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

Matter

Discrimination Defense

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

Publication/Podcast

Harassment & Discrimination Training for Maine Attorneys

On Tuesday, December 17, Verrill held a harassment and discrimination training program that satisfies Maine's new harassment/Discrimination CLE requirement. For the materials from this seminar, click here .

Blog

This Week's Show: Space and Design in the HR World

Publication/Podcast

Building a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

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Event

Executive Decisions – Putting in Place Effective Employment Agreements for Company Executives

During this webinar, attorneys Doug Currier and Scott Connolly will discuss and review best practices for putting in place effective executive employment agreements, including inbound agreements and separation agreements. Topics discussed will include important...

Blog

Podcast: The Legal Perspective of Creating a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

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...

News

39 Verrill Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Verrill Attorney Karen Frink Wolf Again Named One of New England’s Top 100 Attorneys and Top 50 Women Attorneys (December 11, 2019) – The 2019 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...

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.

Event

YOUR EMPLOYER WAS HERE! Pros and Pitfalls of Advanced Technology and Artificial Intelligence Throughout an Employee's Lifecycle

It is estimated that 40% of jobs will be lost to AI and automation in the next 15 years - an accelerated pace of change. C ount on this CLE, hosted in partnership with...