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Boneheaded or Brilliant ? Strategies For Opening Negotiations In Employment Mediation – September 9, 2015 @ 8:00AM

Is it true that there has been Demand Inflation over the years, leading to a corresponding Offer Deflation, and ultimately resulting in frustration and early negotiation stagnation? Why does the plaintiff always go first with the numbers, and is there a strategic reason why defendants might want to start the negotiations? How do def ...

SOLD OUT – Valuation of Discrimination/Retaliation Cases in Mediation: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives – June 30, 2015 @ 7:30AM

As you gear up for mediating your client's discrimination/retaliation dispute, preparing your client, the mediator, and the other side is critical to achieving a successful outcome for your client. Using a hypothetical fact-pattern, this program will provide an in-depth analysis on how to value your discrimination/retaliation case, and how to manag ...

Mediating Leave Cases – April 28, 2015 @ 7:30AM

Many termination, failure to promote and failure to accommodate cases are fraught with disagreements and lack of effective communication. This is especially true when employees claim protected leaves, such as disability, pregnancy, family, and mandatory sick leave. The speakers will discuss the types and amount of discovery needed to properly val ...

How to Get Your Class Action Settlement Approved – February 25, 2015 @ 7:30AM

You?ve worked hard on a class action, spent countless hours and just as much money to position it for settlement, and finally a full settlement agreement is reached. Just as your clients are anxiously awaiting relief, the judge denies the settlement and sends everyone back to the drawing board.

Before this happens to you, know you?re not alo ...