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  • Court Symposium
  • Employment and Labor

    Concurrent Session A

    Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:45 AM - Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:00 AM

    Brickell Pre-Function

    A4 Workplace Bullying -- An ADR Perspective

    • Lamont Stallworth, Loyola University of Chicago ;
    • Vicki Lafer Abrahamson, Abrahamson Vorachek & Levinson ;
    • Don Slesnick, Slesnick & Casey, LLP ;
    • Ralph Morris, Schiff Hardin
    Rotten bosses and co-workers are not illegal, but they greatly impact the workplace in terms of time, energy,  money, productivity, morale, and claims.  Statistics show that incidents of workplace bullying have risen dramatically in the past few years. In addition to providing an update on legal developments in this area, this program will explore the issue of workplace bullying from a practical perspective, with the goal of diminishing workplace bullying by using dispute resolution processes.

    Concurrent Session D

    Thursday, April 03, 2014 3:00 PM - Thursday, April 03, 2014 4:15 PM

    Tuttle Pre-Function

    D2 Successfully Mediating the Multi-Party Fair Labor Standards Act Case:  Terminology, Tactics and Traps

    • Larry Rute, Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC ;
    • Michael Hodgson, The Hodgson Law Firm LLC ;
    • Heather Lake, Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
    Fair Labor Standards Act litigation has literally exploded in recent years. Mediating the modern Fair Labor Standards Act action presents a series of pitfalls for both the parties and the mediator. This  panel will discuss how FLSA actions work, and present strategies, tips and pointers on how to help your client and the parties attain the best results and how to avoid common pitfalls that derail an otherwise successful mediation.