Workshop 11 (Half Day)
EEO Update: Recent Developments in Employment Law
Keith M. Pyburn, Jr.
McCalla, Thompson, Pyburn, Hymowitz, & Shapiro, LLP
William W. Ruch
Psychological Services, Inc.
This Workshop will cover recent developments in national and state
equal employment opportunity law. It will differ from the EEO Update offered last year in
that the emphasis will be on the design of programs to ensure company compliance. The
Workshop will present what employers should do to prevent successful challenges to their
recruiting, selection, hiring, promotion, and other personnel practices and procedures.
The application of recent developments affecting affirmative action programs will be
discussed in terms of specific actions employers must take. New cases under the ADA will
be discussed including their application to personality and integrity testing.
Keith M. Pyburn, Jr. is Managing Partner of McCalla, Thompson,
Pyburn, Hymowitz, & Shapiro, LLP. Following his 1974 graduation from Tulane Law
School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, he clerked for Chief Justice John
Dixon of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Keith is a member of the Equal Employment
Opportunity Law Committee of the American Bar Associations Labor and Employment
Relations Law Section and is a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment
Lawyers. He recently chaired the Louisiana State Bar Associations Labor Law Section.
Keith regularly litigates employment discrimination and personnel selection issues in both
federal and state courts.
William W. Ruch is President of Psychological Services, Inc., a
consulting firm specializing in the development and validation of tests and other
assessment procedures, consulting in HR issues, and providing litigation assistance and
expert testimony in employment discrimination lawsuits. Bill has served as a consultant
and expert witness in dozens of cases in which technical issues concerning validation and
the analysis of employment statistics were litigated. A familiar Workshop leader at SIOP,
Bill also served on SIOPs Advisory Committee for drafting SIOPs Principles
for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures.
Coordinator: Nancy L. Rotchford, The Boeing Company
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