Around the country laws are changing as they relate to gender, how gender is defined, marriage between same-sex couples, and how transgender individuals should be treated in the workplace. As more states recognize same-sex marriage, employers have to be prepared to ensure that their benefits programs align with the new laws. Transgender employees also must be treated with respect and dignity, which often means training the rest of the staff about the laws that protect these individuals. This session reviews the changing laws and their impact on the workplace, and outlines steps employers should take to avoid legal problems.
- Recent law changes
- How gender is defined
- Same-sex marriage
- Avoiding legal issues
Jack Stapleton is an associate in the firm's Atlanta office. He represents management in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies.Jack handles a wide range of employment-related issues including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour claims and collective actions. Jack’s practice also includes counseling and litigation in the area of trade secrets, non-competition agreements, and restricti... View Full Profile
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