Discussing Current Issues and Trends in Employment Policies
January 30, 2020
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Attorneys Nate Read, Amanda Orcutt and Anton Janik presented today at the Employment Law Seminar, hosted by TPC and Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas.
They discussed current issues and trends in employment policies including handbook “must haves,” the intersection of medical marijuana and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), independent contractor misclassifications, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and sexual harassment in the workplace. They also addressed Employer Reporting for Tax Compliance.
About the Presenters
Read has extensive experience representing employers in all matters of labor and employment law with a focus on employment counseling and employment litigation. He advises businesses and executives with respect to the drafting and enforcement of employment, confidentiality, restrictive covenant and severance agreements. Read represents individuals and companies in various contract disputes and business tort litigation, including intellectual property disputes and unfair competition claims. In non-adversarial situations, he counsels clients on matters such as obligations under the state and federal statutes to specific contractual duties. Read also advises businesses and management in developing personnel policies, personnel procedures and employment handbooks.
Orcutt has extensive experience representing employers in all matters of employment law, both as an adviser and an advocate. She represents businesses in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide range of employment disputes. Orcutt assists businesses with internal investigations involving employment issues. She counsels clients on various employment matters such as compliance with state and federal law, accommodation of disabilities, and development of employment policies. She also has extensive experience representing educational institutions in a variety of education matters, including state and federal court litigation, Title IX investigations, investigations by the federal government, and student misconduct matters. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Orcutt practiced for over six years at a large global law firm in Boston, Massachusetts where she represented employers and educational institutions.
Janik is an experienced trial attorney with a specialized practice in complex litigation, tax controversies and cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. He leads the Tax Controversy and Litigation practice area and co-leads the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection practice area. Janik also advises clients in the areas of investigations and corporate compliance, employee privacy, data protection and social media. He is a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.
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