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JUN 25 -
Brian Bouchard
Sheehan Phinney
Bass & Green

E-cigs, Unisex & Prayer:
New Accommodations

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David Stearns - REPLAY
Dale Carnegie® Maine
Employee Engagement Trends
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Our 4th Anniversary Show!

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Joy Rothschild
Omni Hotels
Open Checkbook to ROI and What I Learned Along the Way
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Archives

Ecigs, Unisex & Prayer: New Accommodations

Saturday, June 25, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Bouchard-Torso-72-dpiBrian Bouchard
Employment Attorney
Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green

Ecigs, Unisex & Prayer: New Accommodations

Brian joined the firm in 2013 and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. Prior to joining the firm he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey R. Howard at the First Circuit Court of Appeals and a judicial intern at Rockingham County Superior Court. Brian was a teaching assistant for Legal Writing I and II and Evidence and a research assistant for Professor Mitch Simon for “Limiting the Use of Expunged Offenses in Bar and Law School Admission Processes: A Case for Not Creating Unnecessary Problems”, published in the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.

Education

B.A., magna cum laude, Stonehill College
J.D., magna cum laude, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Honors

Brian was the recipient of the Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program. While at the University of New Hampshire School of Law he was the Managing Editor of IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review.

Memberships and Admissions

Brian is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

New FLSA Changes

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Jeanne Paquette
Commissioner

Pam Megathlin
Director of Bureau
of Labor Standards

Maine Dept of Labor

New FLSA Changes –

The Maine Department of Labor promotes the safety and economic well being of all individuals and businesses in Maine by promoting independence and life long learning, by fostering economic stability and by ensuring the safe and fair treatment of all people on the job.

Deadly Sins of Employee Termination

Saturday, June 11, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Mark Gonska, VP
Career Transition Services
Dise & Company

Employee Terminations:
Deadly Sins –

Mark Gonska leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company.  He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make:  retaining employees they should release.  Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers.  He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

He designs and delivers leadership and executive coaching with a method combining People, Process and Passion.

Over the last 20 years, Mark has built a significant network of contacts in business, industry, education and not-for-profit organizations.  Nurturing thousands of personal contacts has proven vital to his success.

Mark’s earlier employment included international marketing and product management positions in a Fortune 200 corporation, successful start-up and development of a technology based company and entrepreneurial roles.  He holds a BA in communications from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and completed additional human resources study at Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio).  He is a certified Birkman consultant.

Mark has served on the Board for the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management and is on the Faces of Hope committee for the Volunteers of America.  A nationally certified professional resume writer, he contributed to the book The Five O’Clock Club Guide to Building a Great Resume.

Mark speaks with enthusiasm and candor on many career related topics.  He’s been interviewed on television, radio and on-line webcasts.  Mark enjoys cycling, connecting with his six children and has yet to convince his wife he should skydive and SCUBA dive on the same day.

Mark Gonska can be reached at or mgonska@diseco.com.

Lessons from Deflategate

Saturday, June 4, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Protecting Your Company’s Reputation –

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.