MSBA To Present Seminar On Employment Law

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 01:00

The Maine Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled The 8th Annual Employment Law Update, which will be webcast simultaneously on Tuesday, November 11 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, ME.

The faculty will include Roberta L. De Araujo, Maine State Employees Association; Commissioner Laura Fortman, Department of Labor, Maine; Phillip E. Johnson, Johnson & Webbert LLP; Margaret Coughlin LePage, Pierce Atwood LLP; and Anne-Marie L. Storey, Rudman & Winchell.

This program will address issues such as how to terminate an employment relationship appropriately; how to handle leave requests; how to sign a severance agreement; and whether an investigation has been conducted properly and how to update personnel policies. While the presentation on electronic discovery is the most litigation oriented, the fact is that how the employer and the employees conduct themselves on the computer or with other electronic media affects litigation, and how that plays out in court should guide how all parties behave on a day-to-day basis. The program will begin with an update from the Commissioner of Maine's Department of Labor and will end with a presentation from two experienced counsel on the ethics issues arising most often in the employment context.

For details on registration fees and available CLE credits, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register call (877) 622-7554 or visit