Webinar: New Decisions and Pronouncements Affecting All Employers in Big Ways

In the last year or two, court decisions, federal agency pronouncements and, to a lesser extent, state law changes have combined to place several new obligations in the basket of employers while providing current and former employees with new weapons for their litigation arsenal.  Some of the obligations have been, in fact, in place for years – the change is the enforcement is being stepped up.  However, other changes are ones that could not be foreseen or predicted even a few years ago in the areas of religion, pregnancy, FLSA, and unpaid internships.  Leslie L. (Lynch) Vincent and Chris Thrutchley, attorneys with GableGotwals, will discuss tangible steps employers can implement in order to reduce risk and ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

About the Speakers:  Admitted to practice in 1993, Leslie joined GableGotwals eight years ago as a litigator in the Oklahoma City office where she handles a wide variety of employment law matters.  She has been honored by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in Labor and Employment Law and as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation and Employment Litigation Defense.  In 2014, Leslie was identified as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Oklahoma. Since 1993, Chris Thrutchley has defended employers of all sizes and types before state and federal courts and agencies in labor, employment, ERISA, and business litigation around the country. Chris’s experience as Chief of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office of Civil Rights Enforcement (OCRE) and as an HR director with one of Tulsa’s largest unionized employers gives him unique and valuable insight when advising clients on labor, employment, and employee relations issues and when defending them in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings.