The Labor and Employment Law Section’s biennial conference returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 21 – 22, 2019! During this one and a half-day conference, leaders in labor and employment matters will address compelling and timely topics of interest to practitioners. In addition to ample networking opportunities, this conference will provide educational insight on current hot topics in the field. Enjoy early bird rates by registering on or before January 11, 2019 at

The Labor and Employment Law Conference is an ideal opportunity to get a handle on emerging trends in employment law. Renown speakers from around the world shall examine recent developments and cutting-edge issues in employment law.  Topics to be discussed include common ethical pitfalls for employment lawyers; legal issues arising both in the hiring process and dismissal of an employee; and strategies for negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements.

Corie J. Anderson, (Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A.) and Katherine González-Valentín (Ferraiuoli, LLC) will present an informative panel on “Employment Contracts – Best Practices and Common Mistakes.” This presentation with experienced counsel will provide an insider’s perspective on the drafting process, crafting effective agreements, negotiating key terms, and identifying  best practices for addressing client concerns. Panelists may also discuss tips for including essential provisions such as terms of employment, termination provisions, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, other restrictive covenants, tax issues, confidentiality agreements, and bonus agreements and commission terms.

Each panel at the Labor and Employment Law Conference will offer thought leadership and expert analysis on employment contracts and proven strategies for trial success. Learn how to best use employment contracts and non-compete agreements as powerful business tools in today’s competitive market. Examine how employment contracts and non-compete agreements can further your business and legal goals.

Jim Hammerschmidt (The Law Firm of Paley Rothman) and Samantha D. Holmes (EDGE Litigation Consulting LLC) will present a panel on “Persuasive Strategies for Trial.” Attendees will learn from these experts in the field of jury psychology and contract disputes. This panel will help you understand and identify the strengths, vulnerabilities, risks, and opportunities of your employment law cases. Learn how to prepare witnesses and develop strategies to make them confident and persuasive communicators at deposition and trial.

Attendees will gain insight with regard to representing and counseling clients on employment law issues and handling claims arising under Title VII, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, and Wage and Hour Law statutes, including class actions. Explore litigation strategies for a wide range of employment issues, such as breach of contract, wrongful termination, trade secret claims, and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

The one and a half-day Labor and Employment Law Conference will assist lawyers in developing and implementing employment policies and practices, drafting employee manuals, and preparing employment agreements.  Join the FBA in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 21 – 22, 2019 for a detailed and thoughtful Labor and Employment Law Conference! Sign up today at

Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.