Attorneys Fentin and Fabbo to present at 2012 ADA Master Class For Employers

In one of the biggest employment law developments in 2011, the EEOC finalized regulations interpreting the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). It is now more important than ever for employers to understand the new regulations and what they must do to prevent workplace discrimination — all of which will be covered in the one-day 2012 ADA Master Class for Employers, an advanced interactive workshop to be held in Springfield, MA, on Thursday, September 13, 2012, and Boston, MA, on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Speaking at the event will be Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. attorneys Susan G. Fentin and Marylou Fabbo. They will present a wealth of information to help employers become more proficient in ADA administration and better able to handle top management’s and employees’ questions with confidence.

“The 2011 regulations mark a dramatic departure from those proposed in 2009,” said Attorney Fentin. “They broaden the definition of what constitutes a disability and make it easier for employees to take advantage of ADA protections. This seminar will be a lively, interactive way for employers to acquire the advanced-practitioner skill set they need to make strategic decisions on a case-by-case basis in full compliance with the law.”

Among the Master Class Take-Aways will be:
• The impact of the ADA and its recent amendments on employers
• How to get ahead of a claim by making those difficult coverage calls
• Best practices to satisfy an employer’s obligation to reasonably accommodate an employee
• How active the interactive process is
• Tips for navigating through ADA, FMLA, and Workers Comp
• Practical solutions for boundaries of the law

The fee for the interactive seminar is $397.00 per person, with each additional person from their organization paying just $297.00. Continental breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. There will be morning and afternoon breaks and registrants will be on their own for lunch. Those wishing to attend either the Springfield or Boston workshop should register at

The program has been approved for 6.25 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute web site at

The Master Class comes with a guarantee: If a participant is not completely satisfied after attending the event, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded — no questions asked.

Attorney Susan G. Fentin is a partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts office. 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 associate editor of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter and is experienced in both labor law and employment litigation.

Attorney Marylou Fabbo earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration magna cum laude in 1988 from Bryant College. In 1993, she received her Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law, where she served as a Note Editor for the Western New England College Law Review.