The American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference is going on right now in Atlanta, Georgia. As I’ve recapped on this blog before (here, for example), there are some terrific programs and educational opportunities there.
I wasn’t able to make it down this year, but due to the wonders of technology, I’ve been able to get a lot of the benefits of it without being there.
Why? Two reasons, which I hope you’ll find useful too.
First, and most importantly, all of the conference materials are available online. For free. And to top it off, no ABA membership is required.
It’s a great service and one that you ought to take advantage of. Why? Because there are some very good papers that you can download. Here are some highlights:
- Get Over the Notion of Keeping Your Client in the Driver’s Seat: Advanced Techniques for Employment Mediation
- Drafting Enforceable Arbitration Agreements in the Wake of Concepcion, Stolt-Neilson, and D.R. Horton: Key Considerations
- Ethical and Privilege Issues in Internal Workplace Investigations
- Latest Employer Concerns with Respect to Regulation of Social Media
- USERRA: What Every Practitioner Should Know When GI Joe and GI Jane Come Marching Home
- Key Considerations in Planning and Implementing Reductions-In-Force: A Checklist
These are terrific resources for the in-house lawyer in particular but human resources personnel may get a lot out of it as well.
Second, I also have been following the conference along on Twitter. How so? By doing a search for a hashtag (or keyword). Do a search for “#abalel” and you will find dozens of tweets about things going on in the conference. You can also follow the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section at @abalel.