2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

January 30, 2020 Seminar Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that would prepare HR professionals, managers, and in-house counsel for the year ahead. The presentation slides and handout materials from the 2020 seminar are available for download as PDF files below.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Verrill's Employment & Labor Group, please contact a member of the group directly.

2019 Year in Review - Eric Altholz, Benjamin Ford, Elizabeth Connellan Smith, & Richard Moon

Culture, Diversity, & Implicit Bias: Avoiding Discrimination and a Hostile Work Environment - Doug Currier & Elizabeth Johnston

Hot Topics on the Horizon in Human Resources Law - Robert Brooks & Scott Connolly

BREAKOUT SESSION
ICHRAs: A Flexible and Predictable Health Care Benefit -
Samuel Baldwin & Christopher Lockman

BREAKOUT SESSION
Workers' Comp 2020: Tips and Trends to Manage Workplace Safety -
Elizabeth Connellan Smith

AI, Automation, & Wearable Technology: Modern Tools in the Modern Workplace - Tawny Alvarez & Robert Brooks

The Revolving World of Organized Labor and the NLRB - Doug Currier & Benjamin Ford

Employee Leaves of Absence: Practical Guidance for Difficult Issues - Scott Connolly & Richard Moon

Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman

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