Rod Biermann, Esq., Practice Group Head of Dorf & Nelson’s Employment Law Group, was invited to be a lecturer at the New York City Bar’s annual Employment Law Institute CLE program, which was held on March 11, 2016. Mr. Biermann shared his employment law expertise with a crowd of over 100 attendees, primarily consisting of in-house counsel, employment lawyers, and HR professionals. Mr. Biermann lectured on the topic of legal issues arising from employee terminations, including: eight significant employer termination mistakes; what constitutes a legal hostile work environment; preventing discrimination when an employer reduces its work force; and termination meeting best practices. The presentation placed an emphasis on educating employers about the legal pitfalls that can arise during the termination process and how best to avoid litigation when terminating an employee. The presentation was well received and Mr. Biermann spoke to many attendees after the presentation answering their specific employment questions and discussing their employment court cases. Mr. Biermann’s next speaking engagement will be in Westchester County where he will be presenting to the HR Council of the Business Council of Westchester in May 2016.