Jacob M. Sitman and Vanessa M. Ruggiero of the firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Group will be the keynote speakers at the 15th Annual Labor Law and Employment Law Summit of the Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association (MAEA) on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Photos of Jacob Sitman and Vanessa Ruggiero

Jake and Vanessa will address how recent legislation and court decisions affect the manufacturing industry and the changing employment law compliance landscape in a presentation titled “Recent Regulatory Changes and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: Impacts on Employment Policies, Non-Competes and Employment Agreements, and How to Manage the Workforce.”

Attendees will also hear from other professionals about medical marijuana use and national and state laws regarding employment rights.

This event is specifically designed for HR professionals, business leaders, and supervisors looking to ensure their policies and procedures are up-to-date, effectively protecting their organizations and employees. MAEA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. “This program is valid for 5.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.” “HRCertification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org)  official seal confirms that MAEA meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.” “This program has been approved for 5.5 HR recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).” Additionally, the program is approved for 5 CLE Credits.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association is a private, non-profit, membership-based organization that currently serves more than 345 member companies in 24 counties. Its mission is to provide information and services to help member companies remain competitive in today’s business world.

FLB’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Group helps employers navigate the myriad challenges, laws and regulations affecting the American workplace. With decades of combined experience in labor and employment law, and a perspective earned as former judicial law clerks, and trained mediators, we help employers avoid litigation and defend them when claims are filed. We work closely with business owners, executives, managers and human resource professionals to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws governing the employer-employee relationship, reduce the risk of workplace claims, and increase workplace morale and productivity.

The MAEA summit will take place September 28, 2023, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Capriotti’s Catering located at 1 Banks Avenue in McAdoo, PA 18237. The cost is $185/Member. To register, please call 570-622-0992 or email Joan Trosterud.