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Drafting Settlement Agreements in Employment Related-Litigation Live Online Webinar

On Demand Credits CLE, APA (CPP/FPC), CPE, HR Certification Institute, NASBA, AIPB, SHRM ( In Partnership With Lorman Business Center, LLC) Payroll Training

September 24 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Learn how best to draft settlement agreements in employment related litigation to ensure that both parties’ objectives are reached.

Employment-related litigation is not going away, and typically increases in times of high unemployment. Whether frivolous or meritorious, there is often a strong desire by both sides to settle matters. Sometimes coming to agreement is the easy part; memorializing the agreement is not. This material will walk through numerous issues involved in drafting settlement agreements in employment-related litigation, including sample language, pitfalls, legal considerations and proper tax treatment, with the object being to ensure that the written document meets the parties’ objectives in reaching a settlement.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to discuss how to draft issues and specific provisions.
  • You will be able to review taxation of settlements.
  • You will be able to define class actions and PAGA actions.
  • You will be able to describe strategic considerations and timing of settlements.

Agenda

Drafting Issues and Specific Provisions
  • The Use of Recitals
  • Understanding Claims and Allocating Damages
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions
  • Releases
  • Liquidated Damages for Breaches
  • Other Typical Clauses
Taxation of Settlements
  • Wages
  • Compensatory Damages
  • Penalties
  • Attorneys' Fees
Class Actions and PAGA Actions
  • The Pros and Cons of Qualified Settlement Funds
  • Court Approval
Other Issues
  • Strategic Considerations and Timing of Settlements
  • Bankruptcy

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for payroll professionals, human resource and benefit professionals, accountants, controllers, business managers, office managers, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs, finance directors, bookkeepers, and attorneys.


Your Instructor


William Hays Weissman
William Hays Weissman
  • Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of Littler Mendelson P.C., the nation’s largest labor and employment law firm dedicated to representing management, resident in its in Walnut Creek, California
  • National legal practice in employment and tax matters
  • A frequent speaker and writer on various employment an d tax issues, including a regular column in State Tax Notes, a weekly national publication on state tax issues, and articles in numerous publications including The New Republic, The CPA Journal, the Journal of Taxation of Investments, and the Employee Benefit Plan Review.
  • Recognized as a leading employment tax attorney and a past chair of Employment Taxes Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, District of Columbia School of Law; LL.M. degree in taxation, Golden Gate University School of Law; M.B.A. degree, University of California at Davis Graduate School of Management; B.A. degree, The George Washington University

Credits

  • AIPB 1.5
  • This program is acceptable for 1.5 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
  • CPP/FPC
  • Lorman Education Services is an approved provider through the American Payroll Association. This seminar is approved for 1.5 RCHs. PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit through the American Payroll Association for this program you MUST attend the program in its entirety and use the streaming option, as well as enable (and complete) the required progress checks.
  • AL CLE 1.5
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
  • AR CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
  • CA MCLE 1.5
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
  • CT CLE 1.5
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
  • HI CLE 1.5
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
  • IL CLE 1.5
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
  • ME CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
  • NH MCLE 1.5
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
  • NJ CLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
  • NV CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
  • PA CLE 1.5
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
  • RI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • VT CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • WA CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
  • WI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
  • WV MCLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
  • National Registry of CPE SponsorsCPE 1.8 including Business Law 1.8
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Business Law for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of processing payroll. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a registered provider for CPA CPE through the State Education Department of New York, Sponsor number: 000640. The following course will carry the subject area of Advisory Services for 1.5 hours.

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