Susan G. Fentin to be Featured Speaker at 2012 Advanced Empoyment Issues Symposium in Nashville

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. is proud to announce that Susan G. Fentin, Partner, will be speaking at the 2012 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium,America’s leading employment law conference, to be held on Thursday, October 4 through Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Hutton Hotel inNashville,Tennessee.

This year’s symposium will provide critical information for employers in four significant areas: new employment law enforcement efforts by federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP); evolving case law interpreting the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) under the amendments to the ADA and the new EEOC regulations, including the difficult area of compliance; employment issues related to social media; and hiring and retention concerns as the economy begins to improve.

In addition to her role on the Keynote Panel at the start of the Symposium, Attorney Fentin will present a session entitled “Avoid Common — and Costly — Misclassification Mistakes.”   In her presentation, Ms. Fentin will address such issues as:

  • The Labor Department’s Wage & Hour Division’s latest enforcement priorities, what they mean for employers, and what employers can do now to prepare for a possible DOL audit
  • Individual programs that deal with misclassification of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Healthcare reform updates following the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, immigration, and I-9 challenges, including the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative

Those interested in attending or reading more about the Symposium should call Jamie Martin at (413) 737-4753 or email jmartin@skoler-abbott.com to request a copy of the brochure.  Substantial discounts are available for clients of the firm.

Attorney Susan G. Fentinis 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 and owned and operated her own company, giving 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 inMassachusetts by the prestigious Chambers USA rating service. She is experienced in both labor law and employment litigation.