Training Calendar

Rhode Island Employment Law & HR Practices Update

Instructor: EANE Staff
Fee: $99.00

Do you need help staying afloat in the sea of employment law and HR best practices?

Then join us for our first ever Rhode Island Employment Law & HR Practices Conference, Staying Afloat in the Sea of Employment Law & HR Best Practices.  It will be held on November 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI.

EANE is partnering with Duffy & Sweeney to bring this 1/2 day program to help RI employers navigate some of the key employment-related developments over the past year.


8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast | Registration | Welcome 

8:30 - 9:15 Legislative Update & Headline News | Mark Adams, EANE and Jonathan Cardosi, Duffy & Sweeney
Learn what's happening on a federal and state level that impacts Rhode Island businesses including an overview of important litigation that is defining the landscape and the new Paid Sick Leave legislation.

9:15 - 10:15 Reasonable Accommodation in Practice: A Constant Challenge in the Modern Workplace | Panel discussions moderated by Jean Harrington, Duffy & Sweeney
Employers are not required to provide never-ending leaves of absence but how much leave is enough? Learn how to manage the never-ending ADAAA leave law.

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00 Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Getting High with a Little Help from Your Friends | Sara Wilkinson, Duffy & Sweeney
A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches. Hear how this case may impact companies in Rhode Island and the region.

11:00 - 11:45 Turning Exit Interviews into Stay Interviews to Keep Top Talent | Val Boudreau, EANE
Stay interviews help management understand what issues are important to an employee's decision to stay and what might make an employee leave. Learn the what, when and how about Stay Interviews.

11:45 - 12:30 Broaching Retirement with Older Employees: A Delicate Discussion | Roger Hood, Duffy & Sweeney
This program will cover when and how you can legally approach seniors in three different scenarios: if an employee is considering retirement, if an employee is not considering retirement and there is no degradation in performance, and if an employee's performance is deteriorating and the employee is near social security age.

12:30 Wrap Up