Susan Fentin of Skoler, Abbott & Presser to Speak At Spring Conference on Occupational & Employee Health

Attorney Susan Fentin of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., will be one of three speakers at the Spring Occupational & Employee Health Conference taking place on March 30, 2012, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital Conference Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH.

Attorney Fentin will present 2011 EEOC Regulations and Developments in Disability. Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:
• Describe how the EEOC’s final regulations have altered the definition of disability under the American with Disabilities Act and how those changes will affect the way that New Hampshire employers handle requests for accommodations.
• Describe the interactive process that takes place between employer and employee as a means of identifying reasonable accommodations that would enable the disabled employee to return to work and perform the essential functions of his or her job
• Explain the significance of accurate job descriptions and the use of such job descriptions in the process

Susan Fentin is a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the largest law firms in New England specializing in the practice of labor relations and employment law exclusively for management. Susan is experienced in both labor law and employment litigation. She is Editor of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, a frequent speaker to Employer Associations on employment law topics, and a teacher of Master Classes on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Wage and Hour Laws. Ms Fentin has been named a Super Lawyer for several years and has been recognized for the past two years as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Massachusetts by Chamber and Partners, a prestigious company that ranks law firms and lawyers. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and a magna cum laude graduate of Western New England University School of Law.

In addition to Attorney Fentin, other speakers at this conference include Dr. Linda Sheldon of St. Joseph Internal Medicine in Nashua, NH, who will cover “Electronic Medical Records: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from a User’s Perspective;” and Denise Finch, OTD, OTR, CHT, CCM, owner and founder of WorkRite Medical Associates who will speak about “Ergonomics, EMR and Solutions to Reduce Risk Factors.”

The event is a joint presentation by the Healthcare Employee Health Nurses Association of New England (HEHNA), the Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHN)-New England Chapter, and the New Hampshire Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AOHP).

Price for the event is $45 for members of HEHNA, AOHN, AOHP, and $70 for nonmembers. Checks can be made out to HEHNA, and sent to HEHNA, PO Box 2106, Methuen, MA, 01844. Payment must be received before the conference. The event qualifies attendees for contact hours, and a certificate of attendance for 4 hours will be given.

For more information, please contact Nancy Clover, RN, COHN-S, HEHNA, NHAOHN & AOHP-NE Chapter at nancy@occhealthconnections.com or by calling (978) 686-9739.