Labor and Employment Law Seminar - Buffalo 2017

October 16, 2017

By: Michael E. Hickey, Bradley A. Hoppe, Mark A. Moldenhauer, Erin S. Torcello, and Caroline M. Westover

Change is typical whenever we transition into a new calendar year, and 2018 is no exception. A host of new employment laws are in store for employers, as well as a number of potential changes at the federal level brought on by the new administration. With so many changes in the employment law landscape, employers need help to keep up.

Bond, Schoeneck & King is proud to continue Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel’s tradition of hosting the Labor and Employment Law Seminar to enable HR professionals and others to prepare for these changes.

This seminar is complimentary. Parking is free. A continental breakfast will be served.


8 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Session I
The Trump Administration and the Workforce

8:30 - 9 a.m.
Other Employment Laws to Watch
Presented by Erin Sylvester Torcello

- Wage and Hour Issues
- EEO Reports
- Possible Changes in the Approach to Handbook Issues

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Presented by Caroline M. Westover

- Recent changes affecting employers

9:30 - 10 a.m.
New York State Paid Family Leave
Presented by Mark A. Moldenhauer

- Top Issues for Employers to Concern Themselves About

10 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – Noon
Session II

10:15 - 11 a.m.
Special Guest Speaker
Debbie S. Kent, Regional Director, New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) Buffalo Office

Our special guest this year, Debbie S. Kent, will provide an update on Division procedures and will discuss factors that the Division considers when investigating discrimination complaints.

Debbie S. Kent is currently the Regional Director for the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) Buffalo office, having been appointed in February 2017. She is committed to enforcement of the State Human Rights Law and has worked for DHR in various capacities over the past 18 years, including more than 12 years as an Investigator. Prior to coming to the Division, she worked for seven years at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Debbie holds a B.S. in Psychology from the State University at Buffalo (UB) and a Juris Doctor from UB School of Law.

11 - 11:30 a.m.
Non-Competition and Trade Secrets
Presented by Bradley A. Hoppe and Riane F. Lafferty

- Defend Trade Secrets Act
- Common Employer Mistakes in - Protecting Trade Secrets
- Constructing and Enforcing Non-Competition Agreements

11:30 a.m. – Noon
Reducing Litigation Risks
Presented by Michael E. Hickey

- Arbitration Agreements and Jury Waivers

This seminar is intended for the invited guests of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. Bond reserves the right to deny admission to any registrant.