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2019 Labor & Employment Roundup


This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


State legislatures are implementing new labor and employment initiatives focusing on today’s issues ranging from the #MeToo movement to the gig economy. Corporations should understand what to expect under these new regulations and ensure they are in compliance. Hear from leading labor and employment counsel to understand current state-level trends in labor and employment, the causes of action that should most concern businesses today, and an outlook of what is likely to come in the second half of 2019.

Educational Objectives:

• Trends in state-level labor and employment issues and initiatives 
• The impact of state-level legislative and regulatory activity on business 
• Upcoming issues in state labor and employment regulations

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

General counsel and law firm practitioners working on labor and employment matters. 


Dori Goldstein
  • Legal Analyst
  • Bloomberg Law

Dori Goldstein is a Legal Analyst on focusing on labor and employment compliance issues. Dori has spent more than 10 years analyzing a broad range of federal, state, and local employment topics, including EEO, wage and hour, leave, and benefits. Dori is an attorney with a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.

James A. Paretti, Jr.
  • Shareholder
  • Littler Mendelson

James A. Paretti, Jr. is an experienced management-side employment and labor relations attorney with in-depth political and policy knowledge of labor, pension, healthcare and employment law, regulations and legislation. Jim is well versed in all aspects of legislative and political processes with demonstrated knowledge in the substance of federal labor and employment policy. He has over two decades of experience working with federal legislators and policymakers, including former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Chairmen of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and senior level administration officials.

Prior to joining Littler, Jim was chief of staff and senior counsel to the acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He provided legal and political counsel with respect to all aspects of agency business, administered and managed the Office of the Chair where he was responsible for over 2,200 employees and a 375 million dollar annual budget, and served as primary liaison to regulated stakeholders and Capitol Hill.

His extensive experience includes developing policy and providing legal counsel on the Committee on Education and Labor in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as coordinating external communications and media relations for a senior member of Congress. Jim represented corporate and nonprofit clients in employment litigation in federal and state court, before administrative agencies and in private arbitration while with two Boston firms. 

Ron Peppe
  • EVP for EH&S, Legal and Human Resources
  • Canam Steel Corporation

Ron Peppe is EVP for EH&S, Legal and Human Resources for Canam Steel Corporation, and oversees legal, human resources, environmental, health & safety, and risk management issues for the company. Canam is the US subsidiary of Canam Group, which is the largest steel fabricator in North America. Ron previously served as VP Law and Technology for the Association of Corporate Counsel, and Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Prudential Home Mortgage. Ron is the co-chair of the ERISA subcommittee of the ACC Employment and Labor Law Committee and previously served as co-chair of the ACC Environment and Sustainability Committee. Ron has served as a member of the City Council and as Chairman of the School Board of Falls Church, Virginia and was President of the Board of Education of Frederick County, Maryland.


Continuing Education

1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
A basic understanding of labor & employment issues.
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