Phillips Lytle Labor and Employment Law Seminar – October 2023

Buffalo, NY | Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Rochester, NY | Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Space is limited for each seminar, so please register early.

October 10 or 11, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Buffalo or Rochester
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Please join Phillips Lytle attorneys for a half-day, complimentary seminar designed to address many of the legal issues facing employers this fall.


  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Seminar

Who Should Attend

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • In-House Counsel
  • Personnel Managers
  • Directors and Managers of Administrations
  • CEOs, COOs, CFOs


  • Artificial Intelligence at Work: Legal Pitfalls and Best Practices
    Presented by Amanda L. Lowe and James R. O’Connor
    Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) continue to transform the workplace. Employers need to be aware of less-than-obvious legal issues such as data privacy, algorithmic bias, IP concerns, and fairness in hiring and employment decisions made by AI systems. This presentation discusses these potential pitfalls and offers some best practices to help mitigate risks and support a productive and inclusive work environment.
  • Recruiting and Hiring the Right Way
    Presented by James R. Grasso
    This session will provide an overview of what human resource professionals need to know about background checks, drug testing, pay transparency, consideration of criminal history and employee independent contractor classification when recruiting and hiring.
  • Advancing Workplace Excellence Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Labor and Employment Law Perspective
    Presented by Linda T. Prestegaard and Samuel Borbor-Sawyer
    A legal framework for DEI programs is essential to advancing the workplace. In this session, we will discuss strategies for successful programs. Additionally, we will address potential implications of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding affirmative action.
  • Accommodations in the Workplace
    Presented by Kevin J. Mulvehill and Nicholas P. Fedorka
    Employers have a responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations under federal and New York State Law. This presentation will utilize case studies to discuss how to properly navigate this complex and ever-changing area of law.
  • Corporate Immigration 101: What You Need to Know for Immigration in the Workplace
    Presented by Zabrina V. Reich
    Learn best practices to incorporate immigration into your human resource hiring practices. This session will cover a variety of topics, including the importance of creating a corporate immigration policy, background on common nonimmigrant and immigrant employment visas, and how to maintain immigration compliance through a combination of training and a comprehensive immigration compliance policy.


Buffalo (Oct 10)
Phillips Lytle
One Canalside
125 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Rochester (Oct 11)
Genesee Valley Club
421 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607


Please contact Kathy Gibbons with any questions at or (716) 847-5469.

HRCI and SHRM Certifications

This program has been approved for 3.75 credit hours with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification, please visit the HRCI website at

This program has been approved for 3.75 Professional Development Credits (PDCs). Phillips Lytle is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM -SCP® recertification activities.

Learn more about our Labor and Employment and Immigration practices.