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    Did the Bar Get Higher or Did I Get Shorter? Annual Retrospective and Prospective Legal Update

    Date: January 9, 2024, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Grill 28
    200 Grafton Rd
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    $25 for members, $45 for non-members NOTE: If you sign up for a meeting and end up not attending nor notifying Daniela, you will be charged for the meeting to cover the cost of breakfast.
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    Legal compliance for HR professionals is not getting any easier; new laws, regulations, agency guidance, and court decisions raise the bar higher and higher each year. This update will help you clear the compliance bar with real knowledge, not artificial intelligence. Proactive, practical guidance will leave you feeling prepared for the coming year – not feeling like you need to rush to a bar for a drink because you are overwhelmed by compliance issues!  Join us for a fast-paced look back at 2023 developments and ahead to 2024 impacts and initiatives. Topics will include:

    • DOL proposed changes to the salary threshold for exempt employees and other wage and hour developments;
    • NLRB cases and guidance and their impact on all private sector employers and their policies and severance agreements;
    • USCIS changes to the Form I-9 process;
    • EEOC guidance on Artificial Intelligence, Harassment Prevention, and Long COVID;
    • PUMP Act implementation and pregnant workers’ accommodation rights;
    • SCOTUS case raising the bar on religious accommodation undue hardship;
    • What to watch: proposed federal and state legislation

    About our Speakers: 

    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. She is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. 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 for Employment Law – Management). Andrea received the 2022 Ry Perry HR Hero Award at the Granite State HR Conference. 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.

    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 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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