Advanced Family and Medical Leave Act Regional Workshops

The Advanced FMLA Regional Workshop is an intensive, two-day program taking an in-depth look at Family Medical Leave Act issues of particular concern to local government and community college employers.  This class is not an introduction to the FMLA.  You must have taken Introduction to Public Employment Law or have five years of FMLA experience to register. Each workshop is limited to 45 participants. 

The course will focus on

  • the meaning of “serious health condition”                
  • certifications and second opinions,
  • how to manage intermittent leave and reduced leave schedules
  • fit-for-duty tests, employer 100%-healed policies and light duty
  • employer absence and absence-reporting policies,
  • consequences of failing to provide notice of FMLA leave
  • how to investigate and resolve FMLA fraud and abuse.

The class will meet from 1:00–5:00pm on the first day and from 9:00am–1:00pm on the second day. 

Instructors: Diane Juffras and Bob Joyce

Dates and Locations

July 19-20, 2017          Wilmington 

October 4-5, 2017       Asheville 

January 10-11, 2018    Chapel Hill

March 27-28, 2018      Charlotte 

April 12-13, 2018         New Bern  

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
General7.50 hrs
Total7.50 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
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Lisa Sheffield

Program Manager, Leadership Group
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Law and Government