Veterans in the Workforce—Their Rights and the Employer’s Obligations

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd

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Webinar Description

Our military service members and veterans are entitled to our utmost respect and honor.  They are entitled also to extraordinarily generous leave, re-employment and anti-discrimination provisions under USERRA, the federal military re-employment rights act and other federal employment laws.   Employers are learning, often by being subject to fines and other penalties, that military service members are entitled to legally required benefits that other employees are not required to have.   Last year the federal government and courts clarified both “exigent circumstances," to include benefits such as required time off for child care or meetings with lawyers, and service member disability to cover conditions not covered by other laws, like broken legs and hip pain.   As a result, USERRA has changed the face of both the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") not only for service members, but also for their families.

 

If you are not up to date with the current legal interpretations of service members' rights under USERRA, including those under the ADA and FMLA, you need to attend this timely webinar. Employment lawyer Deirdre Kamber Todd will review the laws that relate directly to veterans and service members in your workforce.  You will not find this information available elsewhere in the easily understood format that Ms. Todd will present.

 

Agenda

Applicable Federal laws and amendments:

"Exigent" Circumstances as defined by applicable law

"Disability", as expanded under USERRA

"Discussion" of specific rights afforded to service members and their families

Best practices for:

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

 

Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.

 

To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing toinfo@parkavenuepresentations.com.  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.

 

CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.

 

Logistics

This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.