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Business, Employment and Environmental Law

Description This seminar will include a discussion of Massachusetts Labor Law, Construction Law and Environmental Law. Contract/Liability Law will also be discussed.
Status Open
Number of Days 1
Start Time 12:00 PM
Begin Date 04/08/2011
End Date 04/08/2011
Early Reg: 04/08/2011

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Location name: Doubletree Hotel Boston/Westborough
Location phone: 508/366-5511
City: Westborough
State: MA
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Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers
Business, Employment & Environmental Law
Featuring:  Colleen M. Nevin, Michael D. Chittick, Kristen W. Sherman
Friday, April 8, 2011  
Doubletree Hotel Boston/Westborough, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA
  12:00 - 12:30 PM Registration; 12:30 - 4:30 PM Seminar
Members*: $115; Non-members: $145
  * Members of CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, RISPLS and VSLS can attend for the MALSCE Member rate.  
This seminar will include a discussion of Massachusetts Construction Law, including the Prompt Pay Act and the recent amendments to the Mechanic's Lien Act. Additionally, contract and liability issues; employment law; and environmental law as they pertain to surveyors and engineers will be addressed.
What You Will Learn:
Contracts and Statutory Requirements:
  • How to improve your chance of getting paid
  • Federal and state anti-discrimination laws; MA laws affecting at-will employment relationship; legal considerations when undertaking layoffs/reduction-in-workforce; and problems relating to texting, employees' internet use, and social networking at work and how to avoid those problems.
  • Environmental laws and regulations impacting the use and development of real property.
Seminar Speakers:
Colleen M. Nevin, Adler Pollock and Sheehan, PC
Ms. Nevin draws on deep litigation skills and experience-gained in part as a Chicago prosecutor, where she successfully argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court-to provide responsive, deft and passionate representation to her clients in complex commercial actions, including, contract and construction disputes, professional liability, products liability, and insurance defense, at both the trial and appellate court levels.
Michael D. Chittick, Adler Pollock and Sheehan, PC
Mr. Chittick handles all facets of labor and employment law and related litigation, consistently finding efficient, practical solutions for his private and public sector clients.  He also frequently lectures on employment law and human resource matters.  Mike has successfully represented employers in labor arbitrations and employment discrimination matters.
Kristen W. Sherman, Adler Pollock and Sheehan, PC
Ms. Sherman is a noted environmental law and litigation attorney who has secured significant judgments in Massachusetts and Rhode Island courts for her commercial, governmental and educational clients.  She brings to her dual practice significant high-level experience in complex hazardous and solid waste, asbestos, air emission, water pollution, septic system, UST and wetland matters.  For more than a decade she has been representing clients in state and federal courts.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2011
Registration Information: Members of other New England and New York land surveying associations can attend for the member rate provided they fax or mail their registration as noted below. Registration fee includes a continental breakfast and all seminar handouts. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. MALSCE will give a 50% refund for cancellations made by Monday, April 4, 2011. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed.
You can register for this seminar and pay by credit card online by clicking on the "Register" button above. To register online for this seminar at the MALSCE member rate, login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information call 617/227-5551. To process your online payment, the billing name and address must match the name and address of the credit card you are using.  If you need help registering online, contact Faye Nelson at 617/305-4104 or  fnelson@engineers.org.
You can also register by downloading and completing a seminar registration form at: LINK and fax or mail it with payment to MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616, Fax: 617/227-6783.
Questions?  Contact Diana Pappas at 617/305-4113 or Dpappas@engineers.org

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