Legal Affairs Summit 2020: Out on Leave
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When: 2/7/2020
8:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Where: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
1375 E. 9th Street #2
Cleveland, Ohio  44114
Contact: Admin Director

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Legal Affairs Summit: Out on Leave


Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Session Description:
Employee leave is important. It allows people to care for sick loved ones and recover from their own illnesses.  It makes employment possible for some people with disabilities and gives new parents the opportunity to bond with their children.  However, the intersecting network of laws applicable to U.S. employers can be incredibly complicated to administer, causing risk to employers of a misstep.  This half-day seminar will present attendees with practical advice and regulatory insights into employers’ responsibilities in this complex subject.

Meredith Shoop, a shareholder with the labor and employment law firm of Littler Mendelson, P.C. moderates a series of presentations by subject matter experts on the different laws creating employee leave entitlements, including family and medical leave, leave as an accommodation for individuals with disabilities, military leave, workers’ compensation, domestic violence, crime victim and new parent leave, and others.  Presenters include:

·       Karina Conley, Associate, McDonald Hopkins
Ryan Neumeyer, Member, McDonald Hopkins
Stella Skaljac, SHRM-SCP, Of Counsel at Reminger
Myra Barsoum Stockett, Workers’ Compensation Practice Group Leader, Reminger
Jon Strano, Director of Human Resources, Hummingbird Family Home Care
-       Andrew Cleves, Associate, Frantz Ward

During this half-day seminar, speakers will deliver practical feedback on the foundations of compliance with employee leave laws, as well as important insights into key areas of potential legal exposure and how to avoid common pitfalls.  Topics of particular interest include setting paid sick leave parameters across multiple states; managing FMLA, state leave, paid sick, and other state and local paid leave through clear policies; workers’ compensation and other disability-related leave laws, including paid leave in some states; and addressing tackling the transition from leave to termination when leave is exhausted and an individual still is unable to return to work.

Attendees receive:

  • The impact of employee leave compliance and legal exposure;
    Practical guidance on managing employee leave; and
    Insight into developing and known areas of risk related to employee leave.

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

1375 E 9th Street #2
Cleveland, OH 44114

8:00-8:30 AM                     Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:40 AM                     Meredith (Introduction and Welcome)
8:40-9:45 AM                     Stella Skaljac (FMLA, ADA, Military Leave, and Attendance Policies)
9:45-10:00 AM                   Myra Stockett (Workers’ Compensation Leave)
10:00-10:45 AM                 Break
10:45-11:20 AM                 Jon Strano + 1 (Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Leave, Jury Duty, Bereavement, and Time Off to Vote)
11:20-11:45 AM                 Karina Conley (Domestic Violence/Crime Victim Leave and Flextime/Work from Home)
11:45 AM-12:00 PM           Ryan Neumeyer (Maternity/Paternity/New Parent Leave)
12:00-1:15 PM                   Lunch (including lunchtime speaker Andrew Cleves)
12:30-1:15 PM                   Andrew Cleves (Leave Payout upon Exit and the Transition from Leave to Exit

Cleveland SHRM Member: $75
Nonmembers/Guests: $100
Students/Members in Transition: $30

This program is being reviewed for recertification credit hour for SHRM, HRCI and Legal.

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