Skoler Abbott Helps Employers Avoid Legal Liability As Deadline Approaches

Attorneys John S. Gannon and Stefanie M. Renaud will Present Five Forums to Aide Employers with New Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Filing Requirements and Deadlines

SPRINGFIELD, WORCESTER, Mass., WATERBURY, Conn. – Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in the greater Springfield area, will host a series of five webinar sessions to help employers navigate, new, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filing deadlines.

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws which make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetic information. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws, along with many labor unions and employment agencies.

Earlier this year the EEOC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require employers to report pay data and hours worked under strict guidelines. Every employer with 100 or more employees and employers who are federal contractors will be required to submit these reports. It is important that employers file reports correctly to avoid legal liability and discrimination claims from regulators and private parties.

Join Attorneys John S. Gannon and Stefanie M. Renaud for an in-depth webinar on the ins-and-outs of EEOC filing to properly meet the September 30 filing deadlines. Attorneys Gannon and Renaud will walk employers through evaluating filing requirements, the time periods for reporting employment data, and how to best categorize job titles and pay data to avoid EEOC scrutiny.

  • Thursday, August 11
  • Tuesday, August 30
  • Wednesday, September 7
  • Tuesday, September 20

All presentations will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register an upcoming webinar, visit,

Attorney John S. Gannon, a resident of Enfield, has defended employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination claims, as well as actions arising under the Family Medical Leave Act and wage and hour law. He also has experience with lawsuits seeking to enforce restrictive covenants and protect trade secrets. Attorney Gannon frequently assists employers in litigation avoidance strategies. He regularly counsels employers on compliance with state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Attorney Stefanie M. Renaud focuses on labor law and employment litigation. Prior to joining Skoler, Abbott & Presser, Attorney Renaud interned with the Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she investigated employment discrimination claims and drafted decisions on behalf of the Commission. She is a resident of West Hartford.