2023 Labor and Employment Summer Institute

Date: Jul 17, 2023 9:00 a.m. – Jul 18, 2023 3:00 p.m.

Location: NJ Law Center, New Brunswick and Online

Event Code: I166023

Areas of Law: Civil, Labor & Employment

Earn up to 7.4 credits, including 1.2 in Ethics! (More Information)




Arnold S. Cohen, Esq.
Oxfeld Cohen PC, Newark


Lisa K. Barre-Quick, Esq.
Apruzzese McDermott Mastro & Murphy, Liberty Corner
Dean L. Burrell, Esq.
Dean L Burrell, Esq., Roseland
Grace A. Byrd, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Christopher James Capone, Esq.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Morristown
Yvette Gibbons, Esq.
Past President, Essex County Bar Association
Employment Compliance Strategies, LLC, South Orange
Stephanie D. Gironda, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Elizabeth W. Gramigna, Esq.
Tribu Partners LLC, Summit
Michael Malatino, Esq.
Malatino & Elko LLC, Westwood
Kathleen McLeod Caminiti, Esq.
Fisher & Phillips LLP, Murray Hill
Gail Oxfeld Kanef, Esq.
Labor and Employment Law Section, NJSBA
Oxfeld Cohen PC, Newark
James Prusinowski, Esq.
Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, Morristown
David J. Reilly, Esq
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Morristown
Claudia Reis, Esq.
Lenzo & Reis, LLC, Morristown
John L. Shahdanian, II, Esq.
Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian, Hackensack
Joseph R. Vele, Esq.
Joseph R. Vele, Esq., Monroe Twp
Hop Wechsler, Esq.
Selikoff & Cohen PA, Mount Laurel
Samuel Wenocur, Esq.
Oxfeld Cohen PC, Newark
Stephanie Wilson, Esq.
Reed Smith, LLP, Princeton

This 2-day Institute provides a comprehensive overview of labor and employment law. Newly admitted and seasoned attorneys seeking to expand their practices will benefit from attending, as well as corporate, commercial, civil rights, insurance, and workers’ compensation lawyers and general practitioners. The conference provides a comprehensive overview of substantive labor and employment law and features practical insights and perspectives on handling labor and employment matters. You will learn about the critical areas of L&E practice and will learn from the state’s leading employment and labor law practitioners about the key strategies you need to use to get the best results for the clients you represent. It is truly an opportunity to learn from the masters. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of the law, plus gain practical tips and effective techniques you can use right away in your practice.

Program Agenda:

Day 1 - July 17

  • 9:00 - Introduction – Arnold Shep Cohen, Esq.
  • 9:05 - Caselaw Update  Stephanie Wilson, Esq.
  • 9:35 - Pointers for Employment Litigation – Christopher J. Capone, Esq.
  • 10:00 - OAL Litigation – James T. Prusinowksi, Esq.
  • 10:30 - Break
  • 10:40 - Protected Characteristics – Hop Wechsler, Esq.
  • 11:10 - Employment and Artificial Intelligence – Joseph R. Vele, Esq.
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:30 - ADR – Dean Burrell, Esq.; Yvette Gibbons, Esq.
  • 1:10 - Pay Equity and Wage Theft Acts – Stephanie Gironda, Esq.
  • 2:00 - Basic Wage and Hour – Kathleen McLeod Caminiti, Esq.
  • 2:25 - Break
  • 2:30 - Misclassification and Independent Contractor – Kathleen McLeod Caminiti, Esq.
  • 3:00 - Adjourn

Day 2 - July 18

  • 9:00 - Introduction – Arnold Shep Cohen, Esq.
  • 9:05 - Confidentiality and Non-Competes – Grace Byrd, Esq.
  • 9:35 - CEPA – John L. Shahdanian, Esq.
  • 10:05 - PERC – Arnold Shep Cohen, Esq.
  • 10:35 - Family Leave – Lisa Barré-Quick, Esq.
  • 11:05 - Break
  • 11:15 - Tenure – Samuel Wenocur, Esq.
  • 11:45 - Employment Law and Marijuana Use - Claudia A. Reis, Esq.
  • 12:15 - NLRB - Gail Oxfeld Kanef, Esq.
  • 12:45 - Lunch
  • 1:15 - Trends in Workplace Investigations – Elizabeth Gramigna, Esq.
  • 1:45 - Break
  • 1:55 - Ethics – Michael Malatino, Esq.; David J. Reilly, Esq.
  • 2:55 - Wrap Up/Q&A
  • 3:00 - Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.4 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.2 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 6.2, NJ Ethics: 1.2, NJ General: 6.2).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 6.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 4.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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