Kathryn Van Deusen Hatfield has been invited to participate at NJICLE’s round table discussion at the annual Public Employment Conference on April 26th at the East Brunswick Hilton. Ms. Hatfield and a panel of her esteemed colleagues will join Governor Murphy and Senator Loretta Weinberg, Senate Majority leader in updating attendees on new developments in employment law and their impact on public sector employers.
Ms. Hatfield’s focus will be on employee contributions to healthcare after Chapter 78 sunset, trends in Wage settlement, WDEA implementation issues and bargaining WDEA contract provisions, and settlement trends and interest arbitration developments within Police and Fire Contracts. “This is the only conference of the year that gathers public employers and representatives in once place to discuss issues of importance to them both. Attendees will learn how management and union representatives are addressing critical negotiable items at the bargaining table,” says Hatfield.
Kathryn Van Deusen Hatfield, a Partner at Weiner Law Group in Parsippany, new Jersey, limits her practice to the representation of management in labor and employment law matters. She focuses on representing private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Ms. Hatfield’s expertise in employment law includes litigating State and Federal cases on behalf of employers involving Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, providing legal opinions and advice on personnel, employment and labor issues involving, Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, OSHA compliance, the Fair Labor Standards Act, ERISA, the National Labor Relations Act, the Davis Bacon Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, CEPA, Wage and Hour and the Prevailing Wage Act and preparing personnel handbooks and policies involving issues such as drug and alcohol testing, medical marijuana, absenteeism, and leaves of absence to name a few.
Ms. Hatfield lectures frequently on employment related issues, including family and medical leave, workplace harassment, wage and hour compliance, effective hiring and retention, drafting Employee Handbooks, and workplace anti-discrimination laws.
The Annual New Jersey Public Employment Conference reviews the year’s most important developments in the public employment sector. This year, the 2019 Conference will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of PERC, and will feature some of the state’s leading public employment attorneys and professionals, who will update you on collective bargaining, pensions, health benefits, and much more! The panelists will also review 2018’s US Supreme Court’s Janus decision, and related developments, and provide insights into what to expect in 2019 and beyond.