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Massachusetts Employment Law Letter

Massachusetts Employment Law Letter

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When you subscribe to your Employment Law Letter, you get a newsletter specifically designed for employers and HR professionals in your state. It's written by attorneys in your state who know the unique challenges and laws you must deal with every day.

Your subscription also includes a powerful package of HR and legal resources listed below at no additional cost.

  • Online Archive: You can search for articles on any topic from your state, nearby states, or all 50 states.
  • Policies: Our Sample Policy & Procedure Manual, including dozens of sample policies and explanations.
  • Forms: Government forms and sample forms you can use in your HR practice.
  • Your state's statutes and regulations on employment law.
  • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law.
  • Survey results from our HRhero.com Surveys of HR professionals nationwide.
  • Reports: Access to in-depth Mastering HR Reports.
  • Employers Forum: A vibrant online community that answers your toughest questions. For HR professionals and their counsel.

 


Susan FentionSusan G. Fentin
, is a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm's Springfield, Massachusetts office. She joined the firm in 1999 after spending several years in the Labor and Employment Department of a large Hartford, Connecticut law firm and was made a partner of the firm in 2004. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Western New England Law School, where she was Editor in Chief of the Western New England Law Review. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a clerk to the Honorable John M. Greaney, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Before attending law school, Susan had a career in business and owned and operated her own company, giving her unique insight into the employment problems faced by business owners. Susan is Editor of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. Susan speaks annually at the M. Lee Smith Publishers' Advanced Employment Issues Symposium and also is a frequent presenter in webinars sponsored by M. Lee Smith. She is experienced in both labor law and employment litigation, speaks frequently to Employer Associations on employment law topics, and is a contributing author to Workplace Privacy. She has also appeared on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in an article on pregnancy discrimination. Susan was named a "Super Lawyer" in Employment Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly which recognizes the top 5% of the lawyers in specific practice areas. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has included Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. in its 2007 list of the best Labor and Employment firms in Massachusetts.


Marylou FabboMarylou V. Fabbo
, a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., joined the firm in 1995 and became a member in 2001. Her practice is concentrated in employment law with an emphasis on employment litigation. She has successfully defended employers in civil actions involving every area of employment law including sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, FMLA, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge. Marylou is the co-author of "Coverage for Employment Claims in Massachusetts," 18 WNEC L.Rev. 255 (1996). She is also a former adjunct faculty member at Western New England College School of Law and is a frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Marylou was named a "Super Lawyer" in Employment Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly which recognizes the top 5% of the lawyers in specific practice areas. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has included Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. in its 2007 list of the best Labor and Employment firms in Massachusetts.


Tim MurphyTimothy F. Murphy
is a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts, office. He joined the firm in 2001 and became a member in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, he served as General Counsel to an area labor union, worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, and was a litigator for a large defense firm in Springfield. A Springfield native, he is a magna cum laude graduate of American International College in Springfield, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Western New England Law School in 1990. His experience as a union attorney gives him unique insight into complex labor relations matters. He also is an experienced litigator, representing management in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies on matters involving employment discrimination and alleged violations of the myriad of labor and employment laws that affect the employer-employee relationship. In addition to providing employment-related advice to employers, he assists clients in remaining union-free and has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Tim is a member of the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee of CUE . He is a regular contributor to business publications and to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. Tim is a former adjunct professor at Western New England College, teaching employment law courses, and he regularly makes presentations before management groups on labor and employment law topics.



Kimberly KlimczukKimberly A. Klimczuk
is a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts, office. She joined the firm in 2004 and became a member in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a paralegal in a labor and employment law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; she was a law clerk there in the summer of 2002. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law in 2004. Her practice is concentrated in labor law and employment litigation. She has experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements and advising on contract interpretation. She has successfully defended clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including wage/hour law, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and workers’ compensation claims. She has also assisted employers in compliance matters involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and has drafted numerous affirmative action plans for them. Kimberly is a frequent speaker for a wide variety of associations and organizations. She is a contributing author to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter and has authored numerous articles on employment-related legal topics. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Gandara Center, a social service agency headquartered in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and regularly volunteers for community activities.


John GannonJohn S. Gannon
is an associate with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts, office. He joined the firm in 2011. John defends employers against discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and related claims. In addition, he conducts comprehensive workforce wage and hour audits and reviews workplace policies for compliance with state and federal employment laws. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable David M. Borden and George D. Stoughton at the Connecticut Appellate Court. He is a graduate of Boston College, and received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Western New England Law School in 2009, where he was the Note Editor and a staff member of the Western New England Law Review. He was also a CALI award recipient for Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Child, Family and State and Conflict of Laws; as well as a recipient of the John M. P. O’Malley Scholarship. While in law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant at the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Prior to attending law school, John had a career in marketing and advertising. John is a regular contributor to business publications and to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. He also is a frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations.



Amelia HolstromAmelia J. Holstrom
is an associate with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts office. She joined the firm in 2012. She is a graduate of St. Michael’s College, and received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Western New England University School of Law in 2011. After graduating from law school, Amelia served as a judicial law clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court, where she assisted with complex matters at all stages of litigation. Amelia is a regular contributor to business publications and to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. She also is a frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations.

 

Erica FloresErica E. Flores joined the firm in 2013. Erica has successfully defended employers in single-plaintiff and class action discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, wage and hour litigation, and breach of contract/non-competition litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has also defended employers, employee benefit plans and benefit plan fiduciaries against a variety of ERISA breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction and benefits claims. In addition to her litigation practice, Erica regularly advises clients with respect to day-to-day employment issues, including decisions regarding adverse employment actions and litigation avoidance.

 

Massachusetts Employment Law Letter provides a three-part subscription package to deliver the practical, hands-on advice you need to manage your Massachusetts workforce safely and in compliance with Massachusetts and federal laws. That's because the newsletter's editors are Massachusetts attorneys who defend and counsel employers statewide.

Each issue also keeps you on top of Massachusetts court and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect your workforce, all reported with Massachusetts's local laws and policies in mind. You get the information you need to stay in business — and out of the courtroom.

Your complete subscription package includes:

  1. Massachusetts Employment Law Letter — 12 monthly issues mailed to you and also available online. (Digital-only versions are available with an HRLaws subscription) You also receive email notifications once a month and periodic News Alert by email as needed.
  2. Access to HRhero.com Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

    • Employment Law Letter articles from states you subscribe to
    • Sample policies
    • Your state's statutes and regulations affecting employers
    • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law
    • Results from monthly surveys of HR professionals
    • Hot Topics
    • Employers Forum online community for HR professionals, employers, and their counsel.
     
  3. Mastering HR Reports — In-depth reports covering topics that are too complex to be fully covered in your monthly newsletter. Some 15-20 Mastering HR Reports are available in the Subscribers-Only area, and we update them regularly so you will always have the most up-to-date information.