What Employers Can Expect When Their Employees Are Expecting

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn best practices and tools for avoiding liability for sex, pregnancy and caregiver discrimination under Title VII, the ACA, the FMLA, the ADA and other laws.

This session will cover your obligations to pregnant and nursing employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Title VII, FMLA, and the ADA, as well as other leave issues relating to pregnancy, maternity and paternity leave. Recent and upcoming Supreme Court decisions concerning women in the workplace and the post-decision landscape will also be discussed.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm

Courtney Barksdale Perez

Courtney Barksdale

Courtney Barksdale Perez is a senior litigation associate at Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler. Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law, Courtney represents individuals, corporations, and government entities in all phases of commercial and employment-related litigation including administrative proceedings, state court and federal court.  Courtney has represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving fraud, negligence, breach of contract, breach of covenants not to compete, tortious interference with contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duty and employment-related civil rights claims.

Courtney also advises clients concerning compliance with employment-related statutes such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Federal Labor Standards Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Texas Whistleblower Act, the Texas Payday Act, the Texas Labor Code and employment agreements.  She also conducts internal investigations, reviews and prepares policies and procedures, and provides training for employers.  Ms. Perez also has experience advising government contractors with their obligations under federal contract compliance laws, developing compliance programs, drafting Affirmative Action plans and representing government contractors in administrative proceedings.

In addition, Courtney is a trained mediator and uses her dispute resolution training and experience to assist litigants in resolving employment, business, commercial, consumer, personal injury and civil rights disputes. Prior to joining Carter Scholer, Courtney maintained a solo practice. Courtney was an associate at K&L Gates, LLP from 2008-2011, and served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina from 2007-2008.

Renaissance Ballroom West A
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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