Articles and Publications

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

New Anti-retaliation Provisions Pose Challenges for Employers (04-05-17)

Last summer, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a number of regulatory changes that are designed to improve employee safety. For organizations that have not yet taken a look at how the rule may impact their company’s policies and procedures, now is the time to do so.

Webinar on April 5 to Help Businesses Address Gender Pay-gap Issues (04-05-17)

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. invites business owners, managers, and human-resource professionals to an informative webinar outlining ways to review compensation practices to address gender pay-gap issues and minimize legal liabilities. The webinar will be held Wednesday, April 5 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and hosted by attorney Amelia Holstrom of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Amelia Holstrom Honored Among Up & Coming Lawyers (04-05-17)

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. announced that attorney Amelia Holstrom will be honored as one of the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers” at its Excellence in the Law event at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston on April 27.

Webinar to Help Employers Create Successful Internship Programs (02-20-17)

Unpaid or underpaid interns can come with a giant price tag, according to Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., a labor and employment law firm serving employers in the Greater Springfield area. However, they can also help businesses connect with the next generation of business leaders. Continue reading

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.