Attorney to Present Seminar on Handling Employees’ Disabilities and Requests for Leave

The law firm of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., is pleased to announce that Labor Attorney and Partner, Susan Fentin, in conjunction with the Central Massachusetts Employers Association (CMEA) will be presenting a half day seminar to human resources professionals that will help them manage their employees’ disabilities and leaves of absences. This program takes place on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Worcester Country Club, at 2 Rice Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. The session begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 12:00 p.m.

This seminar is intended to educate Massachusetts human resources and management professionals responsible for leaves of absences by reviewing:

  • Who can be considered disabled and what protections does the law afford to employees with disabilities
  • Managing employees with disabilities and handling requests for leaves of absences
  • The intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Workers’ Compensations, Massachusetts Maternity Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • What obligations do employers have when an employee requests a leave of absence
  • How to avoid litigation over employee leave requests
  • Major changes in the ADA and new FMLA regulations

The standard fee for this Master Class is $140.00, but CMEA members will receive a discounted price of $95.00. Visit the CMEA program registration web page to register for the class. Please note that the CMEA has a cancellation policy including a full refund for cancellations received ten days before the program date; cancellations less than ten days before the program date are subject to the entire fee. More information regarding cancellations can be viewed on the CMEA website.

Attorney Susan G. Fentin is a partner at the labor and employment law firm of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., which represents exclusively management interests in this complicated area of the law. Before beginning her law career, she had a career in business and owned and operated her own company, giving her unique insight into the employment problems faced by business owners. She is Editor of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, has been routinely named a “Super Lawyer,” and since 2010, she has been ranked as one of the best labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by the prestigious Chambers USA rating service.  She teaches Master Classes on both the FMLA and the ADA and is experienced in both labor law and employment litigation.

CMEA is a non-profit, member-owned organization established solely to help employers promote positive employer and employee relations. More than 800 companies in Massachusetts use CMEA services to help with day-to-day employment issues. CMEA strives to help members understand and apply workplace law.