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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.

This is a great program for new supervisors learning the material, and seasoned supervisors needing a refresher!

This is offered as a single session of the Supervisory Series.

 Amelia Holstrom: Amelia, a Partner at Skoler, Abbott, & Presser P.C., is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on litigation avoidance, employment litigation, and labor law and relations. Amelia’s legal and professional skills, and community involvement have been recognized many times by outside organizations. Amelia was selected by BusinessWest as a 40 Under Forty honoree. She was also awarded the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Community Service Award and named as an Up & Coming Lawyer Honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for its Excellence in the Law Event. She was recently selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an exclusive list recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts.


Mary Lou Fabbo: Marylou is a Partner with Skoler, Abbott, & Presser P.C. and heads the firm’s litigation team. Marylou is also the firm’s immigration expert. She knows the importance of an understanding and cooperative relationship between an organization and its employees. For over twenty years, Marylou has encouraged employers to take proactive steps to fostering a work positive environment. Marylou has successfully represented the firm’s clients in state and federal courts, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and other forums. For years she has been recognized by Boston Magazine as a Super Lawyer and had been designated as one of the Top Women in Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

This workshop is part of our Spring 2019 Supervisory Skills Certificate Series.


Event Details


Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 8:30am Registration; 9:00am – 3:30pm Program

Location: Delaney House, 3 Country Club Rd (Route 5), Holyoke, MA

Program Fee: Members $130

Not Yet Members $225

Previous Supervisor Series Attendees: $95

Social Work CEUS: $15

*Morning coffee & buffet lunch included in program fee.  


Social Work CEUs available for purchase ($15) when registering online.












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