Woodland Hills - Let's Be Reasonable: Navigating the Interactive Process, Discrimination.....
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When: Thursday, August 4, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, California  91364
United States
Presenter: Nicole Minkow
Senior Employment Counsel
Dept Chair, Pearlman
Borska & Wax
Contact: Woodland Hills Programs Chair
310-416-1210 x709

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Let's Be Reasonable: Navigating the Interactive Process, Discrimination and Retaliation Maze With Injured Workers 


Managing your workforce when employees are absent for work-related injuries can be a challenge. The myriad of potential landmines can be complicated. The cross-over between a disabled employee’s workers’ compensation rights and the obligations imposed by the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other leave of absence, discrimination and retaliation laws can confuse the most seasoned Human Resource professional. This seminar will assist you in recognizing potential issues and concerns before they become litigation nightmares.

Attendees will learn the following key points:

  • How to recognize crossover issues before it is too late
  • How to avoid retaliation claims brought by injured workers and disabled employees
  • What to do when termination of a disabled worker is in the best interests of the company
  • Best practices for preventing discrimination claims
  • Common pitfalls created by an injured worker and how to avoid them.


Program Agenda 

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration
8:00am - 8:15am: Welcome
8:15am - 9:30am: Speaker 



Nicole Minkow, Senior Employment Counsel and Dept Chair, at Pearlman, Borska & Wax

Nicole G. Minkow is Senior Employment counsel with Pearlman, Borska & Wax and Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Department. Prior to joining the firm, Nicole was Of Counsel with Jackson Lewis LLP, a national employment law defense firm. Nicole specializes in handling all aspects of employment defense litigation on behalf of employers and management. Nicole’s experience includes cases involving claims for wage and hour violations under state federal law, harassment, discrimination, retaliation. Wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation, fraud and unfair business practices. She also assists employers in defending against wage and hour class actions regarding alleged overtime violations, meal and break violations and minimum wage claims. Nicole has experience litigating before California’s trial and appellate courts at the state and federal level. She has also successfully argued several cases before the California Court of Appeal.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.




Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Pleased be advised that the Woodland Hills Country Club will not allow any denim to be worn on their premises. 


Registration Rates 

Category  Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $35
Guest/Nonmember $40 $50
PIHRA Student Member $15 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 10:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy 

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events. Cancellation requests can be sent via email to programs@pihra.org or fax to 310-416-9055.


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Contact Us

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
1515 W 190th St, Ste 530
Gardena, CA 90248
+1(310) 416-1210
Fax +1(310) 416-9055