BNHRA Monthly Dinner Meeting

September 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Millennium Hotel
2040 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Annual Legal Update

Attorneys from Hodgson Russ LLP will discuss new regulations surrounding: Sexual Harassment: #MeToo and New York’s Legislative Response, New York Paid Family Leave: Implementation and Amendments, NLRB Update, NYS Department of Labor Updates, Roundup of New Employment-Related Ordinances in NYC.

Key learning objectives:

• To discuss HR’s role in these important changes and how to ensure their organizations are in compliance with the new regulations
• To review questions about some of the challenges posed by the new regulations
• To offer guidance on how employers can comply with the new regulations

Event Schedule:

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM – Networking
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM – Presentation
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM – Q & A

Pre-approved for one (1) recertification credit by HRCI and SHRM


Meet our speakers:

 John Godwin, Partner

Mr. Godwin focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment law as well as employment tax law.  He assists employers with wage and hour matters arising under federal, state, and local laws, including audits and class and collective actions, all aspects of worker classification, and federal and state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act planning and litigation, in addition to compliance with, and defense of claims arising under, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the equal employment opportunity laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and corresponding state and local laws.  He also regularly advises clients regarding restrictive covenants, commission and incentive compensation plans, paid time off obligations, employment policies and practices, discipline and discharge matters, workers’ compensation coverage and premium issues, and unemployment insurance audits and appeals.

 Kinsey O’Brien, Associate

Ms. O’Brien represents private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her practice includes defending employers before federal and state courts, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Department of Labor. She also counsels employers regarding federal and state wage and hour laws, discrimination and retaliation claims, leave and accommodation issues, workplace policies and handbooks, discipline and discharge, worker misclassification issues, union avoidance, and unemployment insurance matters. Ms. O’Brien also has experience in various types of civil litigation, including motion practice, trial, and appellate practice and has worked on cases involving the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board.

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$30.00 BNHRA Member

$0.00 BNHRA Member PLUS (pre-paid meetings)

$20.00 BNHRA Student Member

$45.00 Non Member or Guest

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