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Wearable Technology

Saturday, February 25, 2017 @10am

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Our Guests:

Benjamin E. Ford
Employment Attorney

Elizabeth Connellan Smith
Employment Attorney

Verrill Dana

Wearable Technology –

Verrill Dana is a full service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and a growing number of service-based practice groups. The firm has a regional presence in the Northeast, with offices from Maine to Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve clients with interests across the country and around the world. Through scalable staffing, careful communication and skillful project management, Verrill Dana helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals in a manner that suits their unique legal needs and preferred work methods.

We embrace the principles behind the Association of Corporate Counsel Value Challenge. We are committed to providing value-driven, quality legal services and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner. Our lawyers are not satisfied being only quality service providers. We strive to earn the status of trusted counsel, advocates and allies in our clients’ success.

Verrill Dana’s enduring commitment to quality client service is complemented by our commitment to community service. Verrill Dana believes that its role as a leading New England business carries a corresponding obligation to give back to the communities in which we live and work. This obligation is fulfilled through the personal service of our lawyers and staff in numerous community organizations, the firm’s prominent charitable giving program and the direct provision of pro bono legal services.

Politics in the Workplace – Replay

Saturday, February 18, 201y @ 10am

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Guest:

Anne-Marie Storey

Anne-Marie Storey
Employment Atty.
Rudman Winchell

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Anne-Marie was born in New York City but grew up primarily in Virginia. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, after which she served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.

Anne-Marie then graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School, where she was a Notes Editor for the Vermont Law Review. Anne-Maries practice areas include Employment and Labor Law, Workers Compensation Law, and Legal Education for Clients. She is the immediate Past-President of the Maine State Bar Association and is a member of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar Professional Ethics Commission.

Anne-Marie serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Discovery Museum, the Bangor Y, and the Bangor Humane Society. She is also an ex officio member of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce and is a recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award from the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. She is a frequent speaker to human resource professionals and other groups on employment related topics, and regularly contributes articles to various business-related publications including Thompsons HR Compliance Expert Newsletter.

She lives in Winterport with her husband, John Hamer, daughter Zoey, and their St. Bernard, Madeline. Bar Admissions Maine, 1995 U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1995 Education Vermont Law School South Royalton, Vermont, 1995 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence Law Review: Vermont Law Review, Notes Editor, 1993-1995 Middlebury College Middlebury, Vermont, 1989 B.A., Bachelor of Arts Major.

HR and the Family Business

Saturday, February 11, 2017 @10am

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Our Guests:

Catherine Wygant Fossett
Executive Director
Institute for Family Owned Business

HR and the Family Business –

The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a non-profit 501 c (3) organization committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout the state of Maine. The Institute serves family business owners, executives and employees through a wide range of continuing education programs, networking opportunities and consulting services. The Institute is a comprehensive resource for family-owned business.

The Institute was formed in the early 1990s by prominent Portland business owner, Shep Lee, who was beginning to think about a leadership transition in his third-generation auto dealership, which he anticipated occurring within the next decade. Discovering that the closest resource was in New Hampshire, Lee approached the University of Southern Maine about creating an organization to support Maine family businesses. Lee, his daughter, Cathy and key USM leaders appointed a director and launched the Institute as a part of the University, with 20 member businesses.

How Not to Create Problems – Part 2

Saturday, February 4, 2017 @10am

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Guest:

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James P. Reidy
Employment Attorney

Chairman of Labor & Employment Law Group

Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green

How Not to Create Problems You’re Trying to Avoid┬áPart 2 –

Jim practices in the areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes.

He represents management in organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held, family-owned businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the Firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well-established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England. Jim has extensive experience handling matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.

He regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources associations to comment on breaking news and recent developments in labor and employment law. He is the moderator of NHLABORNET, the popular Internet discussion group for human resource professionals in New Hampshire. Jim is also the creator and serves as the managing editor of Good Company, Sheehan Phinney’s quarterly e-newsletter, which features articles on legal developments and best practices in business.

Sample Matters

  • Assisted an out-of-state employer with the abatement of substantial civil penalties assessed by the New Hampshire Department of Labor.
  • Helped restructure a company’s employee handbook, executive contracts and commission sales agreements.
  • Successfully defended a manufacturing client on an age discrimination claim.

Education

B.A., Assumption College M.P.A., Northeastern University J.D., cum laude, New England School of Law Honors Jim has been recognized for his work on behalf of employers in the State.

He was the recipient of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association’s 2001 Above and Beyond Award and the 2005 Roland Roberge Corporate Citizen of the Year. In May 2006 the Granite State Human Resources Conference named him HR Hero for his many contributions to the field of human resources in the State. Jim is listed in Chambers USA as one of the top-tier employment lawyers in the state of New Hampshire.

He was elected by his peers as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in the State in a poll conducted by the New Hampshire Bar Association and published in New Hampshire Magazine. In 2012 Business NH Magazine named Jim one of New Hampshire’s Top Attorneys in the area of Labor and Employment Law. The Irish Voice Newspaper selected Jim to be part of the 2013 Irish Legal 100. Jim was also selected again this year for the 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America and New England Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers also named Jim Manchester’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year in the field of Employment Law – Management.

Memberships and Admissions Jim is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts and administrative agencies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim is a member of the Labor and Employment Law sections of Lex Mundi, an international association of law firms; and of the American, the New Hampshire and the Massachusetts Bar Associations. Community Involvement Jim has been a featured speaker and emcee at the annual Granite State Human Resources conferences. He chairs the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s Human Resources Exchange, serves on the Board of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association as the Board’s Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, and is the Legislative Affairs Chair for the HR State Council of New Hampshire.

Jim is a graduate of 2006 Class of Leadership New Hampshire. He also serves as a board member of a few other local boards of directors including Concord CareNet Pregnancy Center (CareNet) and the New England Association of Personnel Services (NEAPS), a professional association of owners of temporary employment and placement firms.