Live Webinar: FMLA Essentials for the Public Sector Practitioner

Zoom Webinar
Zoom webinar link will be sent 24-36 hours prior to the live event.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)
Live Webinar starts at 1:00pm ET | 12:00pm CT | 11:00am MT | 10:00am PT
Event Details

Although the 30th anniversary of the FMLA has passed, the law continues to challenge HR professionals. The unique work schedules of public employees from firefighters to teachers only amplify these challenges. This session will provide a succinct primer on key considerations for administering FMLA leaves for public sector employees.

Abby Rogers maintains a broad-based labor and employment practice, with decades of experience representing governmental entities.  Ms. Rogers focuses on general employment relationship issues, labor relations matters and collective bargaining.  Ms. Rogers divides her practice equally between counseling clients and defending clients in litigation, including labor arbitration, administrative and judicial proceedings.  She has extensive experience with the FMLA and with medical and disability issues in the workplace.  In addition, Ms. Rogers regularly lectures and conducts workforce training on issues related to non-discrimination and anti-harassment, managing medical issues and leaves of absence in the workplace, and managing other workplace concerns. She is a contributing author on “Sex Discrimination and Harassment,” to the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education publication Employment Discrimination: Unlawful Grounds and Prevention (2021) and a contributing author on “Freedom of Speech in the Public Workplace,” to the American Bar Association publication Municipal Law Desk Book (2015).

Ryan J. Gillespie school districts, special education cooperatives, municipalities, and private sector employers in employment, civil rights, and tort litigation in federal and state courts, and before federal and state administrative agencies. He also advises clients regarding the employment relationship, compliance with employment laws, and in general school law matters. Mr. Gillespie also has direct experience as a government attorney.  He began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Civil Actions Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he defended Cook County agencies and officials in civil rights and tort litigation.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Kelsia Buxton
Contact Organization:
National PELRA
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