The Supreme Court Speaks…. Are You Listening?

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
Supreme Court decisions trickle down, shaping law and practice not only at national but also state and local levels.

With each ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States is permanently shaping federal employment law principles. Recent and looming Supreme Court rulings on issues ranging from class arbitration to Title VII's exhaustive requirements to sexual orientation discrimination stand to bring significant changes to the workplace. This session examines these and other key employment law decisions from the last few terms with more than just a summary of the holding. The facts of each case, the Court's rationale, the long-term implications and, most important, how the decision will affect the employer community are analyzed in an interesting and entertaining fashion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the most important labor and employment-related decisions from the highest U.S. court and what you need to do to protect your organization from legal liability.
  • Hear an analysis of how the different justices tend to "line up" on key business issues and what that tells us about the future.
  • Learn practical applications you need to implement in your workplace policies and procedures.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 7:30am to 8:45am

Joseph L. Beachboard

Joseph L.

Joseph L. Beachboard is a nationally recognized expert on employment law issues. He serves as managing director of Ogletree Deakins, an employment law specialty firm with more than 850 attorneys in 52 offices. In addition to representing management in a wide variety of employment and labor matters, Mr. Beachboard speaks regularly before HR and employer groups on cutting edge employment law topics. He is a member of SHRM and for the past two decades has been a presenter at this program and the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. Mr. Beachboard also has developed an expertise in providing informative and engaging training programs—and has worked with dozens of companies around the country, including the cast and crew of dozens of NBC television shows (such as The Office and The Tonight Show) and the contestants, judges, and crew of several competition shows (such as So You Think You Can Dance and Master Chef).


Bonnie Puckett

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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