This seminar is designed for human resource and benefit professionals, accountants, business owners and managers, payroll supervisors and controllers.
Numerous state and federal laws require employers to grant employees “time off” from work for certain reasons. This seminar will discuss the requirements of federal leave laws, as well as Maine laws, requiring time off and supply the practical information they can use whenever concerns arise.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Family And Medical Leave
• Holiday, Day Of Rest, Sunday Closings Laws
• Other “Time Off” Granted At The Employer’s Discretion
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Family And Medical Leave
A. Who Is Entitled To Leave?
B. What Leave Must Be Granted?
C. Employer’s And Employee’s Burdens Regarding Notice Of FMLA Leave
D. Benefits While On Leave
E. Reinstatement Rights
F. Coordinating State Leave Laws
G. Drafting A Leave Policy And Forms For Requesting Leave, Granting Leave, And Certification Of Health Care Provider
H. Prohibited Acts And Remedies
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
II. Military Leaves
B. Maine Military Leave And National Guard Leave
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
III. Holiday, Day Of Rest, Sunday
Closings Laws And Other
Federal And Maine Statutory
A. When They Apply
B. Rate Of Pay
C. Impact On Employee’s Overtime Pay
D. Special Permits Required
E. Continuous Operations
F. Jury Duty
G. Workers’ Compensation
H. Legislative Leave
I. Accommodation Of Religious Beliefs
J. Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation
K. School Visits
11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IV. Questions And Answers
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
V. Survey Of Maine Employment
1:45 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
A. ADA Basics
B. Recent Court Decisions
C. Request For Medical Information
D. Time Off As An Accommodation
2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VII. Other “Time Off” Granted At
The Employer’s Discretion
A. Involuntary Time Off: Disciplinary Suspension
B. Discretionary Leave Policies: Bereavement, Parental, Personal, Sick And Compensatory Time Off
C. Disability Benefits vs. Leave Time
D. Exempt/Salaried Employees: Can You Dock Or Require Exempt Employees To Use Partial Or Full Vacation Days To Be Paid For Time Off
E. Sick Leave
F. Paid Time Off Policies
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
A. Use And Accrual Of Vacation Time
B. Advances: Can You Advance Time Off And How Do You Recover If The Employee Terminates Before The Time Is Earned?
C. Compensatory Time
D. Payment Or Forfeiture Upon Termination
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Questions And Answers