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    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WPI's Rubin Campus Center, Odeum 3rd floor
    Join us and learn many details to manage your employment responsibilities related to employment law and the necessary employment taxes for small businesses. Discover and get acquainted with local organizations set up to help entrepreneurial businesses in our showcase of support Organizations.


    Labor & Employment Attorney Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr.

    Attorney Bartulis advises private and public sector employers on all aspects of workplace law; and counsels school departments and institutions of higher learning on labor and education law.

    A skilled attorney and successful negotiator for his clients, Bartulis delivers expert representation and sound resolution involving complex legal matters facing these sectors today.

    Attorney Bartulis regularly advises clients on wage and hour issues, statutory compliance, documenting employee performance, discipline and discharge of employees, as well as the prevention, investigation and defense of discrimination claims. Attorney Bartulis drafts and negotiates employment contracts as well as non-competition/non-solicitation/non-disclosure agreements and severance agreements. He proactively counsels employers on employee relations matters; and defends employers in employment-based litigation and hearings before various stateand federal administrative agencies.

    Mr. Bartulis assists management during union organizational campaigns and unit determinations and he represents management in collective bargaining, mediations, arbitrations and unfair labor practice charge cases.

    Within the Education and Higher Education Law practice group at Fletcher Tilton, Attorney Bartulis represents and counsels clients on a variety of matters including: School policies, student discipline, teacher discipline, education laws, labor relations, and collective bargaining.

    Plus speakers from:

    • SCORE Worcester
    • Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI)
    • Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)
    • The Venture Forum
    • Worcester Clean Tech Incubator (WCTI)
    • Worcester Business Resource Alliance (WBRA)
    • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce (WRCC): StartUP Worcester

    5:30 PM for networking and light dinner, 6 PM for the program.

    Parking:  WPI Park Avenue Garage (map)

    Local Directions:  WPI will email you a parking pass that you can print and leave on your car's dashboard. When you walk out of the garage, turn left onto the garage access road. At the stop sign, turn right and walk up the path that leads to steps up to a tiny rotary. Walk straight across the rotary, under the arch then up the stairs, then turn right onto the path to the back door/cafeteria of the Rubin Campus Center. Head towards the cashiers, then take the stairway there to the 3rd floor. The registration table, with your name badge, should be there. The Odeum Room is just to its left.

    Thank you to our food sponsor, Fletcher Tilton PC Attorneys at law

Past events

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Cutting Edge Surgical Innovations
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Understanding Private and Public Business Funding
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Summer Networking Event
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5 Minute Pitch
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Annual Planning Meeting
Monday, February 11, 2019 Business Women & Beer
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Holiday Networking Night
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Entrepreneur Essentials: All the Consulting Services You Need to Grow Your Business
Monday, October 15, 2018 Worcester: The Foodie’s New Paradise
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Changes in the Funding Landscape
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Blockchain Technology
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5 Minute Pitch
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Social Business – Social Entrepreneurship – Social Responsibility
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Breakfast On-Site Expert Series: Charlie Hipwood
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Commercialization Opportunities from WPI Research
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Craft Brewer Entrepreneurship: Dual concepts and shared spaces
Monday, September 11, 2017 Legal 101 for Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Virtual Companies
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5 Minute Pitch
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Start Up and Commercialization Opportunities From WPI Research
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Exit Planning
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 What’s Brewing With Craft Beer Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Conversations With a Corporate American Entrepreneur
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Conversations with a Venture Capitalist co-hosted by The Venture Forum (TVF) and Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI)
Monday, May 23, 2016 The Venture Forum Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment Night
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Entrepreneur’s Lounge: What’s It Take to Develop a Consumer IoT (Internet of Things) Product and Ecosystem?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Innovation Month Symposium on Women and Entrepreneurial Leadership co-sponsored by TVF/Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Emerging Technology Series #4 -- Optics, Lasers and Photonics
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Entrepreneur’s Lounge: What’s It Really Like to Start a Tech Firm?
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Entrepreneurs Demo Night with VentureMeets
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Robotics: What’s Next?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Bringing the Passion and Loyalty of Gaming to your Product or Enterprise: What Games Teach Us About Engagement
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Making the Digital Physical: Industrial, Biomedical, Consumer: What's New in 3D Printing
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Your First Five Sales
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Reinvent Your Market Strategy and Your Company Too
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Five-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Grant Funding 101 – Gain funding without giving away the store
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Network with a New Crowd
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Your IP Plan – from Idea to Execution
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Attract Investor Attention in Innovative Ways
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Choosing Your Target Market…Let It Choose You
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Build Your Team to Create Together
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 War Stories from Successful Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Guy Kawasaki on Getting Your First Investment
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Manufacturing How-tos for Startups
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Battling Diabetes and Obesity with Technology and Exercise
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Five-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Stages of Social Innovation Growth
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Innovation Fair
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Personalized Medicine
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Business Plan Contest
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Lean Startups
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 "Visions of Growth" with Tim Murray and Michael O'Brien.
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Jim Fee Start-up Clinic
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Ask the Experts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Go To Market: Market, Sell or Perish - The Most Critical Phase of a Fledgling Business
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Building the Team - The Most Critical Part of a Nascent Business
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Networking Event at Metso Automation
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5 Minute Pitch Contest


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