2024 Labor and Employment Summer Institute – Day One

Date: Jul 26, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $187

Non-Member Price: $187

Event Code: I1660241

Areas of Law: Labor & Employment

Earn up to 5.7 credits! (More Information)




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


Tracy A. Armstrong, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge
Dean L. Burrell, Esq.
Burrell Dispute Resolution, Morristown
Grace A. Byrd, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Yvette Gibbons, Esq.
Past President, Essex County Bar Association
Employment Compliance Strategies, LLC, South Orange
Stephanie D. Gironda, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Jon W. Green, Esq.
Green Savits, LLC, Florham Park
James Prusinowski, Esq.
Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, Morristown
Robert T. Szyba, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw, New York
is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in New York City, where he defends and counsels employers in a wide range of employment-related issues, including background check and Fair Credit Reporting Act violations, “ban the box” issues, prevailing wage requirements, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower retaliation, family and medical leave compliance and interference/retaliation claims, paid sick leave, and discrimination/harassment. He also advises clients on preventive employment counseling, pre-litigation strategy and litigation avoidance, alternate dispute resolution and mandatory arbitration programs, and employment policies and procedures.

Admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, Mr. Szyba serves on the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has been Co-Chair of the Ethics & Professional Responsibility Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section’s Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee.

Mr. Szyba has served on the Alumni Advisory Board of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and as a member of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s New Jersey Labor & Employment Law Quarterly and has lectured for ICLE, NELA-NJ, the American and New York State Bar Associations, and other organizations.

Mr. Szyba received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Berklee College of Music and his J.D., cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and a member of Hofstra’s Moot Court Association.
Peter Tsai, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Hop Wechsler, Esq.
Selikoff & Cohen PA, Mount Laurel
Sarah Wieselthier, Esq.
Fisher & Phillips LLP, Murray Hill

Join us for our two-day annual institute, offering a thorough exploration of labor and employment law.

Whether you are newly admitted or a seasoned attorney looking to broaden your expertise, this program is designed for you. This comprehensive conference provides an in-depth review of substantive labor and employment law, along with practical insights and perspectives on managing labor and employment issues.

Learn from the state’s leading employment and labor law practitioners about critical areas of practice and key strategies to achieve the best results for your clients.

This is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge from top experts in the field. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the law, practical tips, and effective techniques that you can immediately apply in your practice. Don’t miss out on the chance to elevate your skills and knowledge in labor and employment law. 

Interested in only attending both days or just day 2? Click on the links below to register for the day that works best for you.

Day 1 & 2 | July 26 & Aug. 9 – Register Here

Day 2 | Aug. 9 – Register Here


  • 9:00 | Introduction – Arnold S. Cohen, Esq.
  • 9:05 | OAL Litigation – James Prusinowski, Esq.
  • 9:35 | Confidentiality and Data Protection – Grace A. Byrd, Esq.
  • 10:05 | LAD Caselaw Update – Sarah Wieselthier, Esq.
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 10:40 | Protected Characteristics – Hop Wechsler, Esq.
  • 11:10 | New Attachments in E-Discovery – Peter Tsai, Esq.
  • 11:40 | Tenure – Hop Wechsler, Esq.
  • 12:00 | Lunch
  • 12:30 | ADR – Dean L. Burrell, Esq.; Yvette Gibbons, Esq.
  • 1:10 | Pay Equity Act – Stephanie Gironda, Esq.; Tracy A. Armstrong, Esq.
  • 1:40 | Break
  • 1:50 | Employment and Artificial Intelligence – Rob Szyba, Esq.
  • 2:10 | Pointers for Employment Litigation – Jon W. Green, Esq.
  • 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 5.7 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 5.7, NJ General: 5.7).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 5.5
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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