Firm Happenings – May 2016
On April 29, Brody and Associates and other members of the community prepared and served a tasty dinner at the Community Kitchen in the Gillespie Center in Westport, Connecticut. The Center offers a continuum of services, including meals, permanent supportive housing, emergency shelters, and mentoring, to people in need.
Brody and Associates was proud to sponsor the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley’s 5th Anniversary Gala honoring Owner/Operator Linda Dunham for her service to the organization. Bob Brody attended the Roaring Twenties-themed event on May 4, 2016 in New Rochelle. Ronald McDonald House is an organization committed to providing housing to families whose children are hospitalized so that the families can be close to their child, along with a range of other services.
Brody and Associates was proud to sponsor the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 2016 Annual Gala on May 7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich as a Bronze Sponsor. Bob Brody attended the gala. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a charitable organization committed to ending Type 1 diabetes and funds research aimed at achieving this goal.
On May 6, 2016, Abby Warren moderated a program at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce entitled Social Issues at Work – An Improv HR Workshop. The program was hosted by the HR Council, of which Abby is Chairperson, and focused on three real-life workplace scenarios involving pregnancy, gender identity, and disability-related issues.
On May 13, 2016, Kate Bogard spoke as a panelist at Head O’Meadow Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut as part of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Lawyers in the Classroom program. Kate, along with other members of the CBA, spoke to two fourth grade classes regarding the judicial system and legal profession.
Bob Brody and Alex Friedman published an article entitled Get Ready for Changes to White-Collar Exemptions in the April 18 Labor and Employment Special Section of the Connecticut Law Tribune. The article focuses on changes the Obama Administration is making to certain exemptions to federal minimum wage/overtime requirements including raising the salary requirement.
This month, Brody and Associates participated in a “Grant Challenge” with the Fairfield County National Public Radio station to help raise money for the station. Brody and Associates matched all contributions made during certain hours.
Bob Brody and Abby Warren published an article in the Fairfield County Business Journal entitled Hosting a Baby Shower – No Longer Enough for Employers. The article focused on new paid family leave laws that were passed in New York and San Francisco and the legal landscape as it relates to paid/unpaid leave for pregnancy and bonding with a new child.