Friday, November 04, 2016

Reminder: KeyBank Workshop on Recruiting U.S. and Non-U.S. Talent to be presented on Nov. 8

(Middletown, CT.) Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the chamber’s KeyBank (previously First Niagara Bank) workshop series will hold a workshop called “Building Your Team - Recruiting U.S. and Non-U.S. Talent." The workshop is geared toward start-ups and business owners who are interested in building a team of employees from United States and international talent, but need more information on the rules and regulations associating with hiring. The workshop will be held on November 8, 2016, at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, 393 Main Street, Middletown at 8:00 a.m. and will last until 10:00 a.m.

The workshop will be presented by Shareholders of Updike Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. (UKS) Gregg Lallier and Dana Bucin. Lallier’s practice focuses on hi-tech/venture capital industries, representing mature and emerging growth companies as well as angel, VC, and other institutional investors. Bucin’s practice focuses on immigration, international business transactions, technology and emerging companies and corporate and business services.

Topics that will be discussed include:

Legal Issues involved in Employing and Retaining Talent for Startup Companies
·         Confidentiality/ Non-Competition/ Non-Solicitation Agreements
·         Proprietary Information and Invention Agreements
·         Employees vs. independent contractors
·         Incentives and compensation alternatives
Immigration Issues
·         Hiring foreign nationals
·         Visa and Green Card sponsorship
·         Alternative visa options for investors and entrepreneurs
·         Latest developments in the OPT STEM extension issue

There will also be plenty of time for questions.  Registration cost $35 for chamber members and $45 for non-chamber members and is available at

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