Social Media - Everyday Legal Issues

12/06/2017 - 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Some of the greatest challenges today for in-house counsel involve counseling internal clients about what can and cannot be said and be done on social media. At this program, in-house counsel, outside counsel and public relations experts will discuss real life examples of how social media issues arise and are solved within their organizations. They will discuss issues such as corporate reputation, intellectual property rights, employee engagement, disclosures and policies on social media. The program will begin with a networking breakfast at 8:00 am with the panel discussion beginning promptly at 8:30 am ...
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Marijuana and the Massachusetts Workplace

11/29/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This panel will discuss the impact of these laws on the workplace, including issues relating to employers’ drug-free workplace and drug testing policies, employees’ rights to use marijuana medically or recreationally, and employers’ obligation to accommodate medical marijuana use under the SJC’s recent decision in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC. ...
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CLE - Employee Classification in the Modern Economy

10/16/2017 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
In this program, panelists from an array of federal and state enforcement agencies, and from class action and defense firms will explore a variety of different legal contexts in which misclassification arises, as well the underlying policy issues that may affect future legislation....
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Understanding the New Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

09/29/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join us for a discussion on the types of accommodations that employees may seek, how employers should respond to requests for accommodation, including obligations to engage in an interactive process, and what accommodations would likely constitute an undue hardship....
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Immigration Law as it Relates to Representing Health Care Providers: What is the Diagnosis?

09/26/2017 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
With a growing shortage of physicians and dentists in the USA, many small to large hospitals, clinics, and other health care organizations are relying on foreign trained healthcare providers to fill their employee ranks....
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Pro Bono Training: AGO Wage Theft Clinic

07/18/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Panelists will cover the basics of Massachusetts wage and hour laws, and introduce participants to the AGO’s newly launched Wage Theft Clinic. After this seminar, attendees will have a better understanding of wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, timely payment of wage, and related laws. After the training, participants will be eligible to provide free consultations at the monthly Clinic, and may be retained by workers for legal representation post-Clinic....
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CLE - The Nuts and Bolts of Complying with the New Pay Equity law: Pay Equity Audits, Salary History & Pay Transparency

06/19/2017 - 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Learn about best practices for complying with the new amendments to the Equal Pay law, including how to conduct a pay equity audit....
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Let's Talk About "Sex" - And LGBTQIA+ Rights - Under Title VII

06/14/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
How will the rights of LGBTQIA+ job applicants and employees likely change under federal employment law? ...
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9th Symposium on Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets: 190th General Court Bills, Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act “Preemption”?

06/13/2017 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the substance of and differences between the bills and the reasons and possible reconciliation, as well as the role of the proposed UTSA in view of the DTSA....
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Unfair v. Unlawful:  Representing Clients In Wrongful Termination Cases

05/12/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
The vast majority of all employment is what is known as “at-will.”  As a general rule, an at-will employee may be terminated at any time for any reason, or no reason at all.  There are, however, a breadth of statutory and common law exceptions to the at-will doctrine.  For lawyers new to the field of employment law, the ability to identify and evaluate the many potential claims and defenses in a wrongful termination case is an essential skillset.  This program will provide an overview of the exceptions to the at-will doctrine, with particular focus on the public policy exceptions recognized under common law. ...
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Employment Counterclaims: What They are, When to Bring Them and When Not To

04/10/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a discussion about the substance and strategy surrounding the use of counterclaims in employment litigation. ...
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The Basics of Employee Classifications

04/06/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will provide an overview of employee classification issues for emerging companies (i.e. employee vs. independent contractor, exempt vs. non-exempt)....
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CLE - Navigating The Federal Whistleblowing Statutes – Learn From The Experts

03/29/2017 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Learn from the experts on how to best navigate the federal whistleblower bounty programs and anti-retaliation provisions....
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Self-Help Discovery: Ethical Breach or Protected Right? The Lessons of Verdrager v. Mintz, Levin

02/22/2017 - 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Employment and Business Litigator Christine Netski of Sugarman Rogers and former BBO Chair George Berman of Peabody & Arnold will lead a discussion ofVerdrager v. Mintz, levin and how so many highly experienced lawyers could come to such diametrically opposed views of the same set of facts....
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Employee Handbooks 101: The Basics of Reviewing Employee Handbooks for Employers

01/18/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This brown bag panel will discuss reviewing employee handbooks for employers. The program will also discuss ways to review employee handbooks efficiently and effectively....
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Labor & Employment Law Under the Trump Administration

01/09/2017 - 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM
This program will explore the impact that the election of Donald Trump will have on labor and employment matters....
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