Leave Management Workshop
An Interactive Session Tackling the Toughest Leave Management Issues
Donna M. Glover, Esq. and Jennifer L. Curry, Esq.
Attorneys | Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
This program has been pre-approved for 2 hours of General Credit by HRCI. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
This program has been pre-approved for 2 SHRM PDC's. The Chesapeake Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration / Light Refreshments
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Education Program
*Note: the doors to this facility lock at 6pm sharp, you must arrive before 6pm or you will unfortunately not have access to enter the facility.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM & PRESENTERS
Working knowledge of obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and similar state laws, is a must for employers in today’s climate, and engaging with employees in a timely and effective manner plays a significant role in protecting business interests. Today’s FMLA and ADA issues are even more complicated and complex. While the FMLA and the ADA have been in play for many years, recent developments in the courts and at the agencies that enforce these laws mean that Human Resources professionals need the knowledge and insight to handle increasingly challenging leave management issues in the workplace. Simple solutions are no longer the norm and the costs for even the slightest mistakes can be substantial, and even HR professionals and managers can be individually sued for violations.
This session covers the basics, updates, and interplay of the FMLA and the ADA and informs participants about best practices related to managing complex leave issues, including recent trends related to leave management, and common mistakes and risks arising from improper management of leave issues. The session will conclude with a comprehensive and interactive workshop where participants will tackle the most frequent and challenging leave management problems (such as FMLA eligibility and designation issues, FMLA abuse issues, return to work issues, and ADA extended leave issues) using our unique three-step model for analyzing such problems.
Donna M. Glover - Ms. Glover represents a wide variety of clients, including construction, property management, and scientific and technology solution companies, and not-for-profit organizations, some of which are federal contractors. She advises clients on day-to-day management issues relating to employees, guides clients in a way that minimizes exposure, defends them against charges of discrimination and wage complaints filed with the federal, state, and local agencies, and handles various employment-related litigation matters.
As a part of her proactive approach with clients, she identifies training needs and designs and facilitates training for managers and human resources personnel on various topics, such as handling workplace investigations, employment law boot camp, federal, state, and local employment law developments, ADA and FMLA trends and compliance, and wage and hour developments and compliance. As a litigator, she represents employers before federal, state and local administrative agencies, defends employers in federal and state courts, and investigates and responds to demand letters and assists clients with investigating and responding to internal complaints. She routinely drafts, reviews and provides counsel on various documents governing the employer-employee relationship, including handbooks, employment agreements, separation agreements, settlement agreements, and other employment-related contracts.
Ms.Glover brings to her practice invaluable client-side experience. Prior to practicing law, she held human resources and management positions in the retail, wholesale and advertising/marketing industries. She is also a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).
Jennifer L. Curry is an Attorney for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, where she handles employment and labor counsel and litigation. She brings to her practice significant experience in the representation of companies of all sizes and from a wide range of industries in workplace matters.Jennifer routinely provides legal advice to employers on all manner of labor, employment and compliance issues, including crisis management, internal investigations, sexual harassment and discrimination, and WARN Act and Mini-WARN Act requirements.
She designs and presents training programs for human resources personnel and members of management, including equal employment/anti-harassment training, internal investigation training, and compliance with ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation laws. She also works with employers to create and revise employee handbooks, policies and procedures, as well as separation and release agreements for employees and executives of all levels.
An experienced litigator, Jennifer represents employers in disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligent retention and supervision, wrongful discharge, defamation, and non-compete and nondisclosure agreements. She routinely appears before state and federal courts and agencies throughout the State of Maryland. Jennifer devises practical strategies for clients navigating employment claims and disputes, and where advisable, she recommends and provides representation in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations.
CHRA Member $35.00 (Not a member but want the member rate? Sign up today!)
CHRA Student Members $17.50
*Please add $15 if registering on site
The deadline to cancel in order to receive a refund is Friday, March 10. If you do not cancel in advance and do not attend the event, you will still be invoiced for the event.