Fundamentals of the Family and Medical Leave Act The objective of the webinar is to present you with all-inclusive information on Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Our leading expert will also help you learn addressing employee abuse, integration of the FMLA with your company’s leave programs, and other practical concerns that you may have. Description Why Should You Attend: This 60 minute webinar will explain the basic requirements of the FMLA and advise you the know-how of complying with it. In addition to discussing the fundamental requirements, the webinar will provide suggestions for addressing employee abuse, integration of the FMLA with your company’s leave programs, and other practical concerns. The statute and the regulations have been amended in recent years, and we will discuss both the latest changes and proposed changes under discussion. The webinar will provide overview of the statute for all attendees. It may be particularly helpful for small businesses without HR Departments. At the end of this session, the speaker will handle your specific questions and address any challenges you have/had regarding FMLA. Areas Covered in this Webinar: Which employers are subject to the FMLA? Which employees are eligible for FMLA leave? What are Qualifying Events under the FMLA? How can my company deal with employee abuse? What Notices to Employees are required? How the 12 month period is measured which determines the frequency of leave? What are the military family leave provisions of the FMLA? May an employer contact an employee’s health care provider about the employee’s serious health condition, what is a serious health condition? Learning Objectives: By attending the webinar, you will: Understand whether your company is subject to the FMLA Understand what the FMLA requires of employers Learn ways to implement FMLA requirements to minimize employee abuse while providing support for employees in need of leave
Who Will Benefit: Attorneys Human Resource Directors Managers and Supervisors with employees reporting to them Instructor Profile: Kenneth A. Sprang, is one of the founding partners of Washington International Business Counsel, LLP, in Washington, DC. Mr. Sprang counsels and represents both domestic and international clients in labor and employment law and in a wide range of corporate, business and transactional matters. Over the course of his 30 plus year career, he has practiced with both large and small firms, as well as serving as in house counsel for Fortune 500 companies and as general counsel to smaller companies. Mr. Sprang began his career with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a large, multi-national firm. Subsequently, he served as in house counsel in the legal departments of Calgon Corporation, a former subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., and Cyclops Corporation, a Fortune 500 specialty steel manufacturer. Later, Mr. Sprang founded legal departments and served as in-house general counsel for several start-up and other privately-held companies, including a hospital and a web-based company. Mr. Sprang has also spent several years as a full-time law professor, and continues teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sprang brings to his clients special expertise in labor and employment law. He represents employers in traditional labor relations matters, as well as in wage and hour, employment discrimination, HR, employee benefits, OSHA, and other issues related to employment. In addition to representing clients in all aspects of U.S. labor and employment law (including specific state laws), he has served on the senior staff of the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and taught the subject for many years. He is the author or co-author of several books and articles on labor and employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Sprang also counsels clients in corporate governance; negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts, real estate documents, and other instruments; licensing, trademark registration and similar intellectual property matters; mergers and acquisitions; and federal and state regulatory compliance. Clients include a Tunisian olive oil manufacturer, general commercial contractor, manufacturer of isostatic presses, an education and seminar company, and several information technology companies.