Human Resource Law: The Ultimate Guide

November 12 and November 13,2019

Michelle J. Douglass, Esq presents on November 12th, 2019 Topics include Social Media Policies: Avoiding Overreach While Ensuring Poper Usage, Protecting Employee Privacy: Workplace Monitoring and information Security and Bulletproof Hiring Practices and Agreements. the program takes place Holiday Inn Philadelphia_ Cherry Hill by NBI, starting at 11:30 am and ending  02:30 pm.

Distinguished Women. Distinctive Voices. Stockton Women's Leadership Council Speaker Series

April 4 | 6 p.m. | Stockton Women's Leadership Council | | 609.652.4861

Keynote Speaker: Ferial Govashiri

Former Personal Aide to President Barack Obama

Chief of Staff to Chief Content Officer at Netflix


Tiny Cracks: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

As a young Iranian-American woman, Ferial Govashiri was a Washington game changer. As one of the few people to work alongside President Obama on a daily basis, she provides a unique perspective on how women can be successful and achieve positions that have been traditionally dominated by men. Govashiri shares her three rules to success: never cry, never run, and never raise your voice. She also expands on themes such as the power of confidence, determination and risk-taking in decision-making. Her extraordinary stories from behind the scenes of the nation’s most powerful office provide impactful takeaways and inspire women from all walks of life to take their careers to the next level.


Reservations are required for this free community event. Donations to the 
Stockton Women's Leadership Council are gratefully accepted and can be made here

The Stockton Women’s Leadership Council (SWLC) – a Stockton University Foundation initiative – is dedicated to the empowerment of women and seeks to promote networking among women and the community. The SWLC offers a platform for professionals to build relationships, discuss issues related to women, engage in mentorship opportunities, and explore ways that relevant program events and leadership development opportunities can be supported by enhanced philanthropy. Through the Council’s initiatives, faculty, staff, alumnae, friends and students will create a tradition of female leadership that will have a sustainable impact at Stockton University and across our region.

Women's March

January 19, 2019

Michelle Douglass and her daughter are pleased to attend and support the Atlantic City Women's March in honor of Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting and women's rights activist, scheduled for 10 a.m., January 19, 2019 on the Boardwalk. The rally will include Jessica Care Moore, an artist and activist, keynote speaker Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, and other grassroots groups and labor and faith-based organizations.

The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit

December 14, 2018

Michelle Douglass presents on the topics of Presenting to the Judge and Jury and Ethical Considerations at this one day seminar along with guests Jeanine Clark, Kimberly Hoehing and Chris Lipari who present on topics including The Big Six Admissibility Questions, Understanding Hearsay, Handling Email, Social Media and Other ESI, Witness Testimony, Keeping Evidence Out (Pre and Post Trial) and Admission/Exclusion of Unique Evidence. Seminar is hosted by NBI and takes place at the Sheraton Convention Center on December 14, 2018 starting at 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know

October 15 and 16, 2018

Michelle Douglass presents at this two day seminar packing a whopping 14.4 NJ CLE credits! Topics include LGBT/Sexual Orientation Discrimination, FMLA Compliance, Navigating the ADA, Retaliation Claim Legal Strategies: Defenses and Counter-Suits, Handling Employee Discrimination and Harassment Claims, Ethical Issues in Employment Law, The FLSA, Independent Contractors: Detecting Employer Mis-Steps, Enforceablility of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, Internal Investigations and Attorney-Client Privilege, Responding to EEOC and State Agency Charges, Non-Competes, Non-Solicits and Confidentiality Provisions, Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace. Two Day program takes place at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City hosted by NBI, starting each day at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.

July 24, 2018

Michelle J. Douglass presents and participates in a panel discussion featuring Stockton University faculty Priti Haria, associate professor of Education, Robin-Herandez-Mekonnen, assistant professor of Social Work, and Michael Rodriguez, associate professor of Political Science. This guided discussion will include the implications and impacts the separation of children and families can have on our welfare and school systems, policy and practice, as well as the overarching effects and implications of the traumatic experiences suffered by the families. This event is free and open to the public. To register, visit This event will offer 2.5 Social Work Cultural Competence CEs for professionals. Join us Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.- 12 p.m. in the Stockton University Campus Center.

June 13, 2018

Michelle Douglass presents on the topics of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context and Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs. Other topics include Workplace Behavior and Privacy, Discipline and Discharge, The National Labor Relations Board-Obligations and Compliance, Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps and Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century presented by colleagues Peter Frattarelli, Esq., Ralph Smith, Esq., Roberty Hagerty, Esq., Armando Ricci, Esq. and John Adams, Esq. Prorgam starts at 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and is hosted by the National Business Institute, in Cherry Hill, NJ CLE credits in NJ, PA and NY apply.

Bioethics: Women's Health Issues and the Law

November 28, 2017

Michelle J. Douglass presents on Bioethics issues for women, a discussion about gender justice and feminist standpoint theory. This presentation is hosted by the Atlantic Cape County College and covers issues relevant to women's health throughout their lives, not only involving reproduction. Come join us on November 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Building B, Classroom 103.

Receiving a Request for Evidence (RFE) is a normal course of business in filing H-1B and L petitions. How can you assist your client in preparing the most cohesive response to address the issues raised by USCIS? Our panel of experts will focus on the latest RFE trends immigration attorneys are seeing in 2017, and provide strategies, tips, and ways to rebut (and successfully overcome) these RFEs.

Featured Topics

  • How to Sufficiently Show that the Proffered Position Is a “Specialty Occupation”

  • The Degree for an H-1B Petition: How Specific Should the “Specific Field” of Study Be?

  • Change of Status from Student: How to Demonstrate Appropriateness of CPT/OPT?

  • VIBE: Showing the Bona Fide for an Employer Not Verified by VIBE

  • Documenting the Employer-Employee Relationship

  • Who Can Be an L-1A Manager?

  • New Jersey Employment Law Seminar

    April 5, 2017

    Labor and Employment Law Forum hosted by NJICLE-New Jersey State Bar Association in Atlantic City at the Borgata.

    League of Women Voters-Atlantic County

    Atlantic County has recently formed the Atlantic County Branch of the League of Women Voters. Our next meeting is June 6, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Pomona Road, Egg Harbor City, NJ. to discuss Voter Registration Projects. The leaders you elect make the decisions that affect you – your job, health care, energy costs, security and more. The League helps you to get registered, get to know the candidates and issues, and get out and vote.


    There are 10 ways you can help:

    1. Sign the League of Women Voter’s Petition

    “I stand with the League to ensure that elections are always free, fair and accessible. I will work with the League to stop voter suppression tactics that threaten our democracy and the right to vote.”

    2. Become an e-Activist

    Receive updates from the League and hold your elected officials accountable by taking action on the League’s key voting rights and other priorities.

    3. Volunteer Your Time

    We are working to make a difference and actively engaging people in more than 700 communities. Sign up to volunteer!

    4. Donate to our Defend Democracy Fund

    Your support makes it possible for LWV to take a stand in statehouses and courtrooms across the country.

    5. Spread the Word

    Stay engaged every day, and leverage your social media followers to get involved too!  Follow the League on Twitter and Facebook to find out how to make an impact.

    6. Attend a Community Meeting

    Learn about local issues and hear from elected officials. You can connect and organize with people already active in your community. Check your local government’s website or contact your local League.

    7. Register to Vote, and help others Register

    Make sure your family and neighbors are up to date on their registration. The League works year-round at schools and community events to prepare eligible voters. Check out for more information.

    8. Contact your Representatives

    Elected officials work for the people and need to hear from concerned citizens like you.

    9. Run for Office

    You can directly contribute to the direction of local politics in your own back yard. From school board to the state house, there are many opportunities to run for office and make a difference.

    10. Write a Letter to the Editor

    Newspapers print concerns from readers and love to hear about local concerns. Tailor the issue for your community and support local newspapers when possible.

    Mainland/Pleasantville/NJ-NAACP Sponsored Designer Bag Bingo

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Hello Freedom Fighters,


    Please come out and support our Spring fundraiser for our scholarship fund that benefits high school students in Atlantic County as well as out Stockton University College Chapter.Our event is a Designer Handbag Bingo to be held on Friday, June 9th at Holy Spirit High School, located in Absecon, NJ.


    Please check out the attached flyer for additional information. $35


    Contact us at your earliest convenience to secure your spot!! Checks can be made out to Mainland/Pleasantville NAACP. Ticket can be held at the door or mailed as you prefer.


    We hope to see you there!!

    When Someone Tells You, You Can't, Turn Around and Say "Watch Me."

    May 18, 2017

    The GIRLS CAN CLUB of Atlantic County is a newly formed organization which aims to empower others to get involved, teach communities that girls matter and make sure that girls in our community are exposed to women in leadership roles so that they may become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Girls Can Club of Atlantic County, NJ seeks to ignite the empowerment of girls, stand up for girls, speak up for programs that help them thrive, and rise up as a community of advocates out to change the world, for good.


    We invite you to join us in an intellectually stimulating presentation by Professor Keith Forrest on Women and Politics; When Someone Tells You, You Can't, Turn Around and Say "Watch Me." Its FREE, its FUN and its all about meeting FABULOUS people who are interested in learning more about and sponsoring the Girls Can Club | Atlantic County.


    Women, men, girls and boys are welcome! There will be separate activities for the kids while the others enjoy the presentation by Professor Keith Forrest. Light refreshments will be available.

    NAACP Atlantic County Board of Elections March Meeting

    March 16, 2017

    The NAACP will be providing insight on mail-in absentee ballots and avoiding errors.

    Everyone is Welcome Here: Addressing Immigration Issues Facing Our Communities

    March 17, 2017

    Community developers provide affordable homes, social services and other critical information in many areas of NJ where new residents make their homes. Join us for a webinar to learn more about how CDCs can help meet the needs of new American residents, refugees and others in uncertain and challenging times. In addition to hearing from practitioners and other experts about what CDCs and allied organizations can do to help the communities and residents we serve, you can participate in a discussion about the tools and resources necessary to make all of our neighborhoods safe and welcoming places. 

    *Invited Speakers:

    Staci Berger, The Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
    Johanne Calle, The Alliance for Immigrant Justice
    Maria Lopez-Nunez, Ironbound Community Corp.
    Tim Block, Legal Services of New Jersey
    Jason Rowe, Unity Square/ Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen

    New Jersey Employment Law- State and Local Employment Laws Update

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 9:30 AM-10 AM

    NBI Seminar Location To Be Announced 

    Tween Tech Day at Stockton University

    January 6, 2017

    This AAUW of New Jersey program invites teachers to accompany 6th-8th grade (middle school) girls to a one-day, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field trip at a university at desired regional locations.

    National Business Institute Speaking Engagement

    December 14, 2016 9:00am-4:30pm in Atlantic City, NJ

     Seminar presented by Michelle J. Douglass, Esq. regarding Human Resource Law: What You Need To Know Now. 
     Michelle J. Douglass will cover topics concerning ​Work Place Behavior and Privacy Issues.​

    Luncheon and Anniversary Celebration

    December 10, 2016

    Once again, we’re holding a sit-down luncheon at The Linwood Library on Saturday, Dec 10, 12 noon. Hot food will be served, courtesy of Mary Lou Breidenstine and her cadre of cooks. This helps us avoid the holiday rush at restaurants and the related expense. The price is a very reasonable $10, to be collected at the door.  Some already signed up at the October branch meeting. If you did not do so, please contact Diana Intenzo, or call her at 609-653-1426. We need to know if you are coming!

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