Annual Employment Law Wrap-Up: What Happened in 2016 and What it Means for 2017 - Boston

Nov 15: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Host
Pierce Atwood LLP
100 Summer Street<br>Boston, MA 02110

2016 was another busy year for employment lawyers and human resources professionals! Of course, the new overtime regulations have dominated the headlines this year, and with good reason. Before the presentation, the significant change to the salary threshold for exempt employees was scheduled to go into effect, and many employers were scrambling to determine how best to implement the new regulations. And that’s not all. We saw important developments at the federal and state levels in all areas of employment law. In November, Suzanne King and Christine Worthen (formerly of Pierce Atwood) hosted a lively discussion of the most significant developments in 2016 and the impact of these developments on employers in 2017.

Topics include:

  • Changes to the overtime regulations
  • The new Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • News from the EEOC
    • Wellness programs
    • Revisions to EE0-1 regarding summary pay data
    • Updated Strategic Enforcement Plan
  • ACA reporting
  • OSHA developments
  • NLRB decisions
  • Joint employment issues
  • Significant federal and state court decisions
    • State law update
    • Non-compete developments
    • Recreational and medical marijuana
    • Massachusetts pay equity
    • NH update
    • Maine update

We were pleased to also offer this program in Portsmouth and Portland.