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Complimentary Webinar: "Six Ways Your Managers are Causing FMLA & ADA Lawsuits, and How to Train Them to Stop"December 12, 2018
Over the past year alone, employers have been forced to defend FMLA and ADA lawsuits due simply to an inappropriate comment from a manager after an employee requests time off or an accommodation in the workplace. A snide comment about an employee in an email . . . discussing an employee's medical condition with others in a meeting . . . telling an employee that the Company "can't afford" for him to take time off. Despite an employer's best policies (and intentions), all it takes is a new or untrained manager to cause an FMLA or ADA-related lawsuit.
Webinar: Complying with the FMLA and ADA When Your Employee is Dealing with a Mental Health ConditionDecember 13, 2017
Employers are increasingly managing employees who suffer from mental health conditions such as depression, stress, and panic attacks. Studies show that mental health conditions are leading to increased use of FMLA leave. Administering FMLA leave and ADA accommodations in these situations can be particularly frustrating. Unlike an easy-to-notice need for maternity leave or even a knee replacement, mental health conditions often are silent and manifest themselves on a moment's notice. As a result, these situations lend themselves to FMLA abuse and increase the risk of FMLA and ADA violations if they are not handled properly.
Webinar: FMLA Abuse Got You Down? Best Practices for Using FMLA Medical Certification as a Tool to Deter FMLA MisuseNovember 15, 2016
FMLA Medical certification can be the most effective tool to help employers confirm an employee's medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a critical tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration for employers when administering FMLA leave?
October 21, 2016
Franczek Radelet hosted its annual hospitality seminar on October 21, 2016.
Webinar: EEOC's New Resource on Leave as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation: A Closer Look with EEOC Commissioner Chai FeldblumJune 23, 2016
Join us for a deep dive into the EEOC's newly released technical assistance resource on leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. Franczek Radelet's Jeff Nowak and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum will give context to the information provided in the EEOC's resource and apply the technical assistance to a variety of real-life scenarios.
November 12, 2015
When managing an employee with a medical condition, the issues involved regularly implicate the FMLA or ADA -- or both. Using interactive case studies, we will address critical FMLA and ADA compliance considerations when dealing with the most difficult employee leave and accommodation scenarios. In this complimentary webinar, Jeff Nowak (co-chair of our firm's labor and employment group and author of the FMLA Insights blog), Matt Morris (Vice President at ComPsych), and Sara Elder, (Division Vice President, Fair Employment & Compliance, for Sears Holdings Management Corporation), will highlight the most difficult FMLA/ADA overlap issues employers face and identify practical solutions to help employers stay compliant.
October 23, 2015
Franczek Radelet hosted its annual hospitality seminar on October 23, 2015.
August 3, 2015
Jeff Nowak presents at the 2015 Annual Conference on Absence, Disability Management & Return to Work Strategies hosted by Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).
May 21, 2015
Jeff Nowak presents "Complex FMLA Issues" at NELI’s Employment Law Conference.
April 21, 2015
Jeff Nowak co-presents "Accommodating Pregnant Employees Under the EEOC's New Enforcement Guidance" along with EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)'s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference 2015.
April 17, 2015
Jeff Nowak co-presents "Update on Complex FMLA Issues” at the 25th Annual ADA & FMLA Compliance Update hosted by the National Employment Law Institute.
March 10, 2015
Jeff Nowak is a special guest in "Time, Attendance, and Leave Issues," a webcast hosted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).
February 9, 2015
Jeff Nowak presents "How Trends in FMLA Litigation Can Help Employers Comply with the Law" at the 2015 Hospitality Law Conference, Focusing on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions, hosted by HospitalityLawyer.com.
February 6, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to invite our clients and friends to our annual Employment Law Conference. The agenda for the conference is as follows...
November 13, 2014
In this complimentary webinar, Jeff Nowak, co-chair of our firm's labor and employment group and author of the FMLA Insights blog, and Ellen McCann, Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel for Unum, will highlight the latest FMLA trends and identify practical solutions to help employers stay compliant.
October 17, 2014
Franczek Radelet hosted its annual hospitality seminar on October 17, 2014.
October 2, 2014
Jeff Nowak was invited to Mayo Clinic to present at its annual continuing education program for physicians entitled, “Impairment without Disability.” Jeff presents on “FMLA certification: Can’t We All just Get Along?”
September 29, 2014
Jeff Nowak co-presents at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Annual Conference and Expo 2014. The session provides practical insights and realistic approaches to managing an employee with a medical condition.
June 23, 2014
Jeff Nowak is a panelist in "Leave Management 2.0: Managing The Challenges of Faculty Leaves and Returns" at the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) 2014 Annual Conference.
May 15, 2014
Jeff Nowak is a faculty member at NELI’s Employment Law Conference on May 15-16.
May 15, 2014
Jeff Nowak co-presents with Matt Morris, Vice President of FMLASource, in an FMLA webinar provided to the company's clients.
May 9, 2014
Jeff Nowak presents "FMLA: Legal Tips and Strategies" at the Northwest Personnel Administrators (NWPA) Spring Meeting.
April 25, 2014
Jeff Nowak is a faculty member in "Update on Complex FMLA Issues" and "ADA/FMLA Case Study" at the National Employment Law Institute (NELI) 24th Annual ADA & FMLA Compliance Update seminar.
April 1, 2014
Jeff Nowak co-presents Leave as Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)'s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference 2014 along with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum.
February 7, 2014
Franczek Radelet hosts its annual Employment Law Conference for clients and friends.
December 5, 2013
In this complimentary webinar, Franczek Radelet attorney Jeff Nowak and Matt Morris, Vice President, FMLASource (ComPsych), cover FMLA medical certification in detail and employ case studies throughout to help employers deal with the most confusing and maddening medical certification conundrums.
October 1, 2013
Our attorneys will address the hot-button labor and employment issues facing hospitality today.
August 20, 2013
Jeff Nowak will present “You Are Not Alone: Leveraging Expertise to Manage Reasonable Accommodations” at the 18th Annual Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Conference.
June 21, 2013
Jeff Nowak is one of the speakers in "Don't Leave Me Now: Integrated Leave Management Under the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Laws" at the 2013 Annual National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
June 19, 2013
The Retail Benefits Group, a group of large retailers (members who have 20,000+ employees) that gathers to share best practices in the benefits area, invited Jeff Nowak to present to the group regarding best practices in FMLA administration at the RBG’s annual conference.
May 17, 2013
Jeff Nowak presents “Complex FMLA Issues” at NELI’s Mid-Year Employment Law Conference.
April 25, 2013
Jeff Nowak co-presents "Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)" in a webinar hosted by the American Bar Association.
April 15, 2013
Jeff Nowak presents "FMLA 'Nuts and Bolts' and FMLA/ADA Pitfalls" at the FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference hosted by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).
April 11, 2013
Jeff Nowak is a panelist in "ADA/FMLA Compliance Update" hosted by the National Employment Law Institute (NELI).
February 8, 2013
All of the day’s sessions will touch on some of what employers can expect to see during President Obama’s second term in office and the practical implications of those issues.
December 6, 2012
Jeff Nowak, Matt Morris, Vice Presdient of FMLASource, and Tamika Lynch, Counsel at Siemens Industry, Inc., tackle some of the most common FMLA conundrums and offer practical advice to employers in addressing these situations.
November 9, 2012
Join us on to discuss some of the current issues facing hospitality employers when it comes to managing their employees.
September 12, 2012
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.
April 25, 2012
Jeff Nowak co-presents "A Year of FMLA and ADA Litigation: What Does It Mean? What Comes Next?" at the FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference hosted by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).
February 23, 2012
Jeff Nowak presents on the "Top FMLA Cases of 2011" at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting for the ABA Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee.
February 21, 2012
Back for a third year, Jeff Nowak presents "2012 Employment Law Update" as part of the University of Illinois' School of Labor and Employment Relations (SLER) Alumni Teleconference Series.
February 14, 2012
Jeff Nowak is a guest speaker at the Business Networking Event for Federal Contractors hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
February 10, 2012
Franczek Radelet hosts its annual Employment Law Conference for clients and friends.
August 31, 2011
Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak and EEOC Regional Attorney John Hendrickson provide guidance on employers' obligations to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation.
August 23, 2011
Jeff Nowak presents "Identification, Management & Prevention of FMLA Abuse" at the 12th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Illinois Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
June 2, 2011
Jeff Nowak serves as faculty of NELI's Family and Medical Leave Act Workshop. The full day workshop covers the most current FMLA workplace developments, including significant court cases and the DOL's latest regulations.
May 17, 2011
Jeff Nowak co-presents "EEOC and DOL Workplace Priorities: Best Practices to Prevent Being Placed Under the Microscope" at the CUPA-HR 2011 Midwest Region Conference.
May 4, 2011
In this webinar, Franczek Radelet attorneys Jeff Nowak and Bill Pokorny explain what the new ADA regulations mean for employers and offer strategies for avoiding and defending against potential disability discrimination claims.
March 30, 2011
Jeff Nowak is a guest on the radio show, The American Businessperson, discussing the do's and don'ts for employers.
March 24, 2011
Jeff Nowak presents the "2011 Employment Law Update" webinar as part of the University of Illinois's School of Labor and Employment Relations Alumni Teleconference Series.
February 24, 2011
Jeff Nowak will be presenting the "Top FMLA cases of 2010" at this year's mid-winter meeting of the ABA's Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee.
February 11, 2011
Franczek Radelet hosts its annual employment law conference.
January 26, 2011
Jeff Nowak presents a 2011 Employment Law Update for the Grundy Will HR Association's Chapter Meeting.
FMLA Certifications: How to Effectively – and Legally – Use This Weapon of Choice for Combating AbuseBusiness & Legal Resources (BLR) Webinar
December 21, 2010
Medical certifications may just be the most effective tool in an employer's arsenal for combating abuse of leave rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). They provide valuable insight into whether a claimed condition qualifies as a serious health condition. In this in-depth, 90-minute webinar partners Jeff Nowak and Bill Pokorny discuss how to use medical certifications as a powerful weapon in curbing FMLA abuse.
Solving the ADA and FMLA Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together Where an Employee’s Medical Condition Is At IssueChicago Bar Association - Labor & Employment Committee Fall Seminar - Chicago, IL
November 18, 2010
Jeff Nowak, Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee, serves as one of the speakers at the Committee's fall seminar.
September 29, 2010
Given the complexities of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers often fall prey to dishonest employees who take advantage of their FMLA rights by seeking intermittent leave to avoid discipline for poor attendance or by requesting leave for reasons not covered by the FMLA.Given the complexities of the FMLA, employers often fall prey to dishonest employees who take advantage of their FMLA rights by seeking intermittent leave to avoid discipline for poor attendance or by requesting leave for reasons not covered by the FMLA.
September 16, 2010
Jeff Nowak serves on the panel discussing "Social Media & Employee Privacy" at the Law Bulletin's 2010 Annual Employment Law Conference.
August 11, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents at "Hot Employment Topics on the Supreme Court Docket, " a seminar sponsored by the Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRP). Jeff will highlight the TItle VII and FLSA Retaliation cases on the Supreme Court's 2010-2011 docket and provide guidance for employers in avoiding retaliation claims in their workplace.
August 2, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents "Top Mistakes Employers Make When Compensating Their Employees" for the Illinois State Council for the Society of Human Resource Management (ISC-SHRM) 11th Annual Conference.
Obama + 1: A Review of Important Employment Law Changes During The First Year of the Obama AdministrationLabor & Employment Relations Association - Chicago, IL
May 20, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents significant changes in employment law during the first year of the Obama Administration, along with expected changes in the near future.
May 14, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents "Top Mistakes Employers Make When Administering FMLA Leave," for Northwest Personnel Administrators' annual meeting.
April 20, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents "EEOC and DOL Priorities in 2010: How Do Employers Avoid Being Placed Under the Microscope?" at the ISC-SHRM & CIC-SHRM 2010 Legislative Conference.
March 10, 2010
Jeff Nowak, a Partner at Franczek Radelet, serves on a panel presentation to a local Society of Human Resource Professionals chapter regarding "Critical Issues in the Hiring Process."
November 5, 2009
Jeff Nowak presents to the University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations on President Obama's Labor and Employment Agenda and current hot-button issues on the legislative agenda in 2009 and 2010.
September 30, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak provides an update on the FMLA and VESSA in an annual employment law conference sponsored by the Law Bulletin.
August 12, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak leads a discussion along with other HR professionals about employers' obligations under various federal and state laws when addressing employee leave of absence issues.
August 3, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak presents at the ABA's 2009 annual meeting, speaking on the topic "Labor and Employment Legislation Impacting Federal Construction under the New Administration."
July 23, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak speaks at the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management's 10th Annual Conference and Exposition, "Building Bridges to Success," at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Nowak speaks on the topic "Change: President Obama's Labor & Employment Initiatives."
June 24, 2009
It is apparent that employers continue to grapple with many of the same problems they faced before changes to the FMLA rules, as well as new issues that these changes have introduced. Building upon our December 2008 webinar, we apply these new FMLA regulations to some of the most common problems that employers encounter and use real-life situations to offer practical guidance for meeting obligations under the FMLA.
April 8, 2009
Jeff Nowak will speak on the legal issues HR professionals face when making layoffs and implementing change in their organization or company.
January 14, 2009
Jeff Nowak will present to the CBA's Labor and Employment Committee regarding the changes to the newly-released FMLA regulations, which become effective January 16, 2009.
December 17, 2008
On November 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor published its long-awaited final regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act. The new rules are effective beginning January 16, 2009. The first substantial changes to the regulations since the FMLA became law 15 years ago, the new rules will require employers to significantly change the way they administer FMLA leave.
November 12, 2008
Employment Law Update-Will Grundy County HR AssociationJuly 23, 2008
Hot Legal Topics in Human Resources-University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment RelationsMay 9, 2008
April 24, 2008
Jeff Nowak presents "FMLA: New Regulations and Best Practices" at the CBA Labor & Employment Committee meeting.
January 29, 2008
How to Advocate for or Manage a Worker with an Ongoing Medical Condition: ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation ConcernsNovember 28, 2007