CLE Programs

35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference

Join us on Thursday, April 24, 2014 for the 35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston!

We have an exciting afternoon planned, including a keynote address by the Hon. Nancy Gertner (ret.).

Lunch and registration start at noon

Conference highlights include:

Employment and Labor Law Survey
A panel of experts will provide a comprehensive survey of developments in the fields of labor and employment law over the past year, including:
• The high costs of retaliation,
• Associational disability discrimination and ch. 151B (Flagg v. Ali Med, Inc.),
• Independent contractor/misclassification issues,
• Developments in labor law regarding employer work rules and social media policies,
• Evolving areas of public sector collective bargaining, including cell phone and GPS use policies, and
• Review of 2013-2014 decisions from the courts, DLR and NLRB.

Health Law for Employment Lawyers
Learn about employer and worker obligations under the Affordable Care Act.  This presentation will cover:
• Individual mandate,
• Pay or play requirements for employers,
• Affordability,
• Notice and reporting,
• Taxes and fees,
• Health insurance marketplaces, and
• Alignment of Massachusetts' health reform law and the ACA.

Practical Skills: Drafting and Negotiating Settlement and Severance Agreements
Our knowledgeable presenters will address important considerations when dealing with settlement and severance agreements.  Topics will include:
• Negotiation strategies, including demand letter versus filing suit,
• Nature of payments (wages, emotion distress, attorney's fees) and tax treatment of payments,
• Other benefits, including non-monetary terms,
• Release terms and revocation of release,
• Confidentiality, non-disparagement, liquidated damages, no-rehire provision, and cooperation with government entities.

Faculty:

Hon. Nancy Gertner (ret.)
Keynote Speaker

Galen Gilbert, Esq., conference co-chair
Gilbert & O'Bryan PC, Boston

Angela L. Rapko, Esq., conference co-chair
Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP, Boston

Meghan H. Slack, Esq., conference co-chair
Law Office of Meghan Slack, Arlington

Todd J. Bennett, Esq.
Bennett & Belfort, PC, Cambridge

Jeffrey A. Dretler, Esq.
Fisher & Phillips, LLP, Boston

Andrew L. Eisenberg, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Boston

Brian P. Fox, Esq.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, Quincy

Audrey Gasteier, Director of Employer Policy
Massachusetts Health Connector

Nathan L. Kaitz, Esq.
Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston

Denise I. Murphy, Esq.
Rubin & Rudman LLP, Boston

Beth Myers, Esq.
Rodgers Powers & Schwartz LLP, Boston

Leigh A. Panettiere, Esq.
Sandulli Grace PC, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section

Health Law Section

Law Practice Management Section

Young Lawyers Division

Conference
Date:Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time:1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:University of Massachusetts Club
Function Room
225 Franklin St
33rd Floor
Boston, MA, 02110
CODE: LEB14
Registration
MBA Law Student$0.00
MBA Paralegal$75.00
MBA New Admittee$75.00
MBA Member$100.00
Non-Member$150.00

Online registration for this event has closed.
For more information, please e-mail Member Services or call 617-338-0530.

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