Best HR Practices: Reviewing the Impact of Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
This session will provide insight into the Court's anticipated decision and guidance on how you can prepare now to address the implications of the Court's ruling in the landmark case of Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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Track: Employment Law & Legislation

In what could be the largest employment discrimination case in U.S. history, the United States Supreme Court in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is expected to give employers important guidance on fundamental human resources policies, practices and programs that will shape HR policy and practice for the future. The case, now brought as a class action on behalf of 500,000 female employees presents substantial risks to employers that their policies and practices can be challenged on a class or nationwide basis where liability and defense costs can be considerable. To minimize or eliminate those litigation risks, it is important for you to understand the Court's treatment and view of the HR practices at issue in the case, such as the manner and management of performance appraisals, diversity programs and training and compliance monitoring. Recognizing the significance of the Court's decision, SHRM filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. This session gives you the opportunity to hear from Camille A. Olson and Richard B. Lapp of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, the attorneys who prepared SHRM's brief on this historic ruling.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Presenter: 

Camille A. Olson

Camille A.
Olson
Camille A. Olson is a partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of its National Labor and Employment Law Steering Committee and National Chairperson of its Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group. Her 25 years of practice have concentrated in all areas of litigation, with a concentration in complex labor and employment law, representing companies nationwide in challenges to the independent contractor status of workers, employment discrimination and harassment matters, and wage and hour matters. She has also regularly appeared before the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, the EEOC, and the United States Department of Labor on her own behalf (as a recognized expert in various fields) and on behalf of the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Richard B. Lapp

Richard B.
Lapp
Richard B. Lapp is a partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice concentrates on labor and employment litigation before federal and state courts and agencies, in particular, representing employers in class and collective actions in all areas of labor and employment law, ranging from discrimination class actions to wage and hour collective actions to class cases under the WARN Act and ERISA. He also serves on the Firm’s Lawyer Development Committee and previously was co-chair of Labor and Employment Department’s Training Committee. He formerly clerked for the Hon. Daniel A. Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Location: 
LVCC N261
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
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