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Practice Points »

Navigating the Defend Trade Secrets Act

The DTSA may provide a new, meaningful alternative to state-court litigation when seeking to protect trade secrets and related unfair competition.

Notice Required for Termination under USERRA

Human resources representatives and supervisors need to be aware that when it comes to terminating reemployed veterans, neither non-discrimination nor good cause is sufficient.

Title VII Defendant Need Not Obtain Favorable Judgment on Merits to Be "Prevailing Party"

The U.S. Supreme Court recently clarified the issue.

Articles »

California's New E-Competence Rule

By Lisa Sherman and Benjamin Rose

Even carefully crafted legal hold and preservation letters to custodian employees are insufficient defenses where relevant evidence goes missing.

What the DOL's Proposed Changes to the White-Collar Exemption Rule May Mean for Employers

By Sonya Kwon and Jeremy Guinta

The proposed changes may cost employers billions of dollars.

Implementing the "Interactive Process" in the ADA Context

By Wendi D. Barish

The ADA puts people to the test when it comes to determining and explaining an appropriate reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee.

Sound Advice »

audio E-Discovery: Proportionality or Limitations on Discovery with Respect to ESI

By John Stock

John Stock discusses changes in ESI rules and how to get the best results for your clients. (14:30 min.)

audio 2015 Amendments to the Rules of Federal Procedure

By Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips discusses some of the significant rule changes with a focus on changes to the federal discovery rules. (09:02 min.)

audio 30(b)(6) Depositions

By Walt Auvil and Eric Kinder

Litigators Walt Auvil and Eric Kinder explain why a plaintiff would use a 30(b)(6) deposition, how to take it on effectively, and what corporate counsel must do to prepare for and defend the deposition. (08:49 min.)


Roundtables »

audio Wage & Hour: Hot Topics and Where We're Headed

Anticipated amendments to the DOL's FLSA regulations, unpaid internships, off-the-clock work, and more. (59:40 min.)

audio Social Media: Labor and Employment Implications

Exploring the latest legal trends and issues that social media are having on employer/employee relations. (59:28 min.)

audio What Every Employment Lawyer Should Know about the Affordable Care Act

Covering the essentials of the act that each labor and employer attorney must know. (57:39 min.)

Announcements »

Welcome New Cochair Nikki Odom!

We are excited to announce the new leadership for the 2015–16 bar year, starting September 1, 2015. Read more.

Why Get Involved?

On the fence about jumping in and joining the E&LR committee or getting involved in subcommittee leadership? Don't be! Read more.

How to Get Involved?

The way to take advantage of membership and our national network and platform is to get involved! Read more.


Employment and Labor Relations Leadership

Cochairs Practice Points/Web Editor

Teresa Rider Bult

Nashville, TN

Nikki Odom

Chicago, IL

Kindall James

Houston, TX

Newsletter Editors

Dahlia R. Dorman

Albuquerque, NM

Carla Dorsi

New York, NY

Christina O. Alabi

Chicago, IL