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Due to Popular Demand a 2nd Session was added for Feb. 17th
North Shore Chamber
2017 Annual HR Employment and Labor Law Update
February 17, 2017
North Shore Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100
Danvers, MA 01923 at
Click Here to Register or call (978) 774-8565

"New 2017 Laws Affecting Massachusetts Employers"

An Overview of Important Legal Decisions and Legislative Changes - Presented by Jessica L. Herbster of Schwartz Hannum PC.
This presentation reviews an eventful year for HR professionals and previews some changes that employers might expect in the coming year, especially with the incoming presidential administration. We will begin with a discussion of 2016’s most important developments in federal, Massachusetts and multi-state labor, employment and immigration law, including:

- Developments in federal anti-discrimination litigation and enforcement priorities, including an analysis of recent EEOC guidance concerning retaliation and national origin discrimination
- Wage and Hour issues including state and local minimum wage increases and the status of the FLSA final overtime rule
- New OSHA and EEOC reporting guidelines
- Developments related to the Massachusetts Pay Equity Law
- Proposed reforms to Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements
- Implications of the recent legalization of medical and recreational marijuana
- The recently adopted "Bathroom Bill," and what it means for employers

We will also discuss current best practices for conducting background checks, developments in the drafting of workplace policies governing bullying and the use of social media.

Finally, we will look ahead to 2017 and beyond, analyzing how the election results might impact issues such as immigration-related hiring practices, the role of the NLRB, minimum wage reform and parental leave.

Jessica L. Herbster is a Partner at Schwartz Hannum PC. She has extensive experience representing employers before state and federal courts and agencies in cases involving claims of discrimination and wrongful termination, as well as in contract actions, disputes over non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and other business torts. Jessica also counsels and provides guidance to management regarding a broad range of employment practices, including hiring, terminations, severance agreements, sexual and other harassment claims and investigations, reductions in force, employee health issues, medical leaves, accommodation under the ADA, the FMLA, workers’ compensation, and federal and state wage and hour issues. Jessica has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, insurance, financial services, retail, real estate, communications, and technology.

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