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  • Master activities such as engaging in the Interactive Process, review, select and provide Reasonable Accommodations?
  • Comply with all the Family Leave Act’s obligations and responsibilities especially with constant and latest changes?
  • Protect not just your organization but also yourself?
  • Recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Wage and Hour Division-U.S. Department of Labor’s lawsuits highlight importance of adopting comprehensive procedure for managing ADA and FMLA.

No, I am not saying that you need to go to Law School and get a Doctor of Juridical Science degree on Employment Law in order to survive the tsunami of litigations and astonishing well-publicized lawsuits and settlements we read about every week. All you need is to sharpen your skills and enrich your career by attending this 2 Day Certificate Program on FMLA & ADA. This is a thorough Certificate Program which will provide you with the tools and resources you need to maintain compliance with these two important laws and regulations and to serve as an internal consultant to minimize organizational risk. Always remember, it is better to deal with the issues “in-house”, rather than in the “Court-house”.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Review the History of ADA
  • Learn what is ADA and what employment practices are unlawful under ADA
  • Review a list of the most common disabilities under ADA
  • Clarify protection difference under ADA between Alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Identify "Major Life Activities"
  • Understand compliance with the Voluntary Self Identification Form
  • Learn the definition of disability under ADA
  • Clarify the differences between ADA and ADAA
  • Review the definition of "Impairment" under ADA
  • Assess the term "Substantial Limitation"
  • Review "Major Bodily Functions" under ADA
  • Clarify the term "Mitigating Measures"
  • Review exceptions to the term Disability
  • Define who is a "Qualified Individual" under ADA
  • Gain a strong understanding of the Interactive Process
  • Review the tool provided to document the Interactive Process
  • Discuss examples of Reasonable Accommodations
  • Identify Essential Functions vs. Marginal function under ADA
  • Clarify the term "Undue Hardship"
  • Review the Recruitment Process involving applicants with Disabilities
  • Review some Reasonable Accommodations provided to potential candidates with disabilities
  • Review JAN - Job Accommodation Network
  • Review important ADA cases
  • Review the History of the FMLA
  • Understand who are "Covered Employers" under the FMLA
  • Identify who are "Eligible Employee" under the FMLA
  • Assess FMLA qualifying events
  • Learn what is considered "Serious Health Conditions" under the FMLA
  • Review who is a Family Member under the FMLA
  • Define "Locus Parentis"
  • Learn about special case when using FMLA with Spouses employed by the same Employer
  • Learn about the different types of FMLA Leave
  • Review who is a "Health Care Provider" under the FMLA
  • Evaluate the "Certification of Health Care Provider" for employee's own serious health condition and for family member
  • Learn how to handle Incomplete Certifications
  • Clarify when a "Recertification" is needed
  • Understand the different way to Determine the "12 month period" under the FMLA
  • Discuss employee's Intent to return to work or intent not to return to work
  • Evaluate employer's request for Fitness for Duty Certification/Return to Work Note
  • Discuss how critical is a "Timely return to work" under the FMLA
  • Gain a strong understanding that 12 weeks is not always equivalent to 480 hours
  • Review the protection to "Maintain Group Health Benefits" under the FMLA
  • Clarify who has Job Restoration and who does not
  • Define the term "Key or Highly Compensated Employee"
  • Determine what is an "Equivalent Position" under the FMLA
  • Learn about the Military Caregiver Leave
  • Learn about the Qualifying Exigency Leave
  • Discuss Substitution of Paid Leave
  • Review Recordkeeping requirements
  • Gain a basic understanding of the importance on Investigating FMLA fraudulent cases
  • Clarify FMLA Interference
  • Review FMLA Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Gain a strong understanding on the lesson we can learn from Maria Escriba's case

Areas Covered:

  • ADA History
  • 7% Utilization Rate and the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form
  • Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA)
  • Definition of Disability under ADA
  • "Being Regarded" prong under ADA
  • Major life activities
  • Definition of "Substantial Limitation" under ADA
  • Compliance obligations under ADA
  • Protected Classes under ADA
  • The Interactive Process
  • Reasonable Accommodation Process
  • Examples of Reasonable Accommodations
  • Most common disabilities under ADA
  • Protection for alcoholism vs. drug use under ADA
  • The ADA and Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Definition of Mitigating Measures under ADA
  • Direct Threat Defense
  • Hardship Defense
  • Definition of "Qualified Individual" under ADA
  • Posting Notices
  • Confidentiality and ADA
  • FMLA History
  • Covered Employers/Eligible Employees
  • "Loco Parentis" under the FMLA
  • Coverage of adult children under the FMLA
  • FMLA Qualifying Events
  • Notice Requirements
  • Certification of Serious Health Condition under the FMLA
  • Authentication and clarification of Certification
  • Employee Protections under the FMLA
  • Substitution of Paid Leave
  • Limitations to FMLA Protections
  • Employer Notification Requirements under the FMLA
  • Methods to establish the 13-month period under the FMLA
  • Calculation of Leave under the FMLA
  • Leave under the FMLA for spouses working for the same employer
  • Military Caregiver Leve
  • Qualifying Exigency Leave
  • Next of Kin
  • Employers' prohibited actions under the FMLA

Who will Benefit:

This seminar will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in:

  • HR Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Assistants
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Employee Relations Persons
  • Consultants
  • Small Business Owners
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Day 01(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
  • FMLA & ADA Compliance Update Certification Program
  • 8:30 - 9:00 - Meet & Greet
  • 9:00 - 9:15 - ADA History
  • 9:15 - 10:30 - ADA Basics
    • Compliance obligations under ADA
    • 7% Utilization Rate
    • Titles of ADA
    • Americans with Disability Amendment Act (ADAAA)
    • Disability Definition
    • Impairment Definition
    • Substantial Limitation Definition
    • List of Major Life Activities
    • Physical Impairment
    • Mental Impairment
    • Major Bodily Functions
    • Mitigating Measures
    • Examples of “Being Regarded as”
  • 10:30 - 10:40 - Break
  • 10:40 - 11:30 - ADA Basics continuation
    • Most Common Disabilities
    • The ADA and Person with HIV/AIDS
    • Protection for alcoholism vs drug users under ADA
    • Disorders not considered Disabilities under ADA
    • Direct Threat Defense
    • Qualified Individual under ADA
    • Essential Functions vs. Marginal Functions
    • Undue Hardship Defense
  • 11:30-12:00 - The Recruitment Process and ADA
    • Examples of Reasonable Accommodations during the Recruitment Process
    • Identifying if candidate is a “qualified Individual”
    • Obligations even with candidates
    • Toys “R” Us Example
  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 3:00 - The Interactive Process/Reasonable Accommodations
    • Initiation of the Interactive Process
    • Who is involved in the process
    • Confidentiality
    • Selection of Reasonable Accommodation
    • Reasonable Accommodation = Effective Accommodation
  • 3:00 - 3:10 - Break
  • 3:10 - 4:00 - The Interactive Process/Reasonable Accommodations
    • Timing Requirement and follow up
    • Examples of Reasonable Accommodations
    • askjan.org
    • Walgreens Diabetic Employee Case
  • 4:00 - 4:30 - Interactive Process Exercise
Day 02(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
  • 8:30 - 9:00 - Greet, review previous day’s topics/answer questions
  • 9:00 - 9:15 - FMLA History
    • 1984 First written draft in FMLA
    • 1993 FMLA was passed signed by President Clinton
  • 9:15 - 10:30 - Family Medical Leave (FMLA) Basics
    • Employer/Employee Eligibility
    • FMLA qualifying events
    • Serious Health Condition under FMLA
    • Who is a family member under FMLA
    • Loco Parentis
    • Coverage of Adult Children under the FMLA
    • Type of documentation needed for Baby Bonding
    • Leave under the FMLA for Spouses working for the same Employer
    • Types of FMLA: Continuous/Intermittent/Reduced schedule
    • Protections under FMLA
    • Equivalent Position
    • Requesting Re-certifications
  • 10:30-10:40 - Break
  • 10:40 - 11:30 – Employer Notification Requirements
    • General Notice for all employees
    • Notice in Employee’s handbook
    • Eligibility Notice
    • Rights and Responsibilities Notice
    • Certification of Health Care Provider
    • When is Recertification Needed?
    • 7 days to “cure the deficiency” period
    • Authentication and Clarification
    • Second and third opinions
    • Designation Notice
  • 11:30 - 12:00 – Health Care Providers and Tracking and Method for taking FMLA
    • Health Care Providers
    • Certifications from other countries/other language
    • Methods for tracking the 12 month period
    • Changing to a different Method
    • Calculating amount of Intermittent hours
    • Special Rule for Airline Flight Crew Employees
    • Educational Agencies and The FMLA
  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00 - Protection and Maintenance of Group Health Benefits
    • Reinstatement to an Equivalent Position
    • Exemption for Key or Highly Compensated Employees
    • Intent to Return to Work
    • Fitness for Duty Certification
    • Timing Reinstatement returning from FMLA
    • Group Health Plan Coverage
    • Employee payment of Health Premiums
    • Premium recovery when an employee quits
  • 2:00 - 2:30 - Military Caregiver Leave and Qualifying Exigency
    • Leave Entitlements
    • Next of Kin
    • Single 12 Month period
    • Certification Requirements for Military Caregiver Leave
    • Qualifying Exigency Categories
    • Certification Requirements for Qualifying Exigency Leave
    • Recordkeeping Requirement
  • 2:30 - 3:00 - FMLA and Other Laws
    • The FMLA and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA)
    • Leave as “Reasonable Accommodation” under ADA
    • The FMLA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
    • The FMLA and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
    • The FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Laws
  • 3:00 - 3:10 - Break
  • 3:10 - 4:15 - FMLA Retaliation/Interference/Retaliation/Discrimination Cases
    • FMLA Personal Liability
    • Duty to Investigate Fraudulent cases
    • Maria Escriba Case
    • Las Vegas’ FMLA Case
  • 4:15 - 4:30 - Graduation: Certificates and Pictures
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Elga Lejarza

Elga Lejarza
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President Lejarza HR Consulting

Elga Lejarza is founder and president of Lejarza HR Consulting LLC. She has 20+ years' experience in the field of Human Resources Management and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources SPHR, SHRM-SCP. Lejarza HR Consulting provides Recruitment, Training and Consulting services to small to medium sized businesses in all the states and in Puerto Rico. All services provided by Lejarza HR Consulting are also provided in both languages, English and Spanish and can be customized to fit each individual organization.

Ms. Lejarza also works a Human Resources Generalist for Walgreens Distribution Center in Williamston South Carolina. She is a business partner/faculty member of HRCertification.com, Complianceonline.com and ComplianceWorld.com. Ms. Lejarza is a member of the National Society for Human Resources Management, the Greenville Society of Human Resources Management, the Anderson Society of Human Resources Management and the Greenville American Payroll Association.

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Local Attractions of Minneapolis, MN

Cathedral of St. Paul

Cathedral of St. Paul

Built in 1915 on the highest point in the city, this cathedral is one of the largest in the country. A replica of St. Peter's in Rome, the building boasts a newly restored 175-foot-high copper dome, a massive rose window, and granite-and-travertine construction.

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

Set on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the Weisman Art Museum is part of the University of Minnesota campus. You won't miss the trademark Frank Gehry-designed building; its fluid form defies conventional architectural lines, and its metallic finish gleams in the sunlight. The permanent collection is especially strong in American modernist paintings, ceramics, Mimbres pottery, and Korean furniture.

Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

This living history museum commemorates the establishment of a fort here in the wilderness in 1819 by Col. Josiah Snelling and his troops, who opened the area for homesteaders. Costumed guides are the focus of a living history reenactment during the summer months, re-creating the activities of everyday army life during the 1820s.

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Minneapolis's Mill City Museum recounts the history of the flour industry that earned the city the nickname "Mill City" in the late 19th century. Set in the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill the museum re-creates old milling techniques with period equipment railroad cars and interactive exhibits. Visitors also learn the impact of the nation's first high-quality finely milled flour on the gastronomy of the Twin Cities and the country.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

More than 5,000 years and 80,000 pieces of fine and decorative arts comprise the permanent collection at the MIA, including a 2,000-year-old mummy, European masters (Rembrandt, Titian, and Monet, among others), architectural and decorative arts, and a comprehensive photography exhibit. If you're short on time, ask for the "Highlights" brochure to make sure you don't miss the museum's best.

Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center

An impressive array of artifacts is housed in this three-story museum, including photographs, music, and videos, all of it celebrating Minnesota history. Kids enjoy sitting in the re-created basement of a Minnesota farmhouse while a simulated tornado passes overhead. Adults enjoy listening to recordings of Minnesota musicians, including Bob Dylan, Steven Greenberg, and Prince.

Minnesota Museum of American Art

Minnesota Museum of American Art

Temporary exhibits are the rule at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, which overlooks the Mississippi River. Expect edgy, contemporary installation pieces, as well as paintings, fiber art, ceramics, works on paper, and works created from found objects.

Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo

"Russia's Grizzly Coast" became the Minnesota Zoo's newest exhibit in 2008 bison pumas and wolverines -- as well as exotic mainstays like tigers camels dolphins and monkeys. The Minnesota Zoo also includes an IMAX theater and a monorail for easy navigation of the grounds.

Mississippi River Visitor Center

Mississippi River Visitor Center

Located inside the entrance to the Science Museum of Minnesota , the Mississippi River Visitor Center is operated by the National Park Service and designed to educate visitors about the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area. Park rangers can assist travelers with planning outdoor excursions, including canoe and riverboat trips, hiking, biking, and birding. If you're at all outdoorsy, it's worth a stop.

Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota

Hands-on exhibits introduce visitors to natural history, science, and technology in this massive museum. Highlights include the Human Body Gallery, navigating a virtual towboat down the Mississippi River, and a collection of fossils and prehistoric specimens. In warm months check out EarthScapes Mini Golf, a new activity designed to teach earth surface dynamics. There's also an Omnitheater.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

One of the Midwest's oldest (1851) and most important universities, with 50,000 students on the Twin Cities campus, the UMN offers three significant museums -- the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History, the University Art Gallery, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum .The 4,800-seat Northrop Auditorium has been a home for distinguished performances since 1929, and the University Theatre has four separate stages.

Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The Walker Art Center is as well known for its striking architectural features as for the edgy, contemporary art inside: paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and multimedia installations. A fine-dining restaurant and cafe, both by Wolfgang Puck, and gift shop are also new. Across the street is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the largest urban sculpture garden in the country. A variety of 20th-century sculpture shares space with horticultural plantings, including the famous "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture.

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