The Real World of the FMLA

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn how to apply the statutory and regulatory language of the FMLA to real-world situations.
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The FMLA is every bit as confusing and troubling as ever twith he constantly evolving regulations offering little guidance. The key is understanding how the FMLA works in the real world. In this interactive session, you will confront actual situations, taken from real cases, and see whether your approach to solving the problems match up with how the courts viewed the same issues. Learn about recent FMLA legal decisions and how they apply to the average company and gain the confidence needed to handle difficult FMLA situations despite a lack of assistance from the DOL or federal regulations.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Matthew S. Effland

Matthew S.

Matthew Effland is the Vice President – Employment Counsel for KAR Auction Services, Inc.  KAR is a provider of vehicle auction services in North America, facilitating the used vehicle marketplace by providing auction services for sellers of used, or whole car, vehicles and salvage vehicles through its auction locations and multiple internet venues. The Company has a network of 65 whole car auction locations and 164 salvage auction locations, as well as offering a variety of online and financing services.  In his role, Matt provides guidance and support to KAR’s Human Resources department, drawing on his 14 years of management-side private practice.  Matt is licensed in both California and Indiana, and is the author of the recently-published SHRM Book ”The Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law: A Guide for HR Professionals.”

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
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