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Steven M. Gutierrez, Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Holland & Hart LLP to Speak at KC’s Labor Law Hot Topics: Wage & Hour Issues Explored Live Webcast


New York, NY, January 22, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Steven M. Gutierrez, Partner and Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Holland & Hart LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Labor Law Hot Topics: Wage & Hour Issues Explored LIVE Webcast”. This event is scheduled for January 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

For further details, please visit: http://knowledgecongress.org/event_2010_Wage_Hour.html

Event Synopsis:

2010 has seen a torrent of regulatory changes which have affected nearly all aspects of corporate life. What's more is that the Fed appears to be going beyond issuing new regulations and legislating by interpreting the existing regulations. One such area where this is apparent is in Labor Law. Recent Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement efforts have centered on new interpretations of the existing regulations vs. the new ones. Evidence of this can be seen in a recent Amicus brief filed by the DOL which said that pharmaceuticals companies misclassified some of their employees and owed them overtime retroactively. These types of interpretations and subsequent enforcement actions could have big ramifications for all companies.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of key Labor Law experts to discuss the impact of this important issue on your firm. Included in the discussion are:

1. Overview of the Department of Labor
2. Detailed discussion regarding Wage & Hour issues including Unpaid interns, “Off the clock” work, Blackberry work, Booting PC’s, Changing uniforms, Independent Contractors and Up to the minute regulatory updates
3. Overtime exemptions

About Steven M. Gutierrez

Mr. Gutierrez is the chair of Holland & Hart’s Labor and Employment practice group. His substantial litigation experience has focused on labor and employment and other tort litigation. He has tried numerous cases before judges and juries and on appeal in a variety of complex matters in his focused practice area. Additionally, he regularly consults diverse clients in pre-suit negotiations and resolutions, at hearings for and against emergency injunctive relief, at mediations and before other administrative bodies, including the NLRB, EEOC and Colorado Civil Right Division.

Mr. Gutierrez also advises and provides training to private employers regarding policies and practices relating to employment relationships, workplace violence prevention and other investigatory methods and practices. He has extensive experience addressing claims concerning wrongful termination, breach of express or implied employment contracts, violation of covenants not to compete, contracts for the protection of trade secrets, employment discrimination, wage matters (including FLSA collective actions), FMLA claims, defamation, torts and claims of retaliatory discharge.

About Holland & Hart LLP

Holland & Hart LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys in 15 offices across the Rocky Mountain Region and Washington DC.

For more information about Steven M. Gutierrez and Holland & Hart LLP please visit: www.hollandhart.com

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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