Employees who need to take time off from work for any number of reasons enjoy significant protection under federal, state, and sometimes even municipal law. Navigating this complex area of the law remains challenging, as various leave laws are typically enacted without much consideration for how they interact with other laws. And, despite the drafters’ good intentions, it is impossible to anticipate how leave requirements will actually work in the real world.
Because these vexing issues continue to create significant legal risk for employers, we will again devote a half-day program to this important topic. We’ll cover a lot of ground in mostly short, faced-paced presentations designed to get you up to speed and up to date:
"How do I leave thee? Let me count the ways:” A review of workplace leave
The Trinity: Workers Comp, FMLA, and ADA
Here today, gone tomorrow: the challenges of intermittent leave
FMLA and the Goldilocks principle
Leave and STD are not the same thing
Exploring the limits of leave as a disability accommodation
Medical exams – who, what, when, where, how?
Attendance policies you can safely enforce
Impact of leave on benefits administration
Pregnancy after Young v. UPS
Risks and benefits of using third party vendors to administer leave programs
Leave in the real world – break-out sessions to practice applying what you’ve learned to actual situations