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    Handbook Highlights

    Date: February 12, 2020, 7:30am – 10:30am
    (MAHRA) Manchester Area Human Resource Association
    Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road, Bedford, NH
    Member $35 / Non-Member $45
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    Handbook Highlights
    Social Media, Non-Compete, and other trends!

    Attorney Thomas Closson
    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    We are in a constant state of change in all areas of our lives personally and professionally and the employee handbook is no different.  As employers, we need to ensure we are knowledgeable of the changes to laws that impact our policies and manuals including the employee handbook. 

    Part of this state of constant change is the evolving access to social media and the increasing impact in our workplaces.  What are our rights as employers to restrict access?  How do we incorporate this into our employee handbook? 

    Other top trends include non-compete agreements, employee privacy on company-owned devices and rules regarding the use of these devices, dress code, reasonable accommodations and so much more. 

    We look forward to Attorney Thomas Closson sharing insight, legal compliance concerns and ensuring we have 2020 vision with regards to our Handbook.

    About our speaker:
    Thomas M. Closson is a Principal in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has been practicing labor and employment law since his admission to the New Hampshire Bar in 1993.

    Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he was a founder and partner in Flygare, Schwarz & Closson, PLLC, a highly regarded firm specializing in labor and employment law.

    Mr. Closson has extensive trial experience. During his career, he has successfully represented numerous clients before New Hampshire Courts and juries. He was lead trial counsel in one of the New Hampshire Superior Court’s most high profile cases, representing the “donor towns” in their challenge to the constitutionality of the Statewide Property Tax.

    Mr. Closson is also an experienced appellate litigator. He has argued, and won, significant cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

    Mr. Closson has been ranked in Chambers USA, rated by Super Lawyers, peer-rated for the highest level of Professional Excellence, recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in 2020 for Litigation—Labor and Employment.

    Thank you to our program sponsor!  

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