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2017 FMLA Master Class: New Jersey - Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management
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2017 FMLA Master Class: New Jersey
Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management
Parsippany, New Jersey | Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Morning Focus: Mastering FMLA Fundamentals
Afternoon Focus: Intensive Workshop Addressing the Real-Life Application of FMLA Rules, DOL Regulations, and Court Rulings
Lunch is included with your registration!
Think employee leave management is a one-time policy issue? Be careful! New and confusing regulations, conflicting court decisions, and increasing employee abuse of FMLA protections means family and medical leave will remain one of HR’s biggest management headaches.
To help you master your obligations and avoid costly penalties, the publisher of New Jersey Employment Law Letter has crafted a cost-effective and engaging solution: 2017 FMLA Master Class: New Jersey - Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management. This intensive day-long workshop provides the comprehensive knowledge you need to master real-life issues. Experienced New Jersey attorneys will provide substantive instruction on FMLA compliance in light of new and existing regulations, court rulings, and application of this far-reaching law. You’ll engage with your instructors and your peers, solving challenges you face day in and day out concerning intermittent leave, return to work, employee performance, and much more.
This event teaches employee leave management essentials while instilling the confidence you need to make the right coverage calls, control abuse and fraud, answer the toughest questions from employees and your executive colleagues, and avoid the expensive missteps that have devastated other employers.
You’ll enhance your advanced-practitioner skill set when you attend this satisfaction-guaranteed event and learn:
- How to judge a “serious health condition” the way a real judge would, and eliminate disputes about what does and doesn’t constitute it
- The latest FMLA revisions, so you don’t risk noncompliance
- What recent FMLA court decisions really mean, so you can adjust your policies accordingly
- How FMLA recordkeeping continues to trip up even the savviest human resource managers, and some solutions to avoid similar mistakes
- How to tame the intermittent leave and reduced schedule beasts, and put a stop to abuse and fraud
- How FMLA, ADA, and New Jersey workers’ comp laws overlap, so you can avoid violations
- And more!
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Part I—Mastering FMLA Fundamentals
FMLA Eligibility: Granting FMLA Leave When It’s Due and Getting It Right under the Rules
Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certifications
Meeting FMLA Deadlines: Notification, Curbing Abuse, and Preventing Claims
Mastering the Tough FMLA Issues
Networking Power Lunch (meal included with your registration)
All Together Now: Coordinating FMLA with ADA, Workers’ Comp, and State Family Leave Laws
Part II—Intensive Workshop Addressing the Real-Life Application of FMLA Rules, DOL Regulations, and Court Rulings
Final Questions and Closing
Program concludes at 4:30 p.m.
Your New Jersey Faculty with the law firm of Day Pitney LLP
Day Pitney LLP
Francine Esposito has been a labor and employment practitioner for more than 20 years. Francine regularly represents employers before various administrative agencies, at labor arbitrations, in employment-related litigation, and conducts harassment and other workplace investigations.
Francine also has extensive experience in designing and conducting training for employers on a wide array of employment-related topics, including but not limited to, harassment and discrimination awareness, diversity, FMLA, interviewing and hiring, wage and hour compliance, conducting internal investigations, effective documentation, effective employee relations, and union avoidance.
Francine also regularly provides advice to employers regarding all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to:
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
- Leave and accommodation issues
- Union avoidance
- Administration of collective bargaining agreements
- Discipline, discharge, and reductions in force
- Effective policies
- Severance, employment and non-compete agreements
- Background checking
- Wage and hour practices
Francine has represented employers in the banking, hospitality, media, healthcare, telecommunications, retail, casino, accounting, real estate, engineering and construction, utility, and alarm service industries, as well as educational institutions, among others.
Francine previously practiced for many years with the labor and employment boutique firm of Grotta, Glassman and Hoffman, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2006, and worked as a human resources/labor relations professional for PSE&G and Nabisco Brands prior to becoming a lawyer.
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