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This workshop will discuss how employers can best balance their own leave policies with the requirements of federal and state law. Attorneys Kirk A. Pelikan, Charles P. Stevens and Judson D. Stelter will focus on how employers can adapt their own policies and procedures relating to employees with health conditions that result in leaves of absence and terminations. Various decision points and common scenarios these policies need to address will also be discussed.
Kirk’s practice focuses on legal issues related to all aspects of the employment cycle, from hiring through termination and severance. Substantially experienced in both benefits and employment law, Kirk is well positioned to help clients respond to the opportunities, vulnerabilities and benefit ramifications of particular employment decisions. Kirk’s focus includes developing and maintaining effective compliance strategies related to defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, executive compensation and more.
A persuasive advocate, Charlie vigorously defends employers and benefit plans in courts and other forums. He excels at assessing and fixing problems that arise with employee benefit programs and providing a strategically driven approach to benefits compliance and risk management planning.
Jud represents management in all phases of employment law, including issues related to discrimination and harassment, wages and hours, family and medical leave, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, criminal background checks and affirmative action. He also assists employers in investigating and responding to charges of discrimination and unfair labor practices, and advises clients on the avoidance and/or management of litigation in these areas.
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