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The Rise of Equality: Taking Aim at Employment Law and Avoiding Discrimination


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded Date: September 27, 2018
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Agenda

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Current Status of Pay Equity in Today's Workforce
  • Strategies and Policies to Avoid Discrimination and Eliminating Unconscious Bias
  • Best Hiring Practices
  • Handling Evaluations and Terminations
  • Best Practices for Handling Complaints
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 27, 2018

Description

Fair wage and equal pay are just a some of the top concerns that GCs and HR professionals are faced with addressing, but that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the biggest employment law issues.

This session will cover how GCs are working with HR executives from the hiring process and beyond to create a better workplace for all employees -- regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or creed -- and avoid unnecessary discrimination.

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's 30th Annual General Counsel Conference on September 27th, 2018.

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Panelists

Katherine Blostein

Partner
Outten & Golden, LLP

Katherine Blostein is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and Co-chair of its Executives & Professionals Practice Group. She represents employees in public and private companies in negotiation of employment, severance, non-competition, expatriate, and international assignment agreements. She also represents teams of employees, founders and partners in employment related situations during a sale, merger and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Blostein represents employees in various industries, including financial services (on the buy and sell side), entertainment, advertising, media, technology, fashion, and consumer goods and services. She also represents attorneys, accounting professionals, doctors and other medical practitioners in employment related matters. Ms. Blostein is also a member of the Firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights Practice Group.

Ms. Blostein is a member of ABA’s Section of Labor & Employment Law, where she is an active member of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities and International Labor and Employment Law Committees. She is also a member of NELA/NY and NYSBA. Ms. Blostein and Ms. Wendi S. Lazar co-authored a chapter titled "Executive Employment Agreements" published in the Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide (BNA) and an article, “Executive Pay: Skydiving with a New Parachute,” published by BNA. Ms. Blostein is Associate Editor (2015 Cumulative Supplement), assisted in the research and writing of a major treatise on international restrictive covenants, titled “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey" published by BNA. She was also a contributor to “Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements” published in International Labor & Employment Law, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1B by BNA.

Ms. Blostein graduated from New York Law School where she was a member of the Executive Board of the Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and an affiliate of the Center for International Law. She earned her B.A. from Brandeis University.

Jason Rosen

Associate General Counsel
Novartis

Jason J. Rosen is Associate General Counsel at Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company that develops and commercializes radiopharmaceutical products.

Before joining AAA, Jason was Chief Executive Officer at a drug delivery startup (WRS Therapeutics Pty. Ltd.), and prior to that he was General Counsel at a publicly listed biotech company (Phosphagenics Ltd.). Jason commenced his legal career in various roles in the private and public sectors in Australia.

He holds an LL.B. from the University of Melbourne Law School and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, and is admitted as an attorney in the State of New York and the State of Victoria (Australia).

Eben Krimi

Chief Labor & Employment Counsel
Honeywell International, Inc.

Eben serves as the Chief Labor & Employment Counsel for Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) business group, based in Morris Plains, New Jersey. In this role, he has worldwide responsibility for all labor and employment legal matters (including litigation, collective bargaining, counseling, compliance and corporate transactions) for PMT’s global workforce of over 28,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

Prior to joining Honeywell in 2010, Eben was an attorney in the Labor & Employment group of an international law firm (Proskauer) and spent time in their New York and Boston offices. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues involving the NLRA, union organizing and negotiations, and various employment law aspects of managing a global workforce. He has also served as an adjunct professor, teaching employment law at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Eben is a graduate of Colgate University (BA) and Boston College Law School (J.D.). He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Cordy, on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Michael Donahue

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
LogMeIn

Michael Donahue serves as LogMeIn’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Previously, he was Vice President and General Counsel of C.P. Baker & Company, Ltd., a Boston-based private equity firm.

Prior to that, he was a corporate lawyer at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

Mike holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law.


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