Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8:57 PM

Mark Sampson to Present Webinar on New FMLA Rules

Mark Sampson, a noted labor and employment attorney with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, will be the guest speaker at Home Furnishings Business' March 10 Webinar. The the Department of Labor has issued an entirely new set of regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which became effective Jan. 16. These regulations substantially revise the process employers must follow when employees request FMLA leave. In fact, a whole new set of postings, forms, and policies are now required.

The regulations also address such topics as:
  • Eligibility for FMLA leave;
  • The new categories of military family leave;
  • Changes to the definition of serious health condition;
  • An employer's obligations in responding to requests for leave;
  • The new process for certifying an employee's need for leave; and
  • Direct contact with an employee's health care provider.
These are changes with which every employer should be familiar. The March 10 Webinar will discuss these changes and provide practical guidelines for complying with the new regulations.

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