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    Annual Legal Update: Part 1 [VIRTUAL PROGRAM]

    Date: January 12, 2021, 8:15am – 9:45am
    Virtual Program: GoTo Meeting Link Will Be Emailed Upon Registration
    FREE for members, $20 for non-members
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    Annual Legal Update: Part 1 [VIRTUAL PROGRAM]

    Program Details: From the HR perspective, much of our focus in 2020 was necessarily on quickly reacting to the widespread changes due to the pandemic, which did not leave much time for focusing on other important developments in 2020 unrelated to the pandemic, or for reflecting on the future impact of some of the pandemic measures. In addition, 2021 promises to continue the trend of unprecedented legal challenges for HR professionals to navigate. Join us as we look back at 2020 developments and ahead to 2021 impacts and initiatives. Among the topics discussed in this informative session will be:

    • Update on pandemic-related laws and guidance on the Federal and State levels
    • Cases related to potential employer liability for COVID-19 and interplay with OSHA
    • ADA update on accommodating employees with disabilities both because of and despite the pandemic
    • USDOL new regulations and guidance:  fluctuating workweek pay, telework, independent contractors, joint employers, and big settlements on wage cases and what they mean for employers
    • Workplace compliance for ongoing remote work arrangements
    • Diversity and inclusion initiatives:  dealing with microaggressions and promoting racial justice
    • Renewed focus on whistleblower protections
    • Update on paid family/medical leave laws and initiatives
    • Proposed legislation HR should be watching on the Federal and State levels
    • What a new Administration in Washington, D.C. may mean for employers

    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.  She 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 was recently awarded the “Volunteer of the Year” award by the HR State Council for 2020. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the HR/Healthcare/Workforce Development Committee for the Business & Industry Association of NH and on the Personnel Advisory Committee for Amoskeag Health.

    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, The Leddy Group!