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5th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar

March 5, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA
March 13, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA
March 20, 2013 - Harrisburg, PA

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Join our Labor & Employment Group and the Firm’s newest partner, Honorable Gene D. Cohen (Ret.), for a fast-paced seminar on cutting edge labor and employment law issues impacting your business. Far from an academic discussion, attendees will get real world, practical guidance from our experienced litigators and a former Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge.

Topics included in this half-day seminar are: 

8:00AM - 8:30AM | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:30AM | Labor and Employment Developments from 2012, and an Analysis of What to Expect with Four More Years of the Obama Administration

In this fast-paced session, our panel of experienced Cohen Seglias labor attorneys will discuss the most recent labor and employment law developments, including leading court decisions, key legislative developments, and recent Labor Board initiatives affecting union and non-union employees.

9:30AM - 10:15AM | A Judge’s Perspective: Enforcing Non-Competition Agreements

While serving as a Court of Common Pleas Judge from 1988 to 2005, Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.) regularly presided over cases involving non-competition agreements, trade secrets, and unfair competition. This session offers attendees a unique opportunity as Judge Cohen will share his candid thoughts on drafting and litigating non-competition agreements, and protecting your company from disloyal employees.

10:15AM - 10:30AM | Break

10:30AM - 11:15AM | Managing Employee Attendance: the Interplay Among the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Workers’ Compensation

In today’s challenging economy, maximizing employee productivity – and improving employee attendance rates – is more important than ever. In this session, our panel will provide step-by-step practical advice, in plain English, so that you can get your employees either back to work or off your payroll as quickly as possible, without finding yourself in court.

11:15AM - Noon | Fire at Will: Ten Common Mistakes Employers Make During the Termination Process

The overwhelming majority of employment-related litigation stems from terminations. In this session, our panel of labor attorneys will review the top ten mistakes employers make when firing employees. Far from an academic lecture, we will place a high premium on nuts-and-bolts advice so that you can learn from the mistakes of others and push the odds in your favor.

$50 prepaid
$60 at the door

Dates & Locations
March 5, 2013
The Union League
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Speakers — Marc Furman, Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.), Jonathan Landesman, Mark J. Leavy

March 13, 2013
The Duquesne Club
325 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Speakers — Manning "Jim" O’Connor II, Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.), Jonathan Landesman, Patrick Sorek, Douglas C. Hart

March 20, 2013
The Hilton Harrisburg
1 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Speakers — Marc Furman, Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.), Steven M. Williams

This program has been approved for 3 CLE and CPE credits.

For questions, please contact Rachel McNally at 215.564.1700 or