Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act Seminar

Organization: Lorman Education Sercices

Venue: Holiday Inn Columbus-Hilliard

Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 27, 2013 / 8:00 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Mar 27, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (CST)
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Get the latest advice on managing employees under FMLA regulations. In today’s economic climate, attendance and productivity are key to a company’s survival. Take the first step toward protecting your bottom line and minimizing your liability – attend this seminar and get practical tips on how to update your policies to comply with FMLA regulations. Don’t let your company take compliance risks during this historically difficult time in our nation. Given the high cost of dealing with attendance and leave issues, you will see a quick return on the investment you make in this crucial seminar. Don’t miss this chance to learn cutting-edge techniques for coping with all the latest FMLA changes and hot issues – register today! Benefits for You •    Meet the challenges ahead – stay abreast of the recent FMLA trends and cases •    Untangle the complex web of overlapping state and federal leave and disability laws •    Leave with tips to effectively manage and avoid abuse of intermittent leave •    Develop strategies for handling medical certification challenges



8:30 am – 9:00 am    Registration 9:00 am – 10:00 am    General Overview of FMLA and Tips for Compliance —    Megan H. Kleinman •    Overview of Statutes •    FMLA Recordkeeping •    Recent Cases and Trends 10:00 am – 11:30 am    Pro-Active Approach to the FMLA: Using Rules and Regulations to Your Advantage (Break 10:30 am – 10:45 am) —    Priscilla Hapner •    Deadlines and Notices •    Enforcing Paid Leave and Customary Call-Off Policies •    Clarification and Authentication of Medical Certificates •    Obtaining a Second Medical Opinion •    Re-Certifications, Annual Certifications and New Year Certifications •    Issues With Mandatory/Involuntary Medical Leave and Constructive Notice of Need to Leave •    Cases Involving Claims for Interference With FMLA Leave 11:30 am – 12:30 pm    Lunch (On Your Own) 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm    Intermittent Leave —    Brigid E. Heid •    Understand When and How to Administer Intermittent Leave •    Avoid Common Pitfalls With Intermittent Leave •    Best Practices for Managing Intermittent Leave and Preventing Employee Abuse 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm    The Bermuda Triangle of Employment Law: ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Laws —    Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam •    The Triangle: ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Basics •    Reconciling Laws Created by Different Entities for Different Reasons •    Is the Triangle Really a Square? The Effect of USERRA on Leave Laws 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm    Break 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm    Proceed With Caution – Discipline and Discharge of Employees Who Are on or Recently Have Taken FMLA Leave - Avoiding Risks of Retaliation Claims —    Josephine S. Noble •    Employer and Employee Rights With Respect to Discipline and Discharge in Relation to FMLA Leave •    Common Mistakes in Disciplining and Discharging Employees on or Returning From Leave, Including Review of Recent Case Law •    Best Practices to Avoid Interference and/or Retaliation Claims


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