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    Annual Employment Law Update

    Date: January 14, 2020, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Portsmouth Country Club
    80 Country Club Ln
    Greenland, NH 03840
    $25 for members, $45 for non-members
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    Annual Employment Law Update and Getting Ready to Double Down in 2020​

    Program Details: 2020 will start a new decade and continue the trend of unprecedented legal challenges for HR professionals to navigate. Join us for our annual employment law update, looking back at 2019 developments and ahead to 2020 initiatives. Topics will include:

    • US DOL is still in overdrive: new regulations for overtime, regular rate, and tipped employees
    • FMLA update and combatting fraud and abuse under the “Friday/Monday Leave Act”
    • ADA update on attendance requirements and telecommuting:  is showing up essential?
    • New non-compete laws in New Hampshire and Maine, and update on Massachusetts law
    • Marijuana and vaping: the alphabet soup of CBD, THC, JUULing, and their impact in the workplace
    • Addressing transgender issues in the workplace and in the bathrooms
    • Sexual orientation discrimination to be decided by U.S. Supreme Court
    • The multi-state patchwork quilt of paid family/medical leave: not very comforting!
    • OSHA distracted driving initiative:  it’s a safety issue and the law
    • Renewed focus on whistleblower protections
    • Proposed legislation HR should be watching

    Presenters: Andrea G. Chatfield, Of Counsel & Jennifer Shea Moeckel, Member (Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, pllc)

    Andrea G. Chatfield: Andrea advises employers on risk management issues in the workplace and represents employers of all types and sizes before administrative agencies in discrimination, whistleblower, unemployment, and wage disputes.  She conducts in-house trainings for employers and serves as an outside investigator for employers who need to respond to highly sensitive internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. Andrea is a frequent public speaker on employment law topics, and recently authored the New Hampshire employment law chapter for the Navigator series of state laws offered by Lexology (an innovative, web-based service) and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Andrea is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and she has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell.  Andrea is listed in Chambers USA as one of the leading employment lawyers in New Hampshire and in Best Lawyers of America® for Employment Law – Management (recognized in 2019 as “Lawyer of the Year” in Manchester in the area of Employment Law – Management).  In addition, she is the Government Relations & Legislative Chair for the HR State Council of New Hampshire, and she serves on the Personnel Advisory Committee for the Manchester Community Health Center.  In June, 2017, Andrea was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award for her many years of service on the Board of Directors of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association.

    Jennifer Shea Moeckel: Jen devotes her practice to assisting employers with compliance during all phases of the employment relationship and defending employers in discrimination and other claims pending before state and federal agencies. Jen provides training on issues including harassment prevention and managing within the law, and serves as an outside investigator for employers and educational institutions in matters including harassment, discrimination, and sexual assault. Jen frequently presents on employment law topics for business, industry, and employer groups. Jen is recognized by Chambers USA as one of New Hampshire’s leading Employment Law attorneys, is listed in Best Lawyers of America® for Employment Law – Management (recognized in 2015 and 2017 as “Lawyer of the Year” in Manchester in the area of Employment Law – Management), is a New England Super Lawyer in the area of Employment and Labor, and is Martindale Hubbell Peer Review rated AV®.  Jen is appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court to serve as a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners

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    Thank you to our sponsor, HR ROI!