HR Educational Program & Roundtable - Hot Topics in Employment Laws Impacting Law Firms
The Spring of 2019 has brought a dizzying array of employment law developments. Lauren Solar and Shannon Lynch, attorneys in Hackett Feinberg P.C.’s Employment Litigation and Counseling Practice, will lead a discussion on how to navigate some of the HR challenges legal administrators are facing in this changing landscape, including the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act and workplace investigations in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
CLM® CLM Credit: 1 hour for Functional Specialists (who are not HR Specialists) towards the extra hours needed by Functional Specialist applying for the CLM exam
CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resource (HR)
Lauren Solar concentrates her practice in real estate litigation and complex business matters. She has represented financial institutions, landlords, tenants, individual property owners, developers and title insurance companies in a wide variety of real estate and commercial disputes in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Her experience includes contract claims, resolution of title defects, and title insurance litigation. Lauren advises clients on recent case law, statutes and regulations affecting foreclosures, and post-foreclosure evictions, including the impact of such law on the prevention and resolution of both lender liability claims and quiet title litigation. Lauren's practice also includes employment law issues, representing employers before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in state and federal courts in cases involving: overtime compensation and nonpayment of wages; sexual harassment; age, race, disability, national origin and sex discrimination; retaliation; wrongful termination; and trade secrets and non-competition agreements. Lauren is a member of the Real Estate Bar of Massachusetts (“REBA”) and currently serves on REBA’s National Affairs and Title Insurance and Committee.
Shannon Lynch focuses on employment law and she has extensive experience in employment litigation, counseling, investigations, and training. Shannon has successfully defended employers against claims brought in federal and state courts and agencies involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour laws, and the FMLA and other state leave laws. She also has experience litigating and advising companies on noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements. Clients rely on Shannon for practical compliance assistance in all phases of the employment relationship. She regularly advises businesses on strategies for hiring and background checks, pay practices, performance management, leaves of absence and reasonable accommodation requests, workplace investigations, and employee terminations. Shannon drafts employment agreements, employee handbooks, and severance agreements, and represents employers in audits and investigations by federal and state agencies. An MCAD-certified trainer, Shannon offers compliance training for executives, managers, and employees on workplace issues such as discrimination and harassment prevention, litigation avoidance, and FMLA compliance. She also counsels executives regarding employment transitions and assists with negotiating employment offers, restrictive covenant agreements, and severance agreements. Shannon was selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers for her work in labor and employment and the defense of employment litigation. (She was also included in the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013 through 2017 editions of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.) In addition, Shannon was recognized in the 2019 and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America for her work in labor and employment litigation.