2019 Massachusetts Employment Law Update

This year's Massachusetts Employment Law Update presented by McLane Middleton's employment attorneys will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Woburn.

This half-day event will provide important legal updates relating to the HR function of business. This is an information-packed event that all HR staff, business managers, and small business owners with employees in Massachusetts should attend.


8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
News You Can Use
Presenter: Jennifer L. Parent

9:00 a.m.
Paid Family and Medical Leave
Presenter: Adam M. Hamel and William Alpine (Director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave)

10:15 a.m.
Pay Practices for Commissioned Sales People
Presenter: Alexandra L. Geiger

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Marijuana in the Workplace
Presenters: Adam M. Hamel and Susan E. Schorr

11:15 a.m.
A Day in the Life of an Employment Lawyer
Presenters: Charla Bizios Stevens and Laura McKelligott Kahl

12:00 p.m.


Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn
15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801

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

Registration is $85 per person, and includes continental breakfast, electronic copies of materials, and credits.

Payment can be made via credit card and is fully refundable until Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

Meet Our People

Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.