March 21-23, 2018
Higher Education Employment Law: Essential Updates, Emerging Issues, and New Challenges

Higher education employment law is influenced not only by statutes and regulations but also by agency enforcement priorities and societal and campus trends.  Over the past few years, institutions of higher education have navigated shifts in societal and campus trends while witnessing concomitant shifts in legislative, regulatory and agency enforcement priorities. Meanwhile, activity in the courts remains high, with retaliation and whistleblower claims, allegations of faculty misconduct, and retirement plan litigation occupying court dockets.

This program – the essential legal update for college and university counsel and administrators with responsibility for labor and employment matters at their institutions – will examine the impact of these shifts while providing essential updates on emerging higher education employment law issues. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Key legislative, agency, and court employment law actions affecting higher education institutions
  • Employee speech in the university setting
  • Sexual harassment in the academic workplace
  • Managing FMLA and ADA issues on campus
  • Addressing faculty conduct and performance issues
  • Retirement plan litigation
  • And more!

Please join your colleagues in Philadelphia, PA for this opportunity to learn from experts and discuss areas of common concern.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is designed for college and university counsel responsible for employment law matters, as well as administrators with significant responsibilities in employment law, personnel, and human resources. This program is at the intermediate to advanced level. Presenters will presume attendees have some familiarity with and experience with higher education employment law. 


Featured Programs

Wednesday, March 21

1:15 PM to 2:30 PM

01. Looking Back, Looking Ahead: A Conversation about Recent Developments and Emerging Employment Law Issues for College and University Counsel

Wednesday, March 21

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

02. Employee Speech in the University Setting: It Isn't All Academic, or Free        

Wednesday, March 21

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

03A. As the Pendulum Swings...2018 Labor Law Update


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