Roadmap of California Medical Leaves – Ultimate Guide to PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA and Workers Compensation and Handling Performance Management Challenges: One and a Half Day In-Person Seminar

By: Jacquiline M Wagner, President, JMW Seminars
Location :- Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, CA | Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Friday, May 25, 2018
Course “Roadmap of California Medical Leaves – Ultimate Guide to PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA and Workers Compensation and Handling Performance Management Challenges: One and a Half Day In-Person Seminar” has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 9 credits towards a participant’s recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Course Description:

This comprehensive interactive training workshop will help clarify California specific leaves, how they interact with the Federal medical leaves and how to apply leaves accurately and consistently. The first day will focus specifically on the latter while a full ½ day will be focused on how to handle performance management issues when managing employees on Intermittent or Ongoing Medical Leaves.

Why You Should Attend:

This interactive training workshop will provide you real life strategies from an in-the-trenches medical leave management and HR Expert Witness. You will learn best practices for controlling medical absences and understand when and how you can have the confidence to terminate employees who have violated company policy or are not meeting performance expectations in the midst of their medical accommodations.

The seminar will focus on how California leaves such as FEHA and CFRA interact with Federal medical leaves, such as the FMLA and ADA. Learn which leaves can run concurrently, how to make the transition from one leave to the next and what you need to document to protect yourself and your organization.

Drawing from real life scenarios, this workshop will allow you to confidently cure medical certificates, ask for second opinions, and terminate with confidence in cases of poor performance and failure to respond. This workshop will provide you with exposure to detailed documentation processes that can easily take you through your Medical Leave travels in California and explicitly document your activities in confidence.

You’ll discover that when you clearly document the entire process in a consistent and meticulous manner, you can protect your organization from potential litigation should the need to terminate arise. Having strong policies and procedures consistently applied; clear and well written letters, forms, and documentation; as well as integrated leave policies allows HR to consistently and confidently counsel employees while simultaneously reducing risk of litigation.


We need the below information to serve you better

If you are looking for answer of these questions, you would certainly benefit by attending this seminar:

  • Do you feel lost when it comes to employees who are out on medical leaves?
  • Are you not sure which leaves apply to your employees and how?
  • Do you have employees who abuse medical leaves because your policies are not clear?
  • Do you confidently know how to require employees to cure incomplete medical certificates or when to get second opinions?
  • Do you know when you can deny leave?
  • Are you comfortable with the risks associated with terminating an employee for abuse of leave?
  • Do you refrain from terminating underperforming employees who have been (or are on) FMLA/ADA leave because you are concerned about staying in compliance with all of the laws and regulations that apply to employee termination?
  • Or maybe you’ve felt it’s just too hard to find the time to stay on top of these leaves and control the absences!

Areas Covered:

  • Overview of CA Specific leave laws – PDL, CFRA, FMLA, ADA, FEHA and PFL.
  • Explanation of their interaction with Federal leave laws – FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation.
  • How to apply leaves that run concurrently.
  • How to document the transition from one leave type to the next.
  • Specific rights you have as an employer to deny leave for employees who use more leave than the certificate allows.
  • Method for curing medical certificate or getting second and third opinions.
  • Simple strategies to manage the medical leaves in a consistent manner to avoid expensive litigation and preserve the employer-employee relationship.
  • Integrating you own company’s leave policies and union contracts or MOU’s with state and federal regulations and how vacation, sick and PTO can be utilized concurrently.
  • Gain the confidence to deny leave and terminate the employee if they do not comply with your medical certification requests.
  • Exposure to the various forms, letters and documentation that Ms. De Lima has perfected over 20 years of consulting in the ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation arena.
  • Guidance from an in-the-trenches HR Expert Witness on how to maintain pristine documentation in an efficient and effective way to avoid costly litigation.
  • Understand specific situations that allow you to terminate employees for performance management issued even if protected by state or federal ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation regulations.
  • Take home suggestions on how to integrate your leave policies to assure you are maximizing leave time that can run concurrently for your employees.
  • Obtain money saving strategies that help HR show a positive impact on the bottom line.
  • Real life scenarios designed for you to walk away with the skills and tools needed to immediately apply the strategies presented so you can start controlling the Medical Absence in your own workplace.


Who will Benefit:

Following positions / companies located in California or with Employees in California:

  • Companies, non-profits, school districts, governmental agencies and pseudo governmental agencies
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Administration
  • Risk Managers
  • Benefit Specialists
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners
  • General Managers
  • Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers

Course Outline

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • 08.30 AM - 09.00 AM(30 Min): Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM(75 Min): Topic 1
    • PDL/FMLA/SDI/FEHA & CFRA/PFL/SDI & Workers’ Compensation: Putting it all together, Integrated Policies, Transition from FMLA/PDL to CFRA, Implications of FEHA (CA ADA Accommodations) SDI, PFL & Workers’ Compensation Claims.
  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM(15 Min): Break
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM(90 Min): Topic 1 Cont.
    • PDL/FMLA/SDI/FEHA & CFRA/PFL/SDI & Workers’ Compensation: Putting it all together, Integrated Policies, Transition from FMLA/PDL to CFRA, Implications of FEHA (CA ADA Accommodations) SDI, PFL & Workers’ Compensation Claims.
  • 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM(60 Min): Lunch Break
  • 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM(15 Min): Everyone getting seated
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM(90 Min): Topic 2
    • Integration of FMLA/CFRA (and Workers’ Compensation) with your own Company’s policies benefits and contracts. Controlling Medical Absences, Curing Medical Certificates, Second Opinions, Challenges with Intermittent Leaves, Integrated Policy Development.
  • 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM(15 Min): Break
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM(90 Min): Topic 3
    • Integration of ADA/FEHA (and Workers’ Compensation) with your own Company’s policies benefits and contracts. Controlling Medical Absences, Undue Hardship Analysis/Research, Essential Functions Assessment, Curing Medical Certifications, Second Opinions and Policy and Procedure Modifications, Integrated Policy Development.
Day Two (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
  • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM(105 Min): Topic 4
    • Strategies for Implementing your Performance Management System under the ADA, FEHA, FMLA, CFRA, PDL and Workers’ Compensation: Counseling Forms, Warnings and How and When to Implement and/or Terminate.
  • 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM(15 Min): Break
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM(90 Min): Topic 5
    • Controlling Medical Absences: Best Practices To Save Money and Reduce Your Stress.

Meet Your Instructor

Jacquiline M Wagner
Jacquiline M Wagner
President, JMW Seminars

Jacquiline uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty years, Jacquiline has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of Employment Law.

Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging Human Resources, Employment Law, motivational, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations!

In addition to spearheading Wagner HR, Jacquiline is a principal Human Resourses and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Assistant General Counsel. (LAUSD does not sponsor, endorse or assume liability for Wagner HR. No public funds, materials, resources, supplies or equipment are used for or by Wagner HR.

Venue

Location :
Sheraton Grand Los Angeles,
711 S Hope St, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
May 24-25, 2018


How to Reach

General Driving Directions:

Driving directions from Los Angeles International Airport, CA – 17.4 miles:
  • Head south on World Way toward West Way 0.7 mi
  • Take the ramp onto S Sepulveda Blvd 0.7 mi
  • Slight right onto the I-105 E ramp 354 ft
  • Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-105 E and merge onto I-105 E 6.6 mi
  • Take exit 7B to merge onto I-110 N toward Los Angeles 8.7 mi
  • Take the 6th St/9th St exit toward Downtown/Convention Center/Figueroa St 0.3 mi
  • Take exit 22 to merge onto W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd
  • Continue to follow W 9th St 0.4 mi
  • Turn left at S Hope St
  • Destination will be on the left
Driving directions from Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, CA – 16 miles:
  • Head north on N Hollywood Way toward Burton Ave 1.1 mi
  • Turn right to merge onto I-5 S/Golden State Fwy 11.1 mi
  • Take exit 137B to merge onto CA-110 S/Pasadena Fwy toward Los Angeles
  • Continue to follow CA-110 S 2.9 mi
  • Take exit 23A-C for 6th St/4th St/I-110 S toward Downtown/Wilshire Blvd/3rd St 482 ft
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for CA-110 S/Harbor Fwy 453 ft
  • Take exit 23B to merge onto W 4th St toward Downtown
  • Destination will be on the left
Driving directions from Van Nuys Airport – 21 miles:
  • Depart Sherman Way toward Hayvenhurst Ave
  • Make a U-turn at Hayvenhurst Ave
  • Take ramp right and follow signs for I-405 South
  • Take ramp right for US-101 South toward Los Angeles
  • Pass Denny's on the right in 11.3 mi
  • At exit 3B, take ramp right for CA-110 S toward San Pedro
  • Take ramp right for CA-110 toward Wilshire Blvd
  • Keep straight onto W 6th St
  • Turn right onto S Flower St
  • Turn left onto W 7th St (Hotel on the corner)

Disclaimer: Directions to the venue above have been taken from the hotel website. Attendees are advised to check with the hotel for confirmation of these directions before starting for the venue. GRC Seminars is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the same.
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- Human Resources Generalist, Freedom Financial Network, LLC.

Seminar was good with lots of information to learn and understand. Scenarios were very good and useful. The ad hoc discussions and QA session was the highly effective and informative. Instructor Beth Brascugli De Lima is knowledgeable and approachable.
- Human Resources, Fluidigm Corporation.

The basics were very useful.
- Total Rewards Consultant (Interim Sr. Mgr., Comp & Benefits), Fluidigm Corporation.

Seminar was excellent and engaging. Subject matter was very useful and informative.
- Director of Human Resources, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard.

Instructor was great and very knowledgeable.
- Human Resources Specialist, ZS Associates, Inc.

Beth was great speaker and wealth of knowledge and highly valued her insight. She is very friendly and approachable. I would like to attend her Future trainings in San Diego. ComplianceOnline is providing pertinent information about CA leaves.
- Regional Director of Human Resources, Five Star Quality Care.

Training was highly informative and I was able to learn a lot from other participants as well.
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