The Family and Medical Leave Act: Effective Compliance Practices You Should Know
Employers face a number of challenges in complying with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It's of paramount importance that companies understand their responsibilities as laid out under the FMLA regulations. Staying abreast of the latest compliance trends and regulatory developments is a must for companies to overcome these challenges and, therefore, avoid fines and lawsuits. Also, by learning from the experiences of other employers, common mistakes can be avoided.
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding FMLA compliance. This LIVE Webcast aims to help you avoid common FMLA mistakes by addressing and managing them.
Key topics include:
- FMLA Litigation Trends
- FMLA Enforcement Developments
- Notable Cases
- Avoiding Common FMLA Mistakes
- Best Compliance Practices
Denise M. Clark, Founding Partner
Clark Law Group
- Interaction between FMLA and employee benefits
- State and Local Leave statutes
Amy Moor Gaylord, Partner
- Updated FMLA forms
- Interplay between the FMLA and ADA
- FMLA Abuse (esp. with intermittent leave)
- Special issues involving union employees
- Recent FMLA cases
Brooke Ehrlich, Attorney
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
FMLA and Military Leave- Bullet Points for The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
- Eligible employees are entitled to two types of FMLA leave related to a qualifying family member’s military service. This type of FMLA leave is referred to as military family leave.
- Types of military family leave (emergencies arising from foreign deployment and military caregiver care).
- Who is covered?
- What “exigency” categories apply?
- What special materials are required for certification?
- Compliance issues.
Who Should Attend:
- Employment and Labor Law Attorneys
- In-house Counsel
- Disability Management Specialists
- Absence and Disability Management
- Human Resources/Benefits Professionals
- Workers’ Compensation Professionals
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related & Interested Professionals
Denise M. Clark is the founding partner of Clark Law Group, PLLC in Washington, DC, where she practices employee benefits and employment law. For more than 20 years Ms. Clark has handled litigation involving benefit plans, fiduciaries and participants in connection with benefit claims and ERISA fiduciary responsibility. In recent years, Ms. Clark has handled numerous employment matters under state and federal laws. Ms. Clark’s practice focuses on ERISA long-term disability claim litigation, claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claims under the Family Medical Leave Act, retirement claims in the federal sector, executive compensation and severance arrangements.
Denise M. Clark is the founding partner of Clark Law Group, PLLC in Washington, DC, where she practices employee benefits …
With over 21 years of experience, Amy Moor Gaylord focuses her practice on traditional labor matters and employment litigation for both public and private sector employers with an emphasis on National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings, union organizing drives, NLRB-conducted elections, arbitration cases, contract negotiations, and employment discrimination matters. She has experience counseling clients in various industries, including higher education, not-for-profit, public safety (fire/rescue, police, 911 emergency dispatch centers), hospitality, and entertainment, among others.
Amy has served as lead negotiator in hundreds of collective bargaining negotiations in both the public and private sectors. She frequently represents employers in state and federal court, including class action and TRO/preliminary injunction proceedings, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies. In addition, she counsels clients regarding union avoidance, workplace harassment, and compliance with a variety of employment-related statutes, including Title VII, the NLRA, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and the FLSA.
Amy previously worked as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Peoria, Illinois.
With over 21 years of experience, Amy Moor Gaylord focuses her practice on traditional labor matters and employment litigation for …
Brooke Ehrlich is an associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
Her primary areas of practice include employment litigation, labor law, commercial litigation, and appellate law. In the labor and employment field, Ms. Ehrlich handles discrimination charges and lawsuits brought against public and private entities pursuant to state and federal anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws, including Title VII, the FLSA, the ADEA, the Florida Civil Rights Act, and the Florida Whistle-blower’s Act. She advises local governments and corporate clients with respect to employee discipline, retention and termination, employment manuals and policies, and contract interpretation.
Prior to joining Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L., Ms. Ehrlich practiced for seven years as a civil litigator at a mid-sized law firm, where she focused on employment law, in addition to products liability, casualty, and commercial law.
Brooke Ehrlich is an associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. Her primary areas …
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About Clark Law Group
Clark Law Group, PLLC, is a small firm focused on litigation in the areas of employee benefits and employment law, representing individuals in connection with retirement, health and disability benefit claims, executive compensation, wage and hour and discrimination law. The firm is located in Washington, DC, but has a national practice in these areas.
About Akerman LLP
We collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and overcome barriers to innovation and growth. Within our communities, we work to create better opportunities for the future. Akerman is a client-driven enterprise, recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking law firms in the industry. We are known for our results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate, and other dynamic sectors.
We are ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States, with a reach that extends across the Americas and globally. Assembling a hand-crafted team for every client engagement, we leverage our more than 700 lawyers and business professionals across 25 offices. Our inclusive culture impacts the way we see the world and deliver results. We are a perpetual insurgent, infusing startup agility with nearly a century of enterprise stability—and we try not to take ourselves too seriously along the way.
About Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. is a prominent South Florida law firm serving corporate, governmental and individual clients with an integrated array of professional services including commercial litigation, land-use and real estate law, construction law, communications and cable law, labor and employment law, government law and governmental relations. The firm has offices in Coral Gables, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton. For more information, visit www.wsh-law.com.