Webber and Hay to Present at National Business Institute Seminar

AUBURN, Maine – Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorneys Rebecca S. Webber and Jordan Payne Hay will present at the National Business Institute seminar Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now. The seminar will take place on November 7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Portland.

The day-long seminar is designed for professionals in the human resources field as well as company presidents and vice presidents. Attendance counts toward continuing legal education credits for attorneys, CPE credits for accountants and continuing education credits for other professionals in the field. Experienced faculty, including Attorneys Webber and Hay, will examine critical legal issues from hiring to firing—including wages and benefits, workplace privacy and discrimination. They will review legislative changes and court decisions that impact human resources and share tips and tactics on how to handle common problem areas.

Webber will present the session entitled, “Wage and Benefit Issues,” which will include discussion of the Fair Labor Standards Act, including misclassification of employees, unpaid overtime or prework time, calculating the “regular rate,” meal and rest breaks, fluctuating workweek pay and tip credit, unauthorized work and working off-the-clock and non-exempt employee travel. She will also examine benefits, such as health insurance, flex spending and retirement plans, and review leave policies, including vacation, Maine family sick leave, jury duty, military leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Webber’s practice areas include employment litigation, civil rights litigation, employment law, counseling and compliance and employment law training. A sought-after presenter at seminars and conferences on subjects related to employment law, Webber has earned the preeminent AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and has repeatedly been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list.

Hay will present the session entitled, “Discrimination and Harassment,” in which she will discuss Title VII and related state laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments, interpretation of “disability,” and employer handling of accommodation requests. She will also examine the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, handling complaints, record keeping, preventing discrimination, workers’ compensation discrimination and policies, handbooks and training.

Hay’s practice areas at Skelton Taintor & Abbott include employment law, civil rights, human resources support, intellectual property and litigation, disputes and appeals. She is licensed to practice in both Maine and Massachusetts.

Skelton Taintor & Abbott is one of Maine’s leading law firms serving individuals and businesses in litigation and general representation throughout northern New England for more than 150 years. The firm has been named in U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in America. For more information, visit www.STA-Law.com or call 207.784.3200.