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Navigating the Employment Law Alphabet Soup: A Guide for Service Firms

Unravel the complexities of employment law that often read like an alphabet soup for service firms. In this course, we delve into the critical aspects of employment law that matter most to professionals in service industries.  From understanding the ins and outs of restrictive covenants and safeguarding trade secrets to ensuring compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this course equips you with the knowledge and strategies needed to protect your service firm's interests.

We'll explore common areas where service firms may encounter legal challenges and provide valuable insights on how to avoid potential pitfalls. By the end of this course, you'll be well-prepared to navigate the intricate web of employment laws, minimize risks, and ensure your firm operates with confidence and compliance. Join us on this educational journey to become a proactive guardian of your service firm's legal well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review current employment issues
  • Examine Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance
  • Explore restrictive covenants and safeguarding trade secrets
When: Friday, December 8th, 2023. 1:10 PM to 5:15 PM EST
Where: Your home or office
Speaker: Edward Harold, Regional Manager
CPE Credits: 4 Management CPE
CLE Credits: 4 Substantive CLE 
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None

Delivery Method:


Group Internet-Based

Free for members, $75 for non-members

The Presenters:

Ed Harold, regional managing partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, has been practicing labor and employment law for over thirty years.

Ed focuses his practice on partnering with employers to avoid litigation by identifying his clients’ priorities and ensuring his advice on today’s issue fits the bigger picture. Ed also serves as chair of the firm's Retail Industry Team, partnering with retailers to improve employee productivity in many ways and helping employers streamline employment processes, from hiring through discharge, in a manner that makes defending employment related claims easier.

When litigation results, Ed handles cases across multiple industries in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. He has challenged issues that employers face under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ERISA.

Ed also has substantial experience in various practice areas, including:

- Corporate Investigations

- Employee Benefits Litigation

- Employment Policies and Procedures

- Labor and Employment Litigation

- Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Litigation

- Wage and Hour Law

Outside of work, Ed is active in the New Orleans community where he has been a life-long resident. He currently serves on the Board of Junior Achievement New Orleans focusing on economic literacy and entrepreneurial development in the children of New Orleans. He has previously served on the Boards of City Park New Orleans, The University of the South, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and St. Martin’s Episcopal School.


About CPE/CLE:

* The ALA partners with McDevitt and Kline LLC for certificate issuance. Live, internet-based courses are approved as Distance Learning courses by the PA Supreme Court CLE Board. For additional information, please visit http://www.pacle.org/. Check with your State CLE Board for rules pertaining to live webcasts. These rules differ from state to state. For example, PA attorneys may earn up to 6 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 6 out of 12 credits per year); NJ and DE attorneys may earn up to 12 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 12 out of 24 credits per two years).
McDevitt & Kline, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:www.nasba.org.