Privacy in the Workplace – or Not
What is an employee’s reasonable expectation of privacy when at work? How can employers utilize technology to ensure an efficient and productive workplace without running afoul of such expectations? This session will assess the statutory, constitutional, and common law rights of employees and employers relating to privacy in the employment relationship.
Daniel J. Rose, Esq.
Wage and Hour
For the most part, the national trend of increased litigation in wage and hours class and collective actions seeking overtime and minimum wage pay has not hit Maine. This panel will discuss the likelihood that it will, why some plaintiff attorneys consider Maine a favorable place for such claims, what types of claims and industries are the most likely targets, and recent developments and hotly litigated issues in cases litigated under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Maine law.
Paul J. Lukas, Esq.
Lawrence C. Winger, Esq.
It is becoming more and more common for employment discrimination plaintiffs to include retaliation claims as a part of their complaints. In some cases, they are a sure way to get to a jury. They can offer high risk/high reward choices for employees and employers alike, and how they are presented can make a big difference in the outcome. This session will discuss applicable statutory provisions and case law, as well as the factors to consider when bringing and defending a retaliation claim.
Jim R. Erwin, Esq.
John P. Gause, Esq.
Legal Year in Review
With almost every new case, employment law evolves and
there are many new cases every day. Learn about important new rulings from the Supreme Court, the First Circuit, the District of Maine, Maine state courts, and elsewhere. This session will give you an overview of the important new and developing case law from both sides.
David G. Webbert, Esq.
Linda D. McGill, Esq