CLE Program

35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference

Date:

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location:

University of Massachusetts Club
Function Room
225 Franklin St 33rd Floor
Boston, MA, 02110

Program Code:

LEB14

Registration

MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Paralegal : $75.00
MBA New Admittee : $75.00
MBA Member : $100.00
Non-Member : $150.00

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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 government entities.

Faculty:

Hon. Nancy Gertner (ret.), Panelist
Harvard Law School , Cambridge
Galen Gilbert, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Gilbert & O'Bryan PC , Boston
Angela L. Rapko, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Constangy Brooks Smith and Prophete , Boston
Meghan H. Slack, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Law Office of Meghan Slack , Arlington
Todd J. Bennett, Esq., Panelist
Bennett & Belfort PC , Cambridge
Jeffrey A. Dretler, Esq., Panelist
Fisher & Phillips LLP , Boston
Andrew L. Eisenberg, Esq., Panelist
Constangy Brooks Smith and Prophete , Boston
Brian P. Fox, Esq., Panelist
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP , Quincy
Audrey Gasteier, Director of Employer Policy, Panelist
Massachusetts Health Connector , Boston
Nathan L. Kaitz, Esq., Panelist
Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP , Boston
Denise I. Murphy, Esq., Panelist
Rubin and Rudman LLP , Boston
Beth Myers, Esq., Panelist
Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell LLP , Boston
Leigh A. Panettiere, Esq., Panelist
Sandulli Grace PC , Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section
The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section
Health Law Section
Law Practice Management Section
Young Lawyers Division

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