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

Past Events


Employee Handbooks Review


In order to comply with the new paid leave laws, employers must make important changes to their policies and procedures.  Employees will be eligible to take Massachusetts PFML on January 1, 2021, and Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave is not far behind.  Join Skoler Abbott Attorneys Amelia Holstrom and Erica Flores for an important free webinar that will cover these policy changes and much more.  They will discuss:

Legally required policies for employers

Policy changes that are required by new Paid Family and Medical Leave laws

How those changes may impact some of your other policies and procedures

Recommended changes to address those impacts and prepare for PFML claims

If you haven’t yet updated your handbook to prepare for paid family and medical leave, you won’t want to miss this informative webinar.


Are You Ready for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Program?


On January 1, 2021,  PFML will be a reality in Massachusetts.  Once the program takes effect, Massachusetts employees will be eligible to take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave (up to 26 weeks in certain circumstances) and up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave.  We expect that employees will immediately start filing claims, as many may have been waiting for PFML to go live before requesting leave.  Join Skoler Abbott Attorneys John Gannon and Meaghan Murphy as they discuss:

General overview of the new law

How to manage and prepare for PFML claims

Curbing abuse

PFML policy updates


Supervisors Guide To Leaves of Absence in MA


Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., has partnered with EANE to offer a 90-minute webinar to help managers and supervisors gain the critical information they need to understand the basics of the various leaves of absence and sick pay requirements in MA (including PFML, earned sick time, and FMLA).   With the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law coming online in January – NOW is the time for managers to know how to confront those situations in a way that doesn’t put the company at risk.  If you are interested in attending this, please call Melissa Theriaque for a registration link and a code to attend this important webinar at a discounted price.   Attorney Amelia J. Holstrom will be presenting the webinar.

EANE is allowing the registrant to share this webinar link with up to 9 managers and supervisors on their team!