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Thursday, Jun. 4, 2009
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Photograph by Andrew Gorman
Survey of Employment Law Developments panel at the 30th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference. From left to right: Christina L. Montgomery; Anne L. Josephson; Nina Kimball; Shannon Liss-Riordan; D. M. Moschos (Missing from photo is Lori A. Jodoin and Peter J. Moser).

Labor & Employment hosts successful conference attended by more than 100

Over 100 labor and employment attorneys and other interested practitioners attended Tuesday’s 30th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference held at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Organized by conference co-chairs Thomas J. Gallitano of Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch, Ford LLP, and Dahlia C. Rudavsky of Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC, other conference organizers included L&E Section Council Co-chairs David E. Belfort and Catherine E. Reuben, as well as Sheryl D. Eisenberg, Christina L. Montgomery, Berin S. Romagnolo, Elizabeth A. Sloane and Marilyn H. Zuckerman.

"The L&E conference was a resounding success and was very well attended, said L&E Section Co-chair David E. Belfort. "The varied and timely substantive seminar topics, relative to enduring layoffs in our declining economy and presented by preeminent speakers in the field, made for a truly extraordinary annual conference."

The conference featured three separate panel discussions on making "Tough Decisions in Tough Economic Times," "Challenges and Strategies for Managing the Diverse Workforce" and a "Survey of Employment Law Developments," which reviewed the hottest employment law developments from 2008 and early 2009, including recent changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Massachusetts Data Security Act.

"This conference had something to offer for all of our diverse members -- mind-expanding interactive exercises on cultural competency, practical and legal tips related to layoffs and furloughs, a spirited defense of the need for labor law reform from the AFL-CIO's General Counsel Jonathan Hiatt, and the ever-popular summary of all of the year's developments," said L&E Section Co-chair Catherine E. Reuben, who praised the Labor & Employment Leadership Team for the conference's success.

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