March 16, 2015
EL PASO, TX – More than 200 businesses and organizations participated in the March 4th ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar, setting an all-time attendance record for the annual event which the law firm, headquartered in El Paso, Texas, has hosted for seven consecutive years. The seminar, which is designed for business owners, executives, human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, and in-house legal counsel, was presented at El Paso Community College in partnership with the South-West Texas Small Business Development Center Network.
“Our firm recognizes employers are faced with an increased need for training related to complex and rapidly changing labor and employment laws and regulations,” said attorney Rosemary Marin, who heads the ScottHulse Labor & Employment practice group.”The record attendance at this year’s seminar confirms that area businesses want and need help to better understand and manage these critical issues.”
Seminar topics included the Affordable Care Act; audits and compliance with the rules and regulations of various government agencies, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Labor (DOL); and recent employment case law updates that affect every workplace. Recent legal requirements for employee handbooks, as well as the proper handling of layoffs and terminations, were also discussed.
“We presented this affordable annual seminar in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center as a service to our clients and members of the business community, including people interested in starting businesses.” said Marin. “The seminar provided local businesses and organizations with a firm understanding of the current employment laws, and offered a pro-active management game plan that helps to prevent employment-related legal problems, which could result in costly litigation, settlements, fines or other penalties.”
Seminar attendees earned certification credits for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), continuing legal education (CLE), and continuing professional education (CPE).
ScottHulse attorneys who spoke at the event were Rosemary Marin, Mitchell Moss, Henry Paoli, Casey Stevenson, Francisco Ortega, Andrea Cortinas, Priscilla Marquez, James Feuille, John Collins, Blake Downey, and Stephanie Moore.
Ms. Marin and her team defend employers of all sizes in employment litigation; administrative and regulatory issues; and labor union matters, and provide legal and practical advice on implementing proactive strategies that focus on prevention and risk management.
ScottHulse is a full-service law firm with offices in El Paso, San Antonio, and Las Cruces. ScottHulse attorneys have represented individuals and major participants in the commercial and industrial sectors of the El Paso, Juarez, and Las Cruces Borderplex since 1889. Today, ScottHulse attorneys are involved in client and community initiatives that are transforming the Borderplex into the most dynamic commercial center in the Southwest and the epicenter of U.S./Mexico trade.