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    Annual Employment Law Update

    Date: January 11, 2022, 8:15am – 9:45am
    Virtual Program via Zoom Webinar:
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    Annual Employment Law update facilitated by Jen Moeckel and Andrea Chatfield from Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson pllc:

    2021 kept HR’s focus primarily on widespread changes due to the pandemic and the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines and mandates, and what it all means for the workplace.  However, the focus on COVID-19 did not slow the pace of legal developments in other areas – and certainly did not leave much time for looking forward to 2022. Let us help you catch up and plan ahead with this fast-paced look back at 2021 developments and ahead to 2022 impacts and initiatives.  Topics covered in this informative session will include:


    • COVID-related laws and guidance, status of the vaccine mandates, and how to navigate conflicting rules
    • Addressing employee disability and religious accommodation requests, both because of and despite the pandemic
    • DOL update: liquidated damages and big settlements on wage cases and what they mean for employers, fluctuating workweek pay, telework, independent contractors, joint employers, commissions/bonuses, and caselaw update
    • NLRA update and its impact on all private sector employers and their policies
    • Diversity and inclusion initiatives:  dealing with microaggressions and promoting racial justice
    • Paid family/medical leave laws and initiatives – getting ready for NH paid family leave benefit option
    • Proposed federal and state legislation to watch


    Presenter Bios:

    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.  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 and discrimination. 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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