Employment law has seen many changes in the past year, and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to efficiently catch up on all of the latest developments, as well as a chance to gain insight about trends on the horizon. MCLE’s 18th Annual Employment Law Conference features expert practitioners who provide you with everything you need to know to keep your employment law practice up-to-date.
Learn about the effect of new statutes, regulations, and MCAD policies and procedures. Hear about current philosophies, assessments, and strategies for dealing with a variety of practical employment law issues. Customize the Conference by selecting from among the cutting-edge workshops that best fit your particular needs.
9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.
Welcome & Introduction
Jaclyn L. Kugell, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston, Co-Chair
Katherine J. Michon, Esq., Hartley Michon Robb LLP, Boston, Co-Chair
9:15 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.
Discrimination Law Update
Lynn A. Kappelman, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Ellen J. Messing, Esq., Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC, Boston
10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Networking & Refreshment Break
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Contract, Tort, and Legislative Update
Elise S. Busny, Esq., Pinkham Busny LLP, Woburn
Suzanne Rachel Herold, Esq., Herold Law Group PC, Charlestown
11:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Breakout Session I (choose one)
Cutting Edge Issues in Employment Law—Including Cat’s Paw Liability
Christopher B. Kaczmarck, Esq., Littler Mendelson, PC, Boston
Jody L. Newman, Esq., Hogan Lovells LLP, Boston
Developments in Disability Discrimination—Including the Legal Pitfalls in Reasonable Accommodation of Psychiatric Disabilities (webcast)
Robert A. Fisher, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Neerja Sharma, Esq., Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston
12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Recent Developments in Massachusetts Employment
Law: the Mandatory Sick Leave Law; the Domestic
Violence Leave Act; Parental Leave Act; and the
Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Michael B. Firestone, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Nina J. Kimball, Esq., Kimball Brousseau LLP, Boston
Catherine E. Reuben, Esq., Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston
2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
MCAD: Tips to Better Your Practice—and Interactive Q&A Session
Eugenia M. Guastaferri, Esq., Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Constance M. McGrane, Esq., Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Stephen B. Reed, Esq., Beck Reed Riden LLP, Boston
Sunila Thomas George, Esq., Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3:30 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.
Networking & Refreshment Break
3:45 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Breakout Session II (choose one)
Developments in Trial Practice and New Procedural Rules: The New Electronic Discovery Rules, Rules on Voir Dire, and Other Notable Changes
Jennifer Belli, Esq., Bello / Welsh LLP, Boston
Patrick J. Hannon, Esq., Hartley Michon Robb LLP, Boston
Updates in the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Massachusetts Wage Act, and Other Developments in Wage and Hour Law (webcast)
Daniel S. Field, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston
Philip J. Gordon, Esq., Gordon Law Group LLP, Boston
4:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Reception for Faculty & Registrants
MCLE audio CDs are created to order. Please allow up to two weeks following the conclusion of the live program for delivery.
There are no published print or electronic materials included with an audio CD purchase.