Jani K. Rachelson and Marcelle J. Henry participate in the faculty for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ course on Essentials of Multiemployer Trust Fund Administration in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

June 5-9, 2017

Jani K. Rachelson and Marcelle J. Henry will participate in the faculty for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ course on Essentials of Multiemployer Trust Fund Administration in Brookfield, Wisconsin on June 5-9, 2017. They will give presentations on the “Legal and Regulatory Environment” and “Overview of Insurance for Funds, Trustees and Administrators”.

Stephen B. Moldof serves as a planning co-chair of and speaks at the American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education’s Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law 2017 Conference in Washington, DC

April 27-28, 2017

Stephen B. Moldof will serve as a planning co-chair of and will speak on a panels at the American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education’s Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law 2017 Conference in Washington, DC on April 27-28, 2017.  The Conference will feature speakers from the National Mediation Board, arbitrators and mediators, industry and association representatives as well as private practitioners.  Mr. Moldof will speak on panels titled Introduction to Labor Relations in the Airline and Railroad Industries; Rights, Practical Campaign Strategy and Communications; Mock Negotiation Panel; The Status Quo, Strikes, Intermittent Work Stoppages, Picketing, Unilateral Action and Impasse Procedures; and International Labor and Employment Issues: International Conflicts.

Stephen B. Moldof speaks at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Railway & Airline Labor Law Committee Meeting in Sonoma, CA

March 8-10, 2017

Stephen B. Moldof will speak on a panel at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee’s meeting in Sonoma, CA on March 10, 2017.  The panel, Norwegian Airlines Long Haul Expansion Model: “Flag or Convenience” or “Fair Competition?”, will explore the various legal and labor implications raised by low-cost carrier Norwegian Airlines’ planned expansion of its long haul routes in the U.S., as well as discuss recent legal challenges raised in both the U.S. and Europe about same.

 

Susan Davis speaks at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Committee on Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Rancho Mirage, CA

March 1-4, 2017

Susan Davis will speak on a panel at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Committee on Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA’s 2017 Midwinter meeting in Rancho Mirage, CA on March 1, 2017.  The panel, Election Post-Mortem: What Does this Mean for the Board, will discuss the impact of the recent Presidential election on the current Board’s composition and decisions.

Jani K. Rachelson, Lisa M. Gomez and Marcelle J. Henry appear on panels at the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Employee Benefits Committee Midwinter Meeting in Austin, TX

February 8-12, 2017

Jani K. RachelsonLisa M. Gomez and Marcelle J. Henry appeared  on panels at the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Employee Benefits Committee Midwinter Meeting in Austin, TX on February 8-12, 2017. Jani participated on a panel for a session titled “The Impact of New IRS Rules on Severance Agreements,” which discussed the key requirements of Sections 409A and 457 of the Internal Revenue Code and the steps parties should take to ensure compliance with new IRS rules, as well as best practices for reviewing nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employment agreements and other severance agreements.  Lisa participated on a panel for a session titled “Litigating an Individual Health Clam,” which discussed each phase of litigation of a denied health benefit, including best practices for settlement and dealing with subrogation issues.  Marcelle participated on a panel for a session titled “Mental Health Parity Litigation and Design Issues”, which focused on the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and similar state parity laws and examined issues including standing, the propriety of class actions, the interaction of state and federal laws, and plan design.  Marcelle also helped organize a diversity luncheon and visited a nearby law school to network with minority students seeking information about employee benefits law.

Wendy M. LaManque speaks at the New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

January 27, 2017

Wendy M. LaManque will present at the New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting on January 27, 2017 in New York, NY.  Ms. LaManque will appear on a panel entitled “What Can Practitioners Expect From a Trump Board?” This panel will re-examine National Labor Relations Board rulings under President Obama’s administration on issues such as the joint employer standard, new representation election procedures, and the employee status of graduate students under the National Labor Relations Act, and address how these issues may be confronted under a Trump NLRB.

Lisa M. Gomez presents at the American Bar Association Taxation Section 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Orlando, FL

January 19-21, 2017

Lisa M. Gomez  will present at the American Bar Association Taxation Section 2017 Midwinter Meeting on January 19-21, 2017 in Orlando FL.  Ms. Gomez will participate on a panel for a session titled “Ethical Issues Involved when Expanding Health Care Coverage for LGBTI Participants and Beneficiaries”, which will focus on the recent ABA model non-discrimination rule and its effect on LGBTI issues, as well as a general background regarding laws involved in health care coverage for LGBTI individuals.

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