One-Day FMLA Administration Master Class Being Offered to Massachusetts Employers and HR Managers Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. Experts to Provide Employers with Tactics for Complying with Family and Medical Leave Act

A one-day master class being offered by Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. that will allow attendees to fully understand compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and gain greater confidence for handling questions about this complicated statute. Attorneys Susan G. Fentin and Marylou V. Fabbo, partners in the management labor and employment law firm of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., will present the 2012 FMLA Master Class on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the program will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. The 2012 FMLA Master Class has been developed by M. Lee Smith Publishers, Inc., publishers of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, which is written and edited by the attorneys at Skoler, Abbott & Presser.

This is an advanced interactive workshop for Massachusetts employers, and attendees will earn up to 6.25 hours of PHR/SPHR credit. This Master Class is intended to improve the FMLA skill set for the advanced Human Resources practitioner by reviewing:

· The most recent revisions to the FMLA, to reduce the risk of noncompliance

· What recent FMLA court decisions really mean, and the implications for HR policies

· FMLA record-keeping puzzles, which continue to trip-up even the savviest human resource managers, together with effective solutions to avoid similar mistakes

· Suggestions for handling intermittent leave and reduced-schedule requests, as well as how to put a stop to abuse and fraud

· The intersection of the FMLA, ADA, and Massachusetts leave and workers’ comp laws, so employers don’t violate any statute

· How to handle requests for leave from pregnant employees, balancing the employer’s business needs with the employee’s personal requirements, all within the spirit and letter of the law

· How to evaluate a “serious health condition,” and eliminate disputes about what does and doesn’t constitute it

The standard fee for this Master Class is $397, but because of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.’s affiliation with M. Lee Smith Publishers, the firm has made special arrangements to discount the fee to $318 for clients of the firm. Please note that the fee does not include lunch, although there will be a lunch break and time for attendees to eat between the morning and afternoon sessions.

To register for the 2012 FMLA Master Class, whether at the full or discounted rate, please e-mail custserve@mleesmith.com, call (800) 274-6774, or visit HRhero.com/ma-fmla and mention code R086.