LUNCH & LEGAL ISSUES
Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) in collaboration with Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Mason Law PLLC. will present Lunch & Legal Issues; A series of three 1 hour sessions. This series will be held the third Wednesday of the month at the WEDCO office in Wolfeboro, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. light lunch provided. Each session is $15.00 per person, lunch is included.
Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson PLLC is one of New Hampshire's most respected law firms, providing first-class, sophisticated legal services in transactional, business litigation, employment and commercial real estate matters to businesses and individuals. Whether clients are publicly or privately held for profit or non-profit, starting a new venture, or a running a family owned business, their team of experienced attorneys guide them in making educated decisions. The firm's expertise enables them to efficiently and effectively handle a variety of matters for local, regional, national or international clients with interests in and outside the state.
Trademarks and Trade Names: Understanding what you have and what you need to protect
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tom Manson will speak on Trademarks and Trade Names: Understanding what you have and what you need to protect. Many businesses use trademarks and trade names without fully appreciating what they have and what they need to protect. Both trademarks and trade names are valuable assets representing an investment by the business. Both are essential to the goodwill of the company. This discussion is about identifying and protecting brand names, logos, designs, catch phrases, d/b/a's and other identifiers used by the business for itself, its products and its services.
Tom Manson is a well known business attorney with over 25 years of experience and a record of achievement working in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. His leadership has helped establish the firm as one of the most highly regarded commercial law firms in New Hampshire. Tom effectively counsels business clients regarding all aspects of their businesses, including entity selection and formation, debt and equity capitalization, organizational and succession planning, contracts, risk management, intellectual property protection, licensing, distribution channels, mergers, reorganizations, and acquisitions. His strategic approach to legal challenges and opportunities help protect clients' interests and create value. Tom particularly enjoys working with family businesses and assisting them in achieving successful generational transitions in management and ownership.
Employment Law Best Practices
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Jennifer Moeckel will speak on Employment Law Best Practices. She will provide an overview of practical tips and guidance for employers regarding best practices for legal compliance and avoiding lawsuits. This session will include discussion of state and federal employment laws and strategies for addressing challenges faced by New Hampshire employers of all sizes.
Jen Moeckel devotes her practice exclusively to assisting employers in complying with legal requirements during all phases of the employment relationship and defending employers in discrimination and other claims pending before state and federal agencies.
Jen has almost 20 years experience assisting employers with issues including:
• Hiring and background checks
• Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
• Wage and hour laws and payroll compliance
• Employee handbooks and policies
• Drug and alcohol testing
• Safety and workplace violence
• Managing leaves of absence and requests for reasonable accommodation
• Performance management and best practices
• Preventing and correcting harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
• Corrective/disciplinary action, employee misconduct, and termination
• Layoffs/reductions in force
• Severance agreements
• Personnel files and recordkeeping
Jen provides in-house training for employers on issues including harassment prevention and managing within the law. Jen also conducts workplace investigations and defends employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and federal Departments of Labor. Jen frequently presents on employment law topics for business, industry, and employer groups.
Each session is $15.00 per person, lunch included.
From noon-1:00 PM
The classes will be held at WEDCO, 7 Center Street (lower level of Citizen's Bank) to RSVP or for more information on this class please visit our website at www.wedco-nh.org or call 603-569-4216