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Spring Labor and Employment Seminar


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Spring Labor and Employment Seminar

DATE: 23 MAY 2018
TIME: 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Portland Regency Hotel, Atlantic Room, 20 Milk Street, Portland Maine
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Please join Bernstein Shur for our 2018 Spring Labor and Employment Seminar as we discuss
recent labor and employment developments and focus on the latest issues.

8:15 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 Let’s Get Started!
The dreaded recession is finally over, business is booming, and companies are hiring. Peter
Herzog will provide a practical overview of best practices in hiring, the application process,
background checks, and more.

9:45 – 10:15 Gonna Get Higher(ed)!
Maine’s recreational marijuana law has been causing a lot of confusion for Maine employers,
particularly as it relates to applicant testing. What does the law really say and require? What are
employers to do? Ann Freeman will discuss the new provisions of the law, provide practical tips for  ensuring compliance and discuss the importance (requirement?) of related workplace policies.

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:15 Hiring Practices in the Age of #MeToo
Amber Attalla and Sara Hellstedt will discuss ways to eliminate gender bias in the workplace,
starting with hiring practices, in order to recruit and retain top notch talent for your business.

11:15 – 11:50 New Developments, Future Trends
In this session, Linda McGill will provide a legal update on the most recent developments from
state and federal legislatures, agencies, courts, and plaintiffs’ attorneys that affect employment, as well as future trends and issues to watch.

11:50 – 12:00 Q&A Session
Your chance to submit questions, and discuss issues with our panelists!