Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Presents Their Annual Labor & Employment Law Update Virtually
The Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP 2021 Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, presented in collaboration with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, was held as a webinar on May 6, 2021. As the pandemic continues to restrict social gatherings, MHTL decided to hold their annual update virtually again this year to ensure the safety of speakers and attendees. Among the speakers were partners of the firm Kier Wachterhauser, Sarah Spatafore, Nan ONeill, Michael Maccaro and Kathy Murphy presenting to roughly 300 registrants.
The first segment of the live webinar was presented by Mr. Wachterhauser and Ms. Spatafore where they discussed lessons from the year’s top cases, as well as a regulatory and statutory update. They also provide a PFML law update and discuss the EEOC’s recent updates as well as an overview of the new American Rescue Plan Act and how it impacts COBRA. Mr. Maccaro presents on the NLRA, NLRB, and highlights what every employer needs to know about the myriad of changes already made at the Board and what to expect when moving forward. The next segment is presented by Ms. ONeill, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Spatafore and Mr. Wachterhauser, and focuses on COVID-19 and the developments affecting employers, examining the changing workplace and the ongoing workplace safety concerns. The final segment of the webinar is about discipline and discharge in the workplace, presented by Ms. ONeill. During this time she provides advice and best practice for HR practitioners.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP has been presenting their annual Labor & Employment Law Update for decades. The program was held virtually but was still able to help employers navigate the complex field of labor and employment law. Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP is also known throughout New England for its labor and employment practice as well as its extensive business litigation and advising employers on internal reviews and strategic legal approaches when dealing with the government. The firm also has an extensive education law practice representing public, private, and nonprofit educational institutions from pre-K through the college and university level.
Katherine Hesse, Kier Wachterhauser and Nan ONeill, three partners at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, presented “COVID Now & Later: Navigating the COVID-Related Issues Today and Preparing for the Changed Workplace Tomorrow”, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. During this 90-minute webcast, Mr. Wachterhauser and Ms. ONeill discussed the latest COVID developments affecting employers, such as regulatory developments regarding unemployment insurance, reasonable accommodation and vaccination issues. They also examined the changing workplace and made suggestions for Read More
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