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Review the FMLA and understand how it interacts with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Determine whether a disciplinary action is legal or discriminates against the employee.
Learn what to do when an employer has an honest belief of FMLA fraud or leave abuse.
Acquire best practices to protect your company from discrimination, retaliation and leave interference claims.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Essentials for Employers
Discipline, Termination and Employees on FMLA Leave: A Legal Guide
What to Do When You Suspect FMLA Abuse, Fraud or Other Leave Misconduct
Guarding Against Claims of Interference, Retaliation and Discrimination
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SHAY A. HUMPHREY is special counsel in the Newburg office of the law firm of Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC. She practices primarily in connection with general corporate law and commercial transactions with an emphasis in intellectual property and copyrights, trademarks and licensing agreements. Ms. Humphrey has extensive experience in medical services delivery law and regulation and government contracting process. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association and Women's Bar Association. Ms. Humphrey earned her B.A. degree from Vassar College and her J.D. degree from the University of Florida Law School.
SCOTT K. SHEETS is a partner with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where he is a member of the labor & employment department. He focuses his practice primarily in the representation of employers in the areas of labor and employment law, employment litigation and general commercial litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, unemployment, workers' compensation, unfair labor practices, OSHA citations, and other labor and employment matters. Mr. Sheets frequently conducts seminars and publishes articles of interest to employers and the employment defense bar, on such topics as internal investigations, employee disciplinary and job performance strategies, employee handbooks, workplace privacy, limiting employer liability for sexual and other types of harassment, compensation issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state and federal developments in employment and labor law. He is a member of the American, The West Virginia, Ohio State and Cabell County bar associations; and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. Mr. Sheets earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Marshall University, and his J.D. degree from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif.
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