Hot Topics for Employers in 2018
Is your New Year’s resolution for 2018 to stay up-to-date on the latest in labor and employment law? Join this presentation with Attorneys John Gannon and Erica Flores of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the leading labor and employment law firms serving employers in New England, for a discussion aimed to prepare you to enter the New Year with a better understanding of state and federal laws employers need to be aware of in 2018. This presentation will focus on the continuing barrage of new laws and cases at the state and federal level impacting Massachusetts employers in 2018, as well as proposed legislation that should be on your radar.
Join us for a discussion on what to expect in 2018, including:
- Major cases from the National Labor Relations Board scaling back Obama-era restrictions on Handbooks and other topics
- The effect of MA’s marijuana laws on employers
- Overview of the upcoming Pay Equity law
- Possible minimum wage increases in Massachusetts
- Is paid Family and Medical Leave coming to Massachusetts?
- New EMAC supplemental contribution penalty
This Breakfast & Learn program is a training/ development event scheduled during morning hours. Our Chamber Breakfast & Learn includes a continental breakfast of pastries, muffins, fruit, yogurt and coffee, tea and juices to boost the day’s activity with good nourishment - after all, we are asking attendees to give up work time.
Atty. Erica Flores & Atty. John S. Gannon
Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.
About the Speakers
John S. Gannon has defended employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination, as well as actions arising under the Family Medical Leave Act and wage & hour law. John also has experience with lawsuits seeking to enforce restrictive covenants and protect trade secrets. John frequently assists employers in litigation avoidance strategies. He has reviewed numerous employee handbooks and related polices for compliance, as well as employment and non-compete agreements. He regularly counsels employers on compliance with state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act. John is a regular contributor to business publications and to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter.
Erica E. Flores joined Skoler, Abbott & Presser in 2013. Erica has successfully defended employers in single-plaintiff and class action discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, wage and hour litigation, and breach of contract litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has also defended employers, employee benefit plans and benefit plan fiduciaries against a variety of ERISA breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction and benefits claims. In addition to her litigation practice, Erica regularly advises clients with respect to day-to-day employment issues, including decisions regarding adverse employment actions and litigation avoidance. She is a regular contributor to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, and a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Hampden County Bar Association. Erica is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.