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    Annual Employment Law Update and HR Survival Skills Test

    Date: June 14, 2017, 7:30am
    Courtyard Keene Downtown Marriott
    75 Railroad Street
    Keene, NH
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    cid:image007.jpg@01D26CEB.66994200HR NAKED AND AFRAID:  Annual Employment Law Update and HR Survival Skills Test

    Presented by James P. Reidy, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Courtyard Keene Downtown Marriott, 75 Railroad Street, Keene NH, 603.354.7900


    Nonmembers welcome!  Registration, networking, and a light breakfast begin at 7:30 am; meeting and educational session run from 8:00-9:30 am


    RSVP & Guest Policies

    Bring an HR friend or colleague!  Non-member guests may attend our monthly educational sessions for the nominal charge of $15 each.  If you wish to save time that morning, guest registration is available in advance at  No advance registration is required for this meeting; please join us!  Come share information with fellow HR professionals.


    Session Overview

    The day-to-day existence of a human resources professional can, at some times, feel like a survival game where contestants, without much, if any prior notice, must use their just wits and whatever tools they have at their fingertips to respond to any number of pressing workplace issues.  The Discovery Channel's very popular TV show, Naked and Afraid, actually describes the exposure and discomfort, as well as the sense of accomplishment, HR professionals may experience in this ever-changing and increasingly hostile environment, 

    In keeping with our theme in recent years, we decided to frame our annual employment law update as an interactive game show.  We call it HR: NAKED AND AFRAID.  Just as with the popular TV show, HR contestants in this game, after sitting through a riveting legal update (which will provide some clues that will later by useful in the game) will be asked to answer increasingly complex employment law questions.  Contestants will be given a hypothetical situation with possible answers.  They will be asked to pick the correct answers.  The clock will be ticking, there will be hidden dangers, you will be exposed (standing up, but fully clothed) and the answers must be 100% to survive the experience.


    About our Presenter

    James P. Reidy, a past contributor to Greater Monadnock SHRM’s education programs on several occasions, is an attorney with Sheehan PhinneyHe practices in the areas of management side labor and employment law, with an emphasis on assisting employers to effectively avoid or defend against employment disputes.  He represents organizations ranging from multinational corporations to closely-held family-owned businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers.  Jim has extensive experience handling matters before the N.H. Department of Labor, the N.H. Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.


    He regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics.  He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources associations to comment on breaking news and recent developments in labor and employment law.  Jim writes, lectures and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics.  He has been a workplace law resource for several media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, WMUR, NPR, NH Business Review and Business NH Magazine.  Most recently, he was asked to present again this year at the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Annual Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington DC, as well as its national convention in New Orleans, LA.  Jim is the moderator of NHLABORNET, the popular Internet discussion group for human resource professionals in New Hampshire.  He also is the creator and serves as the managing editor of Good Company, Sheehan Phinney’s quarterly e-newsletter, which features articles on legal developments and best practices in business.


    About our Meeting Sponsor


    Special thanks to our June meeting sponsor, Sheehan Phinney, a business law firm that provides a broad range of sophisticated legal services to its clients.  For example, some of the key matters Jim Reidy has handled include:

    • Assisted an out-of-state employer with the abatement of substantial civil penalties assessed by the New Hampshire Department of Labor.
    • Helped restructure a company’s employee handbook, executive contracts and commission sales agreements.
    • Successfully defended a manufacturing client on an age discrimination claim.
    • Helped a client avoid OSHA fines and penalties.
    • Assisted an employer with significant reorganization, reduction-in-force and plant closing activities.

    With offices in Concord, Hanover Manchester and Boston, you may contact them at the individual offices listed at


    Credit Hours

    • Greater Monadnock SHRM is certified by SHRM as a Preferred Provider to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program has been registered for 1 PDC in the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).
    • This program has been submitted for 1 General HR Credit Hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.