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February Chapter Meeting.

  • February 12, 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Courtyard Marriott 75 Railroad St., Keene, NH ( Guests may register below )


  • No charge for this meeting for Chapter Members
  • $15 fee for meeting for Non Chapter Members. Register online or at meeting event check in table.

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"Of Counsel - Legal Update"

Non-members welcome Registration, networking, and a light breakfast begin at 7:30 am; meeting and educational session run from 8:00-9:30 am.

Session Overview - 

 Legal Update

2020 will start a new decade and continue the trend of unprecedented legal challenges for HR professionals to navigate. Join us for our annual employment law update, looking back at 2019 developments and ahead to 2020 initiatives. Topics will include:

·         US DOL is still in overdrive: new regulations for overtime, regular rate, and tipped employees

·         FMLA update and combatting fraud and abuse under the “Friday/Monday Leave Act”

·         ADA update on attendance requirements and telecommuting:  is showing up essential?

·         New non-compete laws in New Hampshire and other states


Andrea Chatfield

Andrea G. Chatfield is an attorney at Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, p.l.l.c. in Manchester, NH where she provides advice and guidance to employers on risk management issues in the workplace.  This includes both day-to-day personnel decisions that can have a high degree of liability if not done carefully, and high level policy-making decisions such as employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and other organizational protocols.  She represents employers of all types and sizes before administrative agencies in discrimination, whistleblower, unemployment, and wage disputes.  She conducts in-house trainings for employers, and serves as an outside investigator for employers who need to respond to highly sensitive internal complaints of discrimination and harassment.  Andrea frequently is a public speaker on employment law topics.   

  Andrea is admitted to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and she has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell.   

  Andrea’s professional listings include: 

Chambers USA as one of the leading employment lawyers in New Hampshire; and  

Best Lawyers of America® for employment law – management (recognized as 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Manchester).   

  In addition, her volunteer activities include: 

  Government Relations & Legislative Chair for the HR State Council of New Hampshire; 

  • Personnel Advisory Committee for Amoskeag Health; 

  • Personnel Committee for Bedford Presbyterian Church 

  In June, 2017, Andrea was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award for her many years of service on the Board of Directors of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association. 

 Meeting Sponsor    

Sage Wealth Partners 

Anne Arbuthnot CFP®, Financial Advisor and Tim Dabrieo, Financial Advisor combined their individual practices and formed Sage Wealth Partners in 2019 in order to merge their practice resources and use their combined 43 years of experience to better serve their clients.

We help guide individuals and families toward achieving their long-term financial goals by creating personalized financial and investment plans based on real objectives.

As Financial Advisors our goals are simple: to know our clients well, to treat them with respect and to measure our success by their success. To meet those goals, we develop comprehensive financial plans tailored specifically to the individual needs of each client. We value long-lasting client relationships, and advise our clients through every stage of their financial journey.

Networking & Informal Discussion Afterward

You are encouraged to stay to chat with fellow GMSHRM members and, perhaps the speaker when available, at the Marriott until 10:00 am.  This is in response to member requests to connect with fellow GMSHRM members after the monthly meetings to continue networking and have informal discussions regarding whatever hot topics you are facing.  Help yourself to whatever food is still there, but please understand that the Marriott staff will be working to clear the room by 10:00.

RSVP & Guest Policies

Bring an HR friend or colleague!  Non-member guests may attend our monthly educational sessions for the nominal charge of $15 each.  If you wish to save time that morning, guest registration is available in advance at  No advance registration is required for this meeting; please join us!  Come share information with fellow HR professionals.   

Winter Weather

Just a reminder that education sessions are held regardless of weather, as we cannot reschedule meetings due to room and speaker constraints.  We hope you can join us!

Credit Hours

·        Greater Monadnock SHRM is certified by SHRM as a Preferred Provider to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program has been registered for 1 PDC in the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

·        Programs are submitted for 1 General HR Credit Hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

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Greater Monadnock SHRM Chapter #683
P.O. Box 1817
Keene, NH 03431

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