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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:
Beth Brascugli De Lima, SPHR-CA, CEO, Principal Consultant at HRM Consulting, Inc.
Location 1:-
Oakland Marriott City Center, CA

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Friday, September 12, 2014
Location 2:-
Sacramento, CA

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Friday, October 24, 2014

Course "Roadmap of California Medical Leaves - Ultimate Guide to PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA and Workers Compensation and Handling Performance Management Challenges" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 10 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.

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)
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 30 Min Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 60 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.
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM 15 Min Break
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM 75 Min
Topic 1 Con’t
Topic 1 Con’t.
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM 15 Min Break
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM 60 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.
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM 60 Min Lunch break
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM 15 Min Everyone getting seated
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 60 Min
Topic 2 Con’t
Topic 2 Con’t
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM 15 Min Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM 60 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.
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM 15 Min Everyone exiting
Day Two (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 90 Min
Topic 4
The Transition from FMLA/CFRA to ADA/FEHA transition and ADA/FEHA to Workers’ Compensation Inactive Status (when you can no longer reasonably accommodate): Integrated Policy Development.
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM 15 Min Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM 60 Min
Topic 5
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.
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 45 Min
Topic 6
Controlling Medical Absences: Best Practices To Save Money and Reduce Your Stress.




Meet Your Instructor

Beth Brascugli De Lima
SPHR-CA, CEO, Principal Consultant at HRM Consulting, Inc.

Beth Brascugli De Lima, M.B.A., SPHR-CA, is founder, president, and principal of HRM Consulting, Inc., a California-based human resource consulting firm. Ms. De Lima provides corporate consulting on a national basis regarding employment regulation, compliance and vocational rehabilitation. Her organization has assisted corporate, not-for-profit, school districts, and governmental clients with Human Resource policy development and implementation since 1992 on a national, statewide, and local level.

Ms. De Lima has extensive experience in all areas of employment litigation including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Workers’ Compensation and is a recognized expert regarding Medical Leave Management employment law compliance. Ms. De Lima provides expert testimony for both the Plaintiff and Defense regarding Human Resource Best Practices and Standards of Care. Her focus is to assist organizations with mitigating potential liability by offering consulting services, mediation, and interactive training to organizations, not-for-profits, government and pseudo government entities, attorneys, and school districts.





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How to Reach

General Driving Directions:

Driving Directions from Oakland International Airport – OAK: 8 miles N
  • Exit airport. Take Hegenberger Rd to I-880 N.
  • Exit Broadway and turn right.
  • Go 3 blocks, turn left on 10th St.
  • Make right turns around the block to hotel entrance.

Driving Directions from San Francisco International Airport – SFO: 26 miles NE
  • Take 101 North and merge to I-80.
  • Take 580 East off the bridge to 980 S.
  • Take 11th/12th St. exit. Go 1 block, turn left.
  • Hotel is at 11th & Broadway.

Other Transportation:

Bus Station
  • Greyhound: 2 miles N

Subway Station
  • BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): 0.1 miles

Train Station
  • Amtrak: 2 miles

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. ComplianceOnline is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the same.



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Testimonials

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It was a great conference.
- 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.
- Human resources administrator, Design Veronique

It was an excellent session with great topics.
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Jack London Square is a popular entertainment and business destination on the waterfront of Oakland, California. Named after the author Jack London and owned by the Port of Oakland, it is the home of stores, restaurants, hotels, an Amtrak station, a San Francisco Bay Ferry ferry dock, the historic Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon, the (re-located) cabin Jack London lived in the Klondike, and a movie theater.




The lake features grassy shores; several artificial islands intended as bird refuges; an interpretive center called the Rotary Nature Center; a boating center where sailboats, canoes and rowboats can be rented and classes are held; and a fairy tale themed amusement park called Children's Fairyland. The park is also a center for sporting activities, including sailing, canoeing, and jogging along the lakeshore.




In the vast hills outside town, this award-winning Oakland Zoo, features more than 300 types of animals living in carefully-recreated natural habitats, easily making it one of the premier Oakland attractions. The African savannah exhibit is particularly popular, with African plants and a waterfall providing a home for meerkats, monkeys, and hyenas.




The Oakland Museum of California or OMCA (formerly the Oakland Museum) is an interdisciplinary museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California, located in Oakland, California. The museum contains more than 1.8 million objects dedicated to "telling the extraordinary story of California.




Volcanic debris has formed vast mountains in this Oakland park, which covers 660 acres in the Oakland Hills. One of the most famous peaks is Round Top, which is made up of lava and other materials from a volcano said to be 10 million years old.




The Paramount Theatre is a 3,040 seat Art Deco movie theater located at 2025 Broadway in downtown Oakland, California, USA. When it was built in 1931, it was the largest multi-purpose theater on the West Coast, seating 3476. Today, the Paramount is the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Oakland Ballet, it regularly plays host to R&B, jazz, blues, pop, rock, gospel, classical music, as well as ballets, plays, stand-up comedy, lecture series, special events, and screenings of classic movies from Hollywood's Golden Era.




The Cathedral of Christ the Light, also called Oakland Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland in Oakland, California. It is the seat of the Bishop of Oakland. Christ the Light, the first cathedral built in the 21st century, replaces the Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales, irreparably damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.



Old Sacramento State Historic Park is located within the Old Sacramento Historic District of Sacramento, California. It is generally referred to as Old Sacramento, or Old Sac, and since the 1960s has been restored and developed as a significant tourist attraction. This unique 28-acre park is located along the beautiful Sacramento River. Bustling with activity, the district is alive with shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions and world-renowned museums set within the time of the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad. This historic landmark overflows with things to see and do. From river boats to railroads excursions to horse drawn carriages and riverside bike treks, Old Sacramento is history on the move.




The California State Capitol is home to the government of California. The building is based on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. It houses the bicameral state legislature and the office of the governor. Located in Sacramento, the Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park. The Capitol and its grounds were listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974, with a re-dedication on January 9, 1982 to commemorate the close of the bicentennial restoration project.




Folsom Lake is a reservoir in Northern California about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento in Placer, El Dorado. The lake is formed by Folsom Dam, constructed in 1955 to control the American River. The dam and lake are part of the Folsom Project, which also includes the Nimbus afterbay reservoir and dam facilities. The Folsom Project, operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, is part of the Central Valley Project, a multipurpose project that provides flood control, hydroelectricity, drinking water and water for irrigation. The Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.




The Crest Theatre is an historic theatre located in downtown Sacramento, California. It originally opened in 1912 as the Empress Theatre. In 1949, the building was completely remodeled and revamped to its current form as the Crest Theatre. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was one of the premier first-run movie palaces in the Sacramento area. Towards the end of 1995, the Crest was completely refurbished and today its main auditorium (which has been left in its post-1946 unaltered state) is a multi-purpose theatre showing classic revival and specialty films, occasional live shows and lectures. Two additional cinemas were built adjacent to the original site around the time of the remodeling.




The California Museum is housed in the State Archives Building in Sacramento, one block from the State Capitol. The building has more than 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, and facilities for lectures, performances, receptions and events. Some of their popular exhibits include California Indians: Making A Difference, California's Remarkable Women, Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience during World War II, Riding Concrete: Skateboarding In California, and California Innovates: The Computer Chip.




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