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Social Media in the Modern Workplace – Replay

Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Our Guest:


Matt Bahl
Verrill Dana

Social Media in the Modern Workplace –

Practical, cost-effective solutions are the hallmark of Matt’s practice. Matt counsels and represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. He has represented health care, construction, automotive, media and hospitality clients in a wide variety of traditional labor law matters, including successfully guiding clients through union organizing campaigns, arbitration, work stoppages, unfair labor practice proceedings, and collective bargaining. He also defends employers in litigation before state and federal courts and in administrative charges before federal, state, and local agencies. Matt frequently offers advice and guidance to employers on the ever changing world of wage and hour, employee misclassification, and social media law.

In addition, Matt routinely negotiates and drafts contracts on behalf of clients, including employment, professional service, consulting, vendor service, non-competition, non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements. Matt has also counseled clients on successor liability issues that arise during the sale and purchase of businesses.

Matt is an active author, presenter, a contributing editor to the American Bar Association’s Developing Labor Law treatise, and chief editor of Verrill Dana’s labor and employment blog, All In A Day’s Work (read Matt’s blog posts). Matt also serves on the ABA’s employment rights and responsibilities committee. Empowering employers to navigate the complicated business and legal landscape is a priority for Matt, and he frequently presents on matters relevant to employers and businesses as a whole.

When not helping clients to achieve their business goals, Matt maintains an active lifestyle filled with sports (a clear attempt to relive his former glory days as a college athlete), community involvement, and exploration of Maine’s vast wilderness.

Maine is Business Friendly

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Our Guest:


Jeanne Paquette
Maine Department of Labor

Maine is Business Friendly –

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Jeanne of North Yarmouth was sworn in as Commissioner of Labor by Governor Paul LePage on September 7, 2012.

Paquette served as Deputy Commissioner from July 2011until her confirmation as Commissioner. Commissioner Paquette has focused her career on “finding good people good jobs.” She brings her previous experiences as a business owner and a human resources professional to her role in the Department of Labor, with particular concern for how the department interacts with both employees and employers.

With more than 20 years’ experience in human resources management, Commissioner Paquette specialized in both training and management development. She first began her career in HR while living in San Diego. After returning to Maine, she held the position of vice president, human resources at Androscoggin Bank based in Lewiston, Maine, and served as the director of human resources at Creative Work Systems, a non-profit serving people with disabilities.

Her background in human resources led her to found an industry-related media business in 1999, which published the Employment Times, HR Times and and later merged with Sun Media Group. Commissioner Paquette is a past member of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Maine Jobs Council and several non-profit boards. In June 2012, she was inducted into the Society for Human Resource Management Maine State Council’s HR Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who helped set the stage or evolve the human resources profession in Maine.

She holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Dean College, in Franklin, Mass., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

Affordable Care Act and Recruiting

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Carrie Baker,
Senior Account Executive
Norton Financial Services

Affordable Care Act –

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Carrie has been an employee benefits broker for 14 years and has the reputation of providing creative solutions and unparalleled service to the clients she serves. Carrie began her career at Norton Financial Services in July of 2011 through an acquisition of her firm, C. Baker & Associates.  Norton Financial Services provided Carrie and her team an expanded platform of services, systems and best practices beyond those of any other firm in the marketplace.

Prior to her career in employee benefits, she enjoyed an extensive career in corporate sales in the Seattle and NYC metro areas.  Carrie worked in the Human Resources Staffing and Consulting arena in Seattle and the New York City Metro area.  She also worked for a leading Fortune 500 company, a leader in the distribution of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and equipment in both Seattle and New Jersey.  Whether working in the HR Staffing Arena, selling a system of distribution, or providing employee benefit solutions, Carrie’s clients will attest that her ability to listen, process, collaborate and provide solutions is invaluable.

For many years, Carrie made her living as a classical violinist.  She continues to play as a 1st violinist with the Midcoast Symphony, a local community orchestra.  She received a full scholarship to the University of South Carolina and graduated with honors in 1982 with a Bachelor of Music Education and Performance Certificate.  She was awarded the coveted Whittenberger Fellowship to attend Boise State University to work on her Masters in Violin Performance.  Carrie maintains that the success she has enjoyed in the Employee Benefit market, is directly related to her ability to draw from her creative side as well as her analytical side.

Carrie holds her Life and Health license in the State of Maine and is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, Maine Chapter.  Carrie has recently joined the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greater Portland.

Though music is a passion, Carrie also enjoys many sports.  She is an avid golfer and tennis player.  Her greatest joy comes from watching her son in his sporting activities, which now includes a great deal of “ice time.”  Carrie lives in Falmouth, Maine with her husband and son.X

Debbie Trippier,
Retail Positions

Recruiting –

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President and Owner for national Retail Recruiting Firm. Over 11 years of providing top talent to the retail industry.

Recognized as an industry leader and staffing partner to the top retail brands.

Staffing Trends and Job Boards

Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Tracy Madden,
CEO and Founder
McIntosh Staffing Resources in Dover, NH


Staffing Trends –

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After almost three decades in the business she’s pretty sure she’s found her calling and is very driven by the thrill of the perfect placement! Praised by NAPS and NISA alike she has mentored hundreds. As the owner of a blended services search and staffing group with a placement focus on a hybrid blend of Business Operations she knows that “Growing Your Potential” is what it takes to win in the business. Revered as a creative thinker she shares practices from her business model that succeeds in all economic cycles.

With a fun sense of humor and down to earth style her ideas will get you thinking. Her unique approaches will have you energized. Her training goes beyond the obvious. Her company has been located on the seacoast of NH since 1986. The area is thriving with several small progressive communities with many different types of businesses from government contractors to manufacturers to large insurance companies, several hospitals and a myriad of small privately owned organizations.

Her applicant inventory is built from 72% referral. In addition to her ever growing list of clients, together with her staff, she has grown a strong staffing partnership for a government subcontractor for seasonal office employees that has grown to 100+ temps working 3 shifts, 24/7, in just a few years. She has been a featured trainer for NAPS, NEAPS, NNEAPS, GAPS, Hireability ,, NJSA, MAPS and NISA as well as many civic and universities groups. Equally she serves as staffing expert for community and municipal offices.

She is an advisor to the University of NH Career Department as well as many community colleges and high schools. In addition to her recruiting business she provides staffing success training and mentoring as well as a human resources consulting program for small businesses in NH and Maine.

Tracey Madden graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business Administration and also has certifications in Organization Relations, Labor Law and Human Resources. She continues her long standing commitment to her state association collaborative as a Director for the Northern New England Association of Personnel Services where she serves as Past President and was the 2012 Chairperson of the New England Association of Personnel Services Annual Conference, NEAPS.


Jeremy Haskell,
Sales Manager / Business Development
Jobs In ME


Relevancy of Job Boards –

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In his dual role of Sales Manager/Business Development at, if Jeremy Haskell isn’t busy developing new business partnerships and product initiatives, he’s developing sales people.

Working with companies, he advises them on recruiting strategies that result in reduced turnover and increased productivity. He holds a degree in psychology from Syracuse University and previously worked as a recruiter for Robert Half International.

Jeremy is the recipient of many recognition awards and has developed and facilitated the company’s peer mentoring program. He can be reached at