Gain an understanding on the ins and outs of the laws surrounding job-protected leave and how to protect your organization from unwanted litigation.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was the first piece of legislation enacted under the Clinton administration and continue to be the subject of significant debate in congress over amending the law to make it more liberal and in the courts regarding the interpretation of the statute and protection of employees leave rights. Other federal and state laws also protect employees during a specific leave, granting them certain rights and potentially limiting an employer from taking any adverse employment action against them. This topic will provide you with the tools to recognize and understand those leave rights and determine the best practices for addressing employees' problems during those protected leaves.
- You will be able to discuss with managers and supervisors how to handle employees out on leave and address issues that might arise before, during and after employees leave.
- You will be able to explain to employees their leave rights, and how to address the most common issues that arise when an employee is out on protected leave.
- You will be able to identify the best practices in addressing an employee's request for leave.
- You will be able to recognize what rights an employee on leave has, and those obligations which an employer must comply.
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Americans With Disabilities Leave Act
- Pregnancy Leave Rights
- Military and First Responder Leave Rights
- Other State and Federal Leave Rights
- Recordkeeping Requirements
- Sample Policies and Procedures
- Discrimination Claims
- Retaliation and Right's Interference Claims
- Best Practices to Avoid the Courthouse
Eric R. Miller, Esq.,
The Kullman Firm
- Member in The Kullman Firm
- Has extensive experience in the representation of management in all phases of employee relations
- Defended claims of discrimination arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other various civil rights acts before state and federal administrative agencies and courts
- Defended employers in wrongful termination, whistle-blower and other tort claim suits; handling claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and before state compensation commissions, and providing advice to employers as to compensation plans and exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements
- Conducts audits of employment policies and procedures, and training supervisors and managers on discrimination and harassment issues
- Represents employers in grievances under collective bargaining agreements, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board
- Assists employers in union avoidance matters, and in defense of breach of contract and breach of the duty of fair representation arising under the LMRA
- Represents employers in ERISA litigation
- Assists employers in drafting and seeking enforcement of employment contracts and non-compete agreements
- Provides ongoing advice and counsel regarding employment issues, including the review, development, and implementation of company policies and employee handbooks
- Board-certified in labor and employment law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization