Keeping up with all the changes in the FMLA at both the state and federal level is a constant struggle.  The next webinar I’ll be hosting is designed to cut through this clutter to give employers with some useful takeaways and answer some of FMLA’s thorniest questions. 

The free webinar, now set for September 9, 2009 at noon EST, is also our first with a special guest presenter — Heidi Lane, Principal Attorney with the Connecticut Department of Labor.  You can register for this presentation here. Ms. Lane, who helps oversee the DOL’s enforcement of Connecticut’s FMLA rules, will provide her insights into the common mistakes employers make and how to avoid them.  My sincere thanks to Ms. Lane for agreeing to participate in this webinar.

In the hour-long presentation, you will learn about:

— The changes that have been made to the federal FMLA laws and regulations recently
— The key differences between federal FMLA and its counterpart in Connecticut
— What actions employers should take as a result of these changes and key differences
— What the latest guidance has been from the Connecticut DOL on the issue and what changes may be on the horizon

This program is suitable for: in-house counsel; human resources, financial and operations personnel; and anyone else who needs to be up-to-date on this ever-changing area of law.

As a reminder, our webinar series runs the second Wednesday of every month at noon  and is free of charge.  Our prior programs have discussed new Connecticut laws, the Supreme Court’s decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, and social networking in the workplace.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a note or send me a message through Twitter (@danielschwartz).