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Administering the Family and Medical Leave Acts in Washington DC

Reduce the risk of lawsuits - stay abreast of recent FMLA regulation updates. 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 - purchase these reference materials and get practical tips on how to update your policies to comply with FMLA/DCFMLA 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 these reference materials. Don't miss this chance to learn cutting-edge techniques for coping with all the latest FMLA/DCFMLA changes and hot issues - order today. Benefits for You •Untangle the complex web of overlapping state and federal leave laws •Avoid costly mistakes in determining FMLA/DCFMLA eligibility •Decide whether to grant FMLA/DCFMLA leave based on today's working definition of a serious health condition •Meet the challenges ahead - find out how to coordinate leave with benefits •Best strategies for managing intermittent leave
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This seminar will be presented by Frank C. Morris Jr., Brian Steinbach and Kathleen M. Williams.
Overview of the Federal and District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Acts
Determining Whether Specific Employers and Employees Are Covered Under The Federal And/or District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Acts
(Break 10:15 am – 10:30 am)
  • Coverage and Eligibility
  • Same Sex Marriage and FMLA Rights
  • Grounds for Taking FMLA and DCFMLA Leave
  • Amount and Kind of Leave – Intermittent Leave and Reduced Schedule Leave
  • Notice and Posting Requirements
  • Continuation of Benefits During Leave
  • Returning From FMLA/DCFMLA Leave
  • Prohibited Acts
  • Recordkeeping and Enforcement
  • Retaliation and Interference
  • Waiver and Release
Military Leave
  • Caregiver
  • Qualifying Exigencies/Call to Active Duty
Special District of Columbia Paid Sick Leave Requirements
  • Parental Leave Requirements
Serious Health Conditions and Certification Process
  • What Constitutes a Serious Health Condition?
  • When Must an Employee Provide Medical Certification?
  • Recertifications
  • Who Is a Health Care Provider Treating a Person With a Serious Health Condition?
  • Privacy and HIPAA Issues
  • Short-Term Conditions
  • Obtaining Additional Information/Second Opinions
  • GINA Considerations
Drafting Policies and Forms
  • Basic Policies
  • Reservation of Rights to Treat Leave as FMLA Leave
  • Use of WH 380, 384 and 385 Certification Forms: Regulations
  • Provisional Designation and Other Letters; WH 381, 382
  • Common Mistakes
Interplay of FMLA and Other Leaves
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Interplay Between Laws
Common Problems
  • Failure to Notify the Employee of FMLA Rights
  • Rights of Employees Who Do Not Submit Certification
  • Failure to Notify the Employee That Leave Counted Toward FMLA Entitlement
  • Counting FMLA Leave Against Employer's Absentee Policy for Disciplinary Purposes
  • Taking Disciplinary Action Against the Employee for Using FMLA
  • Failure to Reinstate to the Same or Equivalent Position
  • The Key Employee Exception
  • Terminating the Employee During or at the Conclusion of FMLA
  • Failure to Grant Leave to Provide Physical Care or Psychological Comfort to a Seriously Ill Parent
  • Failure to Grant Leave Because of Misunderstanding of What Constitutes a Serious Health Condition
Recent Developments, and Questions and Answers
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Faculty

Kathleen M. Williams

Kathleen M. Williams – Moderator

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Member of the firm in the health care & life sciences and employment, labor & workforce management practices, Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • She represents clients with regard to employment matters, including advice and counsel, compliance, investigations, and litigation
  • Advising clients on and litigating employment, discrimination, harassment, disabilities, noncompete, wage and hour, and general litigation matters in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative agencies
  • Represents clients in investigating and defending whistle-blower and whistle-blower retaliation claims
  • Provides advice and counsel on a range of employment issues, including negotiating employment agreements and severance agreements, employment issues related to acquisitions and mergers, reductions in force, and defending claims arising from those actions
  • Provides advice and counsel on affirmative action plans, and defending such plans in investigations by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and state and local agencies
  • Provides advice and counsel with regard to the development of policies
  • Investigates complaints and potential complaints
  • Provides advice and counsel to boards
  • J.D. degree, The George Washington University Law School; B.A. degree, University of Pennsylvania
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; American Health Lawyers Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Society for Human Resource Management
Frank C. Morris, Jr.

Frank C. Morris, Jr.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Chair, employment law practice in Washington, D.C. and co-chair of the ADA and Public Accommodations Group for the national law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Speaker on the ADA and employment law to the judicial conferences for the federal judges of Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
  • Adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America and the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list and in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers
  • Represents and counsels employers and public accommodations nationally in employment, labor, leave and disability matters
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Brian Steinbach

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Senior counsel with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Practices labor and employment law, and litigation on behalf of management in the private and public sectors
  • Assists management clients in the development of corporate policies, union avoidance campaigns, and employee manuals and procedures
  • J.D. degree, University of Virginia School of Law; graduate, cum laude, Wesleyan University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 392184
Published 2013
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