Attorneys Joshua Hawks-Ladds and Mark J. Sommaruga Present at Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
Attorneys Joshua Hawks-Ladds and Mark J. Sommaruga both participated in panel discussions at the annual Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Conference on December 3, 2019.
Attorney Joshua Hawks-Ladds, chair of Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice, presented on Labor Contract Negotiations: Best Practices and Developing Cost Saving Proposals in Session C from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Topics in the presentation included:
- The Municipal Employee Relations Act [“MERA”]
- Best labor contract negotiation processes and practices
- Last best offers
- Arbitration factors and how they inform negotiations
Attorney Mark J. Sommaruga, vice chair of Pullman & Comley's Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice, also participated in a workshop entitled, "Social Media for Municipal Attorneys." The session addressed social medial use by public employees and related free speech and discipline issues. This workshop took place from 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
December 3, 2019
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350 Trolley Line Blvd
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