Information about upcoming educational opportunities, including workshops and seminars presented by Skoler Abbott attorneys.

Nov
14
Seminar

HR Comply 2018 – Las Vegas

Speaker(s):

HR Comply is the nation’s leading human capital management conference for HR professionals, executives, and in-house counsel. The superior content and expert presenters will help you get ahead of workplace policy updates with a one-stop, all-bases-covered overview of breaking updates and proven best practices.

Get the Latest Developments on:

•  Preventing harassment claims
•  Accurately managing employee overtime
•  Mitigating FMLA abuse
•  Understanding the latest regulations for employee drug testing
•  Sparking employee engagement efforts
•  Abiding by new ADA and EEOC protections
•  Adjusting your health care policy for a post-ACA world
•  Preparing for new workplace realities, like telecommuting
•  Adapting your human capital management program for Millennial workers

Past Events

Sep
28
Seminar

Complying with the New Non-Competition Law & Limiting Exposure for Employment Claims Through the Use of Arbitration Agreements

Speaker(s):

Massachusetts contract law is evolving.  Effective October 1, 2018, employers’ ability to enter into valid and enforceable non-competition agreements with their employees will change dramatically.  Did you know that non-exempt employees can’t be prohibited from competing, or that non-competes, in most cases, must be limited to 12 months?  We previously summarized the new law here.

Join Attorneys Marylou Fabbo and Timothy F. Murphy of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the leading labor and employment law firms serving employers in New England, for a breakfast briefing on the benefits of entering into non-competition and/or arbitration agreements with employees.  Among other things, the briefing will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the new non-compete statute
  • What constitutes an enforceable non-competition agreement
  • What restrictions on competition are prohibited
  • What is an arbitration agreement, and how it can benefit your organization
  • When and how to require an employee to agree to arbitrate employment claims
  • What’s involved in the arbitration process
Sep
20
Seminar

Complying with the New Non-Competition Law & Limiting Exposure for Employment Claims Through the Use of Arbitration Agreements

Speaker(s):

Massachusetts contract law is evolving.  Effective October 1, 2018, employers’ ability to enter into valid and enforceable non-competition agreements with their employees will change dramatically.  Did you know that non-exempt employees can’t be prohibited from competing, or that non-competes, in most cases, must be limited to 12 months?  We previously summarized the new law here.

Join Attorneys Marylou Fabbo and Timothy F. Murphy of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the leading labor and employment law firms serving employers in New England, for a breakfast briefing on the benefits of entering into non-competition and/or arbitration agreements with employees.  Among other things, the briefing will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the new non-compete statute
  • What constitutes an enforceable non-competition agreement
  • What restrictions on competition are prohibited
  • What is an arbitration agreement, and how it can benefit your organization
  • When and how to require an employee to agree to arbitrate employment claims
  • What’s involved in the arbitration process
Jul
25
Seminar

Are You Ready for the New Paid Family Leave Law?

Speaker(s):

On June 28, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” bill into law.  The legislation will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and institute a mandatory paid family leave program for employers in the state.  Among other things, once the paid family leave program takes effect, Massachusetts employees will be eligible to take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave (up to 26 weeks in certain circumstances) and up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave. Join presenters John Gannon and Erica Flores of Skoler Abbott, in addition to Mark Adams, director of HR Solutions for the Employers Association of the Northeast, for a discussion on:

    • • How the increased minimum wage will be phased in over the next few years.
      • The elimination of time-and-a-half Sunday/holiday pay for retail employees.
      • How to prepare for paid family leave.
      • Which employees will be able to take paid leave, when can they take it, and how much will they be paid?
      • How to plan for extended employee absences.
      • New employee protections for those who take and return from leave.
      • Penalties for retaliating against employees who take family leave.
      • What will be the cost to your organization?
      • What does all of this mean for your business?