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03-07-2012 Kate Dittrick to Present at Employment Law Seminar in Council Bluffs on May 9, 2012

Fraser Stryker attorney Kathryn A. Dittrick is scheduled to present on the legal minefield of hiring and firing and provide ADA and FMLA updates at the Third Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law seminar through Sterling Education Services to be held on May 9, 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2701 Mid American Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Ms. Dittrick's topics for presentation include:

Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy

  • Pitfalls of Hiring
    o Discriminatory failure to hire
    o Negligent hiring
  • Use of Social Media to Screen Applicants
  • Hiring qualified employees
    o Credit checks: compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Handling terminations and layoffs
    o The At-Will presumption and strategies to avoid claims
    o Legal considerations, e.g., WARN Act, OWBPA, RIF
    o Structuring severance and separation packages; COBRA
    o Unemployment compensation claims

ADA and FMLA Updates and Interplay

  • FMLA, ADA updates and EEOC guidelines
    o Expansion of what can be considered a "disability"
    o What constitutes accommodation according to the EEOC
    o How new ADAAA rules impact HR
    o Effect on FMLA and other leave policies
  • The interplay between the ADA and the FMLA

Seminar registration details available here
Use registration code FLD50 to receive $50 off your registration.


This article is provided by Fraser Stryker for general informational purposes and is not intended to be and should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts or circumstances.