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March 13, 2013

Mark Whitney to Present Employment Law Update to Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association (Lawrence, MA)

On March 14, 2012, Mark Whitney will present a seminar entitled Annual Employment Law Update at the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association's March meeting. The seminar runs from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and is held at NECC Riverwalk in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  For more information and to register on-line, click here.

Topics that Mark will cover at the seminar include:

Recent developments in the law, including an overview of:

  • Significant and interesting cases from Mass, NH and other courts that impact New England employers
  • Tip sharing classifications under the Massachusetts Tips Act
  • “Overtime compensation” and “de minimis time” definition clarification under the Wage Act
  • Waiver of Wage Act claims in settlements and separation agreements
  • Validity of fixed leave policies and 100% healed policies
  • Outside Sales as an exemption to the FLSA overtime payments
  • Trends and updates in employee mobility legal issues, including restrictive covenants and trade secret/intellectual property protections

Legislative update

  • New Hampshire’s new noncompete law
  • Massachusetts medicinal marijuana law implications
  • Temporary Worker’s Right to Know Law
  • Amendments to the Economic Espionage Act
  • EEOC enforcement and litigation statistics
  • Social media-related regulation, including Maryland’s “Facebook Law”

NLRB update and its impact on union and non-union employers

  • HR policies that may infringe employees’ rights under the NLRA
  • Impact on confidentiality of investigations
  • Posting requirements update
  • A fresh look at the NLRB’s social media stance

Best Practices in hiring

  • Update on Massachusetts CORI reform
  • Guidance from the EEOC on use of arrest and conviction records

For more information and to register on-line, click here.