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ScottHulse to Host 9th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar March 2

January 9, 2017 The ninth annual ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar is set for Thursday, March 2, at the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Administrative Service Center. The theme for this year’s seminar is “Taking Care of Business: A Rock & Roll Guide to Employment Law.2017_l_e_news_blog_promo_332 The seminar, which is designed for business owners, executives, in-house legal counsel, human resource professionals, managers, and supervisors, will cover an array of legal and regulatory issues and day-to-day managerial challenges that affect businesses of all sizes. For the third consecutive year, ScottHulse is presenting the seminar in partnership with the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network at EPCC, which serves small businesses and persons interested in starting a business. “Employers face complex, rapidly changing laws and regulations related to employment, and the change of Administration in Washington is adding to the confusion and uncertainty,” said attorney Rosemary Marin, who heads the ScottHulse Labor & Employment practice group. “To reduce risk and protect a business or organization, it is imperative that executives and managers have a good understanding of current laws and take steps to ensure compliance. They also need to be aware of potential changes in federal rules and regulations under a new Administration as well as the implications of those changes.” In addition to an overview of the current legal and regulatory environment, topics will include compliance with the rules, regulations and documentation requirements of various government agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); employers’ rights and responsibilities under new open-carry handgun laws; preparation for employment related litigation; and a review of significant employment-related verdicts in federal, state and local courts. “Seminar attendees learn how to be proactive in preventing employment-related legal problems, which could result in costly litigation or settlements,” said Ms. Marin. “We will also cover things that organizations can do to be better prepared and win when they are forced to defend against wrongful claims.” Even small businesses with relatively few employees are now subject to a wide array of state and federal employment laws, according to Joe Ferguson, Director of the SBDC at EPCC. “Anyone who owns, operates, or manages a small business needs to understand how to manage employee matters properly and how to assure compliance with laws and regulations in order to avoid costly financial penalties,” said Ferguson. “We are partnering with ScottHulse because we believe this seminar can help small businesses avoid those problems which can have serious financial consequences and in some extreme instances cause a business to be shut down.” Seminar attendees can earn certification credits for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), continuing legal education (CLE), and continuing professional education (CPE). The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center at 9050 Viscount Blvd. The registration fee of $175 includes a seminar manual as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. For additional information or to register online, visit or call 915-533-2493.  
Rosemary M. Marin Chair, Labor & Employment 915.546.8297
Francisco Ortega Attorney / Shareholder 915.546.8245
James Feuille Associate Attorney 915.546.8223
John Collins Associate Attorney 915.546.8201
M. Blake Downey Associate Attorney 915.546.8237
Javier Macias Associate Attorney 915.546.8243
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