Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law 2024

Date: Jun 14, 2024 8:25 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, and Online

Member Price: $211

Non-Member Price: $264

Section Price: $198

Event Code: I160324

Areas of Law: Labor & Employment

Earn up to 9.3 credits, including 1.0 in Ethics! (More Information)




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


Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.)
Former USMJ
Principal, Ronald J. Hedges LLC, Hackensack
is Senior Counsel for Dentons in New York City and a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and the management of complex civil litigation matters, and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on the management and discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Texas and the District of Columbia, and before several federal courts, Judge Hedges is a former United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1986-2007), where he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and a member of and reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. A member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges from 2001-2005, he has also been a member of the American Law Institute, the American and Federal Bar Associations, and the Historical Society and the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Judge Hedges has served on the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board; the Sedona Conference Working Group on Protective Orders, Confidentiality, and Public Access; and the Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention & Protection. He has also been a member of the Advisory Board of the Advanced E-Discovery Institute of Georgetown University Law Center. He is a former Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University and has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Judge Hedges has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark and is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Seton Hall University School of Law, where he has taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence and mediation skills. He is the author of “Rule 26(f): The Most Important E-Discovery Rule” (New Jersey Law Journal, 5/18/2009) and has authored, edited and co-edited a number of other publications on ESI topics including Discovery of Electronically Stored Information: Surveying the Legal Landscape (BNA, 2007). He is the principal author of the third edition of the Federal Judicial Center’s Pocket Guide for Judges on Discovery of Electronic Information.

Judge Hedges received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Lisa K. Barre-Quick, Esq.
Apruzzese McDermott Mastro & Murphy, Liberty Corner
John K. Bennett, Esq.
Jackson Lewis, Berkeley Heights
Grace A. Byrd, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Domenick Carmagnola, Esq.
Past President, NJSBA
Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC, Morristown
Steven R. Cohen, Esq.
Selikoff & Cohen, Mount Laurel
Shannon Morales D'Jamoos, Esq.
Mars Global Services, Newark
Kimberly Doyle, Esq.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., Basking Ridge
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
Dilworth Paxson LLP, Freehold
is a Partner in Dilworth Paxson LLP in the firm’s Freehold, New Jersey, office. She handles complex litigation including employment law, commercial and business litigation, and white-collar criminal defense, and has more than 30 years of experience in representing clients in state and federal courts in New Jersey.

Ms. Gigl is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association LGBT Rights Section, former Vice Chair of the NJSBA Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, and has been a member of the Association’s Women in the Profession Section and Diversity Committee. Appointed to the New Jersey Transgender Equality Task Force, she has served on the Executive Board of Garden State Equality and the Trans Affirming Alliance, and has been a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.

Co-author of the chapter “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964” in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace (BNA, 2014), Ms. Gigl has contributed articles to New Jersey Lawyer and the newsletters of the LGBT Rights Section and the Diversity Committee. She has lectured on LGBT employment and discrimination issues for ICLE, the New Jersey Judicial College, the EEOC, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Judicial College, Rutgers University, Kean University and other organizations, and has been interviewed on NPR. Ms. Gigl has been honored by the ACLU-NJ and Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQ community, and is the recipient of several other honors. Her first novel, By Way of Sorrow, was released in March of 2021 and her second novel, Survivor’s Guilt, in January 2022.

Ms. Gigl is a graduate of Stonehill College and received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a member and Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review.
Rosemary S. Gousman, Esq.
Fisher & Phillips LLP, Murray Hill
Jon W. Green, Esq.
Green Savits, LLC, Florham Park
William P. Hannan, II, Esq.
New Jersey Judiciary
Denise M. Keyser, Esq.
Ballard Spahr LLP, Mount Laurel
Tedd Kochman, Esq.
Littler Mendelson, P.C., Newark
Christopher P. Lenzo, Esq.
Lenzo & Reis, LLC, Morristown
Lisa Manshel, Esq.
Manshel Law LLC, Florham Park
is a Member of Manshel Law, LLC in Florham Park, New Jersey. She concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals in employment and civil rights claims, including workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, First Amendment and other issues.

Ms. Manshel is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and Past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She has lectured and published on employment law and civil rights issues.

Ms. Manshel received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Bernard Mercado, Esq.
Newark Public Schools, Newark
Marla J. Moss, Esq.
Moss Mediation, Florham Park
David J. Reilly, Esq.
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Morristown
Claudia A. Reis, Esq.
Lenzo & Reis, LLC, Morristown
Jennifer Roselle, Esq.
PEM Law LLC, West Orange
Cheyne R. Scott, Esq.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Suzanne Sullivan, Esq.
Region 22 Regional Director
National Labor Relations Board, Newark
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.
Keith Waldman, Esq.
Selikoff & Cohen, Mount Laurel
Ryan T. Warden, Esq.
White and Williams LLP, Philadelphia
Renada M. Williams, Esq.
Kenneth Cole, New York
Stephanie Wilson, Esq.
Reed Smith, LLP, Princeton
Arsen S. Zartarian, Esq.
Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs, LLC, Oakland

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Section

Discover why Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law remains one of ICLE’s most sought-after programs. Our superstar lineup of seasoned attorneys brings you practical insights and strategies for navigating the complexities of labor and employment cases.

Expert Insights:
- Learn from the best! Our attorneys share their knowledge and expertise, gained from successfully handling challenging cases.
- Get practical “hot tips” directly from the front lines of labor and employment law.

Fresh Perspectives:
- Stay ahead of the curve with fresh perspectives on current legal issues.
- Timely advice you can apply immediately to enhance your practice.

Join us for a dynamic day of learning, networking, and professional growth. Don’t miss out –register now! Stay tuned for a detailed agenda of the day’s events!

Labor and employment law impacts businesses, employees, and society at large. Be part of the conversation and empower yourself with the latest insights. 

Program Agenda:

  • 8:25 | Introduction - Arnold S. Cohen, Esq.
  • 8:30 | Exceptions and Discipline in Civil Service Appeals - William P. Hannan, II, Esq.
  • 8:45 | Regulation of Artificial Intelligence - Robert T. Szyba, Esq.
  • 9:00 | Generative Artificial Intelligence and Legal Ethics - Stephanie Wilson, Esq.
  • 9:15 | Public Sector Negotiations Update - Jennifer Roselle, Esq.
  • 9:30 | NJLAD Update - Rosemary S. Gousman, Esq.
  • 9:45 | Developments in Social Media and Employment Law - Denise M. Keyser, Esq.
  • 10:00 | NLRB Restrictions, Confidentiality Clauses and Non-Disparagement Clauses - Domenick Carmagnola, Esq.
  • 10:15 | Critical Race Theory - Lisa Manshel, Esq.
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 10:45 | PERC Act Developments - Keith Waldman, Esq.
  • 11:00 | NLRB Developments Under the Biden Board - Tedd Kochman, Esq.
  • 11:15 | Predicting and Calculating Damages - Claudia A. Reis, Esq.
  • 11:30 | Tips on Oral Argument in New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court - Steven R. Cohen, Esq.
  • 11:45 | Employee Handbooks in a Union Shop - John K. Bennett, Esq.
  • 12:00 | US Supreme Court’s decision in 303 Creative; and NJ Supreme Court’s decision in Crisitello on Religious Exceptions to Laws Prohibiting Discrimination - Christopher P. Lenzo, Esq.
  • 12:15 | State of Region 22 and the Regional Director’s Forecasts - Suzanne Sullivan, Esq.
  • 12:30 | Lunch
  • 1:00 | How Employment Law Claims are Evaluated by House Counsel 
    - Marla J. Moss, Esq. (Moderator); Shannon Morales D'Jamoos, Esq.; Renada M. Williams, Esq. and Kimberly Doyle, Esq.
  • 2:15 | Gender Identity and Employment Law - Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
  • 2:30 | Break
  • 2:45 | Navigating “Free” Speech in the Workplace in the Context of Politics, Global Conflict and Elections - Lisa K. Barre-Quick, Esq.
  • 3:00 | Discovery Masters - Jon W. Green, Esq.
  • 3:15 | Back Pay Awards: What constitutes “Reasonable Efforts” - Bernard Mercado, Esq.
  • 3:30 | Developments in Employment and Labor Arbitration - David J. Reilly, Esq.
  • 3:45 | Discovery Motions Under the NJLAD - Cheyne R. Scott, Esq.
  • 4:00 | CEPA Update - Grace A. Byrd, Esq.
  • 4:15 | Applications for Suspension of Teaching Certificates Based on Insufficient Resignation Notice - Arsen S. Zartarian, Esq.
  • 4:30 | Attorney Ethics in Labor and Employment Law Practice - Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.); Ryan T. Warden, Esq. and Andy G. Mercado, Esq.
  • 5:20 | Questions
  • 5:30 | 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 9.3 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 8.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 8.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 0.5, PA Substantive Credit: 6.5
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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