Event Date: 03.02.2021
Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series
The workshop reviews essential principles of employment law, chiefly, (1) defining the employer’s obligations to employees with respect to hiring, termination, compensation, and benefits, (2) explaining the distinctions between an employee and an independent contractor, and (3) identifying common (but serious) employment pitfalls, including deferring compensation, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and failing to pay payroll taxes.
The format of the first workshop will be a 1.5-hour virtual webinar. The session will consist of important content, followed by a panel consisting of an employment attorney, a business insurance broker, and a human resources consultant.
Outcomes: At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the legal foundations of a traditional employer-employee relationship, fundamental employment law vocabulary, how to spot and avoid potential employment-related legal issues, and howto apply for individualized legal assistance from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Consulting Firm: Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, Boston, MA
Content Experts: Lucas Blackadar, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston; and Danielle Jurema Lederman, Associate, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP.
Lucas Blackadar manages the Arts & Business Council’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Patent Pro Bono programs. An attorney and visual artist, Luke counsels start- up, small, and creative businesses on trademark, copyright, nonprofit, and for-profit business matters. Luke also trains law students in the practice of business law, through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts legal internship, and as adjunct professor of law at Roger Williams University, where he teacher Contract Drafting & Transactional Lawyering. Prior to joining the Arts & Business Council, Luke was a professional liability defense attorney, representing lawyers, medical professionals, and design professionals in malpractice lawsuits.
Danielle Jurema Lederman counsels employers in labor and employment matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour law and retaliation. Danielle also represents employers in mediation, arbitration and litigation at the administrative, state, and federal levels. Danielle’s experience includes advising small businesses and entrepreneurs on complying with state and federal employment laws and providing legal support to in-house counsel at a large construction equipment company. Prior to joining the firm, Danielle gained extensive litigation experience at a small firm where she successfully litigated employment cases at all stages, including summary judgment and trial. She also directed the legal services division of a local non-profit, providing legal services related to workplace claims.
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