MMPA Annual Meeting

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Date and time: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
9OFS, 1 Federal St., Boston



Registration and Coffee
Please bring a photo ID to enter the building.
12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Annual Business Meeting
Vanessa Hale, Southborough Assistant Town Administrator, MMPA Vice Chair
1:15 p.m.
Legislative Update
Geoff Beckwith, MMA Executive Director
1:45 p.m.
Exploring the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act
Two attorneys from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office will be covering an update on the recent Open Meeting Law interpretations and the Equal Pay Law that will go into effect July 1, 2018. Jonathan Sclarsic will review the recent SCJ decision in Boelter v. Wayland Board of Selectmen which addresses how the Open Meeting Law restricts aggregation and distribution of employee evaluations. Genevieve Nadeau will provide members with an overview of the Equal Pay Law and guidance from the Attorney General’s Office.
Jonathan Sclarsic, Assistant Attorney General, Director of Open Government
Genevieve Nadeau, Chief, Civil Rights Division, Massachusetts Attorney General
3 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
Panel Presentation: Preparing for Pay Equity in Cities and Towns
Cheryl Pinarchick, co-chair of Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Pay Equity Practice Group, and her partner, Joseph Ambash, will review the new Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, parse the guidance released by the MA Attorney General’s Office and discuss steps cities and towns can take achieve pay equity and mitigate legal risk.
Joseph Ambash, Regional Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips
Cheryl Pinarchick, Partner, Fisher Phillips
4:30 p.m.
Networking Reception
The Merchant Kitchen and Drinks
Join us from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at The Merchant to celebrate FY18 and the wonderful work, connections, and trainings put on by the MMPA. If you park at the Arch Street Garage and attend the networking reception you will receive a parking discount through their validation ticket.


MMA Member Services Coordinator Devon Elizabeth Williams

Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association