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Department of Labor Speakers' Bureau
Potential Topics For Speaking Engagements

 Apprenticeship Training

  • Youth Requirements for Voc-Tech/Public High School Students

  • Company Responsibilities in Apprenticeship Programs

  • Manufacturing Corporate Tax Credit

  • Transitional Veterans' program (TAPS)



Business Services

  • Improving Recruitment Results and Decreasing Costs with Connecticut’s Job Bank

  • Developing Effective Training for Your Employees

  • Training Resources for Your Workforce

  • Hiring Incentives for Your Business

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit

  • Overview of Workforce Development Programs for Connecticut Businesses




Economy (Job Development)

  • Occupational Information

  • Industry Trends

  • Career Development Information (Hot Jobs)

  • Latest Economic Information (Statewide and Regional)





Employment Laws (Program Policy)


  • CT Family & Medical Leave Act Overview

  • Job Interview Do's & Don'ts - What Can You Ask?

  • FMLA Advanced Program for HR Professionals

  • Drug Testing in the Connecticut Workplace





Lean Government

  • Lean Government: Reducing Waste and Increasing Efficiency in Government

  • Overview of Lean Processes

    • Lean Manufacturing

    • Lean Office





Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

  • How to Prepare for a CONN-OSHA Visit

  • Ergonomics

  • CONN-OSHA Record Keeping

  • Safety & Health Program Management

  • Specific CONN-OSHA Standards such as Respirators, Blood Borne Pathogens

  • Tuberculosis, Power Industrial Trucks

  • Personal Protective Equipment



Research and Information

  • Labor Market Overview (State or Regional)
  • Economic Overview/Trends
  • Occupational Trends (Employment, Wages, Education and Training)



Unemployment Insurance (UI)

  1. Benefits (Program Policy)
    • Unemployment Insurance 101
    • The Law of Quits and Fires
  2. Appeals (Appeals Division)
    • Overview of the Appeals System
    • How to Effectively Represent your Interests in UI Appeals
  3. Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI Tax Administration)
    • Understanding Merit Rating And Unemployment Insurance Taxes
    • Independent Contractor or Employee?
    • Successor Business
  4. Shared Work Unemployment Compensation (Claims Exam)
    • Shared Work:  An Unemployment Insurance program that helps employers retain workers



Veterans' Services

  • Overview of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • Benefits of hiring the Vet
  • Employer’s Support for Guard and Reserves (ESGR)



Wage and Workplace Standards

  • Overview of CT's Wage & Hour Laws
  • Overtime Laws: Who is exempt & who is not?
  • Prevailing wage laws
  • Wage & Hour record keeping
  • Employment of Minors



Workforce Assistance

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • American Job Centers: Employment and Career Services through the One Stop Centers (speaker may address any or all of the following American Job Center services based on request:
    • Recruiting
    • Workshops such as Job Search, Interviewing, Resume Preparation
    • Resume Critiquing
    • Career Counseling
    • Occupational Exploration
    • TAA
    • Rapid Response

This list is not all-inclusive. If you do not see a topic listed in which your group has an interest, please contact the DOL Speakers' Bureau at (860) 263-6051.  The Department will try its best to address your group’s needs if at all possible.

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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