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    RILA to Hold First-ever Labor and Employment Forum

    D.C.-based conference slated for March

    The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will present the first-ever Labor and Employment Law Forum on March 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The conference will provide valuable insight from members of Congress, legal experts and retailers on the latest labor and employment law issues of concern to the retail industry.

    “Retailers find themselves at a crossroads with the recent and unprecedented activity coming out of the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),” noted Katherine Lugar, EVP of public affairs at Arlington, Va.-based RILA. “This forum is a unique opportunity for retailers to join their peers to discuss these recent changes and other relevant issues affecting the industry, as well as discuss how retailers should prepare moving forward and what proactive steps they can take.”

    The event will give lawyers within the retail teams the opportunity to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits.

    Among the topics to be addressed at the forum:

    • Congressional Outlook: With a divided Congress and election-year politics, what’s ahead for potential labor legislation in 2012? Attendees will hear from experts on what the future holds in 2012 and beyond.
    • The NLRB: Last year brought the Specialty Healthcare case decision, streamline election rulemaking and much more. With the legality of recent NLRB appointments in question, RILA insiders will reveal what to expect from the board this year and how retailers are adjusting to the current regulations.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Attendees will learn about the guidance expected early this year and other decisions that significantly impact retailers.
    • Social Media Usage: What retailers need to know to protect their companies.
    • California Wage & Hour: California’s wage and hour laws often present significant challenges to employers. A moderated panel will discuss recent case decisions and potential upcoming litigation.

    For information on how non-retailers can present, sponsor and attend, contact Tripp Taylor at 703-600-2023 or [email protected].
     

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