2014 Employment Law Seminar

September 16, 2014 at 7:45am3:30pm
DoubleTree by Hilton

363 Maine Mall Rd.
South Portland, ME
(across from Maine Mall)

Workplace Risk: Planning for the Unexpected

Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group invites you to attend the 2014 Employment Law Seminar. Now in its 20th year, we are pleased to once again provide a full-day seminar to cover the most up-to-date legal issues in employment law and practical tips for implementing these requirements within your workplace. To register and view a full conference agenda, click here.

Topics include:

  • The Year in Review in the Courthouses
  • Avoiding Age Discrimination in an Increasingly Inter-generational and Aging Workforce
  • Maine Workers' Compensation for Employers
  • Medical Marijuana and Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace
  • What’s New in 2014? Legislative Summary of Labor and Employment Laws
  • Unemployment Insurance in Maine: How to Present Your Best Case
  • Workers’ Compensation Update, Avoiding Workers' Compensation Discrimination, And Maine Workers' Compensation Audit and Enforcement
  • Employee Misclassification
  • New Trends for Best Practices in Employee Handbooks
  • Updating the Employer Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act
  • An Employee Termination in Five Acts: A Process-Driven Approach to Terminations

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