Event Date: 03.11.2021
Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series
Unfortunately, while the pandemic has expanded remote work opportunities for workers, it has also forced many of them into unemployment. In this final workshop in the series, we will provide an overview of the Massachusetts unemployment system, from the initial claim to receipt of benefits.
The format of this workshop will be a 1.5-hour virtual webinar, with time built-in for questions and answers. This webinar will be taught solely by attorneys.
Outcomes: At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand unemployment eligibility criteria and the unemployment process, the employer’s reporting obligation, how to approach certain problems raised by remote work, such as work performed in multiple states, and how to apply for individualized legal assistance from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Consulting Firm: Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, Boston, MA
Content Expert: Lucas Blackadar, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.
Luke 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.
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