• Understanding How Changes and Updates to Federal & State Employment Regulations Will Affect Businesses

    Understanding How Changes and Updates to Federal and State Employment Regulations Will Affect Businesses

    Presented by Attorneys from Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP 

    Middlebury, Vermont – October 26, 2016 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar, featuring attorneys from Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, on Wednesday, November 16th in Middlebury. Titled “How Will Changes in Employment Laws Affect Your Business?,” this 90-minute session will provide information to business owners and human resources practitioners as to how their businesses may be affected by updates to both federal and state employment laws. Attendees will learn about these forthcoming changes:
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—Updates go into effect December 1st 
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)—New guidelines/regulations
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—New guidelines/regulations
    • Vermont’s Paid Sick Leave Law—Updates go into effect January 1st 
    • Misclassification of Employees—Efforts by Vermont Department of Labor and insurance companies to crack down on the misclassification of employees 
    This information is appropriate for businesses with a handful or hundreds of employees. Wanda Otero-Weaver, Esq. and Michele B. Patton, Esq., attorneys with Middlebury-based Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, are co-presenting at this seminar. Ms. Otero-Weaver has a litigation and appellate practice, focused on employment law for management and individual clients. Ms. Patton’s practice includes workers’ compensation, trust and estate litigation, personal injury cases, and employment law, including transgender and other LBGT issues in the workplace.

    The meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at Ilsley Library’s Community Room in Middlebury. An RSVP is requested to provide adequate seating. RSVP to sue@addisoncounty.com or 388-7951. There is no cost to attend for Chamber members; $5 for non-members. 

    About Addison County Chamber of Commerce

    The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at www.addisoncounty.com.

    Rob Carter | President
    Addison County Chamber of Commerce
    93 Court Street
    Middlebury VT 05753
    p: 802-388-7951
    e: rob@addisoncounty.com