Hot Topics for Employers in 2019
Another year has come and gone, but you can continue to count on the Greater Chicopee Chamber to help you learn about and comply with the myriad of state and federal laws that govern the workplace. Join us on Wednesday, January 30, for the Breakfast & Learn - 2019 HR Update with Attorney John Gannon of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. John is a partner with Skoler Abbott, one of the largest law firms in New England exclusively practicing labor and employment law. The discussion will help prepare you to enter the New Year with a better understanding of state and federal laws employers need to be aware of in 2019. John will focus on the continuing barrage of new laws and cases at the state and federal level impacting Massachusetts employers in 2019, as well as proposed legislation that should be on your radar.
Among other things, John will cover the following topics:
- Preparing for Paid Family and Medical Leave
- Recreational marijuana and the workplace
- Minimum Wage Increases in Massachusetts
- The Amended Pay Equity Law
- Non-Compete Reform
- The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Atty. John S. Gannon
Join us for a discussion on what to expect in 2019. 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.
Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.
About the Speaker
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 the Occupational Health and Safety Act. John is a regular contributor to business publications and to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter.