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26th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference

Friday, April 26, 2013

W. Alton Jones Campus
Whispering Pines Conference Center
West Greenwich, RI


8:30 am- Registration/Coffee

8:45 am - Introduction
Mark M. Grossman, Esq.
Assistant Professor
URI Schmidt Labor Research Center
9:00 - 9:45 am - Federal Court Update

Amy Tabor, Esq., Assistant Professor
URI Schmidt Labor Research Center

Meghan E. Siket, Esq.
Whelan, Kinder & Siket LLP
Providence, RI

9:45 - 10:15 am - NLRB Update
Speaker Jonathan Kreisberg, Regional Director
National Labor Relations Board
Boston, MA
10:15 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 - 11:00 - U.S. Solicitor of Labor Update
Speaker Michael D. Felsen, Regional Solicitor
U.S. Solicitor of Labor Office
Boston, MA
11:00- 12:00 - Current and Future Issues: Management Perspective
Moderator: Lori Caron Silveira, Esq.
Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
Providence. RI

Maria Marotta
Manager of Employee and Labor Relations
National Grid, Waltham, MA

Sherri-Ann Penta, Director of Human Resources
RI Airport Corporation
Warwick, RI

Darlene L. Souza, V.P. of Human Resources
CharterCare Health Partners
Providence, RI

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - Current and Future Issues: Union Perspective
Moderator: Scott Molloy, Professor
URI Schmidt Labor Research Center

J. Michael Downey, President
RI Council 94, AFSCME
North Providence, RI

Maureen Martin, Secretary-Treasurer
Providence, RI

Michael Sabitoni, President
RI Building & Construction Trades Council
Providence, RI

2:00 - 2:15 - Break
2:15- 3:00 - RI Court Update

John L. Brequet, Esq.
St. Peter & Kasle
Providence, RI

Carly B. Iafrate, Esq.
Law Offices of Carly B. Iafrate
Providence, RI

3:00 - 3:15 - Employment Arbitration Update

Mark M. Grossman, Esq. Assistant Professor
URI Schmidt Labor Research Center