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Webinar: Litigating Whistleblower Retaliation Claims under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 

Co-sponsored by the Government Accountability Project
and the National Employment Lawyers Association

Self-paced, hour-long online lecture (viewable online beginning January 22) and Q&A teleconference on Thursday, January 29, from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) was signed into law providing an estimated 20 million workers in the consumer product industry with unprecedented whistleblower protection. GAP and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) played instrumental roles in the passage of the CPSIA whistleblower provision. This webinar will offer nuts-and-bolts training for employment attorneys in effectively litigating claims under the CPSIA whistleblower law.

The webinar is a two-part program: (1) an online lecture and (2) a live Q&A teleconference. The online lecture will be made available for viewing at attendees’ convenience one week prior to the live Q&A teleconference. The Q&A teleconference is Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST. 


Faculty will
:       

·                                 Provide an overview of the groundbreaking rights in the CPSIA whistleblower provision;

·                                 Examine the legislative history behind the CPSIA whistleblower provision and relevant case law under other Department of Labor administered whistleblower laws;

·                                 Dissect and interpret the CPSIA whistleblower provision for employment law practitioners;

·                                 Offer practice tips evaluating the merits of a case; navigating the Department of Labor administrative process; conducting discovery; removing cases to federal court; and settling claims;

·                                 Provide the arguments and tools to counter restrictive interpretations of the CPSIA whistleblower provision urged by defense counsel;

·                                 Explore media and congressional advocacy campaigns as a complement or alternative to litigation;

·                                 Answer questions posed by webinar attendees.


Faculty
:

Tom Devine is GAP’s Legal Director and an internationally recognized expert in whistleblower law. During his three decades at GAP, Tom has helped over 4,000 whistleblowers to make a difference. He has been a leader in the campaigns to pass or defend nearly all major national or international whistleblower laws, including the CPSIA provision. Tom has authored or co-authored numerous books, law review articles, and newspaper op-ed articles, and been a faculty member at NELA conferences.

Richard Condit is GAP’s Senior Counsel with 20 years experience litigating whistleblower, employment discrimination and environmental protection issues. Richard is a clinical faculty member at the DC School of Law and a NELA member.

Thad Guyer is a partner in T.M. Guyer and Ayers & Friends, PC, a private law firm which exclusively focuses on employee whistleblower litigation, often in partnership with GAP.  A frequent speaker and program faculty member for numerous institutions, including NELA, Thad has been counsel for plaintiffs in over 55 reported cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. 


Cost
:  NELA members $75, Non-NELA members $95

A reduced fee may be granted to attorneys who demonstrate a financial need.  


Registration
:

Click here to Register for the Webinar

A confirmation e-mail will be sent with a link to the online lecture and the Q&A teleconference dial-in number. 


CLE Accreditation
:

Application for accreditation of this course in New York, California, Virginia, and Indiana are currently pending. Application for accreditation of this course in Missouri has been approved for 1.8 hours of general CLE credit.

Please Note: Missouri attendees MUST watch the online lecture portion of the program one hour before the live Q&A teleconference on January 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. EST in order to receive CLE credit.


Questions
:

For more information on the webinar or the financial hardship policy please contact Sarah Goldmann , Government Accountability Project, (202) 408-0034 ext. 141 or sarahg@whistleblower.org


 


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