This seminar is designed for human resource and employee benefits professionals, payroll professionals, operations managers, and business and office managers.
Dealing with employee leaves of absence, return to work, and light/modified duty is one of the most complex human resource issues facing employers. While most employers are generally aware of federal requirements for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, not all are aware of the potential obligation to grant medical leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
State intentional tort law, workers’ compensation law, the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA also contain a number of provisions that should be considered by the prudent employer when contemplating employee leaves of absence, return to work, and light or modified duty. This seminar will provide employers with a comprehensive approach to addressing these difficult issues.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Covered Employers
II. Employee Eligibility
III. Reasons For Leave
IV. Notice Requirements
V. Medical Certifications
VI. Designating Leave As FMLA Leave
VII. Calculating Leave Entitlement
VIII. Intermittent And Reduced Leave
IX. Substitution Of Paid And Unpaid Leave
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
X. Obligations During And Following Leave
XI. Key Employees
XII. Employee Protection And Prohibited Acts
XIII. Employer Refusal Of Leave Or Reinstatement
XIV. Employees’ Enforcement Of Their Rights
XV. Record Keeping Requirements
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
XVI. The Americans With Disabilities Act And The Obligations To
Provide Leave Under ADA
XVII. Light Duty/Return To Work Issues Under ADA
XVIII.Intentional Tort Concerns When Returning Employees To Light Or
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
XIX. Workers’ Compensation Considerations For Leave, Return To Work,
And Light Duty
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XX. Employee Benefits And Return To Work Issues Under ERISA And
The Internal Revenue Code
XXI. Privacy Of Employee Medical Records Under HIPAA