New Rules. New Challenges. Managing A Diverse Workforce in a Dynamic Legal Environment.

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May 17, 2007

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States of America

Mark your calendars now to attend AGG’s Annual Employment Law Seminar on Thursday, May 17, at the Four Seasons Hotel – Midtown. Our attorneys will discuss recent developments governing diversity and other personnel issues stemming from ever-changing laws impacting your business. With new rules come new challenges – join us in learning how to successfully manage them.

Chris Clark – Keynote Speaker
Deputy Commissioner, Global Commerce Division, Georgia Department of Economic Development

As the Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), Mr. Clark runs the division which helps existing industries grow. The department also recruits new businesses to the state, thus elevating Georgia’s trade around the world.

Mr. Clark chairs the Georgia Entrepreneur and Small Business Network, serves as the Governor’s proxy on the Southern Growth Policy Board and is on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Foreign Trade Zone. He is responsible for the State’s Innovation and Technology Office, as well as nine other offices in Georgia and eleven offices around the world.

Attendees are eligible for six CPE credits, five State Bar of Georgia CLE credits and five Society for Human Resource Management HRCI recertification credit hours.


Cost is only $125



Schedule of Events

8:30 to 9:00a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 to 9:15a.m. Introduction
9:15 to 10:00a.m. Addressing Inappropriate Comments in a Diverse Workplace:
Lessons Learned from “Imus In The Morning”
Charles T. Huddleston, Esq. and Stephanie M. Jones, Esq.
10:00 to 10:30a.m. Controlling your Emotions:
Retaliation Claims after Burlington-Northern v. White
Henry M. Perlowski, Esq.
10:30 to 10:45a.m. Break
10:45 to 12:00p.m. Dodging the Bullet of Immigration Reform:
A Panel Discussion of your Peers
Moderator: Teri A. Simmons, Esq.
12:00 to 1:45p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Clark, Deputy Commissioner, Global Commerce Division, Georgia Department of Economic Development
In 2006, Mr. Clark was named by Georgia Trend Magazine to its annual “40 Under 40” list of state leaders.

1:45 to 2:30p.m. Breakout Session I

Governing your Plans Accordingly:
401(k) Fees and Fiduciary Liability under ERISA
Warren E. Kingsley, Esq.


Adapting to the EEOC’s Expanding View of Title VII:
Recent Guidance on Race/Color and Class Action Discrimination Claims
Sarina M. Russotto, Esq. and Neera G. Makwana, Esq.

2:30 to 3:15p.m.

Breakout Session II

Drafting Effective Executive Compensation Agreements:
The Impact of the Final 409A Regulations on Employment and Severance Agreements
Bruce Parvarandeh, Esq.


Interfering with Employee Benefits:
Retaliation Claims are Viable even Without a Discriminatory Motive
Henry M. Perlowski, Esq. and Edward A. Marshall, Esq.

3:15 to 4:00p.m. Telling Time:
The Fair Labor Standards Act Demands that Every Second Counts
Ashley S. Kelly, Esq. and Erin L. Penn, Esq.
4:00p.m. Conclusion