CLE Program

39th Annual Labor & Employment Spring Conference

Date:

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:

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

Program Code:

LEC18

Registration

MBA Paralegals : $75.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Member : $99.00
MBA New Admittee : $75.00
Non-member : $160.00

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Join us on Friday, May 4, for the 39th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference at Suffolk University Law School.

This year's keynote speaker will be Evelyn F. Murphy, president of The WAGE Project Inc. Murphy is a former lieutenant governor and author of "Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men -- And What to do About It."

Conference Agenda

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
    • Margaret H. Paget, Esq., chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Labor & Employment Section; Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham
    • Christopher P. Sullivan, Esq., president, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Jaimeson E. Porter, Esq., Schwartz Hannum PC
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m.: Keynote Address
    • Evelyn F. Murphy, The WAGE Project Inc.
  • 10:30-11:30a.m.: Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: New Developments, Issues and the Attorney General's Guidance
    • Moderator: Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Esq., Messing Rudavsky & Welicky PC
    • Genevieve Nadeau, Esq., deputy division chief of the Civil Rights Division, Attorney General's Office
    • Hillary J. Massey, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m.: Networking Break
  • 11:45-12:45 p.m.: Public Relations Considerations During Social Movement Lawsuits
    • Christine Hughes, vice president and general counsel, Emerson College
    • Ashley McCown, president, Solomon McCown & Co.
    • T.J. Winick, vice president, Solomon McCown & Co.
  • 1:15-2 p.m.: Labor Law Update
    • Kirsten B. White, Esq., Schwartz Hannum PC
    • James A.W. Shaw, Esq., Segal Roitman LLP
  • 2-2:55 p.m.: Employment Law Update
    • Moderator: John F. Tocci, Esq., Tocci & Lee LLC
    • Catherine E. Reuben, Esq., Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
    • Melissa Pomfred, Esq., Promfred Law Offices PLLC
  • 2:55-3 p.m.: Closing Remarks
    • Craig D. Levey, Esq., Bennett & Belfort PC

This annual event is presented by the MBA's Labor & Employment Law Section

Faculty:

Jaimeson E. Porter, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Schwartz Hannum PC, Andover
Craig D. Levey, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Bennett & Belfort PC, Cambridge
Margaret H. Paget, Esq., Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham
Meghan H. Slack, Esq., Vice Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
Law Office of Meghan Slack, Arlington
Christopher P. Sullivan, Esq., President, Massachusetts Bar Association
Robins Kaplan LLP, Boston
Evelyn F. Murphy, President, Keynote Speaker
The Wage Project Inc.
Christine Hughes, Esq., Panelist
Vice President and General Counsel, Emerson College
Hillary Joy Massey, Esq., Panelist
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Ashley McCown, Panelist
Solomon McCown & Company Inc., Boston
Genevieve Nadeau, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Boston
Melissa Pomfred, Esq., Panelist
Pomfred Law Offices, PLLC, Franklin
Catherine E. Reuben, Esq., Panelist
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston
Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Esq., Moderator
Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC, Boston
James A.W. Shaw, Esq., Panelist
Segal Roitman LLP, Boston
John F. Tocci, Esq., Moderator
Tocci & Lee LLC, Boston
Kirsten B. White, Esq., Panelist
Schwartz Hannum PC, Andover
T.J. Winick, Panelist
Solomon McCown & Company Inc., Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

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