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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 Association’s 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 Association’s 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 SIOP’s Advisory Committee for drafting SIOP’s Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures.

Coordinator: Nancy L. Rotchford, The Boeing Company


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