment law practitioner encounters.  Regardless if you are an aspiring experienced practitioner or just want to brush up on the latest in employment law, the wide range of topics covered and knowledge gained in connection with this seminar are not to be missed!

Speakers & Topics:

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chairs
  • Joseph Hjelt, Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., Durham
  • Glen Savits, Green Savits, LLC, Wilmington
  • Trisha Pande, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill
9:00 a.m. Pushing the Envelope: Going on Offense about Who Can Be in “the Room” and Other Pushing the Envelope Deposition Tactics

Josh Van Kampen and Brian Cordova will discuss whether an entity party can have multiple corporate representatives, and if so, who those individuals may be. Their presentation will include analysis of non-party representatives and real-time strategies for addressing these issues at deposition.

  • Josh Van Kampen, Van Kampen Law PC, Charlotte
  • Brian Cordova, Van Kampen Law PC, Raleigh
10:00 a.m. Legal Issues Arising from the Remote Workplace

Remote work has become common practice since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel touches on the various employment issues arising from the shift to remote work.

  • Joseph Hjelt, Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., Durham
  • Jennifer Spyker, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Charlotte
11:00 a,m. Break
11:15 a.m. Getting Lost in Our Own Lives

This presentation examines some of the root causes of lawyer distress and focuses on areas of life that lawyers can control in order to increase their happiness and emotional resilience.

  • North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program & LAP Foundation of NC, Inc.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Rusch v. High Point Clinical Trials Center: Case Debrief

Mike Kornbluth and Andrew Legg will discuss a recent trial victory in a state court wage and hour case, Rusch v. High Point Clinical Trials Center.

  • Mike Kornbluth, Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., Durham
  • Andrew Legg, Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., Durham
2:45 p.m. Considerations in Representing Immigrant Workers

Carol Brooke, attorney with the Workers’ Rights Project of the North Carolina Justice Center will provide an overview of how immigration status may impact your client’s employment claims. Carol will cover some of the unique challenges presented by a client’s immigration status as well as some affirmative protections available for immigrant clients.

  • Carol Brooke, North Carolina Justice Center, Raleigh
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Ethical Issues & Professional Responsibility Implicated by Modern Technology

This presentation explores how modern technology and security concerns implicate an attorney’s ethical obligations to protect documents, communications, and other confidential materials.

  • Brian Oten, Chief Ethics CounselNC State Bar, Raleigh
4:30 p.m. Adjourn