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Family-oriented employment laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act are constantly changing. Now more than ever, employers must think of their workforce not just as employees, but as parents, children, and caretakers. This program will discuss what nonprofits need to do to comply with family-oriented employment laws and best practices for how employers can help their employees tend to growing families, as well as aging or ailing family members. The discussion will include an overview of recent developments related to caregiver discrimination, lactation laws, family and medical leave law, as well as the recently evolving case law surrounding pregnancy accommodations and discrimination; and it will further provide participants with practical recommendations for avoiding common legal pitfalls.
We will address questions such as:
- What to expect when your employee is expecting, i.e., what protections are your pregnant employees afforded under the law?
- What types of leaves are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act and what are some common problem areas for employers’ FMLA policies?
- How should employers deal with requests for nursing-mother accommodations?
- How do employers avoid discrimination claims related to family responsibilities, caregiver status, pregnancy, or lactation?
- Who qualifies as a covered “family member” for purposes of family-oriented employment laws?
- Does our nonprofit’s employee handbook violate one or more family-oriented employment laws?
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT – Lunch and Networking
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT – Program and Webinar