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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:-
San Jose, CA

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Friday, May 23, 2014
Location 2:-
Anaheim, CA

Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Friday, July 18, 2014
Location 3:-
Oakland, CA

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Friday, September 12, 2014

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(8:30 AM - 1:15 PM)
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 120 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 - 12:45 PM 60 Min
Topic 6
Controlling Medical Absences: Best Practices To Save Money and Reduce Your Stress.
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM 30 Min
Q&A
Individually Submitted Scenarios, Question & Answer Session




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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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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