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Grand Bargain Legislation and What it Means for Local Industry: A Panel Discussion.

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Name: Grand Bargain Legislation and What it Means for Local Industry: A Panel Discussion.
Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Do you know what you need about new legislation that raises the minimum wage and guarantees time off?
Get educated. Don't get caught unaware of the upcoming increase in minimum wage and other mandated employee benefits.  The Chamber's got you covered: Join fellow small business owners to learn about the Grand Bargain legislative package and how it will impact your business.  Massachusetts Legislature Passed a "Grand Bargain" Legislative Package Which Includes a $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Family/Medical Leave Program.
Join fellow small business owners to learn about what was included in the final "Grand Bargain" legislative package. This legislation bundled parts from three ballot questions slated for the November 2018 ballot:
 ∙ $15 Minimum Wage
∙ Paid Family and Medical Leave
∙ Sales Tax Rollback
This is your opportunity to learn about the final package and how it will impact your business. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions on how best to prepare your business for the new law, some of which goes into effect on January 1, 2019.  This event is generously sponsored by Ruberto, Israel and Weiner and will be offered in an interactive, panel format.  

​Our Moderator is Attorney Dave Robinson of Ruberto, Israel and Weiner.  The panel consists of regional experts from the National Federation of Businesses (NFIB), the Retailer's Assocation of MA and the MA Restaurant Association.

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Event Sponsors:
  • Ruberto, Israel and Weiner, PC
Meadowbrook Country Club
292 Grove Street
Reading, MA 01867
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, September 26th
7:30am Check-in and continental breakfast
8:00am - 9:30am Presentation

Thank you to our sponsor Ruberto, Israel and Weiner
Contact Information:
Lisa Egan, Executive Director

All are invited and tickets are complimentary for Members and Non Members.  Pre-registration is requested and this event is expected to sell out.  To register, email Lynn Landes or select the registration button.

About the Panel:
​Dave Robinson, Esq., Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, Panel Moderator 

Dave focuses his practice in employment law and advises employers on employee policies and discipline, wage and hour compliance, investigation of harassment and discrimination complaints, non-compete agreements, and various other topics.  He also assists clients with government audits of employment practices.  Dave regularly speaks at Chamber events and is very knowledgeable in the area of employment law.  You can view his bio here: 

Pat Lee, Owner of the Horseshoe Grille and Chairman of the Restaurant Association of MA

Christopher Carlozzi, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)
Prior to being named State Director, Carlozzi spent the last nine years as NFIB Grassroots Manager working with small business owners in Massachusetts and the other five New England states. Here he learned firsthand from business owners the issues directly impacting their businesses. Carlozzi was responsible for educational programs, membership advocacy and raising awareness on vital small business issues such as healthcare, taxation, regulations and labor matters. He worked to involve NFIB members across New England in the legislative process. Aside from working directly with NFIB members across New England, he worked to enact legislation that would help small businesses in both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Legislatures.

Ryan Kearney, Retailer's Association of MA, General Counsel

Ryan joined RAM in February 2011 as General Counsel for the association. As member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a registered Massachusetts lobbyist, Ryan is responsible for advocating on behalf of RAM members before all levels of state government as well as ensuring association compliance with state statutory and regulatory requirements. Ryan is also responsible for the management of the association's small business health insurance cooperative and serves as the staff representative on the association's Loss Prevention Committee.

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