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Aug 8 2016
Brian LaClair

Blitman & King Attorneys to Present at ABA’s 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago

Brian LaClair | Individual Employment | Union Labor

Blitman & King attorneys Brian J. LaClair and Bryan T. Arnault will be presenting separate programs at the ABA’s Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference.  The conference will be held from November 9-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Chicago. On November 10, Bryan Arnault will be a panelist for a conference program […]

Jul 25 2016
Brian LaClair

New Overtime Rules Will Help Many American Workers – *UPDATE*

Brian LaClair | Wage & Hour

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) will make a significant adjustment to the rules governing overtime exemptions for salaried workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) which will greatly benefit those workers. In March 2014, President Obama directed the DOL to make this change and, in the interim, the DOL […]

Feb 11 2015
Brian LaClair

Blitman & King Presents on Northwestern Football Case and Unionization of College Athletes

Brian LaClair | Union Governance

Brian J. LaClair, Esq., recently participated in a panel discussion on the unionization of college athletes in the context of the Northwestern football case pending before the NLRB.  During the presentation, Mr. LaClair discussed the factual circumstances that led the Northwestern football players to seek to organize and advocated in favor of allowing college athletes […]

Jun 4 2014
Brian LaClair

Blitman & King Presents on Americans with Disabilities Act as Part of American Bar Association Webinar Series

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Brian J. LaClair, Esq. recently presented to a national audience as part of the American Bar Association’s CLE webinar series.  The program, titled “Americans with Disabilities Act Essentials,” was presented live on April 30, 2014, and addressed various issues, including what entities are covered by ADA, the definition of “disability,” reasonable accommodation requirements, and prohibited […]

Jun 3 2014
Brian LaClair

2014 New York State Bar Association Seminar on Public Sector Labor & Employment Law

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Brian J. LaClair, Esq. will be presenting “FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) Compliance: Hot Issues” at the 2014 New York State Bar Association Seminar on Public Sector Labor & Employment Law on June 12, 2014 at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center in Syracuse, New York.

Jan 15 2014
Brian LaClair

Blitman & King Convinces New York Court to Dismiss Claim That Union Improperly Induced OSHA Inspections

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In a decision impacting safety-minded unions in New York, a New York Supreme Court Justice dismissed with prejudice a contractor’s claims against a local roofers union for “inducing” OSHA inspections which uncovered workplace safety violations.  Brian J. LaClair, a partner at Blitman & King, handled the case on behalf of the local union. To learn more […]