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FMLA: Top Trends and Issues

September 12, 2012
ABA CLE Labor Law Series

Jeff Nowak is a panelist in "FMLA: Top Trends and Issues" hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor & Employment as part of its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Labor Law Series. In 2012, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) celebrates its 20th anniversary. After two decades, the Act and developing case law continues to provide challenges and opportunities to employers, employees, and their counsel. 

Jeff and the other panelists explore the "hot topics" of FMLA compliance and litigation from both the employer and employee perspective. Topics for discussion include the various legal issues such as:

  • Caring for an adult family member
    • Direct v. indirect care
    • When are they incapable of self-care
    • Travel to care for a family member
    • Intermittent leave
  • Interpretation of serious health condition
  • The medical certification process
  • Retaliation
  • Impact of GINA on the FMLA