EEOC_FrontCover_Thumb resized.jpgBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Calling all loyal blog readers – the EEOC-Initiated litigation webinar is just a few days away – on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. We still have spaces available for the webinar – click here to register and attend.

Our readers have given us wide-ranging feedback since the launch of our annual EEOC litigation study, EEOC-Initiated Litigation: Case Law Developments In 2012 And Trends To Watch For In 2013. This publication is a definitive source of information that focuses exclusively on EEOC-related litigation (click here to order a copy). Our webinar will provide a comprehensive review of these workplace litigation trends and provide attendees with updates on 2013 rulings. 

The webinar will focus on the past twelve months, which represented a landmark year for EEOC complex employment-related disputes and portends an array of developing trends for employers to monitor in 2013. These trends emerge on the heels of the EEOC’s release of its Strategic Enforcement Plan (discussed here, here, and here). Just a few months into 2013, we have already seen the EEOC make good on its promise to devote increased resources to its six national enforcement priorities, which include: (1) eliminating barriers recruitment and hiring; (2) protecting immigrant, migrant, and other vulnerable workers; (3) addressing emerging and developing issues; (4) enforcing equal pay laws; (5) preserving access to the legal system and; (6) preventing harassment through systemic enforcement and targeted outreach.

Against this backdrop, partners Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Christopher DeGroff, co-chairs of our complex discrimination litigation group, will lead attendees through the substantive trends in the EEOC’s 2012 litigation and discuss what employers should look out for in 2013. Some of the topics we will discuss include:

  • A practical review of the EEOC’s new Strategic Enforcement Plan.
  • Noteworthy case filings and settlements in 2012 & early 2013 and what they signal for employers.
  • Significant court rulings in 2012 & early 2013 and what they mean for employers.
  • Practical advice on dealing with the EEOC and what every employer should have in its EEOC defense “toolkit.”

The date and time of the webinar is Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mountain
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

We look forward to you joining us!

Readers can also find this post on our EEOC Countdown blog here.