Legal Best Practices for Best for Rhode Island Businesses

  • Job Fair Bot
  • Providence, RI
  • Mar 01, 2018
Multi-Employer General Business

Event Description

Evidence shows that socially-minded businesses are doing well by our communities *and* their bottom line. But what are the legal best practices for these businesses? Join attorneys Alicia J. Samolis and Baker A. Coon of Partridge Snow and Hahn LLP for an interactive discussion to learn legal best practices (and pitfalls) Best for RI businesses should be aware of when working towards greater positive impact. Topics will include: Legal requirements Sometimes even the most socially-minded companies fail to meet certain minimum requirements under the law. We will discuss how to ensure that your business practices are in compliance with: Anti-Discrimination laws, the Rhode Island Pregnancy Accommodation law, and Leave laws (including the new Rhode Island Sick Time law). Data Security & Protection Laws (including the Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015). Legal restrictions you should be aware of as you strive to improve worker and community practices. Reverse Discrimination and the restrictions under the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act Corporate formalities and board governance Legal options for furthering your community-oriented goals. Policies that may increase your employee relations and diversity Importance of manager training The business judgment rule and charitable giving Please complete the 30-minute Best for Rhode Island Challenge (at before attending the workshop! Best for Rhode Island is a statewide initiative that encourages businesses to assess and improve their community impact. The program educates, equips, and celebrates companies to create high quality jobs, strengthen communities, and preserve the environment through the power of business. For more information contact

Event Date

Mar 22, 2018