Morgan, Brown & Joy partners Jaclyn L. Kugell and Sean P. O’Connor will present at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) 25th Annual Employment Law Conference 2022 on December 2, 2022. As conference co-chair, Kugell will provide welcome and opening remarks. O’Connor will present on the keynote panel, “Wage & Hour Updates—Growing Reach of MA Wage Act.” The 2022 MCLE Employment Law Conference will cover a variety of critical employment law topics and trends, including developments under the FLSA and MA Wage Act, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace, virtual proceedings, and changes to the Federal Arbitration Act. To learn more and register, visit here.
Kugell is an established employment lawyer who counsels business owners and management through virtually every scenario surrounding the employer-employee relationship. As Chair of Morgan, Brown & Joy’s Management Committee, she brings strong leadership skills to clients, helping them to make important business decisions and manage their operations efficiently while minimizing risks. Her practice encompasses daily employment counseling, training, employment litigation, collective bargaining and labor arbitration. Kugell proactively works with clients to avoid allegations of wrongdoing, carefully advising on ways to run operations that meet business objectives and achieve compliance.
O’Connor represents both public and private sector employers in numerous industries on the full range of labor and employment matters. He counsels clients of all sizes in connection with non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements, trade secret misappropriation, wage and hour disputes (minimum wage, tip disputes, overtime, unpaid wages, misclassification, etc.), hiring, background check compliance, performance management, leaves of absence and reasonable accommodations, terminations, reductions in force, separation and severance agreements, employment policies and handbooks, internal and agency investigations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and unfair labor practice charges.
MCLE is the Massachusetts legal community’s premier provider of hands-on educational programs and reference materials. Its particular focus is applied law: practical, highly concrete training for attorneys in the essential elements of professional practice. MCLE presents more than 250 programs annually, in a variety of in-person and online formats and has published more than 160 practice manuals.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side labor and employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.