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Employment Law Update in Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT • May 21, 2013 

Get the training you need to avoid compliance confusion and expensive litigation. 

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am – 9:45 am The Hiring Process and At-Will Employment

——Robert D. Noonan
• At-Will Employment Doctrine - The Current State of the Law
• Possible Contract Obligations
• Employment Applications
• Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts
• Background Investigations
• Fair Credit Reporting Act
• Giving and Getting References
• Criminal Records Check and Pre-Employment Testing

9:45 am – 10:30 am Noncompete Agreements and Trade Secret Protection
——Barry J. Waters
• Defining Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
• Protection of Confidential Information
• Nonsolicitation and Noncompetition Agreements
• Enforcement of Covenants Not to Compete

10:30 am – 10:40 am Break

10:40 am – 11:30 am Wage and Hour Compliance
——Hugh F. Murray III
• Fair Labor Standards Act
• Exempt vs. Nonexempt: How to Classify Employees
• Employees vs. Independent Contractors
• Recordkeeping Requirements

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Administering Absences From Work: Leaves of Absence and Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law
——Heidi Lane and Louis B. Todisco
• Sources of Entitlement to Leaves of Absence
• Management of Employer Obligations
• Americans With Disabilities Act Issues
• Common Employer and Employee
• Current Enforcement Issues
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Recent and Proposed Connecticut Legislation
——Heidi Lane
• Unemployment Tax and Benefits Issues
• STEP UP Program
• Misclassification of Employees
• Other Pertinent Legislation

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm When the Government Comes Knocking: OSHA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Inspections/Audits
——Lauren Meris Filiberto and Michael C. Harrington
• Overview of Legal Requirements
• Preparing for and Surviving Audits
• How to Respond Legally and Effectively to Inspections

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Break

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm Current National Labor Relations Act Issues
——Michael C. Harrington, Hugh F. Murray III and Louis B. Todisco
• National Labor Relations Act Protections for the Nonunion Employee
• Employment At-Will Issues
• Social Media Issues

3:50 pm – 4:30 pm Documentation, Personnel Files and Termination
——Michael C. Harrington and Barry J. Waters
• Evaluating Risk
• Releases and the Older Workers’ Benefits Protection Act
• Preparing for, or Better Yet, Avoiding Lawsuits



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