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This training program will discuss general provisions and red flags in settlement agreements that cause employee settlement issues. It will also discuss laws and standards that impact settlement agreements, including FLSA, EEOC, ADEA, right-to-know laws, NLRB, and more.
Chances are almost 100% that you as an employer, at some point, will need to settle a case with an employee. Whether the settlement comes because the employee threatens to sue, or because the employer is seeking to resolve a potential problem, the result is the same. Settlements are fantastic tools for resolving employee disputes: they are generally quick, quiet and absolute.
But settlement agreements offer a myriad of problems as well as solutions. Issues arising in EEOC violations, confidentiality hurdles, tax consequences, Fair Labor Standards Act issues, ADEA breaches, right-to-know laws, and numerous other concerns can plague an unsuspecting employer. Done incorrectly, you can end up with a worse headache than if you had litigated the case. This program will trace the issues that can arise with these contracts, and give attendees a toolbox to identify and fix red flags before they become a problem.
Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq., is a partner with The Kamber Law Group, P.C., a next-generation law firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With fifteen years of experience, Deirdre focuses her practice on labor and employment law, social media and technology law, HIPAA, and business law. Specific areas of her employment law practice include discrimination, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, business contracts, unemployment compensation, LGBT issues, labor disputes, FMLA, military leave, social media litigation, information privacy and technology, agency compliance, and medical record privacy.
Her clients include companies, non-profits, governmental entities, and individuals. Her work includes consultative and legal services, from outsourced HR and social media services to hearings, litigation, and appellate work. She also regularly provides training and education for companies and individuals. She is licensed to practice in New York, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and she also has been admitted as an expert witness in social media and networking.
Deirdre is the recipient of a number of awards and recognitions: she was selected as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” by the Pennsylvania Business Journal, she received the Ethics Award from the New York State Bar Association, she received a grant from the Public Justice Foundation for her pro bono work on HIV/AIDS, and she was recently nominated as one of the top twenty-five women of influence in the Lehigh Valley.
Aside from the practice of law, she serves as the President and Diversity Chair for Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Lehigh Valley. She currently teaches as an adjunct professor at DeSales University in the MBA Program in both the HR and Healthcare Concentrations. She has earned her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law, a distinguished master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Limerick, in Limerick, Ireland, and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.