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Upcoming Shows

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FEB 28 -
John Guaspari -
Otherwise Engaged
How Leaders Can Get a Firmer Grip on Employee Engagement and Other
Key Intangibles

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MAR 7 -
Jeanne Paquette -
Maine Dept of Labor
MDOL Update
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MAR 14 -
Chris Cynkar -
FranChoice
Franchising as a
Career Alternative

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MAR 21 -
Julie Rabinowitz -
Maine Dept of Labor
Current Legislation
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Archives

Otherwise Engaged

Saturday, February 28, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

John G

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John Guaspari
Author
Otherwise Engaged

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Since the mid-1980s, John Guaspari has helped leaders increase the level of employee engagement throughout their organizations. His new book is “Otherwise Engaged: How Leaders Can Get a Firmer Grip on Employee Engagement and Other Key Intangibles (If, That Is, It Were Possible to Grip Something That’s Intangible)”.

He is the author of six previous books on the topic, including the best-selling “I Know It When I See It” and “The Value Effect: A Murder Mystery About the Compulsive Pursuit of The Next Big Thing”. His writing credits also include seven training videos (e.g., “Time: The Next Dimension of Quality”) as well as hundreds of articles and columns for a broad range of business publications.

John has worked with clients in scores of industries and has delivered over a thousand engagement-related presentations, seminars, and workshops for public and client-specific audiences alike. In the process, he has gained an enviable reputation for his ability to unravel complex subject matter and communicate it in the kind of accessible and engaging way that leads to real learning. Said another way, he knows how to be engaging about engagement.

Long before entering the world of consulting, John began his professional career as an aerospace engineer, after which he went on to hold senior management positions in widely varying functions such as marketing, sales support, customer support, quality, organizational effectiveness, and leadership development. He lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, with his wife Gail and her (not “their” but “her”) four cats. His hobbies include golf, bowling, obsessive reading, and avoiding water sports.

Growing Your Garden

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Our Guest:

Joy Rothschild

Joy Rothschild
Chief HR Officer
Omni Hotels

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Joy Rothschild, a 35-year associate who started in Omni’s Management Development Program, rejoined Omni Hotels & Resorts as senior vice president of human resources in January 1998. In 2002, the department was recast as Associate Services to formalize the company’s service commitment to the people who make Omni Hotels a success.

Rothschild serves on the Advisory Board for School of Hospitality Administration at Boston University, Hospitality Board of Governors for College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, University of North Texas, and American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Labor and Human Resources committees.

Rothschild is a Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) GoldenBell Winner and a 1992 recipient of Omni Hotels & Resorts’ President’s Award for developing the Omni Service Champion employee recognition program and the Power of One® employee empowerment program.

Bulletproof Documentation

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Our Guest:

James Harris

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James P. Harris
Shareholder
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green

Phone: 603.627.8152
Fax: 603.641.8731
jharris@sheehan.com

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Practice Focus

A member of our firm since 2002, J.P. represents clients across a wide variety of industries in civil litigation. His work includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters including general commercial disputes; trade secret, noncompetition and restrictive covenant litigation; employment cases; and construction actions. In his time with the firm, J.P. has represented businesses and individuals engaged in various aspects of the construction trade, media companies defending defamation claims, product manufacturers facing warranty claims, technology developers in business-to-business disputes and noncompetition litigation, victims of professional negligence, and many other types of businesses.

J.P. provides general advice to locum tenens staffing companies and teleradiology companies.

J.P. has developed expertise in records and data management policies and the management of electronically stored information. He has drafted records management policies implemented by a variety of businesses. He has lectured and presented on all aspects of document retention and destruction policies, with particular emphasis on their application to litigation. He has also cultivated skill in the electronic discovery practices and data mining techniques that impact all litigation matters.

Sample Matters
  • Successfully argued before the New Hampshire Supreme Court on behalf of a timber company and its principals against an insurance company that breached its insurance agreement.
  • Successfully argued before the New Hampshire Supreme Court on behalf of a restaurant owner for the invalidation of a town smoking ban.
  • Defends employers and municipalities in employment discrimination claims and claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Education

B.A., with honors, Swarthmore College
J.D., magna cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Honors

In 2014, J.P. was named one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty. He has been selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation since 2009 and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation. J.P. is a member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2010. He was also an Editorial Assistant for the Catholic University Law Review.

Memberships and Admissions

J.P. is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations. J.P. is a past member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Legislation Committee.

Community Involvement

J.P. is currently the Board of Trustees Chair for the Kevin T. McHugh Memorial Scholarship Fund and serves on the New Hampshire Catholic Charities’ Peer-to-Peer Campaign. He is also Chair of the Trinity High School Board of Advisors, as well as the Chairman of their Membership Committee, and Secretary of St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels for Hillsborough County).

Annual Legal Update

Saturday, February 7, 2015

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Our Guest:

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Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

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Peter is a partner at Brann & Isaacson. He provides advice and counsel on labor and employment law and education law.

Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean, Inc. In this role, he advises clients on personnel practices and employee relations matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, layoffs and plant closures, union grievances and collective bargaining, disability and religious accommodation issues, conducting and supervising internal investigations, coordinating state and federal leave laws, and negotiating and drafting employment contracts and separation agreements.

Peter also represents public school districts and municipalities throughout Maine. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment Law-Management).

Peter presents each year at the Maine Human Resources Conference (2002 to present); the Annual Employment Law Update for Central Maine Human Resources Association (2004 to present); the Maine School Management Conference (1996 to present); the Maine Education Law Conference (2007 to present); and the L.L. Bean Human Resources Law Training (1999 to present).

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC.