The current Administration has made significant changes in the country’s employment laws, with more to come in the near future. From his appointments to his Administration, expected appointments to the Courts, to sweeping legislation and rule changes, these alternations will affect employers for years to come. In this session, we will discuss what the new Administration has done in the employment law arena in the first year, and what we can expect in the upcoming years. Following this session, attendees should be able to:
Michael J. DePonte is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager for the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is Board Certified in both Labor and Employment Law, as well as Civil Trial Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Of the approximately 90,000 attorneys that are licensed in the State of Texas, only 29 are Board Certified in both of these areas. Mr. DePonte has an extensive litigation and trial background having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts in Texas.
Mr. DePonte’s practice focuses on advice and counseling and the litigation of employment claims – including wage and hour issues, class and collective actions, and civil rights claims under state and federal law. Mr. DePonte has defended national and regional employers on a broad range of employment-related issues. He has represented employers before numerous federal and state agencies, and has handled trials and appeals in federal and state courts.
Mr. DePonte also provides his clients with general advice and counseling on a broad range of employment and labor issues, prepares and presents training seminars to clients, and has prepared materials for and presented lectures at multiple employment law seminars and human resources workshops. He has presented to organizations across Texas and New Mexico and in 2020 he was inducted to the HR Southwest Conference Speaker Hall of Fame.
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