FMLA Master Class: Feb. 12, 2014

The Family and Medical Leave Act has been a part of the workplace for more than a decade, so it’s gotten easier for HR to administer, right?  Not so.  Confusing regulations, coupled with numerous recent changes at both the legislative and regulatory levels and conflicting court decisions, ensure that FMLA continues to be one of the biggest compliance headaches for employers. Continue reading

YCST Attorneys Present at DELPELRA Conference

DELPELRA logoAttorneys from Young Conaway traveled to Dover today to present at the Annual Training Conference for the Delaware Public Employer Labor Relations Association (DELPELRA).

Tim Snyder presented on the impact of health care reform on public employers. He also gave an overview of what public employers are doing to address the challenges of funding their pension plans. Continue reading

Privacy 3.0: Delaware Bench and Bar Recap

I had the honor of serving as moderator for the CLE program at Delaware’s Annual Bench and Bar conference,the largest annual gathering of lawyers and judges. The program was titled, Privacy 3.0: Legal and Ethical Implications in the Courtroom, in the Workplace, and in Public. I was amazed at the quality of the presentations and speakers. Continue reading

YCST Annual Employment Law Seminar

The Annual Employment Law Seminar held yesterday at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, was a huge success. Thank you to all of the attendees for participating–your enthusiasm and engagement is the key to the program’s success.

An extra dose of thanks is due to all of the brave souls who participated in Employment Law Jeopardy, hosted by Bill Bowser.

Next year’s seminar will be held on May 9, so be sure to mark your calendars. In the meantime, we always welcome your comments and thoughts about ways we can improve the seminar.

May 21: Same-Sex Harassment Podcast

Same-sex harassment is on the rise. Labor and Employment law attorney Teresa A. Cheek will be speaking about same-sex harassment, and about discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity on May 21, 2010, on  The Proactive Employer Podcast.

Listeners can hear the show live via internet streaming on Blog Talk Radio on Friday, May 21, 2010, beginning at 8:30 a.m., or listen to a recorded copy of the podcast later, either at The Proactive Employer website or podcast site, or via iTunes.

Jan. 29 Breakfast Seminar: Retaliation

Retaliation claims brought by employees who have complained about discrimination or harassment in the workplace have increased dramatically over the past several years.  They now account for more than one-third of all claims filed with the EEOC.  At the same time, the Supreme Court has issued a series of rulings that have expanded the types of retaliation claims an employee may bring.  This presentation will inform you about retaliation claims and give you strategies to avoid liability.  When it comes to dealing with employees, revenge is a dish best not served at all.


Attorney Michael P. Stafford will present this 90-minute seminar in our Wilmington office. The cost? Free. First come, first serve, though, so don’t delay.  E-mail Felicia G. (be sure to include “Breakfast Seminar” in the subject line) or call 302.571.5718 to sign up today.