Information about upcoming educational opportunities, including workshops and seminars presented by Skoler Abbott attorneys.

Mar
26
Webinar

Leave Law Obligations and Lesser Known Massachusetts Leave Laws

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Employers nationwide struggle with meeting various leave obligations, including those under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and, many times, the Americans with Disabilities Act. Whether it be an employee with never-ending intermittent FMLA leave or an employee who requests repeated extensions of a block leave of absence, employers are often faced with difficult questions related to complying with their federal leave obligations. And, as if an employer’s federal leave obligations are not enough, employers must also comply with various leave obligations under state laws as well. Massachusetts and Connecticut both have extensive leave-related laws that employers operating in those states must be aware of and must follow.

On March 26, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Amelia Holstrom will present a complimentary, informative webinar to discuss an employer’s leave obligations under Massachusetts law, trends at the state and federal level, and common leave management mistakes.

Mar
28
Webinar

Leave Law Obligations and Lesser Known Connecticut Leave Laws

Speaker(s):

Employers nationwide struggle with meeting various leave obligations, including those under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and, many times, the Americans with Disabilities Act. Whether it be an employee with never-ending intermittent FMLA leave or an employee who requests repeated extensions of a block leave of absence, employers are often faced with difficult questions related to complying with their federal leave obligations. And, as if an employer’s federal leave obligations are not enough, employers must also comply with various leave obligations under state laws as well. Massachusetts and Connecticut both have extensive leave-related laws that employers operating in those states must be aware of and must follow.

John S. Gannon will present a complimentary webinar on Connecticut leave laws on March 28, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Apr
4
Seminar

Employment Law 101

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Many supervisors do not understand how their decisions about employee issues can create liability, not only for the agency but also for themselves personally.  This program will give supervisors basic information about employment law; plus skills and strategies for managing agency staff that can help to avoid employment litigation.

May
21
Seminar

2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

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Join Skoler Abbott at its 2019 Annual Conference on May 21, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Springfield.  The 2019 Conference will deliver an in-depth review of some of the most challenging employment law issues organizations, human resource personnel, and management have faced over the past year and will provide cutting-edge insights needed for surviving challenges on the horizon, including the Massachusetts’ Paid Family Leave law.  Join labor and employment law experts and engage with peers during breakout and discussions to explore a variety of labor and employment law topics.

Our attorneys and guest speakers will present the following breakout sessions and discussions:

* Paid Family and Medical Leave: Change is Coming

* Wage and Hour Mistakes

* Harassment, Discrimination, and Why Employers Get Sued

* Labor and Employment Law Update

* How to Handle Requests for Reasonable Accommodations

* How to Conduct an Internal Investigation

Registration includes attendance at three of the above sessions, continental breakfast and lunch, a brief networking reception, and validated parking. Register now for discounted early-bird pricing!  Registration is limited.

Click here to see the agenda.

(Invoices for payment will be sent out with registration confirmations)

Past Events

Feb
20
Webinar

Drafting and Updating Job Descriptions: Why You Need Them, What to Include, and What to Leave Out

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Writing and updating job descriptions can seem like a tedious—and never-ending—task for HR. But, it’s a crucially important one.

If a job’s essential functions are poorly defined or outdated, it can be difficult to achieve full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This means well-written and up-to-date job descriptions are critical when it comes to recruiting, promoting, and classifying employees, conducting performance reviews, and providing reasonable accommodations.

Join Attorney Kimberly Klimczuk on February 20, 2019, for a webinar with live Q&A when she will explain how to accurately draft new job descriptions and update existing job descriptions.

Feb
7
Seminar

Advanced Employment Law

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This program will give senior leaders advanced information about employment law; plus skills and strategies for managing agency staff that can help to avoid employment litigation. Attorneys Timothy Murphy and Susan Fentin will provide executives with in depth training on new and changing issues that affect the nonprofit sector.

Jan
31
Seminar

2019 Upgrades to Your Practice

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Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:20 a.m. Welcome and Announcements

8:30 a.m. Integrating Behavioral Health in Private Practice – Jonas Bromberg, JD & Carol O’Neil

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. How Your 2019 Employee Handbook SHOULD Look! – John S. Gannon

11:30
 a.m. Event Adjourns