Annual Seminar: Hot Topics In Labor And Employment Law

May 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - The Andover Inn: 4 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA 01810

Registration, Breakfast and Networking (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)

Annual Labor And Employment Update: Overview Of Significant Legal Decisions And Legislative Changes (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

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This presentation first takes a look back at the most significant developments of the past year for HR professionals and employers, analyzing developments in the law, the implementation of new policies, and how employers have responded to an eventful year. We will then look ahead to 2017 and beyond to preview some expected changes and make some predictions, including how the election results might impact issues, such as immigration-related hiring practices, the role of the NLRB, minimum wage reform and parental leave.

Topics will include, among others:

  • Developments in federal anti-discrimination litigation and enforcement priorities, including an analysis of recent EEOC guidance concerning retaliation and national origin discrimination
  • Wage and Hour issues including state and local minimum wage increases and the status of the FLSA final overtime rule
  • New OSHA and EEOC reporting guidelines
  • Developments related to the Massachusetts Pay Equity Law
  • Proposed reforms to Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements
  • Implications of the recent legalization of medical and recreational marijuana
  • The recently adopted “Bathroom Bill,” and what it means for employers

Question And Answer Period  (11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

The conclusion of this seminar features a question-and-answer session, during which attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding any labor and employment law topic.

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