Employment Law Conference Designed To Help Companies Avoid Workplace
Labor Department’s Nov. 14 Event Features Law Specialists, Workshops
For immediate release
October 7, 2008
WETHERSFIELD, How does an employer avoid the usual pitfalls that come with
trying to comply with wage laws relating to overtime, exemptions, record-keeping
and travel time?
What are the rules on the employment
of minors? Does the Connecticut Family & Medical Leave Act provide more or less
protections than its federal counterpart? What are the rules for presenting
evidence at an unemployment insurance hearing?
These questions, and many others,
will be addressed during a Nov. 14 Employment Law Conference being held from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Farmington Marriott. The conference will feature
Connecticut Department of Labor staff and employment law specialists who will
address a wide range of employment laws that the agency either enforces or
“This conference is an extension of
the Department’s of Labor’s ongoing Employer Education Breakfast series
sponsored by our Office of Program Policy,” explains State Labor Commissioner
Patricia H. Mayfield. “Since its introduction in 2004, this series has grown
increasingly popular with human resources professionals and business owners
throughout the state. The idea for this full-day conference, in fact, came from
attendees of those sessions, which typically focus on one specific employment
Mayfield noted that the conference
should be of broad interest not just to employers, but also to union
representatives, worker advocates and attorneys who handle employment law issues
within the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Department of Labor.
Following registration and continental
breakfast, the morning will begin with a general plenary session that will
explore current trends and issues in a variety of other employment law topics,
including wage and hour law, unemployment insurance, and the Family & Medical
The afternoon agenda will feature four
intensive workshops, with each session repeating to allow conference
participants the ability to attend two of workshops.
Workshop subjects include: Making your case in
an Unemployment Insurance appeals hearing; The Family and Medical Leave Act –
answering your toughest questions; Top 10 issues arising in wage investigations;
and Workplace justice – identifying and resolving employment disputes before
they become lawsuits.
fee for the event is $70 and is due by Oct. 31. Pre-registration applications
and checks should be sent to conference coordinator Kathy Marioni at the
Connecticut Department of Labor, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT
06109. A conference description and registration forms are available at the
Department of Labor Web site – www.ct.gov/dol.
questions can also contact Kathy at (860) 263-6755, or via email, at
Nancy Steffens (860)