Event Recap: Knowledge Uncorked – Morningstar Law Group’s Annual CLE

May 10, 2019

On Friday, April 26, 2019, Morningstar Law Group was pleased to host its annual CLE program, this year combining the event with a networking wine tasting at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.

The afternoon featured presentations that delved into legal issues surrounding a number of current hot topics in business.

Issue-Spotting on Background Checks
Amie Carmack, Partner, Morningstar Law Group
Eric R. Hunt, Associate, Morningstar Law Group
This session addressed current issues related to contracting with third parties to perform background and other checks on prospective employees and contractors.

Real Estate & Land Use Issues
Amanda Mann, Partner, Morningstar Law Group
This session addressed current issues facing cities in the era of emerging technologies and shifting demographics.

Opportunity Zones
Molly Stuart, Counsel, Morningstar Law Group
This session addressed the Opportunity Zones created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including legal issues relating to real estate and business investments in the designated zones, and updates related to the draft regulations as well as the potential benefits and legal risks of Opportunity Zone investment.

Arbitration Issues and “Forced” Arbitration Between Employees and Employers
Amie Carmack, Partner, Morningstar Law Group
Harrison (“Hank”) Gates, Associate, Morningstar Law Group
This session addressed legal issues relating to clauses in employment contracts mandating arbitration of disputes between the employer and the employee, as well as other arbitration issues, generally.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):  How to Prepare for Its Impending Implementation
Guest Speaker: Orla O’Hannaidh, Data Privacy and Security Attorney, Red Hat, Inc.
This session addressed the new California law called the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, and what businesses, including lawyers, need to know about its application and how to comply with it, including the need for appropriate cybersecurity.

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