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If you'd like to be a guest on the HR Power Hour, please email David at dciullo@cmacareer.com

Stuff that Just Shouldn’t Happen

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Stuff that Just Shouldn’t Happen –

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.

Grief in the Workplace

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @10am

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Guest:

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Carol Schoneberg
End of Life Educator,
Bereavement Services Manager

Hospice of Southern Maine

Grief in the Workplace

Hospice of Southern Maine began serving patients in 2004. The Gosnell Memorial Hospice House opened its doors in 2007 to become the first freestanding inpatient hospice facility in Maine. We are the only non-profit Hospice organization that is solely focused on end of life care in southern Maine. Our mission is to provide compassion, care, and comfort through end of life. We seek neither to prolong life nor to hasten death, but to provide excellent care for patients with a life-limiting illness and support for their families.

Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit 501(c)3, Medicare certified, state licensed agency.

Hospice of Southern Maine is committed to being a leader in improving end-of-life care within our community through advocacy, professional education and community outreach.

10 Essential Workplace Policies

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @10am

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Guest:

James P. Reidy
Employment Attorney,
Chairman of Labor & Employment Law Group

Sheehan Phinney

10 Essential Workplace Policies and Why Every Employer Needs Them

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.

The Future Workplace Experience – Replay

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Kevin Mulcahey
Author
The Future Workplace Experience

In a business landscape rocked by constant change and turmoil, companies like Airbnb, Cisco, GE Digital, Google, IBM and Microsoft are re-inventing the future of work.

What is it that makes these companies so different? They’re strategic, they’re agile, and they’re customer-focused. But, most importantly, they’re game changers. And their workplace practices reflect this.

The Future Workplace Experience presents an actionable framework for meeting today’s toughest business disruptions head on. It guides you step-by-step through the process of recruiting top employees and building an engaged culture—one that will drive your company to long-term success.

Two of today’s leading voices on the future of work, provide ten rules for rethinking, reimagining, and reinventing your organization.

Everything we took for granted in the past—from what we expect from our jobs to whom we work with and how—is changing before our eyes. The strongest organizations today are “learning machines.” New challenges require new solutions—and these organizations are finding them.

If you want to compete in years to come, you have to meet the future now. The Future Workplace Experience is your playbook for taking your organization to the top of your industry.

Kevin J. Mulcahy is a partner with Future Workplace and along with Jeanne Meister, is the co-host of The Future Workplace Network, a membership community for HR executives. Organizations across multiple industries and geographies regularly engage him to facilitate corporate workshops on ‘future proofing’ their business and HR strategies. Kevin coaches on leadership effectiveness at the Harvard Business School and is an adjunct faculty member at Babson College. He lives in Boston, MA.

Email Kevin Mulcahy | Twitter: @kevinmulcahy | LinkedIn: in/kevinmulcahy1