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“Managing Leaves of Absence” Webinar

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JOIN BERLINER COHEN AND LEAVITT GROUP
FOR “MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE” WEBINAR

TO VIEW RECORDING OF THIS WEBINAR: CLICK HERE
Due to sound difficulties, only the moderators’s voices have an echo; Roberta Hayashi’s voice does not have an echo, so please continue to listen, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Roberta at roberta.hayashi@berliner.com)

DATE: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TIME: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (PST) (includes Q&A)
(HRCI credit available)

When an employee requests a leave of absence, the burden of sorting through the overlapping and occasionally conflicting requirements of Federal and State laws falls on the employer.  The failure to provide legally required leaves of absence, and discrimination or retaliation against employees who take leave, can result in legal liability.  Recent legal developments have added to the circumstances when an employee must be provided with a leave of absence from work, as well as expanded the employer’s obligations particularly with regard to disability and pregnancy leaves.

Roberta Hayashi, head of Berliner Cohen’s employment law practice, will provide an overview of recent developments in case and statutory law affecting leaves of absence, and discuss necessary updates to the policies and practices of California employers that relate to leaves of absence.

Ms. Hayashi, chair of Berliner Cohen’s Employment Law and Litigation Group, has more than 25 years of experience representing and advising Silicon Valley employers in employment and business litigation. She has extensive trial experience in wrongful termination, discrimination, and misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information actions in both state and federal court.  In June 2003, she was named one of the “Top 50 Women Litigators” in California by The Daily Journal, and named as a 2009 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. She was also named the 2009 Professional Lawyer of the Year by the Santa Clara County Bar Association.  Roberta is a frequent speaker on employment law and legal ethics. She is a faculty member at Lincoln Law School on employment law, past president of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, and a member of the Santa Clara County Superior Court. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association Employment Dispute Panel, and a member of the Santa Clara County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel.

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