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    March: Employment Law Update

    Date: March 8, 2019, 7:30am – 1:00pm
    Crowne Plaza
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    **Special Half Day Event**

    2019 Legal Update

    Renea Saade & Sean Halloran, Littler

    7:30 - Registration

    8:00 -  Employment Law Hot Topics: What’s Changed and what is sticking around

    9:30 – break

    9:45 – Social Media in the Workplace

    11:15 – lunch break

    12:00 – Marijuana, CBD and Opioids Impact on the Workplace



    Renea Saade: An attorney in private practice for more than 18 years, Renea Saade counsels employers on a broad range of employment issues including wage and hour compliance, accommodation and leave requests, enforcement and defense of noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements, workplace investigations, discipline and terminations.  Renea also assists clients in the development, revision and enforcement of employee handbooks, policies and contracts and provides onsite employment law training (including training required by the EEOC or a local human rights agency pursuant to a settlement or conciliation agreement) on issues including prevention of harassment and discrimination, hiring “dos and don’ts”, wage laws and best practices for performance reviews. She regularly represents companies in federal and state court proceedings, agency audits and investigations.  Renea recently joined the Anchorage office of Littler Mendelson as a shareholder.  Littler has more than 1,300 attorneys worldwide all focused on providing clients with employment and labor solutions.  She lives in Anchorage with her family and enjoys volunteering in her community as Chair of the YWCA Alaska Board of Directors and a Board Member of Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation.  Renea may be reached at 907-561-1214 or  Her full webbio is found at this link:

    Sean Halloran has been advising clients on a wide variety of employment law matters for two decades. His broad range of experience includes representing and counseling employers with respect to:

    • Employment discrimination and harassment
    • Wrongful termination
    • Workplace accommodation
    • Employee discharge, discipline, and employer investigations
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Occupational safety and health issues
    • Contract interference issues
    • Non-competition agreements
    • Employment contracts
    • Employee handbooks and the development and review of personnel policies

    With significant litigation experience at both the trial and appellate levels, Sean routinely appears on behalf of clients in both state and federal courts, as well as commercial arbitration tribunals. He regularly defends employers in administrative proceedings before the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, the Alaska Department of Labor, and other federal, state and local agencies.

    Sean regularly counsels employers in a variety of industries on employment related matters, including compliance with federal, state, and local statutes and regulations. He assists clients with compliance audits and with the drafting of personnel policies. He also provides training to employees and managers, and speaks on employment law matters to trade groups and human resources professionals. His clients span a broad range of business interests in every sector of Alaska's economy.

    Prior to joining Littler, Sean was a shareholder in an Alaska law firm, where his practice also focused on employment related issues. Before that, he served as a law clerk to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Board of Bar Overseers. He began his legal career after many years in education, where he primarily worked as a teacher and administrator in high school and university settings.