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New Hampshire Employment Law Update

Date: May 1 Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Cost: $175

Location 58 Enterprise Drive
Windham, NH 03087

McLane Middleton’s annual New Hampshire Employment Law Update will be on May 1, 2024 at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham, NH.

Join our employment attorneys as we discuss the latest trends in employment law. As always, we will share “news you can use,” along with presentations on topics affecting employers today.


McLane Middleton will be offering HRCI and SHRM credits for this event.


Rate: $175.00
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, electronic copies of materials, and credits.


8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
News You Can Use
Presenters: Adam Hamel & Jennifer Parent
A review of recent case law impacting employment at the US Supreme Court and in New Hampshire, an update on new employment-related state and federal administrative agency policies and enforcement actions, and new employee benefit developments impacting employers.

9:30 a.m.
Employee Benefits Update
Presenter: John Rich
A review of current employee benefit plan issues, the latest regulations surrounding employee benefits, and recent significant court cases involving employee benefits.

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Handling Employee Mental Health Issues
Presenters: Brian Garrett & Sean LaPorta
Understand what documentation and policies should be in place to handle mental health requests and how to manage leaves of absence and provide appropriate accommodations.

11:30 a.m.
Immigration Law Update
Presenter: Shiva Karimi
A review of recent updates regarding immigration policies along with other hot topics.

12:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.
Wage and Hour Basics and Updates
Presenters: Peg O’Brien & Vineesha Sow
Overview of employee wage and hour concerns, including classification of employees, calculation of overtime, and compliance with the NH law. Recent decisions on these topics and others will be reviewed to help employers avoid a costly wage claim.

1:45 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence Policies and Use of AI in the Workplace
Presenter: Cameron Shilling
How employees are using AI in the workplace and policies and training employers should implement to ensure that employees use AI for appropriate purposes and in appropriate ways in the workplace.

2:30 p.m.

2:40 p.m.
Discipline and Discharge
Presenters: Jennifer ParentAdam Hamel
Review conduct and discipline policies, learn about the process to discipline employees from counseling to termination. Recent cases will also be discussed and best practices to implement policies will be addressed.

3:30 p.m.
Employee Termination
Presenters: Brian Garrett & Peg O’Brien
Understand what key termination documents and policies employers should have. In addition, a review of the termination process, separation agreements and severance packages, as well as final paycheck considerations will also be discussed.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Q&A & Wrap-Up


Headshot - Peg O'Brien
Margaret "Peg" O'Brien
Director & Chair Employment Law Group

Peg O’Brien assists employers with legal compliance and risk management in all phases of the employment relationship, as well as defense of employers in matters pending before government agencies and courts. Peg provides on-site and virtual training for employees and supervisors on harassment prevention and documentation and discipline best practices, and other employment law matters.

Adam Hamel Headshot
Adam M. Hamel
Director & Vice Chair Employment Law Group

Adam is a director in McLane Middleton’s Litigation Department and vice chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of business, employment and probate litigation. Adam regularly assists clients on a variety of commercial and employment litigation matters, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and violations of restrictive covenants. Adam also has extensive experience working on will contests, fiduciary litigation and guardianships.