Leech Tishman’s lawyers are frequently solicited to speak on a wide range of legal matters by various businesses, associations, academic institutions and community and continuing legal education organizations.

 

 

September Events

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Buccaneers Tailgate Party 

September 24, 2018

October Events

PELRAC’S 9th Annual Training Conference

October 10, 2018

I missed what??? The Ongoing Saga of ADA Challenges and Claims

October 25, 2018

 

 

September

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tailgate Party 

When:
Monday, September 24, 2018
6:30pm
Organization:

Leech Tishman

Where:

Raymond James Stadium (Tailgate Area to be specified)
4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607

Description

Leech’s Tishman’s Lakewood Ranch office will be hosting a tailgate party before the upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game.

For more information or to register, please click here.

 

 

Workplace Romance and Harassment Policies

When:
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Organization:

Lorman Education

Where:

Live Webinar

Description

In this Lorman Education Webinar, Leech Tishman Employment Practice Group Chair Sally Griffith Cimini will be presenting on office romances and workplace harassment policies and considerations.

About this Program
Love in the office air? Learn how to protect your employees and company from workplace harassment. When two people meet and love blooms it can be the basis for a good romance novel, but maybe not so much in the employment context, particularly when workplace romances sour. Workplace romances pose many challenges for employers. Can a consensual sexual relationship between co-workers form the basis of a sexual harassment claim? What if one of the parties is a manager? Can your company enact a no dating policy? Should an employer act on a rumor of a workplace romance? What is a love contract? This topic will answer these questions and address the key issues every employer needs to understand about workplace harassment and how to respond appropriately to these situations. Finally, the material will address workplace policies and investigation procedures aimed at avoiding liability.

Agenda

  • What Conduct Constitutes Unlawful Workplace Harassment?
  • What Is the Legal Standard for Liability?
    • Co-Worker Harassment ?
    • Supervisor Harassment?
    • When is an Employee Considered to be a Supervisor?
    • What is a Tangible Employment Action?
  • Essential Elements of Workplace Harassment Policies and Training
  • Other Related Policies
    • Love Contracts
    • No Dating/No Fraternization Policies
  • Investigating Workplace Harassment Claims
    • When and How to Respond
    • Elements of a Thorough Investigation
    • Appropriate Corrective Action

For more information or to register, please click here.

 

 

Supporting International Students in the Job Search

When:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Organization:

PennACE

Where:

Live Webinar

Description

In this PennACE Webinar, Leech Tishman Employment Practice Group Chair Sally Griffith Cimini and Immigration attorney Sharon Barney will be presenting on supporting international students in the job search, including internships and other employment issues..

For more information or to register, please click here.

About PennAce
The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (“PennACE”) is a collaborative organization of career development and recruitment professionals that provides professional growth and networking opportunities designed to enhance career development practices for Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates. PennACE is a non-profit service organization established in 2002 as a result of a merger of two long standing and successful Pennsylvania organizations dedicated to support and advocacy for experiential education, career development and employment in Pennsylvania. With the development of this new organization comes many opportunities for additional growth and learning through our larger, more diverse membership that represents more than 80 different colleges, universities and employers throughout the commonwealth.

 

October

PELRAC’S 9th Annual Training Conference

When:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Session 1: 10:15am – 11:45am
Session 2: 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Organization:

Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC)

Where:

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Anaheim Resort
2085 S Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

Description

Leech Tishman’s West Coast Business & Employment Client Relations Partner Philip A. Toomey will be presenting on Grievance & Arbitration, as well as Marijuana in the Workplace at PELRAC’S 9th Annual Training Conference. The Training conference will be held from October 10-12 in Anaheim, California.

In session 1, from 10:15am – 11:45am, Phil will be presenting, “Five Essential Matters for Any Grievance or Arbitration.” Attendees will obtain an understanding of what is properly “grievable,” how to select a hearing officer, who has the burden of proof, what to prepare for hearing, and how to present.

In session 2, from 1:30pm – 2:45pm, Phil will present, “Marijuana in the Workplace- Medicinal Accommodation, Pernicious Behavior, or Active Misconduct? You Decide.” The presentation will cover marijuana laws in the U.S. Many voters and legislatures (and some municipalities, as well) have adopted laws that purport to “legalize” the use, possession, cultivation and sale of marijuana. This presentation will provide a general overview of the state of the law when concerning marijuana, and the impact of the confused nature of federal versus state law. The presentation will also cover drug-free workplace policies, permissible drug testing, reasonable accommodation for disability, and privacy issues impacting public employees in the workplace.

To learn more or to register, please click here.

About PELRAC
The Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (“PELRAC”) is California’s only chapter affiliated with the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National “PELRA”). PELRAC was formed by a core group of California employee relations professionals with nearly 200 years of combined experience to create and organize a vision for our colleagues and for the future leaders in the organizations.

PELRAC’S 9th Annual Training Conference will be held from October 10-12 in Anaheim, California. Click here to learn more about the Annual Training Conference.

 

I missed what??? The Ongoing Saga of ADA Challenges and Claims

When:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Organization:

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Where:

JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

Description

On October 25, 2018, Leech Tishman Real Estate and ADA Partner Alisa N. Carr will be presenting on trends in litigation related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as part of the four-day U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, which will be held in Orlando, FL from October 24-27, 2018.

Alisa will discuss trends in ADA litigation, including what constitutes “a place of public accommodation” outside of the typical brick and mortar business location. The seminar’s panel will provide an update regarding recent court decisions and legislative developments and initiatives, and will explore various strategies for navigating the ADA to resolve disputes from the perspective of both the landlord and the tenant.

To learn more or to register, please click here.

About The U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

The U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference provides retail real estate legal professionals the opportunity to gain industry-specific knowledge and insight from leading authorities, network with 1,300+ industry peers, and earn general and ethics CLE credits. This high-energy conference offers over 70 sessions presented in four different formats with interaction strongly encouraged between panelists and attendees. This year’s Conference will be held on October 24 – 27, 2018, in Orlando, FL.