Seminar June 26, 2008

Labor and Employment Executive Breakfast

Event Detail
Lisa H. Cassilly, Kimberly L. Fogarty
June 26, 2008
Atlanta, GA

Alston & Bird LLP hosted its quarterly Labor and Employment Executive Breakfast seminar on Thursday, June 26.  Topics discussed include...

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act- President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act into law on May 21, 2008.  This law is intended to protect against the misuse of genetic information and discrimination based on genetic testing.  The Act is far-reaching and amends or has implications for several other laws, including Title VII, ERISA and HIPAA.

Georgia's New Gun Law and Other "Bring Your Gun to Work" State Laws- In the final hours of the 2008 Session, Governor Perdue signed Georgia's new concealed weapon legislation, House Bill 89, into law.  Although business interests successfully diluted the legislation's potential impact, its passage and similar legislation in other jurisdictions is a cause for employer concern.

Amendment of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)- the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 amended the FMLA to extend coverage to employees to care for family members injured while on active military duty.  The Act imposes new obligations on employers covered by the FMLA, including a responsibility to review and amend as necessary their leave policies to acknowledge the changes to the FMLA.

Pending Federal Legislation - It is widely anticipated that in 2009 some version of the federal Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) and the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will become law.  EFCA possibly represents the most significant amendment of the National Labor Relations Act since its enactment nearly 75 years ago.  ENDA will create a new federal protection against discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation, continuing the trend already witnessed in the state legislatures.  Will you be ready?

June 26, 2008
8:15am - 10:00am
Alston & Bird LLP / 1180 West Peachtree Street, 15th Floor / Atlanta, GA 

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