"HOLD MY JOB, I'LL BE RIGHT BACK" - Handling Leaves of Absence and Disabilities Without Disabling Your Workplace

Sponsored by:
The Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

7:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Half-Day Seminar);
7:30-8 AM Registration and networking;
8-11:30 AM Breakfast and program

$50 members/$60 guests/$30 members in transition, with RSVP by September 17
$60 members/$70 guests/$40 members in transition, without RSVP by September 17 or walk-ins

Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club
999 Crestview
Camarillo, CA 92010

Karen L. Gabler and Jonathan Fraser Light

To Register at PIHRA

Register at m360.pihra.org (go to "calendar" on the left navigation menu to find the September 19 Ventura County presentation; click "register")

Contact Valerie Hamilton at or at 310-416-1210 ext. 810

(LightGabler cannot take reservations)

Seminar Description


In today's stressful economic environment, California employers find themselves faced with more employee illnesses, injuries and workplace stress claims. Increasingly burdensome employment laws can hamper an employer's ability to maintain a productive workforce with absentee employees. To avoid costly litigation, employers must be aware of the leaves available to employees, the laws regarding employee disabilities, and the employee obligations an employer can enforce.

In this informative and interactive program, employment attorneys Jonathan Fraser Light and Karen L. Gabler of LightGabler will discus the employer's obligations in handling employee disabilities and mandatory leaves of absence.

Topics covered will include:

  • Navigating the maze of state and federal disability laws
  • Recognizing covered disabilities
  • Documentation of medical issues and employee absences
  • Conducting the interactive discussion and the "interactive log"
  • Reasonable accommodation of disabled employees
  • Counseling, discipline and termination of disabled employees
  • The interplay between statutory leave laws and reasonable accommodation
  • New laws on payment of insurance premiums during leaves
  • Mandatory and optional leaves of absence
  • Eligibility standards for each leave
  • Reinstatement requirements
  • The interplay between PDL, PFL, FMLA, CFRA, ADA and SDI
  • Disability, pregnancy, baby bonding, family leave
  • Injured or ill family members and registered domestic partners
  • The relationship between workers' compensation, the FEHA and the ADA
  • Bereavement, jury and witness duty, school visits, domestic violence and time off to vote
  • Mandated and voluntary benefits during a leave of absence

Space is limited....register early!