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2015 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar

October 23, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Speakers: Jarad M. Lucan, Kevin M. Roy, Lisa Banatoski Mehta, Peter J. Murphy, Daniel A. Schwartz, Christopher E. Engler, Keegan Drenosky, Gabriel J. Jiran

October 23, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT

Please join us for our annual fall seminar on October 23, 2015 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law. Our half-day seminar will include discussions of the timely topics listed here as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers.


Pardon the Interruption, Labor & Employment Law Edition
~Presenters: Gabriel J. Jiran and Jarad M. Lucan

Back by popular demand!  This lively, fast-paced review of the latest developments in employment and labor law will give you the information you need to keep up to date on the ever-changing legal issues confronting employers.  We will address topics such as the ADA interactive process, secret recordings in the workplace, employees vs. independent contractors, what we can learn from the Tom Brady “Deflate-gate” arbitration, and more.

Complicated Issues Under the FMLA:  More Than Just the ABCs
~Presenters: Lisa Banatoski Mehta and Peter J. Murphy

Compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act may sometimes seem to require a law degree to figure it out.  Whether you are dealing with complicated issues such as intermittent leave or the law’s interaction with the ADA, this session will address some of your most pressing questions.  We will provide a review of the interaction with Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave law, Workers Compensation, and will provide real-world practical applications.

The NLRB vs. Your Employee Handbook
~Presenters: Daniel A. Schwartz and Christopher E. Engler

Increasingly, the National Labor Relations Board is scrutinizing employer policies and workplace issues confronting both public and private employers.  Policies regarding photos and videos in the workplace, social media, at-will employment, confidentiality, and solicitation have all come under examination.  How does your employee handbook measure up?  We will review potential pitfalls and best practices for making sure your employment policies meet current state and federal laws, and will discuss NLRB changes on the horizon.

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace:  A Trip Down the Rabbit Hole
~Presenters: Kevin M. Roy and Keegan Drenosky

Connecticut’s medical marijuana law is now a few years old, but as more individuals seek to use it, the issues in the workplace have become more complex.  This session will attempt to demystify those complexities and answer questions related to the interaction between state law and accommodations under the ADA, potential conflicts with federal laws, the impact of mandated drug testing for applicants and current employees, employer obligations under the law, and more.

We hope you can join us for this important discussion for private and public employers.

Click here to download the seminar brochure.

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