Alston & Bird hosted its quarterly Labor and Employment seminar. Topics for discussion included:
Family and Medical Leave Act Update - In our continuing effort to bring clarity to the troublesome area of the Family and Medical Leave Act, in this session, we reviewed recent FMLA developments, including proposed federal legislation that would require paid leave, whether employers can place a minimum on medical leave, whether an employee's right to FMLA leave survives a severance agreement, whether FMLA leave can be considered in determining job qualifications under the ADA, details on what types of employee bonuses may be prorated for FMLA leave and what kind of information puts an employer on notice that leave may qualify for FMLA protection.
New Rules Regarding Discovery of Electronically Stored Information - Effective December 1, 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to include new procedures and obligations for parties in litigation regarding the search for and production of electronically stored information. In this session, we briefly highlighted the new rules and reviewed practical suggestions and best practices for employers in anticipating and responding to requests for electronically stored information.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
8:15am - 10:00 am
Alston & Bird LLP / 1180 West Peachtree Street / Atlanta, GA / 15th Floor