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
Hon. Nancy Gertner (ret.)Keynote Speaker
Galen Gilbert, Esq., conference co-chairGilbert & O'Bryan PC, Boston
Angela L. Rapko, Esq., conference co-chairConstangy Brooks Smith and Prophete, Boston
Meghan H. Slack, Esq., conference co-chairLaw 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 PolicyMassachusetts Health Connector
Nathan L. Kaitz, Esq.Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Boston
Denise I. Murphy, Esq.Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
Beth Myers, Esq.Rodgers Powers & Schwartz LLP, Boston
Leigh A. Panettiere, Esq.Sandulli Grace PC, Boston
Labor & Employment Section
The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section
Health Law Section
Law Practice Management Section
Young Lawyers Division