Boston Bar | Employment Law Conference

Join us for the Boston Bar Association’s first ever Employment Law Conference—a premier educational and business development opportunity for Boston’s employment bar.

This conference will provide practitioners with an opportunity to network and learn from industry experts on critical legal and regulatory developments, along with strategies to help better advise clients in this ever-changing landscape. The agenda will feature in-depth examinations and interactive discussion on important topics like the Equal Pay Act, trending discrimination issues, non-competes, the cutting edge in accommodations, and more.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Agenda

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Update on Important New Legislative Developments in Employment Law

Panelists will discuss the most recent legislative changes, including paid sick leave, paid family leave, minimum wage, and the Equal Pay Act

Shane Goodrich, Associate, Morgan, Brown & Joy
Maura McLaughlin, Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy
Joshua Nadreau, Associate, Fisher Phillips

2:15 PM- 3:15 PM

#MeToo and Recent Discrimination Cases

David I. Brody, Associate, Sherin and Lodgen
Seema A. Lynch, Assistant General Counsel, Atrius Health
Shannon Lynch, Partner, Hackett Feinberg, P.C.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Non-Compete Agreements – What You Need to Know About the New Law

Terence McCourt, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Dawn Mertineit, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
David Rosenthal, Partner, Nixon Peabody

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

TRACK ONE

Cutting Edge of Accommodations

Panelists will discuss accommodation issues, including disability, retaliation, service animals, and medical marijuana. 

Joshua Abrams, Senior Labor & Employment Counsel, Partners HealthCare System
Megan Kures, Director, HMDR&S PC
Elizabeth K. Levine, Counsel at Goulston & Storrs

TRACK TWO

Arbitration Agreements with Class Waiver

Diane Saunders, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Hillary Schwab, Partner, Fair Work, P.C.
Conna A. Weiner, Arbitrator/Mediator, JAMS

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Advisory Committee

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Melissa Brennan
Partners Healthcare

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Brian MacDonough
Sherin and Lodgen

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Rachel Mandel
Ogletree Deakins

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Greg Manousos
Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

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Chris Powell
State Street

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Carla Reeves
Goulston & Storrs

Registration

BOSTON BAR MEMBERS
Boston Bar Members – $325.00
Government Members – $250.00
In-House Members – $275.00

NON MEMBERS
Non-Member Guests – $425.00

 

To reserve your seat, create a New User account -or- contact Rachel Andreas: 617.778.1904 randreas@bostonbar.org

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Sponsorship

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Employment Law Conference, please contact
Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 | esoutherland@bostonbar.org

This conference is sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Megan Leppert at mleppert@bostonbar.org or (617) 778-1924.

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