John Barber, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress Event

The Knowledge Group has announced today that John Barber, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Important Updates on Employment Law LIVE Webcast.”
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Nov. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John Barber, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Important Updates on Employment Law LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for January 15, 2013 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About John Barber

John Barber is Vice Chair of Lewis Brisbois's Employment, Labor and Workers' Compensation Department, and a resident of both the Los Angeles and Orange County Offices.  His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing and counseling employers in employment-related matters, including litigation, appeals, risk management, policy preparation, and training.  He routinely represents employers in State and Federal Courts, both in California and across the United States.  Mr. Barber also has extensive experience appearing before the California DFEH, DLSE, and EDD, as well as the United States EEOC, and Department of Labor.

Mr. Barber's practice has a particular emphasis, in addition to single-party discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination actions, on wage-and-hour class action litigation.  He has defended dozens of class actions, and has specifically defeated Motions for Class Certification.

Mr. Barber serves on the California State Bar's Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section (2008 - 2011), and is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar's Judicial Appointments Committee (2009 - 2012).  He also lectures and writes extensively, as reflected below.

About Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Founded in 1979, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a full service, national law firm with more than 800 attorneys and offices located in 11 states nationwide. Each of the firm’s offices includes partners, associates and a professional staff dedicated to meeting the challenge of providing the firm's clients with extraordinary service.

Lewis Brisbois offers a highly diversified practice, while remaining exceptionally strong in the litigation arena. Lewis Brisbois attorneys are actively engaged in the representation of clients in over 30 different practice areas. Each practice area is staffed with professionals that are intimately familiar with the industry they serve and sensitive to the unique needs of each of their clients.

The diversity of the Firm's client base is matched by the diversity of their attorneys. With 24 offices across the country, the attorneys of Lewis Brisbois reflect the communities in which they live. The firm culture has fostered adiverse group of professionals committed to promoting the interest of theirclients, community and legal profession.

In every practice area, the Firm is devoted to achieving their clients' objectives. The resources of a national firm coupled with a close relationship with the persons and entities they represent is a combination that ensures that the Firm meets the high standards that their clients demand and deserve. Every person at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith embraces the Firm's mission of assisting their clients in identifying their objectives and implementing strategies to achieve them.

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Event Synopsis:

Over the past few years, we have noticed a significant increase in legal entanglements related to Employment Law. Employers must keep abreast with these developments to mitigate the risk of potential problems and their associated costly litigation.

This webcast will provide fundamental information on the important updates on employment law including:

- Workplace Violence - Discrimination and Harassment

- Updates on Fair Labor Standards Act

- Developments in Wage and Hour Law

- Discussion on Leaves of Absences - Maternity, Sick, and Disability Leave

- Drafting Employment Releases and Arbitration Agreements

- And a lot more!

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.  For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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