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This presentation explore the practical aspects of litigating cases arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Issues examined include the differences in proving an interference and a retaliation claim under the FMLA, the application of the two-year and three-year statutes of limitation, how to survive motions for summary judgment, facts that support an award of liquidated damages, and obtaining attorneys’ fees.
Allegra L. Fishel Allegra L. Fishel is Of Counsel to Outten & Golden LLP, where she now focuses her practice on disability rights and discrimination in the areas of both employment and public accommodations. Ms. Fishel has handled a wide variety of employment...MoreAllegra L. Fishel is Of Counsel to Outten & Golden LLP, where she now focuses her practice on disability rights and discrimination in the areas of both employment and public accommodations. Ms. Fishel has handled a wide variety of employment discrimination cases over the past twenty years, with an emphasis on disability, gender, and caregiver discrimination, including matters involving equal pay, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, gender stereotyping, family and medical leave issues, and reasonable accommodation. Ms. Fishel has litigated cases in both state and federal court and handled both trials and appeals. She has also mediated a number of complex cases. Ms. Fishel supervises the Firm’s monthly Families @Work legal clinic cosponsored and run by A Better Balance (a not for profit which works on caregiver discrimination issues), that provides assistance to low wage earners experiencing caregiver discrimination. Ms. Fishel is admitted to the Bar of the States of New York and Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section (Disability Rights Subcommittee), the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) (Disability Discrimination Committee), NELA's affiliate, NELA/NY (Gender Discrimination Committee), and the New York County Lawyers’ Association, where she is a pro bono arbitrator in the Association’s Fee Dispute Program. Collapse
Dan Siegel Dan Siegel has been trying and winning employment cases for over 30 years. A partner at Siegel & Yee in Oakland, California, Mr. Siegel specializes in representing faculty members, coaches, and administrators at colleges and universities throughout...MoreDan Siegel has been trying and winning employment cases for over 30 years. A partner at Siegel & Yee in Oakland, California, Mr. Siegel specializes in representing faculty members, coaches, and administrators at colleges and universities throughout the country. In 2007, he won a $5.85 million verdict for former volleyball coach Lindy Vivas in her Title IX retaliation case against Fresno State University and later teamed with Warren Paboojian to win a $19.1 million verdict for former Fresno basketball coach Stacy Johnson-Klein. His recent victories in Title IX cases include settlements for David Wells against Humboldt State University, Michael Burch against the University of California, Davis (with co-panelist Kristin Galles), and Diane Milutinovich and Margie Wright against Fresno State. Collapse
William Bush William Bush is an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. He successfully litigated one of the first private enforcement actions under the Family and Medical Leave Act. He is a member of NELA, and a founding...MoreWilliam Bush is an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. He successfully litigated one of the first private enforcement actions under the Family and Medical Leave Act. He is a member of NELA, and a founding member of the Tennessee Employment Lawyer’s Association (TENNELA). He serves as plaintiff’s co-chair of the FMLA Subcommittee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. He is also Editor in Chief of The Family and Medical Leave Act, an annual treatise supplement jointly published by the ABA and Bloomberg BNA. He is a frequent presenter on employment law topics. He is a 2008 recipient of the B. Riney Green Award for promoting inter-program cooperation and otherwise strengthening the provision of legal aid in Tennessee. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Case Western Reserve University Law School. Collapse
June 26, 2013
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This program contains the following components:
Practical Issues In Handling FMLA Cases - Audio
Practical Issues In Handling FMLA Cases - Paper
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