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Verrill’s 2020 Annual Employment Law Update

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 @10am

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We recorded live at Verrill’s 2020 Annual Employment Law Update. During the course of the update, we talked to a number of participants and presenters concerning things that are going on now in the legal industry from an HR perspective.

We talked to Eric Altholz, Partner in the Employee Benefits Group at Verrill. We talked to Whitney Stover, HR Consultant at AAA Northern New England. We spoke to Sarah Jordan, HR Generalist at Penobscot Community Health Care. We had an in-depth conversation with Scott Connolly Partner in Verrill’s Labor and Employment Practice Group about important things that need to be kept in mind about employment agreements. And last, but not least, we talked to the one, the only, David Ciullo, your cohost of the HR Power Hour.

Tom Brady and the Aging Workforce

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

James P. Reidy
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Jim practices in the areas of management side labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents 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 as well as other state and federal agencies.

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

Top 5 OSHA Mistakes Employers Make

Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Guest:

Mat Todaro, Partner
Verrill
mtodaro@verrill-law.com

Mat works closely with clients to solve complex regulatory matters. When necessary, he also defends clients facing inspections or enforcement proceedings from administrative agencies.
Mat’s experience and passion for his work have translated into a strong record of success in defending clients in enforcement proceedings specifically concerning federal regulatory matters.
Mat defends and negotiates on behalf of his clients under statutes such as the Clean Water Act, EPCRA, and FIFRA, and with a particular focus on Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. He also represents clients in complex, multi-party CERCLA matters for sites listed on EPA’s National Priorities List.
Mat routinely advises clients facing an array of regulatory compliance challenges including the ever-changing landscape of chemical regulation, private and agency supervised environmental remediations, FEMA flood map appeals, and product labeling including California’s Proposition 65. Mat works closely with clients engaged in wastewater treatment and waste disposal to secure federal and state permits and to develop creative and innovative legal and policy solutions.
Mat also assists clients with OSHA compliance and defense, focusing on the development of comprehensive and effective Environment, Health and Safety, Hazard Communication, and Process Safety Management regulatory programs.
In all aspects of his work, while serving as outside counsel, Mat prides himself on becoming a dedicated and integrated member of his clients’ teams, much like a devoted inside counsel.
Mat’s experience includes clerkships with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and the Office of General Counsel within the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
During law school, he was awarded an honors certification in environmental law, selected as a Rappaport Fellow, and elected President of the Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Mat was the International Policy Director for one of the nation’s largest environmental policy networks, working directly with members of the U.S. State Department and Congress on the issue of climate change.

Services/Industries
• Environmental & Land Use
• Manufacturing
• Employment & Labor
• Energy
• Coastal & Shoreland
• Litigation & Trial

Following two years with Teach For America, for a “break,” Mat rode his bicycle across the country in 52 days—Seattle to Maine, to be exact.
In the rare moments when Mat is not at his desk or at a client’s facility, he and his wife spend every moment possible enjoying their two incredible children.

Education
• Boston College Law School (J.D.)
• The George Washington University (B.A., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions
• Connecticut
• Maine
• Massachusetts

Memberships
• American Bar Association: Section on Environment, Energy and Resources – Select roles within section: – Co-chair: National Enforcement Conference, Washington, D.C. (fall 2019) – Planning Committee: Fall Conference, Nashville, Tennessee (fall 2020) – Leadership Development Program (2016)

Honors • Recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under Environment
• Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Environmental
• Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2016)

Next Stage In Your Retirement

Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Guest:

Thomas B. Wilson
Founder and CEO
Wilson Group

Author
Next Stage In Your Retirement
Create the Life You Want

Every day, thousands of people turn sixty-five – some feel excitement, some feel scared, most feel both. While many may still work, raise children or pursue their career goals, most of these pressures are fading into the past.

People realize that they will likely live for decades longer and are starting to have serious questions. If you are in this situation, you may be asking yourself:

• What am I going to do with my time?

• Will I have enough money to enjoy my life?

• What can I do to stay healthy?

Drawing on years of research, interviews and analysis, Tom Wilson gives you what you need to address these questions, and many more. Real-life insights bring the research findings to life and the step-by-step guides help you create a Master Plan based on your needs, wants and circumstances. From finances to relationships to developing a new sense of identity, tis comprehensive guide to retirement will help you prepare for and enjoy this exciting next stage of life.