Oct. 24, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
Primex Training Facility
Who Should Attend: HR Directors or those with HR functions, managers and supervisors
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a legal minefield where one mistake from an untrained supervisor can create serious liability for the organization. It is a complex law with far-reaching implications if it isn’t applied correctly.
This course updates supervisors on the current regulations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and explains their responsibilities throughout the process. Throughout the session, participants will compile an extensive FMLA toolkit, which they will bring back to their organizations.
In this interactive session, participants will explore and assess their current FMLA practices in conjunction with other leaves of absence to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
- Assess and modify FMLA practices to ensure compliance
- Articulate the importance of the consistent application of FMLA within an organization
- Recognize and identify resources to support the FMLA process
Topics to be covered:
FMLA Basics, recent legislative changes, the importance of consistent application of FMLA, FMLA resource toolkit
The Amendments have greatly expanded the definition of what is a qualifying disability under the ADA and has established other more subtle changes to the law. Now that the regulations have been finalized, it is a good time to review this law and regulations. This session will also delve into GINA, which made it illegal for employers to collect genetic information and their family medical information.
- Identify what qualifies as a disability under the ADAAA.
- Engage in the interactive process with employees who request a reasonable accommodation related to their disability.
- Comply with medical confidentiality requirements related to disability requests and GINA.
- Identify and acknowledge disability harassment, retaliation, and employer's obligation to take corrective action should disability harassment and/or retaliation be reported.
Carol M. Kilmister, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Resource Consultant
Carol joined the Education and Training Department at Primex3 in early 2013, providing HR-related training, guidance, and support to members through the Employment Practice Claim Prevention program. For many years prior, Carol worked as an HR Director in a local school district, and was also previously employed as a Public Information Officer in NH state government.
She holds a Master's Degree in HR Administration from Rivier University, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Plymouth State University. In addition, she holds national certifications as both a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
In addition, Carol is an adjunct faculty member at Granite State College, and serves on the board of the Association of New Hampshire Public Employer Human Resource Administrators (ANHPEHRA), and the Community Relations committee for the local SHRM chapter of Greater Concord.
David Bullock currently serves as a Claims Consultant at Primex3, handling property and liability claims and managing unemployment compensation appeals at the NH Department of Employment Security. David has developed a specialized expertise in employment related claims. David recently received his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation and attained his Senior Claims Law Associate designation. David previously worked as an Anti-Discrimination Investigator for the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the state agency charged with enforcing the state civil rights law in employment, housing, and public accommodations. David graduated from Ohio University receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and History and from the University of New Hampshire receiving a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Kate Spillane, Esq.
Kate Spillane, Esq., is a Staff Attorney at Primex3, providing guidance and training on employment and workplace legal concerns to our members as part of the Legal and HR Services team. Prior to joining Primex3, Kate worked extensively in civil litigation, with a focus on workers’ compensation, personal injury, unemployment compensation, municipal liability, and employment law. In her litigation role, Kate successfully worked with Primex3 members and claims staff in a wide variety of legal matters. Kate’s expertise and perspective benefit all of our members through her in-house legal position that provides support to our existing and future services. Kate earned her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of New Hampshire. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in New Hampshire, state courts of Massachusetts, and is a member of the Municipal & Governmental and Labor & Employment sections of the New Hampshire Bar Association.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, Primex3 offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard.