NRF Committee on Employment Law Meeting - Fall 2019

November 13, 2019 to November 14, 2019

The fall meeting of the NRF Committee on Employment Law brings together retail industry corporate executives and independent labor counsel, as well as human resource and employee relations executives from NRF member companies. Programming includes discussion on labor, human resources, and employment law issues, including trends in litigation, recent court decisions of importance to the industry, new policy developments, and best practices in effectively dealing with and complying with labor regulations and state and federal labor law. Panelists will explore new trends and strategies in human resources policy and employment law. 

The meeting will take place at NRF’s headquarters in Washington, DC and is designed to promote peer discussion and knowledge sharing around key issues in HR and labor management through dynamic and participatory sessions. Along with the meeting itself, there will be opportunities to network with your peers to share ideas, insights, challenges and best practices.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 

1:00-1:15 p.m. - Opening remarks / Introductions
1:15-1:45 p.m. - Kelly Knott Washington Update — National Retail Federation
1:45-2:45 p.m. - The #MeToo Effect on Harassment Training and Confidentiality: Best Practices and Evolving State Law Requirements — Schiff Hardin
2:45-3:00 p.m. - Break
3:00-4:00 p.m. - Speaker: Wage and Hour Administrator Cheryl Stanton 
4:00-5:00 p.m. - What’s New and Next with Technology and HR — Epstein Becker & Green
5:30 p.m. - Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8:15 a.m. - Continental Breakfast/Opening Remarks              
8:30-9:00 a.m. - We’re Anything but Bored: Recent NLRB Decisions and the Impact on Retailers — Constangy
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Speaker: Chairman John Ring, National Labor Relations Board
10:00-10:15 a.m. - Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. - Restrictive Covenants and the Changing Legal Landscape — Borden Ladner Gervais
11:15-12:15 p.m. - Is Your Independent Contractor Really an Employee? — Littler 
12:15-1:30 p.m. - Lunch / Roundtable — Tax It, Regulate It, Ban It: Attacks on Automation — (see: Oregon Ballot Initiative)
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Agents of Change: Position Your I-9 & E-Verify Compliance to Meet Expanding Government Expectations — Ogletree Deakins
2:30-3:15 p.m. - Challenging the Future of Private Health Care: Surprise Medical Bills and Cadillac Tax — National Retail Federation
3:15-3:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks


Wednesday Programming - Nov 13 - 1:30-5:00pm
November 13, 2019
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday Reception/Dinner - Nov 13 - 5:30-8:30pm
November 13, 2019
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday Programming - Nov 14 - 8:30am-3:00pm
November 14, 2019
8:30 am – 3:00 pm