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2021 Critical Employment Law Updates

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External Investigators |  Internal Investigators
Deborah P. Kelly |  Chris Katsimagles |  Michael Olsen
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 03, 2021
Never expires.


This webinar will address critical employment law updates nationally, as well for the jurisdictions of California, New York, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. The presenters will discuss the risks to workplace investigators and employers in light of U.S. Bank v. Timothy King. Additionally, this presentation will revisit the NLRB’s Apogee Retail case and holding and any updates springing therefrom. We will cover new workplace protections as well as anticipated developments in the law as relevant to practitioners and workplace investigators, nationally, as well as these jurisdictions specifically.

Disclaimer: The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice. 


HRCI Credits

HR (General) Credits: 1.0



SHRM PDCs: 1.0


California MCLEs: 1.0

CA Competence Issues

California Competence Issues MCLEs: 0

CA Elimination of Bias

California Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession MCLEs: 0

CA Legal Ethics

California Legal Ethics MCLEs: 0



Deborah P. Kelly's Profile

Deborah P. Kelly

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Deborah P. Kelly is a partner in Manatt’s Washington, DC office. Known for her straightforward, “cut-to-the-chase” approach to lawyering, Deborah represents employers in virtually all areas, from multibillion-dollar high tech and financial services companies to nonprofit associations and other law firms. Deborah helps her clients adopt best practices that minimize the risk of litigation. She designs and leads in-person training for boards of directors, managers, human resources professionals and other employees. While these trainings focus on the importance of understanding and preventing discrimination, they are peppered with enough war stories, memorable visuals and humor to make attendees both learn and enjoy the process(!). Her popular workshops address topics such as antidiscrimination (including state-compliant sexual harassment training), wage and hour, and how to handle professional versus private issues around social media. She also counsels boards of directors, including publicly traded companies, about complex C-suite employment matters in a way that deals with the matter without bad publicity or ripple effects on stock value. In litigation, Deborah handles the full gamut of employment matters, including non-competes, trade secret litigation, breach of contract, wage and hour, and all forms of discrimination. Deborah has tried cases to jury verdicts in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration forums.

Chris Katsimagles's Profile

Chris Katsimagles

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Chris Katsimagles is an employment and labor associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in the firm’s New York office. He represents employers in a variety of employment and labor litigation matters, including discrimination and harassment matters, wage and hour and employee compensation matters, employee mobility and restrictive covenant disputes, and government audits and investigations. Chris also counsels clients on internal employee relations matters, including lawful hiring, disciplinary and termination practices, and the development of employment policies and trainings. Before joining Manatt, Chris was a labor and employment associate for a large international law firm, where he similarly represented employers and management in labor and employment litigation and counseling matters. Chris also served as an assistant corporation counsel for the New York City Law Department, where he defended the city as an employer and represented its law enforcement personnel in federal civil rights claims.

Michael Olsen's Profile

Michael Olsen

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Michael Olsen is a sixth-year associate in the employment and labor practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and is based in the firm’s Orange County, California office. His practice includes labor and employment litigation, workplace investigations and counseling, including defending employers in federal and state courts and in front of administrative entities. Prior to joining Manatt, Michael was an associate attorney at a law firm in Irvine, California. He litigated complex wage and hour class actions and single-plaintiff discrimination matters, represented employers before state and federal administrative agencies and counseled employers on employment law issues, and advised on labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions. During law school, Michael served as a law clerk for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, where he assisted indigent veterans, was an extern in the civil division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, and served as an extern for the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Michael has been published in the Daily Journal and WestLaw on developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as previously being published in the Hastings Law Journal on the ADA in the workplace. Michael was named on Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch for Labor and Employment Law – Management as an attorney with 5-9 years of outstanding professional excellence in private practice based on a national peer-review survey.