Articles and Publications

News articles by and about our attorneys. Articles with the  logo are reprinted from HR Hero's Massachusetts Employment Law Letter.

Law Firm to Conduct Webinar on Leave-of-Absence Fraud and Abuse (02-10-17)

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. invites business owners, managers, and human-resource professionals to an informative webinar outlining ways to fight back against leave-of-absence fraud and abuse.

Gray House Inducts New Board Members, Board President (02-10-17)

The Gray House recently inducted four new board members to a three-year term: Maria Acuña, Kathy Hardy, Stephen Holstrom, and Stefanie Renaud.

Stefanie Renaud-Gray House Board Member (02-10-17)

The Gray House inducted 4 new board members at their December board meeting to a three- year term. They were welcomed at the January board meeting by the newly elected President and officers of the board. The new board members are: Maria Acuna, Kathy Hardy, Stephen L. Holstrom, Esq. and Stefanie Renaud.

How to Prepare for a Paid Leave Law Coming to Your City, County or State (12-02-16)

Do you anticipate that your city, county or state will soon have a paid leave law for employers? Has your city, county or state recently passed such legislation and you are trying to figure out what steps you should take to ensure compliance? Continue reading

Why Should Employers Consider Offering Paid Sick Leave? (12-02-16)

As more and more states and cities adapt paid sick leave laws or ordinances, employers that operate in multiple states will increasingly find themselves with a section of their workforce covered by such laws. Might it be easier and simpler for such employers to adopt a global policy, extending paid leave to all of its employees? What are the benefits to employers for providing paid leave?

Unlimited Vacation Time—California Here We Come! (11-29-16)

Should you consider this Silicon Valley trend that’s spreading across the United States? Attorney Susan Fentin, a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., in Springfield, Massachusetts, offered her take on unlimited vacation at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas.

Disability and Age Discrimination Claims Reinstated (11-17-16)

A Tennessee employee who was asked to take leave until he could collect Social Security and then terminated because of his lifting limitations may go forward with his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and age discrimination claims, thanks to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Skoler, Abbott & Presser Earns Tier 1 Ranking from Best Lawyers (11-02-16)

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. announced it has once again received a Tier 1 ranking in five different practice areas for the Springfield metropolitan area by The Best Lawyers in America.

Three Skoler, Abbott & Presser Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers (10-20-16)

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. announced that three of its attorneys were honored by Super Lawyers for 2016. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Employers Grapple with New Overtime Rule (10-18-16)

The income threshold under which workers are entitled to overtime pay, many argue, has been far too low for far too long. But raising it from $23,660 to $47,476, as the U.S. Department of Labor will do on Dec. 1, is a more significant jump than most businesses expected. With that deadline looming, employers are considering a number of strategies aimed at adhering to the new rule, keeping employees happy, and protecting the bottom line.