Employee Leave Law



  • Available Until 7/24/2021
  • Next Class Time 1:00 PM ET
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 07242019
  • Activity Code:   210444
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $75.00


Employers are required to provide leave to employees and often reinstate them to the same job category when they return.  The FMLA, ADA and other federal statues establish a variety of eligibility standards and circumstances in which employers must offer leave, or become liable for failing to do so.  The complexity of these statutes exposes clients to substantial risk and liability if leave policy is not properly drafted and administered. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the sources of federal employee leave law, covered employees and qualifying circumstances, how leave can and should be incorporated into employer policies and handbooks to avoid liability.

  • Recent developments impacting employee leave – FMLA, ADA, and military leave
  • Who is covered by leave law and what circumstances are entitled to leave?
  • Length of leave and what compensation/benefits must employers offer employees
  • Job category reinstatement after leave
  • Incorporating leave into employer policies and employee handbooks
  • Medical certificate, proof of eligibility, and practical traps for employers in administering leave policy


Kenneth M. Willner is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Paul Hastings, LLP, and chair of the office's employment law practice.  He represents employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation including wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, class actions, and individual cases in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  Mr. Willner received his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.