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2018 FMLA Master Class - Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

May 22, 2018 - May 22, 2018

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., is pleased to announce that Attorney Susan G. Fentin in conjunction with BLR®, will be presenting

2018 FMLA Master Class - Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge

Morning Focus:  Master FMLA Essentials to Make Sure Your Knowledge Foundation is Up to Date 
Afternoon Focus:  FMLA Compliance Scenarios and Case Studies for Real-World Application

Think employee leave management is a one-time policy issue?  Be careful! New and confusing regulations, conflicting court decisions, and increasing employee abuse of FMLA protections means family and medical leave will remain one of HR’s biggest management headaches.

To help you master your obligations and avoid costly penalties, the publisher of Massachusetts Employment Law Letter has crafted a cost-effective and engaging solution:  2018 FMLA Master Class:  Massachusetts – Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management.  This intensive day-long workshop provides the comprehensive knowledge you need to master real-life issues.  Attorney Susan Fentin will provide substantive instruction on FMLA compliance in light of new and existing regulations, court rulings, and application of this far-reaching law.  You’ll engage with Attorney Fentin and your peers, solving challenges you face day in and day out concerning intermittent leave, return to work, employee performance, and much more.
This event teaches employee leave management essentials while instilling the confidence you need to make the right coverage calls, control abuse and fraud, answer the toughest questions from employees and your executive colleagues, and avoid the expensive missteps that have devastated other employers.
You’ll enhance your advanced-practitioner skill set when you attend this satisfaction-guaranteed event and learn:

How to judge a serious health condition the way judges do, and eliminate disputes about what does and doesn’t constitute it 

• The latest FMLA revisions, so you don’t risk noncompliance 

• What recent FMLA court decisions really mean, so you can adjust your policies accordingly 

• Where FMLA recordkeeping trips up even the savviest human resource managers, and some solutions to avoid similar mistakes 

• How to tame the intermittent leave and reduced schedule beasts, and put a stop to abuse and fraud 

• How FMLA, ADA, and workers’ comp laws overlap, so you can avoid violations 

And more!

"When an employer routinely disregards the FMLA rights of its workers, whole families can be harmed. We will continue to use all enforcement tools at our disposal to uphold FMLA protections for workers and make sure that all employers operate in compliance with the law."

– Wayne Kotowski, Wage & Hour Division, U.S. Department of Justice 

Lunch is included in your registration!
To register and for more details about this class, please e-mail call (800) 274-6774 or visit

The standard fee is $549.00, but if you are a client of the firm and because of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.’s affiliation with BLR®, and your valued association with our firm, we’ve made special arrangements for you to attend this master class at a 20% discount from the normal charge.  Please email Melissa Theriaque ( for the discount code.

CREDIT INFORMATION:  This program has been pre-approved for 6.25 hours through the HR Certification Institute.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  This program is valid for 6.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at

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