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Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act in Virginia

Avoid FMLA headaches - get the training you need to stay safely in compliance. 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 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 changes and hot issues - order today. Benefits for You •Avoid costly mistakes when determining FMLA eligibility •Strategies for handling medical certification challenges •Tips on effectively managing intermittent and reduced schedule leave •Untangle the complex web of overlapping state and federal leave and disability laws
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FMLA Eligibility
— Linda D. Frith
  • Overview of the Statute
  • Administering FMLA Under Current Regulations
  • Recent Cases and Trends
Interactive Between State and Federal Law
— Brian S. Wheeler
  • Highlighting Conflicts Between State and Federal Law and Recent Case Law
  • Issues for Multi-State Employers
Strategies for Managing Employees on Intermittent and Reduced Scheduled Leave
— James K. Cowan, Jr., Esq.
  • Transfers and Related Scheduling Changes to Accommodate Intermittent Leave
  • Recommended Changes to Your Leave and Notice Policies
Interaction of ADA/FMLA and Workers Compensation
(Break 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM)
— Daniel C. Summerlin, III, Esq. and Dudley F. Woody, Esq.
  • Differences in Eligibility
  • Serious Health Condition vs. Disability
  • Light Duty vs. Reasonable Accommodation
  • Leave … How Much Is Enough?
Medical Certifications and Fitness for Duty Reports
  • When Are Medical Certifications Required?
  • How Often Can You Request Additional Certifications?
  • When Can an Employer Require Fitness for Duty Reports?
Recent Court Decisions and Case Studies
  • Trends in Court Decisions and Recent Legislation
  • What to Look out for in the Coming Years
  • Participate in Group Exercises Based Upon Recent FMLA Cases
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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James K. Cowan, Jr.

James K. Cowan, Jr. – Moderator

CowanPerry PC

  • Chairman and founder of CowanPerry PC in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia
  • Practice focuses on labor and employment counsel, complex business litigation, land use issues, and commercial real estate projects. He also serves as general outside counsel to numerous businesses
  • Represents a number of employers in the mid-Atlantic region, ranging from high-tech start-ups to large manufacturers
  • More than twenty years litigation experience in federal and state courts across Virginia defending wrongful discharge claims, claims for relief under the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and claims of sexual harassment, and race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Focuses on assisting clients with compliance obligations under the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and Executive Order 11246 compliance, including preparation of affirmative action plans and responding to OFCCP audits
  • Frequent speaker and corporate trainer for companies on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, FMLA and ADA compliance, the Fair Labor Standards Act, diversity and affirmative action, conducting workplace investigations, hiring and firing, and union free management
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar; the Virginia Bar Association, Labor Relations and Employment Law Section; board member for the New River Valley Society for Human Resource Management; and currently serves as general counsel to the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Labor and Employment Law; selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor
  • Can be contacted at 540-443-2860 or [email protected]
Dudley F. Woody, Esq.

Dudley F. Woody, Esq. – Moderator

Woods Rogers PLC

  • Principal with Woods Rogers PLC
  • Practices labor and employment law for more than 25 years
  • Represents management and has provided training in all aspects of labor and employment law
  • Spoken on many topics, including ADA, FMLA, workers’ compensation, discipline, diversity, employee performance, employment law, employment practices liability, FLSA, hiring and firing, human resources audit, monitoring and privacy in the workplace, and others
  • J.D. degree, University of Virginia; B.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Roanoke College
  • Can be contacted at 540-983-7683 or [email protected]
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Linda D. Frith

Frith Anderson & Peake PC

  • Partner in the law firm of Frith Anderson & Peake PC
  • Practices in employment and workplace law, litigation and workers’ compensation
  • Pre-eminently rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Member of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • J.D. degree, Washington and Lee University School of Law; B.B.A. degree, College of William and Mary
  • Can be contacted at 540-725-3360 or [email protected]
Daniel C. Summerlin, III, Esq.

Daniel C. Summerlin, III, Esq.

Woods Rogers PLC

  • Principal with Woods Rogers PLC, practicing in labor law
  • Counseling clients on important managerial decisions covering employment matters
  • Represents management in cases involving employment issues
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America, Legal Elite in Virginia Business Magazine and Best Lawyers in Virginia in Virginia Living Magazine
  • J.D. degree, William & Mary School of Law; B.A. degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brian S. Wheeler

Brian S. Wheeler

CowanPerry PC

  • Attorney with CowanPerry PC
  • Practice focuses on complex commercial litigation including employment, construction, and energy matters. He also provides outside general counsel services
  • Represents a number of mid-size to Fortune 500 employers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee where he is actively licensed to practice
  • 15 years in federal and state courts across Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia defending breach of contract claims, product liability claims, wrongful discharge claims, age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, claims for relief under the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, and claims of sexual harassment, and race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Member of the Virginia Bar Association; and member of the New River Valley Society for Human Resource Management
  • Listed as a Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Star in Commercial Litigation, 2010
  • Can be contacted at 540-443-2856 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 384980
Published 2014
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