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    11/9/2021 Biden Administration changes

    Date: November 9, 2021, 8:15am – 9:45am
    Virtual Program via Zoom Webinar:
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    This program is a panel intended to cover recent trends and developments at the Biden Administration, particularly at the USDOL and EEOC.  The panelists include a member of the EEOC, a member of the USDOL, and a management side employment attorney in New Hampshire.  The objective of the program is to educate members about ongoing initiatives at these agencies, to explore what businesses should be considering now and in 2022, and to strengthen the professional relationships between businesses and executive agencies.

    Our Panelists:

    • Talesha Saint-Marc-(Attorney at Bernstein Shur)-Talesha is a shareholder and Co-Chair of Bernstein Shur’s Labor & Employment and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups and provides thoughtful and practical advice and counsel to employers regarding all aspects of employment law, including the FLSA, FMLA and ADA compliance, and Title VII and state human rights claims. She strives to help clients effectively navigate complex workplace laws and craft sensible policies to reduce risk and help avoid costly litigation. Talesha frequently represents employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, FLSA, whistleblower, wage claim and FMLA litigation.  Talesha also serves as an independent investigator for workplace and Title IX investigations.


    • Elizabeth Marcus-(Mediator at the EEOC)- Elizabeth A. Marcus is a Mediator at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency dedicated to eradicating employment discrimination in the workplace.  Elizabeth mediates hundreds of discrimination cases each year, totaling thousands over the span of her career.  Complaints raise issues such as harassment, hostile work environment, disparate treatment, reasonable accommodation and retaliation.  A large proportion of the employees and some of the employers in her cases are pro se.  Elizabeth mediates both public and private sector cases.  She has a strong working knowledge of EEOC federal sector complaint process. 


    Since completing her formal education at the University of Connecticut and New England Law Boston, Elizabeth has worked exclusively in the area of employment law, first with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and then with the EEOC.She has completed formal mediation training with New York University School of Law, Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and Mediation Works, Incorporated.Elizabeth is an engaged and enthusiastic mentor for students and new mediators.She is a regular presenter in discrimination and mediation forums including EEOC Technical Assistance Programs, the Harvard Program on Negotiation, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Law Collaborative.


    • Brian Cleasby-( (Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist USDOL/Wage & Hour Division) Brian joined the Wage & Hour Division in 1995 after graduating from Bates College in Lewiston, ME with a BA in Political Science.  Prior to transitioning to his current position in September 2020, Brian was a Wage and Hour Investigator for 25 years.  During his time as an investigator, he was involved with enforcing the full range of federal labor laws enforced by the Division; including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Davis Bacon and Related Acts, the Service Contract Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act, and the “H” visa programs under the Immigration and Nationality Act.


    Brian has been the recipient of numerous awards during his career, including the Secretary’s Exceptional Service Impact Award, the Distinguished Career Service Award, and the Mark D. Falk Public Service Recognition Award.



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