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State and Federal Leave, Disability Discrimination:How California Employers Survive The Perfect Storm




Webinar Times:

10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mountain
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Central
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern

Registration is complimentary for Seyfarth clients

General registration is available for non-clients for a fee of $100

Every day, human resources professionals and in-house counsel are responsible for navigating a lengthy and confusing morass of California and federal leave laws that impact their business operations. The leave of absence process is particularly complex in California because of the significant, unique responsibilities imposed by state law and the divergence between state and federal law on technical, but critically important, leave issues. For example, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) all provide leave entitlements and job protections that often must be examined and applied in a systematic and coordinated fashion to ensure full compliance with the law.

Our Webinar will explore the interaction between California and federal leave laws and will describe how to apply those laws in a coordinated fashion to manage difficult leave issues, to achieve full legal compliance, and to survive “The Perfect Storm” that flows from the confluence of these laws when not managed properly. This program will cover both introductory as well as the more complicated leave issues, so all levels of practitioners are encouraged to attend.

Our team will discuss:

  • The FMLA (Including the Recent Military Leave Amendments and the New Regulations)
  • The CFRA
  • Complying with the New FMLA Regulations and the CFRA (Including Key Significant Differences between the FMLA and the CFRA)
  • The PDLL (Including the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission’s Proposed Revisions on Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Related Medical Conditions)
  • Complying with the NEW FMLA Regulations and the PDLL
  • Disability, Reasonable Accommodation, and the Interactive Process
  • Other California Leaves of Absence

For questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com and reference this event.


Seyfarth has applied for CLE credit in IL, NY, and CA. If you would like us to pursue CLE credit in any additional states, please email events@seyfarth.com. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.