Northeast Human Resources Association
- How To Handle Usual And Unusual Leave Of Absence Requests
- Nov 03, 2009 07:30AM - 09:30AM
- CCR (Office) - Westborough
**PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event is now CLOSED. On-site registration WILL be available.
Laurie Alexander-Krom, Associate, Davis, Malm & D'Agostine P.C.
|Credits:||1.50 general credit hours toward recertification|
|Cost:||Members - $50 Non-Members: $80|
|Location:||CCR (Office) - Westborough, MA|
At the workshop, attendees will be given a step-by-step guide on how to handle employee requests for leaves of absence. They will learn precisely how to comply with the many laws applicable to such requests and how to avoid costly mistakes.
In addition to common situations, such as maternity leave, illness, or injury, the workshop will explore more difficult scenarios, such as leaves for mental illness, infertility treatment, substance abuse treatment, and situations in which leaves are lengthy, undetermined in length, or where multiple leaves are requested.
Documentation requirements will be covered and sample forms provided. Employers will learn what information they may request from employees and their medical professionals and in what circumstances they may fill the employee's position.
- How to handle a request for a leave of absence and identify legitimate leave of absences
- Working knowledge of the laws that govern leaves of absences
- Practical advice on how to avoid costly mistakes
- Practical advice on implementing employer policies concerning leaves of absences
- Requirements for both employees and employers concerning certain types of leaves
- What information you can and cannot request concerning an employee's leave of absence
- Employers should not always assume that an employee is not entitled to a leave of absence.
- Why it is important for managers and supervisors to be trained on how to handles these requests
- When it is time to consult an expert.
- How denying a leave of absence or failing to handle the request correctly could result in a violation of a number of laws and the employer's internal policies
|Registration, Making Connections and Continental Breakfast|
Laurie Alexander-Krom practices in the Employment Law and Litigation areas at the Boston law firm of Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C. Laurie advises employers, employees, and business executives in all aspects of employment-related issues and policies. She represents employers and employees at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Opportunity Commission, and state and federal courts. Laurie also has extensive experience representing multistate clients from various areas including the automotive, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, construction, and real estate industries.
Laurie counsels clients on hiring, employee discipline and terminations, sexual harassment investigations, discrimination issues, wage and hour issues, compliance with state and federal laws, and other employment related practices. She provides advice to employers concerning employment contracts, employee handbooks and other employee related policies. Laurie regularly provides training for employers with regard to sexual harassment, discipline and discharge, hiring, and discrimination prevention techniques.
David Cogliano practices in the Employment and Litigation areas. David advises employers on labor and employment issues, policies, and practices, including discipline and discharge, wage and hour compliance, harassment, hiring practices, FMLA, and ADA compliance and restrictive covenants. He regularly litigates employment issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and in federal and state courts. David has represented both individuals and corporations and has had extensive experience representing multistate employers. He also represents hospitals, physician groups, and individual physicians assisting them to address the unique requirements of the medical profession. David's employment practice also involves preparing and negotiating noncompetition agreements, severance agreements, and executive employment agreements.
This program has been approved for 1.5 general credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute. For more information about certification and recertification, please visit their homepage at http://www.hrci.org/.
PLEASE NOTE: If you need any special accommodations in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the NEHRA meetings department at 781-239-8711.
NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received in writing at least three business days prior to an event in order to receive a refund.
- Event Location:
- CCR (Office)
- 1400 Computer Drive, 2nd Floor