Conn Maciel Carey is a boutique law firm focused on Labor & Employment, Workplace Safety, and Litigation. The clients we serve — from multi-national organizations to individuals — seek us out for strategic guidance ranging from day-to-day employment counseling to managing government regulatory investigations to leading complex litigation. What sets us apart is our special emphasis on workplace challenges, our creativity in crafting positive solutions, and our passion for serving our clients' interests.

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Upcoming Webinars:

Conducting Background Checks: Federal, State, and Local Law Considerations

Presented by Andrew J. Sommer, Daniel C. Deacon and Ashley D. Mitchell on Oct. 13th at 1pm ET / 10am PT regarding:


There are an array of federal, state, and local laws that employers must consider when implementing background checks. Notably, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) imposes strict disclosure and authorization requirements that employers must follow prior to obtaining any consumer report on an applicant or employee, including background checks. Additionally, several state and local laws impose restrictions on an employer’s ability to conduct background checks, including when employers can ask applicants about their criminal history and what type of convictions may be considered in making employment-related decisions. 

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • The disclosure and authorization requirements under the FCRA

  • Tips to comply with the FCRA when taking an adverse employment action

  • State and federal law considerations in implementing background checks, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; and

  • State and Local Ban the Box laws prohibiting inquiries into criminal history until later in the application process

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Election Special - What to Expect from OSHA After the Upcoming Presidential Election Under Either Outcome

Presented by Kate McMahon, Amanda Strainis-Walker and Micah Smith on Oct. 22nd at 1pm ET regarding:


Next month, we will once again have the opportunity to cast a ballot to elect the President of the United States. The election will result in either a second term for President Trump or a new Democratic Administration. As always, we expect the platforms and proposed polices of the candidates to be quite divergent, so we will offer some projections about how the government’s actions on workplace safety would differ under each candidate. In particular, we will discuss how the OSHA enforcement and rulemaking landscape is likely to change in a second Trump term and what to expect in those areas from a President from the Democratic Party. This webinar will discuss the public positions taken by both candidates about safety and health enforcement and rulemaking, and the likely impacts depending on which candidate takes control of the Executive Branch in 2021, as well as which party takes control of the House and Senate.


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Federal Wage & Hour Update

Presented by Kara M. Maciel and Jordan B. Schwartz on Nov. 11th at 1pm ET regarding:


Wage and hour law continues to evolve as we head into 2020. Most prominently, the new overtime rule will finally become effective, make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We will discuss this final rule, which is the first update since 2004, and how it revises the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, and allows employers to count a portion of certain bonuses (and commissions) towards meeting the salary level.

We will also discuss how, in 2020, employers will have more clarity and flexibility about which perks they can include in workers’ “regular rate” of pay, which is used to calculate overtime premiums under the FLSA based on another new rule announced by the U.S. Department of Labor.

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Specific strategies to deal with unexpected challenges stemming from the new overtime rule

  • Proactive measures to stave off potential misclassification claims

  • The proper way to factor supplemental compensation into an employee’s overtime rate

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