Posted on Sep 11, 2017 |CLE Events

September 11, 2017

NAM panel member, Honorable Peter B. Skelos, will present a CLE seminar entitled Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace Under the ADA:  Recent Trends and Practical Tips When Dealing With Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets, to the Long Island Chapter of LERA (Labor and Employment Relations Association). The 60-minute seminar will be held at the Bonwit Inn, 1 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, Commack, NY 11725 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

The CLE presentation will address cutting edge issues relating to reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Topics to be discussed include: the criteria an employer should consider in determining whether a leave of absence or telecommuting are reasonable accommodations for an employee with a disability; restrictive covenants and the “legitimate interests” of employers that may be protected by them; trade secrets under New York law; current status of New York State legislation relating to non-compete agreements; and the use of mediation and arbitration to resolve these types of claims and best practice tips for advocates handling them.

Hon. Peter Skelos was named a National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide.  He was also voted a Top Ten Mediator by the 2016 New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey.  Judge Skelos is a former Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, 2nd Department.  He is well-versed in the law and is a highly regarded mediator and arbitrator for NAM.  Hon. Skelos hears a wide variety of case types including construction, commercial, professional liability, insurance coverage, matrimonial, medical malpractice and personal injury matters.

Judge Skelos is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the New York Metro area.
Click here  to view Hon. Peter B. Skelos' resume.

Click here to view The National Law Journal's 2017 ADR Champions.

Click here to view the 2016 New York Law Journal Survey.


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