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CLE - The Supremes: Review of 2014 Employment Cases

Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Join the Labor & Employment Section for our annual review of U.S. Supreme Court and SJC employment law cases. Learn how these decisions will impact the advice you provide your clients and how you practice.


  1. Review of U.S. Supreme Court Employment Cases
    • NLRB v. Noel Canning on Executive power for recess appointments
    • Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, on affirmative action
    • Sandifer v. US Steel on FLSA “changing clothes”
    • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, employer’s religious objections under ACA
    • Lawson v. FMR LLC, whistleblower protections under SOX
    • Harris v. Quinn, public employee’s union dues
    • Lane v. Franks, First Amendment rights for public employees
    • U.S. v. Quality Stores, employee severance payments as wages

  2. Review of 2013-2014 Term Supreme Judicial Court Employment Cases
    • Selmark Assoc v. Ehrlich,  minority shareholders’ fiduciary duty
    • Pugsley v. Boston Police Dep’t, gender as BFOQ in hiring
    • Monell v. Boston Pads LLC, independent contractors and real estate agents
    • Machado v. System4 LLC, arbitration issues concerning wage claims

  3. Preview of 2014-2015 Term U.S. Supreme Court Cases
    • Young v. United Parcel Serv., reasonable accommodations and pregnancy
    • Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, security screening time under FLSA
    • Holt v. Hobbs, whether grooming policy violates religious beliefs
    • Mach Mining v. EEOC,  can court enforce EEOC’s mandatory conciliation
    • Dep’t Homeland Sec. v. MacLean, disclosure of sensitive security information


Registration Categories
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.

Materials: The BBA has gone digital! We are reducing our printing of hard copy materials for accredited programs. All of our materials are now offered in electronic format and is sent in advance to registrants via email.  Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms so you can easily have your materials on your portable devices and laptops! Hard copies are available to order at the program; You would receive your paper materials 2-3 weeks after the program occurs.    

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Please note that refunds will only be allowed for cancellation notices recieved at least 24 hours before the program.

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Jacqueline Querubin


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