Attorney Susan G. Fentin to Offer Employment Law 101

Because many supervisors and employers do not understand how their employment decisions can create liability — for their agencies and for themselves — Susan G. Fentin, an expert in labor and employment law from the management law firm of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., will present Employment Law 101, a two-hour seminar, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Agawam Senior Center at 954 Main Street, Agawam, MA.  

Sponsored by the Agawam Small Business Assistance Center (ASBAC), the seminar will present the basics of employment law to employers, supervisors, and others in charge of making make employee-related decisions. In it, Attorney Fentin will cover protected classes and conduct in Massachusetts, including state and federal laws regarding disabilities and the elements of workplace discrimination.

“The goal is to help businesses develop the skills they need to improve performance and avoid the missteps that can lead to litigation,” said Attorney Fentin. “The law is complex. If employers don’t have the right policies or practices in place, they could be leaving themselves open to claims of discrimination.”

Admission is free for the workshop, but seating is limited. Those wishing to attend should register online at, or by calling the ASBAC at 413-786-0172.

Attorney Susan G. Fentin is a partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusettsoffice. Before beginning her law career, she had a career in business, where owning and operating her own company gave 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, has been ranked as one of the best labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by the prestigious Chambers USA rating service. She is experienced in both labor law and employment litigation.