CLE Program

36th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference


Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St
Boston, MA, 02108-4977

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Join us on Tuesday, April 14, for the 36th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference at Suffolk University Law School. Registration and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Programming begins at 12:30 p.m.

We have an exciting afternoon planned, including an address by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Employment and Labor Law Survey
    A panel of experts will provide a detailed review of developments in the fields of labor law and employment law over the past year, including:  NLRB expedited election rules, the NLRB General Counsel memo on Employer Rules dated March 18, 2015, social media, pregnancy discrimination, paid sick leave, and the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.
  • Underground Economy
    Businesses operating outside of the law have an unfair competitive advantage in the market.  They undercut their competitors on the backs of their employees by avoiding taxes, ignoring wage laws and violating safety regulations.  Learn about policy initiatives being pursued in Massachusetts from an authority in the field.
  • Misclassification of Independent Contractors
    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a problem with potentially serious consequences.  Our knowledgeable panel will breakdown different classification tests for different forums and discuss recent decisions regarding misclassification and potential damages for violations.


Meghan H. Slack, Esq., Conference Co-chair
The Law Office of Meghan Slack, Burlington
Merle Hyman, Esq., Conference Co-chair
U.S. Department of Labor
Galen Gilbert, Esq., Conference Co-Chair
G.Gilbert Law Office, Boston
Maura Healey, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Attorney General
Hon. Peter Krupp, Panelist
Suffolk Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Judith Dein, Panelist
Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Boston
Hon. Nancy Holtz (ret.), Panelist
Former Superior Court Judge
David E. Belfort, Esq., Panelist
Bennett & Belfort, P.C., Cambridge
Anthony S. Califano, Esq., Panelist
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Nina Joan Kimball, Esq., Panelist
Kimball Brousseau LLP, Boston
Margaret Paget, Esq., Panelist
Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham
James M. Pender, Esq., Panelist
Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston
Hillary Schwab, Esq., Panelist
Fair Work PC, Boston
Ira Sills, Esq., Panelist
Segal Roitman LLP, Boston
John Tocci, Esq., Panelist
Tocci & Lee LLC, Westwood
Ronald L. Walker, II, Panelist
Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
Tom McCormick, Esq., Panelist
Vivian Jensen Hsu, Esq., Panelist
Hsu & Associates LLC, Needham
Mark L. Irvings, Esq., Panelist
MLI, Brookline
Maria Hanna Joseph, Esq., Panelist
Joseph Mediation and Legal Consultation, Charlestown
Philip Gordon, Esq., Panelist
Gordon Law Group LLP, Boston
Barry James Miller, Esq., Panelist
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

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