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Springfield Seminar: Legal Developments Employers Need to Know

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Date
June 14, 2018 - June 14, 2018

Did #MeToo Make A Difference?  Legal Developments Employers Need to Know

Join Attorneys John S. Gannon and Erica E. Flores of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the leading labor and employment law firms serving employers in New England, for a morning seminar to discuss these developments.

It has been 10 months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal exploded, dominating headlines for months and prompting businesses across the country to re-examine their policies for preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.  Did the national spotlight make a meaningful difference?  Or was the #metoo movement just another fly-by-night craze?   In an informative Breakfast Briefing, Skoler Abbott Attorneys John Gannon and Erica Flores will update employers about legal developments in the field of workplace sexual harassment.  They’ll review pending and proposed legislation that could change the laws that govern sexual harassment policies, training requirements and civil enforcement, review recent cases for clues about how #metoo is influencing judges and juries, and make sure you know what you need to do to stay compliant and reduce your organization's legal risk.
 
Among other things, attendees will learn:

How state and federal laws are being amended to create new responsibilities for employers, give employees more time to pursue claims, impose greater liability for violations and discourage confidential settlements, including a new federal tax provision that eliminates certain types of deductions.

How state and federal judges and enforcement agencies are responding to the #metoo movement in their efforts to resolve sexual harassment claims, and how their decisions are affecting employers.

What employers need to do now to achieve and maintain compliance with existing sexual harassment laws and regulations.

Best practices for conducting internal investigations when you get a complaint of sexual harassment from an employee, from interviewing strategies to corrective action measures to documentation to preventing retaliation.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST
Sheraton Hotel, Boland Way, Springfield, MA
Parking is at the Sheraton Hotel or overflow lots of 91 South and 91 North

 
Fee: $25.00 per person

TO REGISTER: https://www.skoler-abbott.com/registration-form/

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call Jamie Martin at: jmartin@skoler-abbott.com / (413) 737-4753.

Tweets Follow

Jun 21

Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Bill Passed by Legislature: https://t.co/dforavTZhV

Jun 20

The EEOC Compares Harassment Prevention to Crime Prevention: https://t.co/1L7d1I14NA

Jun 20

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Issues Final Administrative Rules on Predictive Scheduling: https://t.co/aF0v1bUauD