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September Chapter Meeting (In Person) - Legal update

  • September 14, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Best Western. 401 Winchester St, Keene, NH 03431


  • No charge for this meeting for Chapter Members

Registration is closed

Legal Update

In Person!

8:00am-8:30am: Registration/networking. Meeting 8:30am -10:15am

Session Overview

HR’s attention over the last several years has primarily been focused on adapting to continuing COVID-related workplace changes, leaving little time to keep up with developments in other areas. This fast-paced and interactive legal update will give attendees an overview of important developments over the past year and a look at what we can expect in the near future. Topics covered in this interactive session will include:

 Continuing COVID-related issues and guidance

 The future of remote/hybrid work

 Leaves of absence (recent cases, accommodation issues, the interplay of types of leave)

 NLRA/NLRB update (recent cases and how the new Democratic majority may affect workplace policies)

 State and federal legislative updates (recently enacted legislation as well as proposed legislation to watch)

 Mental health issues in the workplace

 Diversity and inclusion and unconscious bias in the workplace

Some takeaways for attendees will be:

1. Stay updated on significant changes in the workplace in the pandemic and post pandemic HR world.

2. Planning ahead for 2023 – what employers need to do.

  Speaker Bio: 

Debra Weiss Ford is Office Managing Principal of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Ford has 40 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She is licensed in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006 and selected as a Senior Fellow in The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society by the Litigation Counsel of America in 2014. She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year.

She is also rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Ford has been named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the Chambers USA Legal Guide since 2012. Ms. Ford is rated a “Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™. Ms. Ford has been recognized by Legal 500 for Workplace and Employment Counseling. Ms. Ford has been recognized for litigation skills by Benchmark Litigation in New Hampshire.


 Meeting Sponsor 

 CGI Business Solutions


CGI Business Solutions is NH’s largest, independently owned employee benefits agency with a strong local presence and national footprint. We stay ahead of the complex and ever-changing business landscape by providing innovative, customized solutions. Offering far more than benefits consulting, please visit us for our full array of services, including employee benefits, benefits administration, HR support, business insurance, payroll services, and retirement planning – all provided in house, by an award winning team.

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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