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Referendums and Salaried Workers

Saturday, December 17, 2016

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Our Guests:

Jean Paquette

Jeanne Paquette

Julie Rabinowitz

Julie Rabinowitz
Director of Communications

Maine Dept of Labor

Minimum Wage and Salaries –

We discuss the impact of the blocking of the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that were due to go into effect on December 1, 2016.
They also talk about how with the passing of the new Maine Minimum Wage ballot initiative, Maine employers still will have an Exempt Salary rate increase as of January 1, 2017 which has nothing to do with the federal regulations. Jeanne, Julie and host David also discuss a new training initiative from the Maine DOL for employers that focuses on impairment training for supervisors.

The Maine Department of Labor is committed to serving Maine workers and businesses:

  • Helping employers recruit and train a talented workforce;
  • Providing workers with the skills they need to be competitive in the economy;
  • Assisting individuals when jobs are lost;
  • Ensuring safe and fair workplaces for people on the job; and
  • Researching and analyzing employment data to support job growth

The Impact of Ballot Initiatives

Saturday, December 10, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

The Impact of Maine’s Ballot Initiatives –

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.

From My Bad to My Best

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Chief Possibilities Officer
JBK Associates

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Julie Kampf founded JBK Associates International, Inc. in 2003 to create an award winning executive talent solutions organization that pushes the boundaries way beyond the limitations of standard executive search.

With nearly 30 years of search and industry experience, she has built a diverse team focused on developing long-term client partnerships, providing in-depth expertise and delivering the comprehensive solutions that are the order of business today with an eye towards tomorrow.

The results have brought clients the executive talent solutions they need, and have earned national acclaim for Julie and JBK Associates, which is certified as a women-owned business by the prestigious Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

In addition to her work at JBK Associates, Julie Kampf brings her commitment to women and diversity to her many volunteer activities. She serves on Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications Board of Visitors, is a founding member of the Bergen County (NJ) chapter of Women United in Philanthropy, is a past-President of the Metro chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and is an active member of BioNJ. In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment (IACPR) and on the Girl Scout Council of Bergen County. In her spare time, she raises money for charities including Guiding Eyes for the Blind, GoodGrief, Table To Table and The Women’s Health and Counseling Center. Julie earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, where she minored in Marketing.

“The passion, energy and commitment of our team supports our client’s ability to create a more diverse and inclusive environment and should be a driving force for all companies today. My goal is to bring 100 percent every day by providing innovative and comprehensive talent solutions where ‘one size fits all’ is not an option.”

Employed For Life – Replay

Saturday, November 26, 2016 @10am

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