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Employment Law for Lawyers

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If you are a sole practitioner or a partner in a small firm, you are likely well-versed in your core substantive practice areas. But how much do you know about the laws and regulations governing you and your clients as employers?

Adding new lawyers, paralegals and support staff can become a time-consuming and costly learning experience if you're not familiar with the legal and administrative issues that come with personnel management. No matter your area of practice, ask yourself if you can confidently agree with all of the following statements about your firm:

  • All of the employees to whom we pay a salary are genuinely "exempt" from overtime under both state law and the federal Department of Labor's new overtime regulations.
  • We understand the pros, cons and risks of obtaining workers through temporary agencies and employee leasing services, and have contractual language in place to protect us.
  • The people who conduct interviews at our firm never ask illegal questions.
  • We have a personnel manual that includes all "must have" policies, including a sexual harassment policy that complies with Massachusetts law.
  • Our practices with respect to vacation, sick days and other benefits are fair, consistent and in accordance with applicable law.
  • We know exactly how to effectively and lawfully deal with chronic absenteeism and leaves of absence.
  • We always use progressive discipline, and can handle any termination while minimizing the risk of being sued.
  • When business slows down, we know how to conduct a layoff, reduce hours or enact other cost-saving measures without risk of liability.

Join us for this highly practical and interactive seminar, and listen to experienced employment law practitioners from different perspectives discuss common employment law issues faced by law practices.

Faculty:

David E. Belfort, Esq., program co-chair
Bennett & Belfort, PC, Cambridge

Catherine E. Reuben, Esq., program co-chair
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

Seminar with On Demand On Demand
Date:Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111
CODE: LEA14
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