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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
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Employment Law open forum, Immigration Law brown bag luncheon, Public Law brown bag luncheon, Labor & Employment open meeting


Punitive Damages in the wake of
Haddad v. Wal-Mart

Tuesday, Oct. 27, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Join the Employment Law Forum of the Labor & Employment Section at its first brown bag luncheon for the 2009-10 association year. These meetings will be scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month and will feature speakers and issues relevant to practitioners in the employment law area. Drinks and snacks will be served

In its recent unanimous decision in Haddad v. Wal-Mart, the Supreme Judicial Court reinstated a $1 million punitive damages award and outlined factors for evaluating such awards in the future.

How will this decision affect you and your clients? Bring your lunch and join us for an informal roundtable discussion of the particulars of the case and what it might mean to the future of punitive damages awards. Two of the attorneys involved in the case, David Belfort and Rick Fradette, will join in the discussion.

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Citizenship and Naturalization Law

Thursday, Nov. 12, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA 20 West St., Boston

Immigration Section Council kicks off it's 2009 Brown Bag Lunch Series. This brown bag seminar will cover topics in citizenship and naturalization Law. Topics include acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth, derivation of US citizenship by operation of law after birth, and naturalization. Bring your lunch and learn how people become US citizens. Chaired by Richard M. Green, a solo practitioner practicing Immigration and Nationality in North Grafton, Mr. Green earned his Law Degree from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia Canada. Green teaches Immigration and Nationality Law at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass.

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Changes at the human resources division

Tuesday, Nov. 17, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Public Law Section's first open meeting brown bag luncheon will feature speaker will be John Marra, the general counsel for the Executive Office for Administration and Finance Human Resources Division. He will discuss the recent changes at HRD relative to review of initial civil service appointments and bypasses.

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Noncompetition agreements: To be or not to be?
A discussion about proposed legislation

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Believed by many to be critical to their business, loathed by others as a limitation on innovation, and criticized as being overused and implemented in unfair ways, noncompetition agreements are currently the subject of much interest among businesses, venture capitalists and employees. Two state representatives -- Lori Ehrlich and Will Brownsberger -- have proposed sweeping new legislation that would significantly restrict the enforceability of noncompetition agreements under Massachusetts law. Join these legislators as well as Russell Beck of Foley & Lardner LLP in a discussion about the proposed legislation, moderated by Andrea Kramer of Hirsch, Roberts Weinstein.

Click here to view the legislation in its current form.
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