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Greenberg Traurig’s James Nelson to Speak at the National Business Institute’s Seminar

SACRAMENTO – May 8, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s James M. Nelson will speak at the National Business Institute’s “Troubleshooting HR Legal Nightmares” seminar in Pasadena, May 17. He will lead two sessions that focus on specific HR legal issues, including: “Failure to Comply with Affordable Care Act Requirements” at 1:15 p.m. and “Wellness Programs That Invite Legal Liabilities” at 2 p.m.

Throughout each session, Nelson will give insight on compliance and how employers can address these workplace concerns. First, he will tackle Affordable Care Act premiums and employee cost sharing. He will then pivot to wellness programs and the many conflicts that can arise with discrimination, financial incentives, biometric testing, and how companies can ensure that the programs are truly voluntary.

The seminar will give HR professionals the most up-to-date knowledge of employee classification regulations and medical leave laws. Experienced attorneys will be highlighting the expensive legal mistakes other employers have made so attendees can proactively smooth out any small employment law issues at their own organizations before they escalate into nightmares. The full agenda can be seen here:

Nelson is Co-Chair of the firm’s National Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA Litigation team, as well as chair of the Sacramento office’s Labor & Employment Practice. He represents employers in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues. Nelson serves on the Board of Governors for the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is also a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Additionally, he belongs to the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California and Arizona State Bar Association. Nelson earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (1981) and his B.A. from the University of Arizona (1979).

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.