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27th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference

Friday, April 25, 2014

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 - 10:00 - Rhode Island Court Update
Speakers John L. Breguet, Esq.
St. Peter & Kasle
Providence, RI

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

10:00 - 10:30 - U.S. Solicitor of Labor Update
Speaker Michael D. Felsen, Regional Solicitor
U.S. Solicitor of Labor Office
Boston, MA
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:15 - NLRB Update
Speaker Jonathan B. Kreisberg, Regional Director
National Labor Relations Board
Boston, MA
11:15- 12:00 - Medical Marijuana - The New Protected Class
Speakers: Stephen T. Fanning, Esq.
Providence, RI

William E. O'Gara, Esq.
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC
Providence, RI

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 - The Rapidly Changing World of Healthcare
Speakers: Jack Callaci, Director,
Collective Bargaining and Organizing
United Nurses & Allied Professionals
Providence, RI

Joseph D. Whelan, Esq.
Whelan, Kinder & Siket LLP
Providence, RI

1:45 - 2:00 - Break
2:00- 3:00 - Federal Update

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

Julie E. Sacks, Esq.
Adler Pollock & Sheehan
Providence, RI

3:00 - 3:15 - Employment Arbitration Update
Speaker: Mark M. Grossman, Esq. Assistant Professor
URI Schmidt Labor Research Center