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Complying with the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is difficult in the best of circumstances, but it gets even more complicated for K-12 schools. The FMLA has special rules that apply only to educators in grades K-12, including requirements to combine paid and unpaid time when calculating the “minimum-hours-worked” eligibility requirements for “exempt teachers.” There are also special rules concerning elementary and secondary schools, both public and private.
How to deal with a teacher who takes FMLA leave 3 weeks prior to summer vacation? Are schools allowed to count the summer as part of the FMLA or not? Which instructional employees are eligible for these special rules? Not having answers to question such as these (and these are just a few) can be cause for a legal nightmare for K-12 schools. Thus, schools need to ensure they are fully-versed in these special provisions and maintain legal compliance.
Join us for this webinar with human resource expert, Diane Dee, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, to understand, implement and comply with the complex FMLA rules for K-12 schools. Learn how K-12 schools are subject to special FMLA rules in various circumstances and how you can satisfy them, with step-by-step procedures.
Diane L. Dee, the President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. She founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under her leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area.
Diane holds a Master's Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, and HRPM® certification. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, she performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.