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DSHRM HR Learn: FMLA, ADA and Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act - “Just One Fact Matters!"
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As the legal advisory committee for Detroit SHRM members, Legal Affairs Committee members Miriam Rosen, Carol Schley and Claudia Orr will highlight how the newest Michigan employment law interacts – or at times doesn’t -- with the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. They will outline the requirements of the federal statutes and the new state law.

5/9/2019
When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
7:30am-9:45am
Where: Shriners Silver Garden Event Center
24350 Southfield Road
Southfield, Michigan  48075
United States
Presenter: Miriam Rosen - McDonald Hopkins PLC, Carol Schley - Clark Hill PLC and Claudia Orr - Plunkett Cooney
Contact: Detroit SHRM
(248) 478-6498


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The Legal Affairs Committee Presents:

FMLA, ADA and the newest addition - Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act - "Just One Fact Matters!"

 

PRESENTATION SUMMARY:

HR professionals and management teams are asking questions about how to comply with the new Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act and also comply with federal laws—the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Employee leave policies are an important component of an organization’s total compensation and benefit strategy. Employees value organizations not only by what leave policies are in place but also by how management works to equitably administer those policies. While policy development is a key responsibility of human resources professionals, communicating policy changes to all levels of the organization and assuring that managers have the information and processes to apply those policies are also important.

As the legal advisory committee for Detroit SHRM members, Legal Affairs Committee members Miriam Rosen, Carol Schley and Claudia Orr will highlight how the newest Michigan employment law interacts – or at times doesn’t -- with the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  They will outline the requirements of the federal statutes and the new state law.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the key elements of the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  •  Identify key differences between each law;
  • Know how to analyze a leave of absence issue in the work place; and
  • Recognize how just one fact matters when deciding how to respond to a request for a leave of absence.

 

AGENDA:

7:30 – 8:00 AM                       Networking & Registration - Breakfast Buffet available

8:00 – 8:15 AM                       Introduction & Announcements     

8:15 – 9:45 AM                       Presentation

 

CERTIFICATION CREDIT

HRCI - Pre-approved for 1.5 Business Credits 

SHRM - Pre-approved for 1.5 Credits

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES (through May 3):

Detroit SHRM Professional Members - $40.00
Detroit SHRM Student Members - $30.00

Non-Members - $50.00

 

REGISTRATION FEES (through May 3):

Detroit SHRM Professional Members - $50.00
Detroit SHRM Student Members - $40.00

Non-Members - $60.00

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations must be received in writing to info@detroitshrm.org by May 3, 2019. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted (please note that members substituting a non-member may result in a higher registration fee).

 

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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Miriam Rosen, Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee.  Miriam Rosen is Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at McDonald Hopkins PLC – a law firm with offices in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Florida.  Miriam’s practice focuses on employment law compliance, effective communications, and cultivating workplace culture. By counseling employers on day-to-day compliance matters, Miriam helps employers solve their most complex and challenging employment and human resource problems, including issues arising under the FMLA, ADA, civil rights laws, and state statutes. 

Miriam regularly works with employers to develop effective strategies for addressing difficult employment situations, such as managing leaves of absence, handling delicate internal investigations, implementing complex business decisions, and managing risk associated with employee separations. Miriam is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of employment law topics and regularly conducts seminars and training on workplace compliance issues.  Miriam is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, chair of the Detroit SHRM - Legal Affairs Committee, and a graduate of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Michigan State University. 

Carol G. Schley is Senior Counsel at the law firm Clark Hill PLC.  She represents entities in a wide variety of employment-related disputes, including those involving breach of contract, discrimination and harassment.  She also counsels entities on employment-related matters, prepares comprehensive employee handbooks, policies and agreements, and trains clients and their employees on employment issues in the workplace, including harassment-prevention training.  Ms. Schley also maintains an active practice handling insurance coverage disputes. 

Ms. Schley graduated with a J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School.  She is a member of Detroit SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Defense Research Institute, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Macomb County Bar Association.  She also serves as a case evaluator for Oakland County’s circuit and district courts.

Claudia Orr, Secretary of Detroit SHRM and Member of the Legal Affairs Committee.  A member of Detroit SHRM for nearly 20 years and of the Legal Affairs Committee, Claudia is a labor and employment attorney with Plunkett Cooney, a long time Resource Partner of Detroit SHRM. Claudia advises Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and non-profits on complex employment matters including those involving the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, ADEA, Title VII and state counterparts. Claudia practices in state and federal courts and before government agencies. She drafts employee handbooks, employment contracts, non-competes and other legal documents that employers need. Claudia is an effective negotiator with unions on behalf of her clients and arbitrates labor and employment matters as a strong and successful advocate for clients.

For the last 18 years, Claudia has been on the neutral list of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and regularly serves as an arbitrator in employment matters. Many of these matters are complex, involving multiple parties (as many as a dozen) with claims, cross claims and counter claims. Her rulings have been challenged, but never reversed. Claudia also serves as a mediator and is highly successful in resolving the claims of the parties in her facilitations.  

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