Managing leaves of absence is an ongoing issue for many employers.Several laws potentially apply to leaves -- the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the workers' compensation apply most often. Recent Guidance under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act has added protections for pregnant employees. Employees who serve in the reserves or as active duty military have rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. The Genetic InformationNondiscrimination Act limits an employer's access to medical information. Health care reform has added rules for handling time out on a leave when determining if the person should be considered a full-time employee. And a growing number of cities and states are requiring employers to provide paid sick leave.
During this 90-minute intermediate level webinar we will provide an overview of each law's basic requirements and help you to understand how the laws interact, overlap and occasionally contradict each other. We also will provide tips on how to handle some tricky situations, such as requests for light duty or to work from home, mandatory overtime, and extended absences.
Thomas M. Lucas is a Shareholder and Litigation Manager in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Lucas represents management exclusively in the full range of employment and labor lawmatters, including employment discrimination litigation and traditional labor law. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Lucas defends clients in litigation arising under Title VII, the Age Discriminationin Employment Act, the Family andMedical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and inother employment-related civil litigation. He also represents clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies, including the EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor(Wage & Hour, OFCCP, OSHA) the National Labor Relations Board,the draftingemployment policies, handbooks, employment and non-competition agreements, and advising clients on the difficult day-to-day issues arisingin the workplace. He trains managers and supervisors in the law and practive of union avoidance.
Kristina H. Vaquera is a Shareholder in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Vaquera's practice focuses exclusively on labor and employment counseling and litigation. She represents employers in federal and state court lawsuits and agency investigations and charges covering a wide range ofstatutes and subjects, includinganti- discrimination and civil rights laws, wrongfultermination claims, wage and hourlaws, covenants not to compete, leave of absence claims, negligent hire/retention, and breaches of fiduciary duty and contract. Ms. Vaquera has litigated class and collectiveactions, including FLSA, FCRA, and discrimination class actions. She also represents clients in mediation and arbitration before various national and state entities. As part of Ms. Vaquera's counseling practice, she assists clients with employment agreements, handbooks, background checks and drug testing issues, and disciplinary action.
This series is brought to you by your Partner Firm of United Benefit Advisors -- the nation's leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 Partner offices in 45 states, Canada and the United Kingdom -- and Jackson Lewis P.C., founded in 1958, and dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. Jackson Lewis P.C. is one of the fastest-growing workplace law firms in the United States with more than 700 attorneyspracticing in 49 locations nationwide.
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