Alston & Bird hosted this breakfast seminar on November 6. Alston & Bird attorneys Brett Coburn, Dan Taylor and Chris Marquardt presented the following topics.
FCRA Class Actions
Class action lawsuits against employers for alleged violations of the employment-related requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar laws are on the rise. The drivers behind this new litigation trend were discussed as well as the practical steps for minimizing risk in this area.
Benefits and Employment Issues Relating to Same-Sex Marriage
When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the definition of spouse under the Internal Revenue Code changed, creating a ripple effect through employee benefit plans. The Court’s recent decision not to take up appeals from lower courts on same-sex marriage bans further changes the legal landscape in states across the country. The panelists discussed the impact of these recent Court decisions on employee benefit plans and other aspects of the employment relationship and explored practical options employers have for dealing with the changes.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Registration & Breakfast | 8:15 a.m. Program | 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Alston & Bird LLP | 1201 West Peachtree Street | Atlanta, Georgia 30309