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

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Congress Passes the Paycheck Protection Program

On March 27, the United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act). The Act contains many provisions affecting broad swaths of the U.S. economy. The purpose of...

Blog

COVID-19 Alert: State of Maine and City of Portland Issue Orders to Close Non-essential Businesses

On Tuesday March 24, 2020, both the City of Portland and the State of Maine issued comprehensive new limitations on business establishments in order to further limit the spread of the coronavirus. Both actions...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

Event

How To's for Family Business: Managing with COVID-19: Health, Banking, Legal & HR

The Institute of Family-Owned Businesses is hosting a webinar on May 6, How To's for Family Business: Managing with COVID-19: Health, Banking, Legal & HR. Presenting will be David Ciullo of Career Management Associates...

News

Tech traps for companies: What employers need to know

New technologies continue to invade the workplace, from biometrics to artificial intelligence. With the benefits come legal concerns for employers. In the latest issue of Mainebiz , employment and labor attorneys Tawny Alvarez and...

Matter

Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a large aviation ground handling service company against claims of violation of the ADA and the FMLA—garnering summary judgment in their favor.

Blog

This Week's Show: The FFCRA and CARES Act

On Saturday, April 4, Tawny interviewed Benjamin Ford, Partner in Verrill's Employment & Labor Group, for this segment of HR Power Hour. For this episode, Ben and Tawny discuss the current state of the...

Matter

Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a regional hotel chain against administrative claims of ADA and MHRA disability discrimination.

Publication/Podcast

Should Health Care Employers Prepare for COVID-19 As A Work-Related Injury?

While we know that everyone is being bombarded with COVID-19 recommendations, advice, news, and data, another important issue to manage in the workplace is the possibility of COVID-19 infection, if acquired at work and...

News

Foresight is 2020, Full-Day Conference to Explore the Future of HR

Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Featured Event Speaker (January 16, 2020) – The new year brings new changes for employers - Verrill will examine recent legal developments in labor and employment law and discuss...