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Employment Law Institute


Join the MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section for the newest presentation of Employment Law Institute on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 at 9 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia.

During this comprehensive full day program, experienced practitioners will present updates on Federal and Maryland case law, Maryland legislative developments, wage and hour law, the National Labor Relations Act, and the Maryland Public Employee Labor Relations Act. The Program will also include panels covering strategies for successfully mediating employment disputes, a Q&A with representatives from the EEOC and MD Commission on Civil Rights, a View from the Federal Bench (featuring the Honorable J. Mark Coulson), and more!

Scroll down for the detailed agenda!

6.0 hours of CLE credit will be offered by the surrounding MCLE states. If you’re unable to attend the live in-person event in January, the entire event will be recorded and available to you to view later. You can pre-purchase the OnDemand HERE.


The MSBA is committed to providing accessibility to its programs, events and services to all potential attendees. If you need accommodations for this event please email cle@msba.org


COVID Guidelines & Protocols

The MSBA is committed to holding a safe event for all participants, and is following all CDC, Federal, State, and Local regulations, as well as venue requirements.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, faculty or attendees that have tested positive for COVID within 5 days of their in-person presentation, are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID, including fever, cough, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath, should not attend the in-person event.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Employment Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
5485 Twin Knolls Rd
Columbia, MD 21045 US
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Event Information
Apr 16, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
5485 Twin Knolls Rd
Columbia, MD 21045 US
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

9:00 am
Program Agenda

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Welcome & Federal Employment Law Update

Chris Ryon, Esq., (Program Chair) Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A

Garrett Wozniak, Esq., Kollman & Saucier, P.A.

Teresa Teare , Esq. (Section Council Chair) Shawe Rosenthal LLP

9:30 am – 10:00 am 

Maryland Case Law Update

Teresa Teare, Esq. Shawe Rosenthal LLP


10:00 – 10:30 am 

Maryland Legislative Update

Joyce E. Smithey, Esq., Smithey Law Group 


10:30 am – 10:40 am Break


10:40 am – 11:10 am

Wage & Hour Overview and Update

David Rodwin, Esq., Public Justice Center


11:10 am – 11:40 pm

Supreme Court Update

Professor Nancy Modesitt, University of Baltimore School of Law 


11:40 pm – 12:20 pm 

National Labor Relations Act Update

Sean Marshall, Esq., Regional Director for Region 5, National Labor Relations Board.


12:20 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 


1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

A View from the Federal Bench

The Honorable J. Mark Coulson,  Magistrate Judge, District of Maryland 

Moderator, TBD


1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Break      

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Q&A with the EEOC and MCCR

Glendora C. Hughes, Esq., General Counsel, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

Randi K. Hyatt, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP –  Moderator


2:50 pm – 3:00 pm Break  

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm   

State Labor Law Developments

Judy Rivlin, Esq., Public Employee Labor Relations Board Member

Harriet E. Cooperman, Esq., Public Employee Labor Relations Board Member


3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Strategies for Successfully Mediating and Employment Case

Darryl G. McCallum, Esq., Shawe Rosenthal LLP

Andrew M. Dansicker, Esq., Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker

Jeffrey Trueman, JT Mediation – Moderator


4:30 p.m. Adjourn



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