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    Employment and Regulatory Considerations for Long-Term Care Center Operators and Owners

    6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. PT
    8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CT
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET

    Locke Lord LLP’s National Long-Term Care Section brings together attorneys from across the country to present a four-topic presentation designed to assist Locke Lord’s clients in identifying and understanding critical employment and regulatory issues that impact on the operation of Long-Term Care facilities every day. Our discussion will help employers and their counsel deal with: employee litigation and arbitration; union issues; class and individual wage and hour claims; and the most current regulatory concerns facing Long-Term Care facilities. Don’t miss this one-stop, comprehensive half-day presentation that will prepare providers for the employment and regulatory challenges of 2013 and beyond.

    Risk Management for Employee Claims: The Virtues of Arbitration Programs
    Richard I. Scharlat is a Partner in our New York office.
    Mr. Scharlat is the Chair of the firm’s national Long-Term Care Section of the Labor and Employment Group. Mr. Scharlat’s practice concentrates on labor and employment law with particular experience in the health care field and with skilled nursing facilities. Mr. Scharlat regularly handles complex commercial and employment-related disputes in Federal and State Courts with substantial experience defending against class action claims in New York, New Jersey and California, as well as matters before American Arbitration Association panels, FINRA, the New Jersey Department of Labor, and the New York Division of Human Rights.

    Union Organizing: How to Recognize; How to Respond
    Steven H. Adelman is a Partner in our Chicago office.
    Mr. Adelman regularly represents clients with issues relating to unions, including union avoidance, union representation (and decertification) elections, contract negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, unfair labor practice investigations and hearings, strikes, and secondary boycott charges and litigation. Mr. Adelman has also handled hundreds of discrimination-related charges filed with administrative agencies and dozens of lawsuits filed in the Federal Courts of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, California, Texas and New York. Mr. Adelman also has substantial experience in handling matters involving the FLSA, WARN and OSHA.

    Scrubs, Subs and Other Flubs: Navigating Wage Laws in the World of Skilled Nursing
    Nina Huerta is a Partner in our Los Angeles office.
    Ms. Huerta’s practice focuses on labor and employment matters and has represented employers in cases involving allegations of employment discrimination, family leave laws, restrictive covenants, wage and hour laws and unfair competition claims. Ms. Huerta has assisted clients with defending class actions, including wage and hour class actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California Labor Code. Ms. Huerta also provides preventative advice and counseling to employers on a number of issues, including handbook policies and wage and hour practices, and presents sexual harassment prevention seminars to several of the firm’s clients.

    Healthcare Regulatory Update: HIPAA, Fraud and Abuse, and More
    Jennifer L. Rangel is a Partner in our Austin office.
    Ms. Rangel focuses on regulatory, transactional, and administrative health law. She represents health care providers including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long term care providers in a variety of matters, including HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues and fraud and abuse cases related to the Anti-Kickback Act and Stark I/II issues. Ms. Rangel also counsels clients on federal and state certification, HIPAA, licensing, and enforcement actions before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and state agencies. In addition, she works on mergers and acquisitions of health care entities and has experience long term care facilities in regulatory and transactional matters.

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