7:30 - 8:30: How to Shore Up Your FMLA Game- Bruce Henderson, Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler
Confused about how to deal with tricky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues? Can you communicate with employees who are off on leave? What if they fail to send in paperwork signed by their doctors? What if they say they can’t return to work at the end of their leave? What needs to be in your FMLA policy? Bruce will lead you on series of best practices under the FMLA and offer you practical tips on how to put your organization in the best position it can be in to handle requests for FMLA, have a thoughtful FMLA policy in your handbook, and defend against allegations that you may have denied or “interfered” with an employee’s right to take FMLA leave.
8:40 - 9:40: Conducting a Worplace Investigation - David Rains, Rosen Harwood
In our litigious society how a business handles employee complaints can be the difference between success and bankruptcy. Understanding the basics of an internal investigation can assist a business with minimizing its legal risks.
#MeToo – A viral hashtag that has become a rallying point for people denouncing sexual harassment and assault. If you’re wondering what you as an employer need to do to prevent and address sexual harassment at your company, attend this session! Get pointers from lawyers with a combined 29 years of experience in investigating and litigating sexual harassment claims of all kinds!
Bruce Henderson, Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P.
Ruth McFarland, Winter McFarland Attorneys & Counselors at Law
David Rains, Rosen Harwood Attorneys at Law
Brooke Nixon and Tom Scroggins, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP