Webinar – Understanding Shifting Trends in Employment Litigation in 2018

2018 is off to a fast start with plaintiffs firing off new employment lawsuits every day across the country.  Employers often are thrust into a defensive position in these employment disputes, whether because they are surprised by the type of claim asserted or the individual pursuing such a claim.  Either way, employers often feel behind the eight ball when dealing with an employment lawsuit.

Please join us for our Webinar as we review the EEOC’s recent enforcement activity, assess new claims trends by plaintiff’s lawyers (and government agencies) and offer tips for how employers can proactively prevent (or at least mitigate) employment disputes.  We will, for instance, discuss the following trends and issues:

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity claims under Title VII
  • Leaves of absence under the FMLA and ADA
  • Salary history ban laws
  • EEO-1 Wage Data Collection
  • Joint Employer Liability
  • Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

The Webinar will begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.

As always, there is no charge for our Webinar. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Bennett at

For information on our presenters, see below:

Barry S. Brownstein
Direct: 267.758.6011

Mr. Brownstein is a Partner in the firm’s Philadelphia and New Jersey offices. Mr. Brownstein is a member of the Labor and Employment and Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions National Practice Sections.  Mr. Brownstein’s experience includes the defense of a variety of employment claims, including race, sex, national origin, disability discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, and retaliation claims. He has also defended cases involving wrongful discharge and contract disputes. Mr. Brownstein also counsels employers on workplace issues and best practices, developing customized employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete covenants, sexual harassment policies, and social networking and electronic privacy policies.  Click here to read more…


Mark C. Stephenson 
Of Counsel 
Direct: 267.758.6021

Mr. Stephenson has significant experience representing companies of all sizes in Employment, ERISA and non-ERISA fiduciary matters. He has litigated a wide array of Employment claims, including whistleblower, sexual harassment, retaliation, race, sex, national origin, FMLA, disability discrimination, wage and hour collective actions and the enforcement of stock options, restrictive covenants and other employment-related agreements.  Click here to read more..

Kacie L. Manisco 
Direct: 415.689.1215

Ms. Manisco is an associate in the firms San Francisco office, working in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Law National Practice Section and also the Data Security, Privacy, and Cyber Liability practice team.  Ms. Manisco represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, ADA compliance, and breach of contract claims. Ms. Manisco also advises and counsels employers on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship and business matters, including contract advice, employment agreements, classification of personnel, employee handbooks, personnel policies, personnel leaves, termination and severance. Click here to read more…

*Note – FMG applies for Continuing Education and Continuing Legal Education Credit in multiple states. Until a course is approved by a particular state, we cannot guarantee credit. You must be present (online or in-person) during the full session to receive credit.