Events with John H. Schmidt

Events

  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance 101 - 04/24/2019

    Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, The Branna Agency and Selective Insurance Company hosts this complimentary seminar providing guidance on the usage of EPLI and internal controls to mitigate claims in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    • The need to EPLI and what your policy should cover
    • Who is covered by your policy and who are potential claimants?
    • Examples of “wrongful acts”
    • Establishing procedures for reporting claims of harassment, discrimination and more
    • Best practices for conducting an internal investigation of employee claims
    • Safe harbor protection of ongoing anti-harassment training

    Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 am.

    To register click for this complimentary breakfast seminar click here.

  • Annual Update for HR Pros - 03/08/2019

    Members of Lindabury’s Labor & Employment practice group address business owners, nonprofit directors and human resource professionals who are continually challenged by complying with new laws, adjusting to new trends and finding quality employees as they manage their organization.  This conference will help attendees navigate the curves in the ever changing area of human resource practices.

    Topics to be addressed include:

    • Employment Agreements- New Legislation is a Game-changer for Employers
    • Anti-Harassment Workplace Policies & Training
    • Marijuana & Your Workforce – Update on Medical Expansion & Legislation
    • Employee Classification – Exempt or Non-exempt….That is the Question
    • Out of Network Consumer Protection & Cost Containment Accountability Act
    • How the Changing Tide of Restrictive Covenant Law Impacts You

    To register click for this complimentary breakfast seminar click here.

  • NJ State Alliance HR Network Conference - 10/26/2018

    Effective October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Act allows employees to accrue earned sick leave, up to 40 hours each year.  John Schmidt discusses the details of the new law as well as:

    • FMLA
    • NJ Paid Leave Act
    • NJ Equal Pay Act
    • Employee Handbooks
  • NJ's Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know Now - 06/20/2018

    On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed New Jersey’s first state-wide paid sick leave act into law, pre-empting all local ordinances in favor of uniform paid sick leave requirements. The act becomes effective on October 29, 2018.

    Although most employers provide some measure of paid time-off benefits, they must nevertheless ensure that existing policies meet the minimum requirements of the new paid sick leave act. For those employers who do not provide any paid time off benefits for sickness, they will now be required to do so for those absences that fall within the law.

    Employment law attorneys, John Schmidt and Kathleen Connelly will provide guidance as to how to prepare now to ensure your policies and practices are compliant with the Act.

    Topics:

    • Coverage
    • Accrual of Paid Sick Time
    • Carry Over of Accrued Paid Sick Time
    • Use of Paid Sick Leave
    • Notice Requirements
    • Payout of Accrued Sick Time
    • Record Keeping, Posting Requirements, and Violations
    • What to Do Now

    To register please RSVP by June 13th to events@lindabury.com

  • Black Business Alliance Monthly Meeting - 06/11/2018

    Lindabury hosted the Black Business Alliance Chamber of Commerce‘s (BBA) monthly meeting.  The BBA provides training, networking, business support and opportunities for members.  This month’s education topics were provided by members of Lindabury’s Labor & Employment group.

    Topics:

    John Schmidt – Paid Sick Leave:
    On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed New Jersey’s first statewide paid sick leave act into law, becoming effective on October 29, 2018. Learn what employers will now be required to do to be legally compliant.

    Lisa Gingeleskie – Sexual Harassment / Internal Investigations:
    The practice of conducting workplace investigations is often the best way to avoid litigation, as employees who feel their employers have heard their complaints and taken appropriate action are typically less likely to seek redress in court.

    Jim Estabrook – State and Local Tax (SALT) Deductions:
    Learn how the reduced state and local tax deduction will affect businesses.

    Elizabeth Manzo – Medical Marijuana
    What employers need to know about employee drug testing and accommodating employees who are approved medical marijuana patients.

  • Hard Decisions, Hot Topics, Your Legal Questions, - 06/05/2018

    Mandatory statewide paid sick leave and a new law requiring employers to actively justify differences in salaries are just two of issues that will affect your workplace this year. Lindabury’s Employment Law practice group leader, John Schmidt is speaking at this NJBIA seminar which will provide a roadmap for complying with these new laws and understanding what’s on the horizon for other hot topics like immigration and I-9 compliance. Real-life case studies and overviews of recent court decisions will be provided to protect you from lawsuits, fines, and other costly mistakes.

    For more information or to register click here.

  • NJICLE: Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law Seminar - 06/01/2018

    Every June, over 150 attorneys attend NJICLE’s Annual Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law Seminar at the New Jersey Law Center to hear some of New Jersey’s leading labor and employment practitioners share practical “hot tips”about techniques they use to successfully handle employment matters. Lindabury’s Labor & Employment practice group co-chair, John Schmidt, will be speaking again at this year’s seminar on the topic of  New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).

    For more information or to register for this seminar click here.

  • Labor and Employment Law Forum 2018 - 02/28/2018

    Labor and Employment practice group chair, John H. Schmidt, Jr. will be speaking at New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education’s Labor and Employment Law Forum 2018. This program is well attended by many of New Jersey’s most active L&E attorneys. John will be addressing recent developments regarding Restrictive Covenants. Attendees will receive practical, useful information that can be put into practice immediately.

    For more information or to register for this informative seminar which has been approved for NJ, NY and PA CLE credits click here.

  • NJBIA Seminar: Defending Your Independent Contractor & Wage & Hour Decisions - 02/22/2018

    In the state’s eyes, filling out a 1099 does not automatically make someone your contractor rather than your employee. At a time when the New Jersey Department of Labor is expected to begin cracking down on overtime pay and the use of independent contractors, this seminar will arm you with the tools you need to make the right decisions when it comes to minimum wage, overtime, record keeping, and a host of other common wage pitfalls.  Lindabury’s Employment Law Group practice leader, John Schmidt, has been invited, by NJBIA as a panelist, to discuss the importance of Maintaining Audit-Proof Records should your business face a DOL audit.

    Discussion Topics:
    • How & When to Compensate
    • Avoiding Common Wage Traps
    • What You Should Know About 1099s
    • Maintaining Audit-Proof Records

    Click here for more information or to register for this informative seminar.

  • Get Smart on Employment Law - 10/30/2017

    Together with Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce we will provide an informative session allowing you to learn the legal ways to ensure your company’s continued success by avoiding lawsuits and common mistakes that can cost you time and money and negatively affect employee morale. Our panel of employment attorneys will provide practical information that can be implemented in your organization.

    Topics that will be covered in this presentation include:

    • Do your interview and hiring practices comply with New
      Jersey’s “Ban the Box” regulations?
    • Managing employee performance issues
    • Employee accommodations including religious beliefs and the
      Americans With Disabilities Act
    • Compliance with wage theft and paid sick leave laws
    • Practical approaches to record keeping and responding to
      Department of Labor audits
    • Are you using non-disclosure or restrictive covenant
      agreements? If not, learn why you may want to

    Speakers will include John H. Schmidt, Kathleen M. Connelly and
    Lisa Gingeleskie of Lindabury’s Employment Law group.

    To register for this event click here.

  • Lindabury's 1st Annual CPE Marathon - 10/26/2017

    Join Lindabury attorneys for an afternoon of educational programming designed to enhance your understanding of legal issues impacting New Jersey’s business community.

    Participants can earn up to 4 continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

    Topics will include:

    Seating for this event is limited, please register today at CPEMarathon.com

  • "Get Smart" Top 5 Things Employers Need To Know - 04/12/2017

    John Schmidt, Esq. and Lisa Gingeleskie, Esq., members of The Labor & Employment Law Group at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. invite to you to attend an informative seminar as they assist you in identifying and preparing for important issues that employers face.

    Topics to be discussed:

    • Steps to comply with new wage theft and paid sick leave laws
    • Updating your hiring practices to comply with new background check laws
    • Accommodate religious beliefs in workplace
    • Implementing your wellness plan to comply with new EEOC rules
    • Practical approaches in responding to DOL audit

    RSVP: events@lindabury.com

  • New Overtime Rules & Other Wage Traps - 09/30/2016

    Lindabury’s Employment Group Chairperson, John H. Schmidt, Jr. will present information on the soon to be enacted Department of Labor employee classification and overtime rules for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.

    This half-day seminar offers comprehensive information on new federal overtime requirements, legally using independent contractors, properly classifying employees, and maintaining clear and accurate wage records. Practical information will also be provided on how to deal with unauthorized work, business trips, commuting time, and a host of other issues.

    This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.3 hours of total CLE credit.

    *This activity has been approved for 3.50 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • Restricted Covenants - Issues in Litigation: Defense Perspective - 04/07/2016

    On April 7, 2016 Labor and Employment group Co-Chair, John Schmidt will be a featured speaker at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s 2016 Boardwalk Seminar where he will present information on New Jersey restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements.

    Employers use many types of restrictive covenants (like non-competes, non-disclosures and post-employment agreements) to guard intellectual assets, trade secrets, customer
    information and other business information. These important tools can be vital for a business’s success. However, they must be drafted and executed with care – overly broad agreements or
    agreements executed without proper counsel are certain to invite judicial scrutiny, especially during periods of high unemployment, and may ultimately be unenforceable.

    Moreover, counsel must always keep damages in mind. While many employment agreement cases start with a request fo r injunctive relief, they can result in significant damages. Both
    sides must consider damages when preceding with litigation.

    Topics To Be Covered Include

    • Recent developments in the enforceability of restrictive covenants in New Jersey
    • Preparing and drafting effective and enforceable restrictive covenants
    • Concerns on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in foreign
      (outside New Jersey) jurisdictions
    • Common Law duties of loyalty and confidentiality
    • Quantifying Damages
    • Calculating Lost Profits
    • Liquidated Damages
  • Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements - 03/19/2016

    On Saturday March 19, 2016 Labor and Employment group Co-Chair, John Schmidt will serve as the moderator of a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) seminar focused on restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements.

    Employers use many types of restrictive covenants (like non-competes, non-disclosures and post-employment agreements) to guard intellectual assets, trade secrets, customer
    information and other business information. These important tools can be vital for a business’s success. However, they must be drafted and executed with care – overly broad agreements or
    agreements executed without proper counsel are certain to invite judicial scrutiny, especially during periods of high unemployment, and may ultimately be unenforceable.

    Moreover, counsel must always keep damages in mind. While many employment agreement cases start with a request fo r injunctive relief, they can result in significant damages. Both
    sides must consider damages when preceding with litigation.

    Topics To Be Covered Include

    • Recent developments in the enforceability of restrictive covenants in New Jersey
    • Preparing and drafting effective and enforceable restrictive covenants
    • Concerns on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in foreign
      (outside New Jersey) jurisdictions
    • Common Law duties of loyalty and confidentiality
    • Quantifying Damages
    • Calculating Lost Profits
    • Liquidated Damages

    This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 3.3 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.

  • 2016 Labor and Employment Law Forum - 03/09/2016

    Labor and Employment group Co-Chair, John Schmidt will be a presenter at the 2016 Labor and Employment Law Forum hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE).

    John will serve as a panelist during the session discussing Technology Issues in Employment Litigation.  As an attorney representing management in employment litigation matters, John will present information from the perspective of defense counsel.

    Every year, over 200 “L&E” attorneys register for NJICLE’s Labor and Employment Law Forum, making it one of the most popularly attended seminars in this area of law.

    This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.7 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 6.7 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.

  • Employment Law Seminar: Understanding The Legal Aspects of Hiring, Firing and Accommodating - 02/11/2016

    Join Lindabury McCormick’s Employment Law Group as they provide insight for employers on how to handle hiring, firing, and accommodating their employees.

    This complimentary breakfast seminar is suited for business owners, office managers, human resources personnel and others responsible for the recruitment, selection, hiring, discipline and termination of employees and staff.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • NJ’s Final ‘Ban the Box’ Rules – What Can Employers Ask About an Applicant’s Criminal History?
    • When is it Time For an Employment Contract?
    • Employment Handbooks – Why They’re Necessary & What To Include
    • Workplace Accommodations – Employer Responsibilities when Managing Disability and Religious Accommodations

    Leading this seminar will be:

    John H. Schmidt, Esq.
    Kathleen M. Connelly, Esq.
    Sergio D. Simões, Esq.

    REGISTER TO ATTEND

    Registration and networking starts at 8:00AM and the educational program will begin promptly at 8:30AM.  There will be a 15 minute break midway through the program as well as ample time for all attendees to pose questions to the presenters.

  • NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast to Take Place at Lindabury - 02/05/2016

    On February 5, 2016, Lindabury will host a NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in our Westfield office.  Labor and Employment Co-Chair, John H. Schmidt, Jr. will give a short update on the status of paid sick leave in New Jersey and on the firm’s upcoming seminar, “Understanding the Legal Responsibilities of Hiring, Firing & Accommodating.” For additional information, please visit http://www.njbia.org/

  • Lindabury Employment Attorney John Schmidt to Speak on Employee Compensation Changes - 09/25/2015

    Avoiding common wage and hour pitfalls for non-exempt and exempt employees

  • Lindabury to Host NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast - 09/09/2015

    Lindabury will host a NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast on September 9, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in our Westfield office.  Labor and Employment Co-Chair, John H. Schmidt will give a short presentation on the Department of Labor’s proposal to overhaul existing overtime regulations for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees.  For additional information, please visit http://www.njbia.org/

  • Protected Employee Speech and Unionization Activities In The Workplace Seminar - 06/11/2015

    Are your policies compliant in age of increased NLRB oversight and enforcement?

  • Lindabury Employment Shareholder to Discuss CEPA at NJICLE Employment Law Seminar - 06/05/2015

    Seminar presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Labor & Employment Law Section

  • Difficult Decisions: Unemployment, Severance & Everything in Between - 03/11/2015

    In today’s uncertain economic times a business often finds itself making difficult operating decisions.

  • Avoiding Common Wage and Hour Pitfalls for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees - 02/26/2015

    While the number of FSLA claims continue to rise there are several ways employers can reduce the likelihood of wage and hour lawsuits

  • New Jersey Employment Law Seminar - September 2014 - 09/18/2014

    Employment Law Seminar to be held at Westfield location.

  • Lindabury Hosts Employment Law Seminar - 09/18/2014

    Seminar Held at Lindabury Offices

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