Attorney Susan G. Fentin Presents The Perils and Pitfalls of Managing Paralegals: The Three Most Dangerous Employment Laws for Supervisors

September 13, 2011
SPRINGFIELD/WORCESTER, MA and WATERBURY, CT – Attorney Susan G. Fentin, Esq., a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., will be a United States Employment Law speaker at the 2011 Annual Conference of the International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA). She will speak on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston, MA. The 2011 IPMA Conference & Expo takes place over three days from October 12–15, 2011.

Attorney Fentin will cover three danger zones for supervisors: the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These three statutes are particularly dangerous for supervisory personnel because they are complicated to administer and violations can sometimes result in personal liability for the supervisor. Through the material presented in this breakout session, attendees will learn:

· What responsibilities a supervisor has when a paralegal uses his/her medical condition as an excuse for poor job performance

· How to avoid the most common mistakes when handling requests for accommodations under the ADAAA

· The four most common mistakes that supervisors make with regard to wage and hour compliance under the FLSA

Fentin is an editor of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, and speaks frequently to employer groups about issues related to labor and employment law. She presents annually at the Advanced Issues in Employment Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, and conducts webinars and audio-conferences on topical labor and employment issues on behalf of M. Lee Smith Publishers. She has been consistently named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine for the past five years, and for the past two years has been recognized as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by Chambers USA. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Fentin owned and operated her own company, giving her useful insight into the labor and employment issues faced by businesses.

For more information regarding the Annual Conference of the IPMA, please contact Michael Mazur, IPMA Executive Director at or (404) 292-IPMA (4762), EXT. 250.

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