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Ethical Issues in Employment Law

Length: 2 hours 14 minutes

In the constantly evolving area of employment law, practitioners routinely face a number of ethical questions. This seminar will address some of the ethical issues that arise in employment litigation and internal investigations. During the seminar, a panel of experts will examine a number of issues, including common ethical pitfalls in employment litigation, as well as issues related to social media, the consideration of arrest and conviction records in hiring decisions, and whistleblower protection.

Program Co-chairs: Janelle L. Niles, Law Office of Janelle L. Niles & Benjamin Stockman, New York City Law Department

Faculty: Esta R. Bigler, Director, Labor & Employment Law Program, Cornell Industrial Labor Relations School; Steven D. Hurd, Proskauer Rose, LLP; Tracey Salmon-Smith, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.


6:00- 6:05    Introductions

6:05- 6:35     Introduction to Sources of Ethical rules
                         Cara E. Greene

6:35- 7:05    Ethics and Social Media
                        Steven D. Hurd

7:05- 7:15    Break

7:15 – 7:45    Ethics and Whistle-blower Litigation    
                          Tracey Salmon-Smith

7:45- 8:15    Ethics and Criminal Records in Employment Law
                        Monica Welby

8:15 – 8:30    Closing Remarks and Q & A

CLE credit: NY: 2.5 ethics. NJ: 2.5 professional responsibility.
CA & PA: 2.0 professional responsibility.

Original Recording Date: 10/17/2013

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Ethical Issues in Employment Law
  • Ethics of Employment Law PPT
  • Case Studies Handout
  • Affirmation Document