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  • Government Affairs - June 2017 - Family Medical Leave - Barriers & Benefits - Learn the Facts

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    Name: Government Affairs - June 2017 - Family Medical Leave - Barriers & Benefits - Learn the Facts
    Date: June 9, 2017
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    The Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee invites you to attend a facilitated discussion with a panel of experts who will address the Family and Medical Leave options currently being debated in the NH State Legislature.  

    Our panel includes:

    Kristin Smith of the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy, is a family demographer and research associate professor.  She has published a co-edited book, Economic Restructuring and Family Well-being in Rural America, and her work has been reported in the NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, among others.  Kristin's extensive experience will be invaluable to our discussion.

    Amanda Sears is the Director of the Campaign for a Family-Friendly Economy for the Civix Strategy Group, an advocacy organization based in Concord.  Amanda works to build momentum for policies that help New Hampshire people make ends meet and to be there for their families when they are in need.  She has been very involved with the pending Family Medical Leave legislation, and will bring that perspective to the discussion.
    Senator Martha Fuller-Clark has also been very involved with the pending legislation and will join the panel, schedule allowing.

    This issue impacts our community in many ways, including our ability to attract and retain our workforce with growing and ageing families.  Businesses of all sizes - small to very large - will want to understand the barriers and benefits and how family medical leave - paid or unpaid - could impact their bottom line.
    Event Media:
    TYCO Visitors Center at the Strawbery Banke Museum.
    Figtree Kitchen Café (next to our meeting room) will be open at 7:30 a.m., serving scones, breakfast wraps, quesadillas, fruit, juice, and coffee, all available for sale.  Come early, come hungry!

    Date/Time Information:
    The meeting will start at 8 a.m. with brief presentations followed by an interactive discussion, and will end promptly at 9:30 a.m.  
    Contact Information:
    Valerie Rochon
    With appreciation to Eversource for their sponsorship.
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