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Tips For Managing FMLA Leave In A Changing Legal Environment

Webinar: ID# 1020333
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About This Course:
Administering leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act can prove to be a challenge to even the most sophisticated and experienced employer.

With the expansion of leave rights through recent regulations as well as court interpretations of the FMLA, such challenges continue to mount. Further, administering FMLA leave along with other forms of leave (e.g., ADA, workers compensation and short term disability) can pose additional challenges, particularly when more than one administrator or decision maker is involved.

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the FMLA as it has changed over the past few years and provide practical advice on compliance with the FMLA.

Agenda

FMLA Basics
  • Types of Leave
  • Procedures
  • Rights and Obligations
  • Litigation
Changes to the FMLA in Recent Years
  • 2013 Regulations
  • Qualifying Exigency Leave
  • Military Caregiver Leave
  • Serious Injury or Illness for a Current Service Member
  • Serious Injury or Illness for a Covered Veteran
  • Documentation Required Under the FMLA
Significant Recent FMLA Cases
FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation and Disability Benefits
  • How These Leave Laws and Benefits Interact and Overlap
  • Pitfalls in Administering Such Laws and Benefits
The Impact of Young v. UPS on FMLA Leave Involving Pregnant Employees
Practical Guidance on Administering FMLA Leave
About The Presenters

Thomas F. Hurka
  • Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Represents employers in U.S. federal and state court, before government agencies, in corporate transactions, and in collective bargaining proceedings
  • Counsels and represents clients in class actions, collective actions, and litigation involving restrictive covenants, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and breach of contract disputes; his clients range from retail, finance, automotive, pharmaceutical, and airline companies, to manufacturing, technology, insurance, accounting, and professional services enterprises
  • Experience in matters involving the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, and ERISA, WARN, Title VII, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, National Labor Relations Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and state and local employment laws
  • Lectures and publishes regularly on a variety of employment-related topics
  • J.D. degree, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Rochester
Stephanie L. Sweitzer
  • Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Focuses her practice on the representation of employers in all areas of employment law, including class action, collective action, and complex litigation disputes involving the ADA, FMLA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, the FLSA, ERISA, and numerous state and local wage and hour laws
  • Advises clients on a variety of human resources management and compliance issues
  • Significant portion of practice is devoted to counseling and representing employers regarding litigation involving restrictive covenants, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and state and federal wage and hour issues, including claims of misclassification and off-the-clock work
  • Conducts training seminars on a variety of employment topics
  • J.D. degree, Cornell Law School; A.B. degree, University of Michigan
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