About the Author

Michael J. Soltis is an attorney, author, speaker, arbitrator and soon-to-be adjunct law professor. As an employment and labor attorney, he has focused on leave management issues for about 30 years. He represented employers in employment and labor law matters for more than 35 years with a national labor and employment law firm, He has provided advice and counsel to employers concerning their compliance obligations and concerning specific employee situations involving state and federal disability discrimination law, family and medical leave acts, pregnancy, paid sick leave laws and more. He has represented employers in courts and administrative agencies on various employment law claims, including disability discrimination, family and medical leave act, pregnancy and related common law claims.

He co-authored The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Comprehensive Guide to Title I (1992) for the Society of Human Resource Management (published by Milt Wright & Associates). He authored The Connecticut Employment Law Manual. He has also written numerous articles on issues relating to the ADA, the FMLA, leave management, pregnancy. From 2011-2016, he was the primary editor of a blog for a national law firm. Since then, he has been the primary author of this blog (pslatwork.com; soltismatwork.com).

He has been a frequent speaker and lecturer to attorneys and business groups on employment and labor topics.  For five years, he hosted an ADA/FMLA seminar series for employers.

He is a panel member of the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators. Beginning in January 2018, he will be a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Quinnipiac School of Law.

He has been named in Best Lawyers in America since 2012*;  Chambers Guide since 2010**; and Connecticut Super Lawyers since 2006***.

Mr. Soltis is admitted to the bars of Connecticut, New York and Utah, and to various federal courts in Connecticut, New York, Texas and Ohio.