Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted to allow employees to balance their work and family life by taking reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. The FMLA seeks to accomplish this purpose in a manner that accommodates an employer's legitimate interests, and minimizes the potential for employment discrimination -- especially on the basis of gender and/or disability. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the FMLA's provisions, its practical implications for both employers and employees, as well as the common pitfalls encountered by employers when implementing FMLA mandates. Attendees will leave the presentation with a solid understanding of the FMLA's requirements and how they are put into practice.
Dan Berger, Director, Corporate Counsel, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA
Diane K. Dawson, Chief, Branch of FMLA and Other Acts, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Jeff Nowak, Partner, Franczek Radelet, Chicago, IL
Hon. Kathleen Mulligan (Moderator), Administrative Judge, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Los Angeles, CA
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