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June 14, 2011

Mark Whitney, Rachel Muñoz and Nicole Corvini to Present at Annual Employment Law Update of MetroWest Human Resource Management Association (Framingham, MA) REDUCED FEE FOR MB&J CLIENTS/E-NEWSLETTER RECIPIENTS

Mark Whitney, Rachel Muñoz and Nicole Corvini will present a full-day seminar entitled 26th Annual Employment Law Update for HR Professionals.  This popular annual event is sponsored by the MetroWest Human Resource Management Association, and is held at the Clark University Graduate Management Center, 333 Turnpike Road (Rt. 9), Southborough, MA.  This is Morgan, Brown & Joy's 11th year in a row presenting this seminar.

For directions and registration information, contact the MetroWest HRMA at 508-429-2424 or by email at

There is a fee for this seminar.  Register by 6/1 - $149 ($109 for MWHRMA members); register after 6/1 - $169 ($129 for MWHRMA members).  For SHRM members, the fee will include 2011/12 membership to the MWHRMA.  The fee also includes lunch by Roche Brothers Catering.

* MB&J clients and e-Newsletter recipients are invited to register at the discounted MWHRMA member rates!

Seminar Agenda:

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Check-in, continental breakfast, and networking with HR professionals

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Morning Session

Employment Law Update:  What's New and How Will It Impact Your Organization?
Our traditional review of developments in the law will address noteworthy cases and legislative/regulatory developments from the past year and explore the implications for HR.  Highlights of this session include:

  • Recent United States Supreme Court cases
  • Recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decisions
  • The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 reporting requirements
  • Review of the new GINA regulations
  • Update and trends in noncompete law, including a review of the pending Mass Noncompete Bill
  • Review of other pending legislation in Mass.
  • Background check reform efforts, including changes to the Mass CORI system and trends in state and federal legislative efforts to curtail employers' ability to use credit reports in hiring
  • Review of the law concerning discrimination on the basis of gender identity
  • Monitoring of employee movements using GPS technology
  • NLRB update, including recent pro-union actions
  • The "universal truths" about employer documentation and juries' expectations
  • Review of expired federal stimulus programs (COBRA/HIRE Act)
  • Amendments to the FLSA concerning nursing mothers
  • DOL guidance on internships
  • Review of amendments to the Mass. Personnel Records Statute, and experiences living under the new law
  • Much more . . . .

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch by Roche Brothers Catering

1:15p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Afternoon Session

Employee Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

This session will include:

  • Guidance that the Supreme Court's Quon decision provides to employers (both government and private)
  • Importance of technology use and other employer privacy policies 
  • Issues not addressed by the Quon decision
  • A review of developing litigation under the Stored Communications Act, and its impact on employee social media and third-party email usage
  • Quick update on employee privacy rights and emerging technologies

Review of the recently released regulations under the ADAAA