NELA-NJ Annual Conference:
What Is Trending Now...From Social Media to Emotional Distress
Dear Colleague,

I’d like to take the opportunity to invite you to join me for the 2017 National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey (NELA-NJ) Annual Conference on Friday, April 7 (9 a.m. to to 5 p.m. ). The program is presented by NELA-NJ in conjunction with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and New Jersey State Bar Association. NELA-NJ’s Annual Conference is widely regarded as one of the must-see labor and employment law programs in New Jersey.

This year, NELA-NJ and NJICLE have assembled a full-day program of leading practitioners to address cutting-edge issues in employee rights’ in the workplace and employment litigation in state and federal courts.

Panelists for this year’s Annual Conference will focus on the following topics:
- Dylan Dindial will present a brief overview of 2016’s most significant decisions from which Nancy Erika Smith and Eric Harrison will exchange plaintiff and defense counsel’s views on where those decisions will take us in future trends in employment law.
- James Burden will moderate leading practitioners in the areas of e-discovery and social media, Brett Anders, Eboneé Lewis, and Lisa Manshel, who will discuss rapidly developing area of social media in the workplace and through the eyes of the National Labor Relations Board.  
- Marty Aron will moderate what is sure to be a lively exchange between plaintiffs’ attorneys Neil Mullin and Bruce McMoran and counsel for Raymour Flanigan, Edward Groh and Patricia Smith, on statutory waivers and arbitration.
- Melissa Biren will moderate a discussion among Leslie Farber, Robyn Gigl, and Lisa Barré-Quick,  leading practitioners in the area of emerging LGBTQ and transgender rights in the workplace.
- The landscape of emotional distress damages in view of the Cuevas and Battaglia will be discussed by Richard Schall, amicus brief writer on behalf of NELA –NJ in Cuevas, plaintiff’s counsel in Battaglia,  Maureen Binetti, and management counsel Rosemary Gousman.  LaToya Barrett will moderate this panel.
- Ty Hyderally will moderate a engaging discussion of the impact of the Aguas decision on workplace investigations with investigator Kirsten Branigan, plaintiff’s counsel Chris Eibeler and management counsel Stacy Adams.
- The trends surrounding the increasingly litigated issue  of employee status – employee v. independent contractor – will be presented by Scott Ohnegian, management counsel, and plaintiffs’ counsel Ravi Sattiraju and Evan Goldman.  Jacci Vigilante will moderate this pane

Important Recent cases to be addressed include:
- Cuevas v. Wentworth Grp., 226 N.J. 480 (2016)
- Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co., Inc., 225 N.J. 343 (2016)
- Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Co., Inc., 443 N.J. Super. 338 (App. Div. 2016)

NELA-NJ is honored to welcome Seton Hall Law Professor Rachel Godsil as Keynote Speaker for the Annual Conference. Prof. Godsil is a co-founder and director of research for the Perception Institute, a national consortium of social scientists, law professors, and advocates focusing on the role of the mind sciences in law, policy, and institutional practices. Prof. Godsil collaborates with social scientists on empirical research to identify the efficacy of interventions to address implicit bias and racial anxiety which will be the topics of her Keynote Address.

How to register:
For more information or to register for the live program, click here or call NJICLE at (732) 214-8500.

NOTE: If you’re located out of the area, NJICLE will be live streaming the program over the internet – you can register for that live stream by clicking here.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

Thank you,

Katy McClure
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