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Susan Fahey Desmond
Partner, New Orleans Office, Jackson Lewis LLP

Susan Desmond is a partner with the firm of Jackson Lewis, LLP which has offices in 59 cities across the country. She has been representing management in the area of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School Of Law. Susan is a frequent speaker and author on a number of labor and employment issues. She is named in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading business lawyers for labor and employment law.

Upcoming Webinars
Employer Pay Practices: How and Why Federal Agencies are Aggressively Focuses
The pay gap between men and women currently stands at around 77% and it has been this way since the early 80s. Why has there been no progress since? President Obama believes it is because enforcement has not been aggressive enough. After all, this pay gap must mean pay discrimination is out there. Why has no one been finding and addressing this discrimination in over twenty years? Of course, some of the reasons could be statute of limitations issues that doomed Lilly Ledbetter's pay discrimination suit - thus leading to the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009. President Obama, however, feels that the most significant reason is that the EEOC and the OFCCP has just not been aggressive enough in addressing pay discrimination. And, when the boss says "be aggressive," the agencies find ways to do just that. Learn what the EEOC and the OFCCP plans are for addressing pay disparities, what they will be looking for during an investigation or audit, and what you can do to avoid being a part of these agencies' front page headliners (the EEOC and the OFCCP don't sign confidentiality agreements).
Live  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes
$145.00

Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls from Screening Applicants
It is bad enough that when you check into an applicant's background that previous employers will only let you know that the applicant worked for them and their position. Now, the EEOC has changed its position regarding how to analyze an individual's criminal background that makes it more difficult to exclude those with a criminal background. On the other hand, employers have faced costly jury verdicts for negligent hiring when the individual inflicts harm on others. This webinar will walk you through the laws you should consider in your hiring process like Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and more!
Live  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes
$145.00

Handling Legal Issues When Family and Work Conflict
he United States is considered one of the least progressive countries in the industrialized world when it comes to protecting the family in the workplace. This fact is one of the reasons Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act - forcing employers to deal with their employees' family issues. The FMLA is not the only law employers need to know when it comes to family issues in the workplace. Pregnancy discrimination claims have significantly increased over the last ten years. This webinar will walk you through a host of laws such as the FMLA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, and state law considerations.
Live  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes
$145.00
Recorded Webinars
Labor and Employment Law Issues related to Social Networking
Employers who use social media will find that they may be violating rules under the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulations from the Federal Trade commission, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Health Insurance and Portability Act, and state security requirements, and many other laws.
Recorded ,
$195.00

Determining Which Employees are Exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act
The webinar will cover how to determine exemptions under the DOL's regulations and what the DOL will look for during an audit or investigation. In addition to the three most commonly used exemption - managerial, administrative, and professional, we will cover other exemptions such as the computer professional and the Motor Carrier Act.
Recorded ,
$195.00

Calculating Overtime Correctly under the Fair Labor Standards Act
The webinar will cover a host of issues under the FLSA - what time is "working time" and, therefore, must be used in an overtime calculation; legal methods of calculating the hourly rate (it is not as easy as you think); various legal methods of paying overtime that can save your company money; and recordkeeping requirements. We will also discuss how to "fix" your errors when you discover they have been made. Finally, we will discuss what you can expect if you have the misfortune of being named in a collective or class action lawsuit.
Recorded ,
$195.00

Employer Rights - Legal Issues in Investigating your Employees Privacy
The webinar will cover a host of issues concerning when employers' rights in investigating their employees' conduct conflicts their employees' right to privacy. Can you search your employee's desk or locker? Can you search your employee's briefcase/purse? Can you search emails or monitor voice mails? What about video monitoring? What about that GPS tracker you have under those who are out in the field? What investigatory techniques can you use to investigate possible fraudulent workers' compensation claims or possible abuse of your leave policies? When can your investigatory techniques land you in court (or have landed other employers in court)?
Recorded ,  Duration:90 Minutes
$195.00