Employment Law Expert Hosts Human Service Forum Presentation, Tuesday, April 14 at Delaney House

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving the greater Springfield area, today announced Partner Susan G. Fentin will host a presentation for supervisors on aspects of labor and employment law that are important for supervisors to know and understand. This in depth training is part of the Human Service Forum supervisory series. The presentation will take place Tuesday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Delaney House – 1 Country Club Road, Holyoke, Mass.

The presentation, “Employment Law 101,” will cover a many specific areas of labor and employment law, including discipline and documentation, wage and hour, anti-harassment, leaves of absence and disabilities, all of which are critical areas that supervisors must be familiar with in order to avoid litigation.

“Many supervisors do not understand how their decisions about employee issues can create liability, not only for the agency but also for themselves personally,” said Fentin. “This program will give supervisors basic information about employment law, plus skills and strategies for managing agency staff that can help to avoid employment litigation.”

A resident of Conway, Attorney Susan G. Fentin has been a partner at the firm since 2004. Her practice concentrates on labor and employment counseling, advising large and small employers on their responsibilities and obligations under state and federal employment laws and representing employers before state and federal agencies and in court. She speaks frequently to employer groups, conducts training on avoiding problems in employment law and teaches master classes on both the FMLA and ADA. Since 2010, she has been ranked as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in the state of Massachusetts by the prestigious Chambers USA rating firm.

Located in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, the Human Service Forum is a member organization that provides a voice for human service organizations through leadership, information, advocacy, recognition, public relations and capacity building.