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From Hire To Fire

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West Shore Country Club, 100 Brentwater Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011 United States

8:00am – 8:30am: Breakfast & Networking
8:30am – 10:00am: Seminar / Q&A

Join us on March 11th where Douglas Desmarais, Partner, Smith & Downey will take you through the employee life cycle from hire to fire and the twists and turns that employers may encounter along the way.

You’ll have a chance to get an update and take a deeper dive into the topics covered such as:

          • Job Descriptions
          • Exempts vs Nonexempt Employees-more often than not there are positions in an organization that are classified incorrectly. Are you prepared if the Department of Labor shows up at your door?
          • 1099 Employees-defining the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.


March 11, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am


West Shore Country Club
100 Brentwater Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011 United States
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About the Speaker

  • Doug Desmarais focuses his practice on all aspects of labor and employer/employee relations, general litigation, ERISA litigation, and business immigration. He has extensive experience in representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including with regard to claims involving sexual harassment and race, gender, religion, age, and disability discrimination and retaliation.

    Doug frequently represents clients before the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Commission, as well as numerous other governmental agencies. His employment litigation experience includes representation of clients in federal and state courts across the country.

    Doug also regularly counsels clients in all facets of employer/employee relations and provides training to assist clients in avoiding employment-related litigation. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on educational programs in the labor and employment areas.

    Doug is the past chair of the Sexual Harassment Subcommittee, Committee on Labor and Employment Litigation, ABA Section of Litigation.

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