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39th Annual NC/SC Labor & Employment Law Conference

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This advanced level program includes annual presentations and updates as well as hot topics in employment and labor law.

Highlights include:

  • Supreme Court Review
  • Fourth Circuit Update
  • Importance of investigations in employment litigation
  • Tips from the bench panel
  • False claims in employment dispute
  • Tips for arguing remote
  • Regulatory issues impacting employee agreements
  • PUMP Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • Annual NC and SC Update
  • Ethics and mental health awareness for employment law practitioners

The conference is hosted this year by the SC Bar.


  • 2023 Supreme Court Review and Update
  • Investigations 201 – The Importance of Investigations in Employment Litigation
  • Mental Health Awareness for the Employment Law Practitioner
  • Fourth Circuit Update
  • Panel: Tips from the Bench
  • The False Claims Act Case Lurking in Your Employment Dispute
  • Being an Effective Advocate Through a Webcam: Tips for Arguing Remote
  • Attorney Client Privilege in Employment Law
  • Pending Regulatory Issues Impacting Employee Agreements
  • New Legislation and Its Impact on the Workforce: Overview of the PUMP Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • North Carolina State and District Court Update

Monday–Tuesday, January 8–9, 2024 (Original Program Date: October 27–28, 2023)
Day 1: 8:55 AM–4:30 PM
Day 2: 8:55 AM–12:50 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • The Honorable L. Patrick Auld, U.S. District Court, Middle District of N.C.
  • The Honorable Molly Cherry, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of S.C.
  • The Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, U.S. District Court, Middle District of N.C.
  • The Honorable Stephanie P. McDonald, S.C. Court of Appeals, Charleston, SC
  • The Honorable Clifton Newman, S.C. Circuit Court
  • Samantha E. Albrecht, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel PA, Columbia, SC (Moderator)
  • Denise Smith Cline, Denise Smith Cline PLLC, Raleigh
  • R. Michael Elliot, Elliot Morgan Parsonage Law Firm, Charlotte
  • B. Shawana Gillians, Santee Cooper, Moncks Corner, SC
  • April Harris-Britt Ph.D., AHB Center for Behavioral Health & Wellness, Durham
  • D. Michael Henthorne, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Columbia, SC
  • Sean F. Herrmann, Herrmann & Murphy PLLC, Charlotte
  • Benjamin R. Holland, Ogletree Deakins, Charlotte
  • Christopher P. Kenney, Chris Kenney Law, Columbia, SC
  • Grant Burnette LeFever, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, Columbia, SC
  • Daniel C. Lyon, Elliot Morgan Parsonage Law Firm, Charlotte
  • Andrea L. McDonald, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Charleston, SC (Moderator)
  • Shannon R. Meares, Regional Attorney, NLRB
  • Shannon M. Polvi, Cromer Babb Porter & Hicks LLC, Columbia, SC
  • George A. Reeves III, Fisher & Phillips, Columbia, SC
  • Robin E. Shea, Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP, Winston-Salem
  • Paul E. Smith, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill
  • T. Cullen Stafford, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh (Moderator)
  • M. Todd Sullivan, Fitzgerald Hanna & Sullivan PLLC, Raleigh
  • Florence C. Thompson, Jackson Lewis PC, Charlotte
  • L. Diane Tindall, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, Raleigh
  • Joshua R. Van Kampen, Van Kampen Law PC, Charlotte

NCBA Labor & Employment Law Section and SC Bar-CLE

  • Samantha E. Albrecht, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel PA, Columbia, SC (Planner)
  • Jennifer L. Bills, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill (Planner)
  • L. Nicole Patino, Law Offices of L. Nicole Patino PLLC, Greensboro (Planner)
  • T. Cullen Stafford, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Chandra A. Stallworth, Richardson Plowden & Robinson PA, Columbia, SC (Planner)

North Carolina: 10.00 MCLE Hours

1.75 Ethics/Professional Responsibility


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.