A few odds and ends to start the day:

  • Last Friday, I appeared on the 100th installment of The Proactive Employer podcast— a podcast devoted to covering various employment law developments.  The podcast is hosted by Stephanie Thomas, who covers statistical and economic consulting for employers in he
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    r “real life”.  Along with fellow interviewees Jon Hyman and Philip Miles, I talked about the hot topics in employment law and laid out some predictions for employers to think about over the next year.  Be sure to take a listen to this informative podcast here.

  • I know there are numerous paralegals that are loyal readers to this blog.  To that end, I’ll be speaking to the Central Connecticut Paralegal Association on February 16th at The Hartford Club.  I’ll be covering new employment laws for 2012.  Be sure to sign up and attend.
  • I’ll also be speaking to the Staffing Management Association on March 14th at Dakota’s in Rocky Hill.  SMA is a special interest chapter of SHRM.  (You can learn more on their website.)  I’ll be discussing the impact of social media in the hiring process and in the workplace.  Be sure to sign up on their website soon and save the date.
  • And for something completely different: last week, the respected Sad City Hartford blog released its “Hot in Hartford 2012” nominations list.   The list features such luminaries as Mayor Pedro Segarra, WNPR Host Colin McEnroe and even The Russian Lady.  Oh, and me.   The blog, in nominating me, states: “Mr. Schwartz is not only a very successful Hartford lawyer, but also a popular blogger as well. Hard to believe anyone could do both of those things.”  I would’ve added, “hard to believe anyone would get excited about an employment law blogger” too, but my sincere thanks for the inclusion.