AIV Human Resources Seminar Nov 15

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Human Resources Seminar

ACA Update and Related Issues | Paid Leave:  Implementation and New Legislation | Marijuana Legalization Implications | Independent Contractors:  New Developments | Managing Conflicts and Rights In and Out of the Workplace | Federal Updates | Key Compliance Issues with New and Existing Laws | Issues to Watch, Key Prospects for 2018

Wednesday, November 15   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier

On November 15, Associated Industries of Vermont will host a special seminar focusing on key human resource issues facing Vermont employers in 2017 and into 2018 and beyond.  The seminar will cover issues impacting private and public sector employers and the professionals who serve them, and will feature presentations, commentary, and audience Q&A with expert government and private sector presenters.

Both members and non-members are welcome to register.  Registration is required by COB November 10 and costs $50 for AIV members and $75 for non-members.  Complementary registrations and other benefits are available for sponsors and new members. 

Review the agenda and register online by going to the links under the Events section at www.aivt.orgFor questions and suggestions, email   

CLE:  Approval pending for general credits of continuing legal education


Topics to be Discussed Include:

  • ACA Update and Related Issues and Developments
  • Paid Leave:  Implementation and Compliance with Paid Sick Leave, Proposed Legislation on Paid Family Leave, Related Issues
  • Marijuana Legalization Update, Drug Testing and Related Implications and Issues
  • Independent Contractors:  Implications of the Bourbeau Custom Homes Decision, Related Developments and Prospects
  • Managing Conflicts and Rights In and Out of the Workplace:  Political Disagreements, Free Speech Issues, Workplace Violence
  • Federal Updates:  What Has Changed, What Hasn't, and What is Still on the Horizon
  • Key Compliance Issues with New and Existing Laws:  Pregnancy Accommodation, Social Media, Other Compliance Issues
  • Issues to Watch, Key Prospects for 2018

Presenters Include:

  • Alexandra Clauss, Shareholder, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
  • Stephen Ellis, Ellis Boxer & Blake, and Chair, Labor & Employment Law Section, Vermont Bar Asso­ciation
  • Susan Graham, HR Services Consultant, NFP
  • Heather Rider Hammond, Shareholder, Gravel & Shea
  • Michael Harrington, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Stephen Monahan, Director, Workers' Compensation & Safety, Department of Labor
  • Elizabeth Rattigan, Chair, Labor and Employment Group, Downs Rachlin Martin
  • Brenda Sabin, Director of HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Benjamin Traverse, Associate, Downs Rachlin Martin
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance & Wages, Department of Labor
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:30am