14th Annual In-House Counsel Conference to focus on best data security practices, employment law developments

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
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The 14th Annual In-House Counsel Conference: What Keeps Counsel Up at Night will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Westin Waltham Boston, 70 3rd Ave., Waltham. The conference will present in-house and outside counsel with information on topics and trends of significant concern to in-house practitioners, including:

  • Reflections on the presidential election and other election results
  • Keynote address: "Lessons from experience: counseling from the inside in private and public organizations"
  • An expert panel will discuss the ever-increasing compliance burdens, responsibilities and legal exposure placed on American business with an emphasis on just how serious law enforcement has become to hold companies and individuals accountable for violations of the law
  • Current cybersecurity threats and recommended best practices regarding data security and management of cybersecurity risks in today's changing environment
  • A discussion of the hottest employment law issues and developments, including the newly enacted Pay Equity Act and steps that can be taken now to mitigate the risk and liability associated with pay equity claims; transgender rights in the workplace; the now effective salary threshold under the Department of Labor's Final Rule related to white collar exemptions under the FLSA and steps to ensure you do not run afoul of FLSA overtime pay requirements; and handling difficult FMLA and ADA accommodation requests
  • "Lightning Round"-- Current developments, including the recently enacted Federal Defense of Trade Secrets Act.