Michael J. Soltis is an attorney, author, speaker, arbitrator and adjunct law professor of employment and labor law. As an employment and labor attorney, he has focused on leave management issues for more than 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, and 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, the FINRA panel of arbitrators and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Quinnipiac School of Law.
Mr. Soltis is admitted to the bars of Connecticut and New York only. He is also admitted to various federal courts in Connecticut, New York, Texas and Ohio. He is an inactive member of the Utah bar.