On Wednesday, June 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Anthony Oncidi of Proskauer and plaintiff-side attorney, Andrew Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP, will summarize the latest developments and discuss the practical implications of this year’s most significant employment decisions. Among other developments, attendees will hear about the new U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding the “cat’s paw” liability theory (Staub v. Proctor Hosp., 131 S. Ct. 1186 (2011)), third-party retaliation claims (Thompson v. North Am. Stainless, LP, 131 S. Ct. 863 (2011)), whether state limitations on arbitration agreements are preempted by federal law (AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 2011 WL 1561956 (2011)), and whether an employee who complained orally about a FLSA violation is protected from retaliation (Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., 131 S. Ct. 1325 (2011)). And, of course, our panelists will cover the latest developments in the ongoing deluge of wage-and-hour cases including new cases holding that the “explicit mutual wage doctrine” barred a janitor’s claim for additional unpaid overtime (Arechiga v. Dolores Press, Inc., 192 Cal. App. 4th 567 (2011). They also will discuss how employees who misuse their employer’s computer system to set up a competing business may be in violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (U.S. v. Nosal, 2011 WL 1585600 (9th Cir. 2011)) and the latest from the California courts on whether an allegedly "bi-polar" employee who threatened co-workers can assert a disability discrimination claim once she’s been fired (Willis v. Superior Court, 194 Cal. App. 4th 312 (2011)).

The presentation will earn attendees 1 hour of participatory CLE credit. To register, see 2011 Employment Law Update: A Mid-Year Review of Recent Developments or go to http://www.legalspan.com/calbar/catalog.asp and select Tele-Seminars and Webinars.