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Morris County SHRM Fall Legal Breakfast

When: 11/01/2018
Where: Park Avenue Club
184 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ  07932
United States

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Morris County SHRM Fall Legal Breakfast: Employment Law Issues for Small Businesses

November 1, 2018

Park Avenue Club

184 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Members $20; Members In-Transition $20; Student Members $20; Non-Members $25; Volunteer Chairs $20 

NOTE: If you do not pre-register and pre-pay (via credit card) before this deadline and still wish to attend, we welcome you to "pay at the door”  for an additional $15 fee. Remember, if you need to cancel for any reason, simply send a note to our registration team

Registration/Breakfast: 8:00am / Program: 8:30-10:00am

This program was approved by HRCI for 2 Business Credits and 2  SHRM Credits.

Employment Law Issues for Small Businesses
Over the past few years, the Federal Government and New Jersey have broadened employee protections and increased scrutiny on employers – including small business that often were overlooked for bigger targets.  Small businesses may be unknowingly violating employment laws based on an assumption that the laws only apply to large employers or that compliance is just too difficult and costly.
We know that small businesses face unique employment issues that affect its day-to-day business operations.  We also know that often times the solo human resources practitioner wears several other hats and it can be overwhelming to stay current on the changes in the employment law landscape.  
Join us on November 1, 2018 to learn about the important employment law issues facing small businesses and how to recognize and navigate through those issues.  Some of the topics will include: 
- Did you know that New Jersey’s Equal Pay and Paid Sick Leave laws apply to all New Jersey employers regardless of their size?  The implementation of these new laws is a good prompt for small businesses to review their compliance with attenuated laws.  For example, when is the last time you audited your workforce to make sure that you are properly classifying your workers as employees or independent contractors?  Are you properly paying your employees overtime? 
- Do you need to provide health coverage to your employees?   Are you complying with state and federal record keeping requirements?  An unknowing violation of any of these laws comes with financial penalties that could be detrimental to a small business. 
- What are the practical implications of drug testing a small workforce?  How can employers enforce necessary policies without risking driving off their employees? 
- How important is discrimination and harassment training for employees and management?  How can it be conducted effectively without disrupting business operations?
- Are you confident you can recognize when an employee is making a complaint about a workplace issue?  How should the company respond?  Does the company have insurance that could potentially provide some protection against costly employment claims and litigation? 

Cynthia L. Flanagan co-chairs Schenck Price’s Labor and Employment practice group and concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law counseling and litigation and insurance coverage. Ms. Flanagan represents management in all employment-related matters affecting business operations including issues involving discharge, harassment, discrimination, non-compete agreements, civil rights violations and compliance with employment policies. Ms. Flanagan assists small businesses and government entities with developing employment policies, employee handbooks, employment contracts, and separation agreements.    
Joseph Maddaloni Jr., co-chair of Schenk Price’s Labor and Employment practice group and concentrates his practice in the areas of labor & employment law, commercial law, and regulatory & government affairs. Mr. Maddaloni represents management and represents clients on labor matters, including union avoidance techniques, organizing campaign strategy, contract negotiation and administration. He also assists in resolving unfair labor practice charges. Mr. Maddaloni also represents management in general employment litigation & counseling matters concerning discharge, discrimination and harassment, non-compete and restrictive covenants, wage and hour, severance and separation agreements, disciplinary actions, and the development of policies and procedures. He also handles general commercial litigation & counseling concerning contract disputes, lease agreements and sale of goods.


Founded in 1912, Schenck, Price, Smith & King is a full-service law firm with offices in Northern New Jersey and Manhattan, serving closely held and growing companies. For more than 100 years, SPSK has represented small and mid-size businesses, individuals, public institutions, and charitable organizations with excellence and integrity. SPSK’s labor and employment law attorneys help our clients navigate day-to-day employment law issues, understand and comply with labor employment law obligations. We help to ensure overall effectiveness of personnel management by crafting effective employment policies and management procedure has experience in all corners of the labor and employment universe, such that it can advise clients before problems arise and, when they do occur, provide experienced representation, regardless of the venue.