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“Current Trends in Employment Law” workshops offered at SBA’s Entrepreneur Center of Eastern Pennsylvania

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Advisory Number: 
20160113-001
Contact: 
Sonia Smith (610)382-3085 | sonia.smith@sba.gov

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District offers free monthly “Current Trends in Employment Law” presentations at its SBA Entrepreneur Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  The seminars are led by Christina M. Reger, an experienced attorney in employment law and employee relations at Bazelon Less & Feldman PC where she is a shareholder.  Topics include properly classifying your employees as hourly, salaried or independent contractors under the proposed Department of Labor regulations (expected to be enacted in 2016); hiring issues in the digital age; background checks and compliance with “Ban the Box;” tackling social media issues such as protecting trade secrets and addressing employee online comments; the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and how they co-exist; harassment, discrimination, and EEOC issues; and termination issues and severance agreements. Time will be provided for a Q&A with Ms. Reger.

“These classes are a great way for entrepreneurs to get an understanding of legal issues and to learn when businesses may have exposure to potential lawsuits, and how to obtain practical remedies and solutions to protect your business,” said Tony Leta, Director, SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District. “Attendees of these no-cost seminars will obtain practical remedies and solutions to protect their business.”

WHAT: FREE “Current Trends in Employment Law” workshops. Descriptions are available at www.sba.gov/pa.

WHERE: SBA Entrepreneur Center of Eastern Pennsylvania, Parkview Tower, 1150 First Avenue, 10th Floor, King of Prussia, PA  19406. 

WHEN: The  1½ hour workshops are offered on January 25, February 10, March 15, April 21, May 19, and June 9 during both day and evening hours to accommodate all schedules. 

REGISTRATION:  To ensure a seat and adequate materials, pre-registration is requested by calling SBA at 610-382-3062 or enrolling online at www.sba.gov/pa.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to help small businesses start, grow and succeed through loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA also helps people recover from disasters and rebuild their lives by providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses.

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