2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

The Labor and Employment Law Section’s biennial conference returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 21 and 22, 2019! During this one and a half-day conference, leaders in labor and employment matters will address compelling and timely topics of interest to practitioners. In addition to ample networking opportunities, this conference will provide educational insight on current hot topics in the field.

There are three ways to register for this national event:
Register Online
2) Fax PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090 for processing
3) Mail
PDF Registration Form to the following address for processing
        Federal Bar Association
        Attn: 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference
        PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279-0395

Registration Fees

   Early Bird
(on or before 1/11)
(after 1/11)
 Sustaining Member   $300  $345
 Section Member  $215  $215
 Member  $315  $365
 Nonmember  $415  $465
 Government/Academic   $250  $250
 Student  $90  $90

Payment Methods
Acceptable methods of payment include credit card and check. We can accept exact cash payments onsite on the event date. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.
Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, January 25, 2019. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification. Please contact Caitlin Rider at
crider@fedbar.org with cancellation and/or substitution requests.

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:00 - 10:50 a.m.

The Essential EEO Update

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Employment Contracts - Best Practices and Common Mistakes

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon - Ethics

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Persuasive Strategies for Trial

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

ERISA Pitfalls to Avoid for Employment Attorneys Who Do not Practice ERISA

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

New Developments in Cases of LGBT Harassment and Discrimination Under Title VII

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Best Practices for Handling #MeToo or #Time'sUp Allegations

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

E-Discovery, Evidence and Litigation Positions in Employment Cases

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

What Do In-House Counsel Expect from Outside Labor and Employment Counsel?

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at La Concha Resort (1077 Ashford Avenue; San Juan, PR 00907) at $269/night (plus taxes & resort fees). Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m.

Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 25, 2019. Any reservations received after the above date or until the block is full, whichever is sooner, will be accepted based on a room-type and rate-available basis.

Click Here to reserve your room online. To reserve over the phone, call 787-977-3399 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET or Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET and reference the group name "Federal Bar Association." Please have your arrival/departure dates and credit card information ready to expedite your reservation process.

In order to ensure the success of FBA meetings and programs, we encourage all participants to make their housing accommodations within the arranged room block. The Meetings Department makes every effort to keep expenses at this meeting as low as possible by negotiating the best hotel rate with its vendors. We appreciate your support and consideration.

Contact Elizabeth Johnson if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Caitlin Rider, Sr. Meeting Planner.
February 21 - 22, 2019
La Concha Resort
1077 Ashford Ave
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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