Please join us for our annual fall seminar on November 2, 2017 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law. Our half-day seminar will include discussions of the timely topics listed here as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers.

Seating is limited, so please register to save your seat today. In the event that we need to limit attendance, we will honor the reservations of those who respond first.

When: November 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Where: Hartford Marriott Downtown,  200 Columbus Boulevard,  Hartford, CT

Download: event brochure




Culture Shock: Preserving and Protecting Your Company’s Culture and Reputation in the Digital Age
– Presenters: Daniel A. Schwartz and Jarad M. Lucan 

In today’s social-media-obsessed digital age, your company and its culture may be put on display for the world to see in mere moments. Whether it’s a Google engineer’s memo claiming gender differences, the sexual harassment scandals at Fox News or the Weinstein Companies, social media rants by employees, or employees participating in hate riots, it has never been more incumbent upon employers to address these issues immediately and appropriately. This session will review state and federal laws and provide employers with steps they can take to create and foster positive company culture and mitigate legal risks.

Evaluating your Evaluations: Conducting Fair Evaluations and Avoiding Implicit Bias
– Presenters: Gabriel J. Jiran and Peter J. Murphy

Employee evaluations are a vital tool for assessing the effectiveness of your workforce, and sometimes do not get the attention they deserve. Presenters will discuss best practices for conducting impartial evaluations, and provide guidance for avoiding implicit bias.

Immigration Innuendos: Keeping Up with an Ever-Changing Landscape
– Presenters: Brenda A. Eckert and Ashley E. Mendoza

2017 has been a busy year for immigration law. What do changes to DACA, travel bans, Visa regulations, form I-9, increased ICE enforcement, etc. mean for employers and their workforces? This session will provide an overview of recent executive orders and highlight what employers need to know to navigate the recent changes.

Tightening the Belt: Dealing with Budgetary Concerns and Reductions in Workforce
Presenters: Lisa Banatoski Mehta and Christopher E. Engler

Budget or no budget, businesses and organizations throughout the state may be faced with the need to reduce their workforces and otherwise confront financial pressures. Presenters will review federal and state employment laws, sound employment policies, and best practices in dealing with uncertain economic times.

We hope you can join us for this important discussion for private and public employers.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE):

This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 3.5 credit hours in Professional Practice and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys.

Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of this provider that this activity qualifies for up to 3.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0 hours of ethics/professionalism.