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Employment Law Updates

Albuquerque, N.M.—Employment law is the large body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which encompass all areas of the employer/employee relationship, governed by thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. The scope of legislation and court decisions affecting the workplace presents an ever-changing and difficult challenge for employers. Continuing legal education is essential to labor law attorneys who must keep up to date on possible decisions by the Supreme Court, federal and state laws, human rights, wage and hour laws and procedures, jury instructions, and mediations.

The State Bar Employment and Labor Law Section will address these issues and more at its annual Employment and Labor Law Institute, a continuing legal education event Oct. 7 at the State Bar Center.

Topics include developments at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal employment case law and regulations, state employment law updates, medication, labor law, and e-discovery. Special guests from the EEOC include General Counsel David Lopez, Christopher R. Venegas and Anne Noel Occhialino. Other presenters include Victor Montoya, Barbara Davis of the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau, Danny Jarrett, and the Hon. James Browning, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Visit http://www.nmbarcle.org/catalog.aspx?browse=ViewProg&catid=1479 to register and http://www.nmbarcle.org/additionalfiles/1479/CLE-Employment-1007.pdf to the full schedule.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.