Qualifies for 6 California Recertification Credits (also qualifies for general)
Registration: Member $195 / General $245 for the entire series
The eProgram Series meets in four, 90-minute online sessions from 10:30am - 12:00pm PST.
Navigate the maze of California's myriad laws on employee leaves of absence. Develop effective policies and implement a program for complying with all state and federal statutes.
Tuesday, July 8 – Legal & Policy Issues
Determine the basic legal and policy issues pertaining to paid time off. Identify the elements of coverage and eligibility requirements for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and determine the impact of FMLA/CFRA on compensation and benefits.
Tuesday, July 15 – Legal Issues (continued)
Identify and apply other laws covering employee medical scenarios, including disability accommodations, pregnancy and new child bonding, as well as family medical, military, civic duty and other leaves of absence.
Tuesday, July 22 – LOA Administration
Determine the legal and practical requirements for administering leaves of absence, including employee notice, employer notices, medical certifications, and retroactive designations.
Tuesday, July 29 – LOA Administration and Return to Work
Determine additional legal and practical requirements for administering leaves of absence, including fitness for duty certifications, job reinstatement periods, and exceptions. Identify and apply return to work obligations and best practices, as well as minimizing the legal risks of retaliation claims.
About the Presenter
Mary Topliff, principal of Law Offices of Mary L. Topliff in San Francisco, specializes in employment law counseling, training and compliance. She advises employers on all aspects of employment law, including designing and auditing time off policies to achieve compliance and employer objectives. Ms. Topliff recently served on the NCHRA Board of Directors.
Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.