Monthly Archives: March 2019

Attorneys Pastori and Deragon to Present at the NBI Seminar

Attorney Terry Pastori and Attorney Beth Deragon

Attorneys Pastori and Deragon will be presenting at the NBI seminar on June 12, 2019 in Manchester, NH entitled “Your Top 11 Employment Law Questions: Answered.” This intermediate level seminar is intended for attorneys, human resource managers, accountants, and officers of companies. Attorney Pastori will present on the topic of how to avoid non-compete, confidentiality, nondisclosure and non-solicitation agreement dangers, including enforcement difficulties, current legal landscape complexities, and hiring employees with an agreement: assessing liabilities. Attorney Deragon will present on the topic of dealing with problematic employees in the workplace, including mental health issues in the workplace, unreasonable accommodation requests, performance problems, absentee employees, bullying and harassment, and social media, alcohol and marijuana dangers. Click here for more information and to register.

Attorneys Pastori and Deragon to Provide Training on Equality in the Legal Profession

In conjunction with the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, on April 4, 2019, Attorneys Terri Pastori and Beth Deragon conducted training for New Hampshire attorneys on the topic of Promoting Equality in the Legal Profession: Maintaining a Workplace Free of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation. Discussions were had on understanding the rights and obligations employees, partners, supervisors and bystanders have in law firms, businesses, and government agencies, and strategies on how to handle situations involving inappropriate conduct in the legal profession.   Attorneys Pastori and Deragon regularly conduct training on this topic for employers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Attorney Deragon Authors NH Section of Annual Employment at Will: A State-by-State Survey

Attorney Beth A. Deragon

Attorney Beth A. Deragon is pleased to announce her continued contribution to the 2018 Supplement of Employment at Will: A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition. Beth authors the New Hampshire chapter of the treatise that is published by Bloomberg Law® and authored by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. The treatise provides a comprehensive analysis of the employment at will doctrine, as well as the many exceptions recognized by the courts. The doctrine serves as the foundation for legal analysis of the employment relationship in the U.S., and nearly all states recognize it in some form—and then apply their own set of unique exceptions to it. This treatise uses the same set of topics for each state to provide a comparative view across states, as well as to allow for research on an individual state. This format is extremely helpful for lawyers who practice in multiple jurisdictions, as well as for lawyers who practice primarily in a single jurisdiction, particularly when they wish to argue by analogy or example from the laws of another state. More information about the treatise can be found here.

Deragon is an of counsel attorney at Pastori | Krans whose practice focuses on advising businesses on a wide variety of employment law matters, including: hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; training supervisors and employees; internal investigations; employee handbooks and policies; wage and hour compliances; and employment contracts. She also represents businesses in employment litigation, appearing before NH Commission for Human Rights, NH Department of Labor, NH Employment Security, and NH State and Federal Courts.

Deragon can be reached at (603) 369-4206 or bderagon@pastorikrans.com.

Attorney Pastori Participated in Panel on Sexual Harassment Issues

Attorney Pastori spoke at the February meeting of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association about sexual harassment in light of the #MeToo Movement. Attorney Pastori, along with Retired Judge Kathleen McGuire and Kathleen Davidson of Hage Hodes discussed a wide range of issues related to sexual harassment claims, including investigations, venue selection and litigation in state and federal court, and mediating harassment claims.

Terri Pastori is a founding partner at Pastori Krans, a Concord, New Hampshire law firm focused on litigation. Practice areas include employment law, family law, and business disputes. Pastori and partner Heather Krans each have nearly 20 years of litigation experience and lead a team that addresses a broad spectrum of problems that their clients face – from routine matters to complex, multi-party cases. Learn more about the firm here.

Attorney Deragon Speaks at Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Connections Group

Attorney Beth A. Deragon

On January 17, 2019, Attorney Beth Deragon was the guest speaker at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Connections Group. Attorney Deragon spoke on the topic of the top 10 NH Department of Labor wage and hour violations and took questions from members regarding employment law related issues.

Deragon is an of counsel attorney at Pastori | Krans whose practice focuses on advising businesses on a wide variety of employment law matters, including: hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; training supervisors and employees; internal investigations; employee handbooks and policies; wage and hour compliances; and employment contracts. She also represents businesses in employment litigation, appearing before NH Commission for Human Rights, NH Department of Labor, NH Employment Security, and NH State and Federal Courts.

Deragon can be reached at (603) 369-4206 or bderagon@pastorikrans.com.

Gender Equality Committee Presents Philip S. Holman Gender Equity Award to Attorney Holly Haines

Attorney Beth A. Deragon

On February 15, 2019, the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Gender Equality Committee, chaired by Attorney Beth Deragon, held its annual Gender Equality Breakfast. Pastori | Krans was a sponsor of the Gender Equality Breakfast during which Attorney Holly Haines received the Philip S. Hollman Gender Equality Award and Lauren Stiller Rikleen was the guest speaker on the topic of on-going gender equality issues in the legal profession.

Deragon is an of counsel attorney at Pastori | Krans whose practice focuses on advising businesses on a wide variety of employment law matters, including: hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; training supervisors and employees; internal investigations; employee handbooks and policies; wage and hour compliances; and employment contracts. She also represents businesses in employment litigation, appearing before NH Commission for Human Rights, NH Department of Labor, NH Employment Security, and NH State and Federal Courts.

Deragon can be reached at (603) 369-4206 or bderagon@pastorikrans.com.